Collaboration with China Rehabilitation Research Center

Last week, on Thursday 10 November, AECC University College was delighted to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the China Rehabilitation Research Center (CRRC), based in Beijing.

Founded in 1988, the CRRC is an umbrella institution of six organisations, including the Beijing Boai Hospital, School of Rehabilitation Medicine, Rehabilitation Basic Medicine Research Institute, Rehabilitation Engineering Research Institute, Rehabilitation Information Research Institute and the China Disabled Persons' Federation Social Service Guidance Center.

Having more than 1600 employees and 1100 beds, CRRC undertakes multi-field rehabilitation work in China involving rehabilitation medical care, rehabilitation medicine research, rehabilitation education and training, and delivering community-based rehabilitation.

Under the leadership of Director Dr Wu Shicai, and Vice Director Mr. Mi Zhongxiang, the CRRC is a trailblazing institution which plays a significant role in raising the importance and impact of rehabilitation to enhance human wellbeing and function.

AECC University College has recently opened its new Integrated Rehabilitation Centre, further developing its reputation as a centre of excellence in clinical and rehabilitation education, care and research.

The MOU signing is a formal development of the existing relationship between the two organisations and  acknowledges our shared values, interests and ambitions. It will lead to a range of future activities including staff and student exchanges, international academic conferences and meetings, educational delivery and research co-operation.

AECC UC Vice Chancellor, Professor Lesley Haig, speaking at the MOU signing ceremony, commented:

“We share similar values, a commitment to excellence and a passion for combining high quality education, clinical care and applied research.

"We are delighted to sign this MOU today, which marks the beginning of an exciting partnership. I am confident that it will enrich both our organisations as we continue to share our expertise, skills and ultimately, our ambitions."

Above: Colleagues from AECC University College and China Rehabilitation Research Center at the MOU signing ceremony