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Wendy Hall awarded rare honour at Tsinghua University

Published: 19 May 2008

Professor Wendy Hall has been awarded a Guest Professorship at Tsinghua University in China, only the seventh UK academic to have received this honour.

Tsinghua Vice Provost Zhang Yi presided at the ceremony and presented the honorary appointment book to Professor Hall. After the ceremony, Professor Hall delivered a speech entitled 'Towards a Science of the Web'. Professor Sun Maosong, Head of the Department of Computer Science and Technology, and Professor Ma Hui, Associate Dean of the Tsinghua University Graduate School at Shenzhen, also attended the ceremony.

As a result of the collaboration with Professor Hall, Tsinghua and the University of Southampton have agreed to establish a Tsinghua-Southampton Web Science Laboratory at the Graduate School in Shenzhen.

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