Professor Bleischwitz publishes article on Circular Economy in China

Professor Raimund Bleischwitz, Scientific Director at Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT), and his team have recently published the article, ‘Circular economy in China: achievements, challenges and potential implications for decarbonisation’, a reflection on China’s ongoing transition to a circular economy. For the full article, visit https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0921344922001951. 

IIES NEWS | ISSUE 04 | January 2022

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We are pleased to share IIES NEWS issue 04, our quarterly newsletter showcasing IIES events and opportunities for member faculty and students. If you have a news story you would like to share, please email Julia: . Here is an excerpt from Issue 04: Director’s Message Professor Douglas Evans As I write this message, we … Read more

IIES welcomes newest member, Institute for Circular Economy Development (ICED), Vietnam National University

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The MoU, signed in October 2021, between IIES and ICED (Vietnam National University) aims to facilitate cooperation in the academic and research missions of IIES’s members in the areas of related circular economy studies, which contributes to the development of science, technology, and innovation between Vietnam and Canada. About the Institute for Circular Economy Development … Read more

IIES Receives Award for International Cooperation

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The International Institute for Environmental Science (IIES) is honoured to have been awarded the Jiangsu Province International Science and Technology Cooperation Award in China. The award has been made to our director Dr. Douglas Evans, on behalf of the IIES. The award is the highest honour given to an international recipient in China’s Jiangsu Province. … Read more

Professor Huy Dang (Trent University) receives notable award from the Vietnamese Government

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The IIES congratulates Professor Huy Dang from Trent University, who was awarded the Golden Globe in Science and Technology for early-career scientists from the Ministry of Science and Technology in Vietnam.  Every year the Vietnamese Ministry of Science and Technology honours ten early-career scientists with awards in Medicine, Biology, Information Technology, Environment, and Material Science. … Read more

IIES NEWS | ISSUE 03 | AUGUST 2020

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Promoting truly international collaboration in environmental science, engineering, and policy. In this issue, we look at upcoming IIES virtual events, including the 6th Annual Science and Policy Workshop and Graduate Student Forum. Here is an excerpt from this issue: Director’s Message Professor Douglas Evans It has been about five months since we issued our last … Read more

IIES NEWS | ISSUE 02 | February 2020

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We are pleased to share IIES NEWS issue 02, our quarterly newsletter showcasing IIES events and opportunities for member faculty and students. If you have a news story you would like to share, please email Julia: . Here is an excerpt from Issue 02: Director’s Message Professor Douglas Evans Welcome to a new decade. As … Read more

Professor Edward Bouwer, chair of the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, dies at 63.

We are saddened to hear of the passing of Professor Ed Bouwer last month and wish to express our condolences to the Bouwer family and Johns Hopkins University faculty and students. Ed Bouwer was a professor at Johns Hopkins University for over thirty years and was chair of the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering … Read more

SJTU School of Environmental Science and Engineering Celebrates its 20th Anniversary

SJTU 20th Anniversary

November 16, 2019, Shanghai Jiaotong University (SJTU) celebrated the 20th anniversary of the School of Environmental Science and Engineering (SESE). The ceremony had over 200 guests and included speeches from government members, alumni, and prominent Chinese academicians. IIES Board member Professor Yong Geng is the School’s Dean. IIES Director, Professor Emeritus Douglas Evans attended the … Read more

SEOUL 2019 | 5th Annual IIES Science & Policy Workshop and Graduate Student Forum

Group Photo, Science in Seoul: A visit to the 3rd Annual IIES Graduate Student Forum and 5th Annual IIES Science & Policy Workshop

November 11-14, 2019 Korea University hosted this year’s Graduate Student Forum and 5th Annual Science and Policy Workshop in beautiful Seoul, South Korea. Over 75 Students and faculty from nine IIES member institutions gathered to share their research and discuss topics in Environmental Science. Our plenary speakers this year were, Professor Raimund Bleischwitz (University College … Read more

Launch of new IIES facilities at Nanjing University

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Nanjing University recently completed work on the new IIES facilities at the NJU School of the Environment building. The University celebrated the opening with a reception and tour of the facilities on June 25. IIES Director, Douglas Evans attended the event, along with representatives from five IIES Chinese member universities, representatives from the University of … Read more

IIES Board Member Publishes Important Article on Globalization of the Circular Economy

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The IIES congratulates Professor Yong Geng and his co-authors on their recent publication in the acclaimed international science journal, Nature. The article outlines the importance of developing global platforms for sharing the data and policies necessary for the development of a circular economy. Professor Yong Geng is the Dean of the School of Environmental Science … Read more

