Conferred Distinguished Visiting Professorship at Tsinghua University Beijing
Professor Kumar was conferred a Distinguished Visiting Professorship by Tsinghua University, Beijing in a in a simple ceremony on May 17, 2017 in recognition of his academic contribution to the body of knowledge relevant for railway maintenance technology. The installation ceremony also included an open seminar to the Faulty and students.
Tsinghua University has been constantly placed as one of the top two universities in mainland China by most domestic and international rankings. Tsinghua was regarded as the most reputable Chinese university by Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings (2016) and ranked 18th globally. It was 4th in the Times Higher Education rankings by subjects (2016-17–15) for Engineering and Technology education and research.
“I am extremely honored and pleased to be associated as distinguished Visiting Professor with one of the world’s leading Engineering Institute dedicated to world class research and education and globally known for its excellence in research. I am thankful to my colleagues at The Division of Operation and maintenance Engineering and for their contributions towards this honour“, says Professor Uday Kumar.
During Ceremony, Professor Yanfu Li stated that Tsinghua University is looking for a close cooperation with Luleå University of Technology for building competence in the areas of applied maintenance and initiating R&D projects in the area of predictive maintenance technologies relevant for the railway sector.