Professor Chris Rudd OBE has received the Chinese Government Friendship Award
The award recognises significant contributions to China’s socialist modernisation and international exchange and cooperation.
Professor Chris Rudd OBE — Deputy Vice Chancellor and Head of Campus, Singapore at JCU — has been awarded the Chinese Government Friendship Award for his outstanding contributions to China’s socialist modernisation and international exchange and cooperation.
The Chinese Government Friendship Award is a prestigious national-level award presented by the Chinese government to foreign experts who have made significant contributions to China's economic and social progress. To date, approximately 1,799 individuals have received the award since 1991.
Professor Rudd is a renowned academic with extensive experience in the field of mechanical engineering. He has made significant contributions to research in Advanced Materials to build lightweight engineering structures, and has been supported by several international awards. His team has contributed to the introduction of new materials and processes in the automotive, aerospace, and medical devices industries.
The Chinese Government Friendship Award is a testament to Professor Rudd's dedication and commitment to advancing scientific research and promoting international cooperation. In response to receiving the award, he said, “Receiving the Chinese Government Friendship Award is a great honour and I am deeply humbled to be recognised in this way. This award reflects not only my own efforts, but also the hard work and dedication of all those who have contributed to our collaborations and partnerships with Chinese institutions. I firmly believe that international cooperation and collaboration are essential to addressing global challenges and advancing scientific progress. I am committed to continuing our efforts to strengthen ties with China, and to promoting cross-cultural understanding and knowledge exchange.”
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