IIES NEWS ISSUE 01

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Introducing IIES NEWS a quarterly newsletter showcasing IIES events and opportunities for member faculty and students. If you have a news story you would like to share, please email Julia: . Here is an excerpt from Issue 01: Director’s Message Professor Douglas Evans Welcome to the first edition of the IIES NEWS, a quarterly newsletter … Read more

2nd IIES Graduate Students Forum (Asia)

2nd IIES Graduate Student Forum (Asia)

Catching Up with Peers on Environmental Research & Graduate Student Life Pictures and text By Verena Sesin (PhD, Trent University) Following the success of the 1st IIES Graduate Students Forum Asia last fall, this year’s 2nd Annual forum was again hosted on the beautiful campus of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, from November … Read more

IIES Director visits China-UK Low Carbon College in Lingang, Shanghai

Launch of new IIES facilities at Nanjing University

Last week IIES Director Dr Douglas Evans attended the launch of the first Low Carbon College in China. The College is a joint initiative between two IIES member universities, the University of Edinburgh and Shanghai Jiao tong. The college is located in the low carbon city of Lingang, south of Shanghai and offers programs in … Read more

A graduate student’s experience at the 4th Annual Workshop

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A visit at the 4th Annual IIES Science and Policy Workshop in Edinburgh – lots of science and a “wee bit” whiskey In this post, Verena Sesin shares her experiences at the 4th Annual IIES Science and Policy Workshop in Edinburgh from 1-3 July 2018, co-hosted by University of Edinburgh and the International Institute for … Read more

Edinburgh 2018 | 4th Annual Workshop

Edinburgh 2018 | 4th Annual Workshop

  July 1-3, 2018, University of Edinburgh hosted the Institute’s 4th Annual Science and Policy Workshop. The Workshop was held at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation. This year we had over 90 participants from 11 international universities and institutions. Starting the sessions off were our plenary speakers: Mr Andrew Bissell (SunAmp Ltd), Mr Max … Read more

The IIES Congratulates Dr. Fengchang Wu on Distinguished Academician Appointment

November 2017, Dr. Fengchang Wu was elected Academician of the Chinese Academy of Environmental Sciences. Being elected Academician is one of the highest honours for scientists in China. The IIES would like to express our utmost congratulations to Dr. Wu on this great honour. Dr. Wu is the Director of the State Key Laboratory of Environmental Criteria … Read more

International Post-Doctoral Support Program

Students enrolled in the International Post-Doctoral Support Program

This year the IIES is pleased to support a new cooperation between post-doctoral fellows and partner universities, the IIES International Post-Doctoral Support Program. The program facilitates post-doctoral fellows to work with collaborative groups from various IIES universities, each post doc is supervised by two or more faculty from the coordinating universities.  A portion of the … Read more

1st IIES Graduate Students’ Forum on Environmental Remediation

Group photo: 1st IIES Graduate Students' Forum on Environmental Remediation

November 5-7, 2017 marked the first IIES Graduate Students Forum on Environmental Remediation, held at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). The forum was co-hosted by HKUST and Nanjing University and support was given from the IIES. The forum was an opportunity to promote international exchange and discussions on the important issues of … Read more

IIES pleased to announce newest member National Taiwan University

IIES is pleased to announce the newest member: National Taiwan University

On November 6, 2017, IIES Director Douglas Evans travelled to Taipei to sign formal membership agreement with the National Taiwan University. He was welcomed to the University by the Director of the Graduate Institute of Environmental Engineering, Professor Alan Lin. Pictured above from left to right: Prof Hwong-wen Ma, Prof Alan Lin, Doug Evans, Prof … Read more

IIES Signs Membership Agreement with Institute of Geochemistry

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April 12, 2017: Dr. Douglas Evans, Director of the IIES, recently visited the Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IGCAS) in Guiyang, China to sign the membership agreement between the two institutes. Deputy Director Prof. FENG Xinbin signed the agreement on behalf of the IGCAS.

HKUST inducted as the most recent member of the IIES

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Professor Neil Emery (Trent University ) and Professor King Chow (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology) pictured above during signing ceremony. HKUST was inducted as the most recent member of the IIES.  November 3, 2016: Dr. Emery and Dr. Evans (Trent University) traveled to the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) for a … Read more

IIES Signing Ceremony with the National University of Singapore

IIES Signing Ceremony with the National University of Singapore

September 19, 2016: At the 2016 SETAC Asia-Pacific conference in Singapore, the IIES celebrated the National University of Singapore, Environmental Research Institute (NERI) as a new member of the Institute. The membership will further develop mutual collaboration and cooperation in the academic and research missions in the areas of environmental science, engineering, policy and sustainability studies.

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