On Wednesday 19th June 2019 we welcomed a delegation from Nanjing University to our research centre in Sheffield.

During the visit the delegation met with teams from all six University faculties to discuss opportunities for potential further research collaboration. They also visited current collaborations including The Joint Research Centre for Wide Bandgap Semiconductor Optoelectronics which is based at the Centre for GaN Materials and Devices. Nanjing and Sheffield contribute significant expertise and research capabilities in the field of nitride semiconductor materials and devices and the Joint Centre serves to strengthen collaborative links, increase research output and enable staff and student exchanges.

During the visit Professor Koen Lamberts, President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of Sheffield, and Professor Wang Zhenli, Vice-President of Nanjing University (pictured below), signed an agreement to establish a joint seed fund for research partnerships.


Nanjing University is currently ranked the fifth best university in China by Times Higher Education and The University of Sheffield is ranked within top 100 universities in QS World University Rankings.

The Centre for GaN Materials and Devices welcomes visitors from China’s leading Nanjing University