New agreement boosts precious metals research

Yvonne Lee

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A long-term strategic partnership between City University of Hong Kong (CityU), Kunming Institute of Precious Metals and Sino-platinum Metals Co. Ltd will strengthen cooperation in scientific research, technology and talent development.
The agreement, which was signed on 9 October, details the partnership, including the set-up of a platform for precious metals research, a workstation for experts, research on new materials for precious metals, and joint training for postgraduate students.
Professor Way Kuo (middle, front row), President of CityU, signed the agreement with Mr Chen Jialin (2nd from left, front row), Vice-Director of Kunming Institute of Precious Metals, and Mr Zhu Shaowu (2nd from right, front row), General Manager of Sino-platinum Metals Co. Ltd.
Among the attendees were Professor Lu Jian (1st from left, front row), Vice-President (Research and Technology) of CityU; Professor Liu Chain-tsuan (3rd from left, second row), University Distinguished Professor, College of Science and Engineering, CityU; Mr Wang Yunshu (1st from right, front row), President of Sino-platinum Metals Co. Ltd.
Kunming Institute of Precious Metals, founded in 1938, was the first scientific organisation in China to lead a multi-disciplinary and integrated approach to precious metals research, and is one of the three renowned precious metals research institutes in the world.
Sino-platinum Metals Co. Ltd is a high-tech listed company, with major support from the national industrial policy on China’s precious metals processing. The company specialises in precious metals processing, recycling and trade.


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