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President of the Global Energy Association Aleksandr Ignatov visited CUPB

In the afternoon of September 16 2019, Aleksandr Ignatov, President of the Global Energy Association (GEA) visited CUPB. Chancellor Shan Honghong met with the delegation from GEA and the International Office also attended this meeting.


At the meeting, Chancellor Shan Honghong, on behalf of CUPB, extended a warm welcome to Aleksandr Ignatov and his delegation. After simply introducing some basic information of CUPB, Shan Honghong mainly introduced CUPB’s working progress in the field of international cooperation and exchanges, especially on CUPB 65th Anniversary, this university took the lead in establishing “Worldwide Energy University Network” (WEUN). Shan hoped that the two sides could jointly initiate international cooperation via GEA platform and wish the very success of the 2020 Global Energy Prize Summit in Beijing.


Aleksandr Ignatov expressed his great honor to visit CUPB and his gratitude to Shan for her warm reception. He introduced GEA's organizational structure, operational model and the Global Energy Prize initiated by GEA. He hoped that there will be more Chinese winners in the future.


After the meeting, WEUN staff led GEA delegates to the site of the meeting to have an inspection of the hardware facilities of the main meeting and sub-meetings, the accommodation and catering arrangements of the delegates during the meeting, and the surrounding environment of the meeting site. The GEA Delegation highly praised the careful preparations made by CUPB and WEUN, and they expressed the satisfaction of the meeting site and the confidence on the successful hosting of 2020 Global Energy Prize Summit by CUPB.


The Global Energy Association (GEA), founded in 2002, is a non-profit organization dedicated to the international research and projects development in the global energy field. Its purpose is to promote and support research and innovation in energy, and to promote the development of global energy cooperation. Since its establishment, it has been supported by PJSC Gazprom, "Surgutneftegas" PJSC and PJSC FGC UES, three famous companies in the Russian energy field. GEA is mainly responsible for managing and coordinating and ultimately awarding the global energy awards, and implementing several other projects. The Global Energy Prize, initiated in 2002, annually honors outstanding achievements in energy research and technology from around the world that are helping address the world's various and pressing energy challenges. The honorees are awarded the Global Energy Prize by the President of the Russian Federation along with a prize of RUB 39 million. For more information about GEA, please visit http://www.globalenergyprize.org. CUPB has reached the MoU with GEA and has been qualified to host the 2020 Global Energy Prize Summit in Beijing.