Monday, 9 November 2015

Dr Miguel Nunes Awarded High-end Expert National Fellowship, Renmin University of China

Dr. Miguel Nunes has been awarded a High-end Expert National Fellowship at the School of Information Resources Management, Renmin University of China, Beijing (ranked as a top 10 university in China and 1st in Social Sciences).  This National Fellowship is awarded for the period of January 2015- December 2017 by the Chinese National State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs (SAFEA).

Dr Nunes visited Renmin University of China in April and June 2015 and during June 2015 he also attended and chaired a session at the International Conference on Digital Archival Resources organised by the School of Information Resources Management. On a more relaxed and celebratory note, Dr Nunes also attended the 2015 School's graduation and thoroughly enjoyed the interaction with recent graduates and staff.


As part of his duties in Renmin, Dr Nunes will continue to support and help develop the areas of qualitative research methods and information systems change management.  Dr Nunes already has some active engagement with PhD students and young staff members in these areas and is also involved in a number of research proposals to the Natural Science Foundation of China (NSCF) and the British Academy.  Dr Nunes has found the experience of working with staff and students in Renmin University extremely rewarding and positive and looks forward to visiting China again in March 2016.

This is not the first professional engagement of Dr Nunes with Chinese Universities, having been previously Visiting Professor at the Information Schools of Wuhan University and Nanjing University as well as at the Business School of Wuhan Huazhong University. The collaboration with Wuhan University has been particularly productive, resulting in a number of referred academic journal and international conference publications and co-investigator roles in one NSCF and one Wuhan University funded research projects.



Further information on the April visit to Renmin University of China can be found here. Details on the June visit can be found here with more information on the June Conference here.  

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