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Prof Ian Gow OBE joins International Advisory Council”

Posted: 23rd April 2015

Asia Scotland Institute is delighted to welcome on board Prof Ian Gow OBE, the latest member of our International Advisory Council.

Prof Ian Gow Portrait

Prof Gow is Director of the Confucius Institute, University of Glasgow. An Emeritus Professor of East Asian Studies, he is also an internationally recognised Japan specialist and was Scotland’s first professor of Japanese studies.

Prof Gow has spent the last decade working in China as Founding Provost/CEO of the multi-award winning University of Nottingham Ningbo, China’s first Sino-foreign higher education joint venture. He is also founding principal/CEO of the Sino-British University College Shanghai.

His outstanding service to the internationalisation of Chinese higher education has been recognised through many honours, including the Camellia Award (Ningbo City), the West Lake Award (Zhejiang Province) and the Magnolia Award (Shanghai). He was awarded the OBE in 2007 for services to British higher education in China.

Prof Gow said, “I am delighted to join the International Advisory Board of the Asia Scotland Institute. Roddy Gow’s vision in setting it up and the work he and his team are already doing are going a long way to connect up the public, private and voluntary sector people and organisations nationally and internationally to help Scotland maximise the benefits of its growing relationships with 21st century Asia.”

Roddy Gow, Chairman of Asia Scotland Institute, said, “Prof Ian Gow brings a wealth of knowledge of the higher education sector both in the UK and Asia.

“His expertise and input will be a significant addition to the deliberations of the International Advisory Council and the growth of the Institute’s education programmes.”

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