Professor Nick Miles has received an OBE in recognition of his work to further UK/China educational interests. Professor Miles is Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Provost of the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC), leading on the University’s activities at the campus, which has 5,500 students and more than 500 staff.
Individuals recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List attend Buckingham Palace or another royal residence throughout the year to receive their honour from Her Majesty the Queen, or another member of the royal family, in person.
Deepening educational ties Professor Miles has been based in China since 2009 and took charge of UNNC in April 2010, following a stint as Dean of Science and Engineering. Prior to this he was a Head of School and subsequently Associate Dean in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Nottingham, UK.
Professor Miles said: “This is the culmination of the hard work and dedication of many people and organisations, in both the UK and China, to further and deepen our educational ties. In recognising their efforts I'm very pleased and proud to be receiving this honour.”
Professor Miles joined The University of Nottingham to study for a PhD in 1978, after a first degree in mineral processing at the University of Leeds. He was appointed Professor of Mineral Process Engineering in 2000. He is a member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, and the Minerals Engineering Society.
Professor David Greenaway, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nottingham, said: “I am absolutely delighted that Professor Nick Miles has been awarded an OBE. This national honour is a welcome recognition of Nick's key contribution to leadership of our University of Nottingham Ningbo Campus.
“This honour highlights his outstanding contribution to higher education on a global scale, and we are proud that Her Majesty has recognised the international contribution of a key member of our University.”
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