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University of Salford shares Low Carbon Energy Transition expertise in Jordan

Jun 20, 2019

Between 10th to 13th June, Professor Zeeshan Aziz coordinated a four-day workshop at Philadelphia University, Jordan as part of a Newton grant.

Led by the University of Salford, the workshop brought together participants from 20 different UK and Jordanian academic and industrial research institutions. Key focus was to enhance UK-Jordanian research collaboration in the area of Energy Efficient Buildings and Low Carbon Transition.

The workshop participants engaged in a multi-disciplinary dialogue focused on addressing energy consumption and low carbon transition  challenges. This included Jordan’s transition to Low carbon energy supplies, mobility options, home and commercial spaces, sustainable production and waste management, resilience and adaptation change and preservation of natural environment. Workshop also assisted in building capacity for early career researchers and developed a roadmap for future research. By leading the way in workshops like this, we clearly demonstrate our global reach and have made a valuable network of contacts for future collaborative research and funding bids.

Professor Zeeshan Aziz, who led the workshop said: “The four day intensive workshop addressed  low carbon energy transition challenges facing Jordan, using cross-disciplinary approaches. Together with our recent projects in the Philippines, Vietnam and Pakistan, our school continues to provide global leadership in research in smart infrastructure.

The workshop was funded through a Researcher Link grant provided by the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and delivered by the British Council.

This work was supported by a #ResearcherLinks workshop grant, ID 2018-RLWK10-10589,, under the #NewtonFund Jordan Programme partnership. The grant is funded by the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and delivered by the British Council.