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  • Over the weekend of 5th–7th October 2018, alumni, staff and students gathered to mark 150 years of engineering creativity at the School of Engineering.

    Engineering Alumni seated in a marquee, celebrating the 150th anniversary of Engineering at the University of Edinburgh
  • On Monday 3rd September 2018, the School’s first commemorative plaques were unveiled to celebrate the achievements of three outstanding alumni, and the School’s first ever Regius Professor.

    Pip Ayton (Women in Engineering) alongside Ian and Douglas Fergusson, nephews of Molly Fergusson, one of the commemorated alumni
  • The leader of the world’s second-largest economy has been given a presentation of LiFi – the high-speed wireless data transmission technology created by the School of Engineering’s Professor Harald Haas.

    Left-right:Dame Barbara Woodward, British Ambassador to China; President Xi  Jinping; Dr Liam Fox MP, UK International Trade Secretary; HRH The Duke of York
  • Professor Hugh McCann and his wife Margaret visited Beijing in October 2018, as guests of Beihang University and of North China Electric Power University (NCEPU).

    Ceremony for conferment of the Honorary Professor title, from left to right:  Prof. Liu Gang, Prof. Xu Lijun, Prof. Xu Huibin, Hugh McCann, Margaret McCann, Prof. Li Deyu
  • A team from the School of Engineering has claimed sixth prize of £5,000 in the Winton Climate Prediction Market competition, which saw academic teams attempt to predict monthly UK temperature and rainfall over six months from April to September 2018.


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