By AIT Public Affairs
November 9, 2023: In a significant stride towards fostering international collaboration in environmental engineering and management, the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) and Lihe Technology (Hunan) Co., Ltd. have inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
This MoU signifies a commitment to joint academic and research endeavors to advance innovation, technology transfer, and economic development in environmental sustainability.
Under the MoU, several collaborative activities are outlined. Lihe Technology will provide environmental quality monitoring and analyzing equipment to AIT for joint projects and research activities, with AIT managing the daily application and maintenance. Collaborative research and development initiatives are emphasized, focusing on developing programs for innovation, technology transfer, economic development, and co-applications for grants and resources. Both parties aim to jointly establish an environmental quality research center or laboratory. Additionally, academic-industrial cooperation encompasses talent education, recruitment, entrepreneurship, training, professional development programs, and consultancy, further solidifying the comprehensive collaboration between AIT and Lihe Technology.
AIT Vice President for Administration, Mr. Russel Rein, said, “With a shared commitment to sustainability and a greener world, this memorandum signifies a significant milestone in our joint journey. Leveraging AIT’s expertise, I am confident our collaboration with Lihe Technology will yield fruitful and impactful results. As we embark on this partnership, AIT remains dedicated to our path of professionalism, innovation, and pioneering research, aiming to bring positive environmental, economic, and social impacts. This MoU lays the foundation for a robust and enduring partnership.”
Mr. Liang Hou, Vice President and General Manager of Overseas Business Development at Lihe Technology (Hunan) Co., Ltd., expressed, “AIT has been instrumental in shaping skilled professionals and advocating for sustainable global growth. Our partnership is significant in advancing the Green Belt and Road Initiative. As we embark on this joint journey, let’s harness technology, knowledge, and dedication to drive the green development of the Belt and Road, ensuring a harmonious future for generations to come.”
Dr. Wenchao Xue, Director of the Belt and Road Research Center at AIT, Associate Professor, Environmental Engineering program under Energy, Environment and Climate Change Department, School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD), and Mr. Yalun Li, Overseas BD Director, Lihe Technology (Hunan) Co., Ltd., witnessed the signing ceremony.