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Loughborough Partners with Shanghai

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Loughborough University has teamed up with Shanghai University as part of a £250k heritage grant.

Loughborough's School of Arts, English and Drama has been awarded the grant as part of a research partnership with Tongji University in Shanghai.

The two-year project is being funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) as part of its 'Development through the Creative Economy in China' initiative.

The aim of the project is to examine the ways in which urban heritage is communicated through graphic objects from the past, present and future.

The research initiative will help establish a beneficial relationship between Loughborough University and Tongji University, as well as develop multidisciplinary knowledge to benefit new and innovative creative industries and practices in the UK and China.

The project will run until September 2020, with the UK team comprising of three individuals at Loughborough University including, Dr Robert Harland, Professor Paul Wells and Andrew Selby.