Professor Jintong Lin named 'Distinguished Alumnus' of ECS
Professor Wendy Hall visited China last month to conclude an agreement with the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), which will now be sending up to 20 students each year on the new MSc in Software Engineering in the School of Electronics and Computer Science.
The President of BUPT is Professor Jintong Lin, who is himself a graduate of ECS, having undertaken his doctoral research in the School in electronic engineering. Professor Lin was recently voted China’s leading University President, and in honour of this and his leadership of BUPT, Professor Hall presented him with a certificate naming him as a Distinguished Alumnus of ECS.
‘It was a great pleasure to visit Professor Lin at BUPT’, said Wendy Hall. ‘He is an extremely loyal alumni of the School and very proud of the time he spent at Southampton. We now look forward to welcoming BUPT students to our MSc programme and increasing our links with this very prestigious Chinese university.’
Professor Hall visited Beijing as part of the University delegation led by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Bill Wakeham, who signed the formal agreement with BUPT on behalf of the University of Southampton.