Tons of Talent

31 May 2012

Professor Peter Hodgson admitted to 100 Talents program in Wuhan.

Deakin University’s Professor Peter Hodgson has again been honoured in China.

In May, 2012. Professor Hodgson was admitted into the Hubei Province 100 Talents Program at a special ceremony in Wuhan.

Professor Hodgson was in China as part of a Deakin University delegation visiting a number of educational and industrial organisations.

He was also there to present his Lee Hsun Lecture.  This honour was awarded to him by the Chinese Academy of Science after he was nominated by two of China’s leading metals experts, Professors Yiyi Li and Dianzhong Li.

Professor Hodgson, the Director of Deakin’s new Institute for Frontier Materials, was one of just two nominees for the Hubei Province 100 Talents award put forward by the Wuhan University of Science and Technology (WUST).

“It is a great personal honour,” he said.

“It also reflects the growing research strengths between Deakin and WUST, something we are all very pleased about.

“Overall we are building a wide range of relationships with some of the biggest players in China.”

Professor Hodgson was presented with his award by Gu Jie, vice-president of WUST.

Hubei is one of the most developed provinces in education and scientific research in China.

There are more than 120 higher learning institutions and the province is home to 1.5 million undergraduate students and 103,000 more undertaking postgraduate studies.

Professor Peter Hodgson (left) and Vice-President of WUST, Gu Jie. Professor Peter Hodgson (left) and Vice-President of WUST, Gu Jie.

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