Imperial College London

In pictures: President Xi Jinping at Imperial

by ,

President Xi meets students

China's President Xi Jinping visited Imperial earlier this week as part of his UK state visit.

As President Xi arrived at Imperial, the Duke of York Prince Andrew introduced him to the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne. The President, First Lady, Duke and Chancellor all joined Imperial's President Alice Gast and Provost James Stirling on their tour of the College.

Xi arrives

Professor Gast delivered a welcome speech highlighting Imperial's role as "the premier partner for research collaborations with China".

Alice Gast on stage

George Osborne, the First Lady Peng Liyuan, President Xi and Prince Andrew listened as Professor Gast said "When I meet Chinese students at Imperial, I am filled with optimism about the future."

Xi listening to Professor Gast

The group attended a presentation at the Data Science Institute by Professor Yike Guo.

DSI

DSI

Professor Guo's team prepared a gift for Madame Peng: a special cape that used big data analysis to create the ideal design, colour and fit for the First Lady. 

Madame Peng receives a gift

Professor Gast and President Xi crossing Dalby Court.

Xi and Gast at Imperial

Professor Guang-Zhong Yang demonstrated some of the world's most advanced medical robots at the Hamlyn Centre

Hamlyn Centre

Hamlyn Centre

President Xi met a group of Imperial students.

Xi with students

Xi with students

President Xi met several Imperial academics including Professor Jianguo Lin.

Xi meets Prof Lin

President Xi and Professor Gast exchanged gifts.

Gifts

Gifts

A lively crowd, including many Imperial students, gathered outside the College for President Xi's departure.

Crowd

Xi waves goodbye

The Duke of York, Lord O'Neill, George Osborne, Professor Gast and Professor Stirling reflected on the visit after President Xi's departure.

Reflecting on the visit

A group of Imperial's Chinese students posed with Professor Gast immediately after the visit. 

Students with Alice

Photography: Thomas Angus

Reporters

Thomas Angus [Photographer]

Thomas Angus [Photographer]
Communications and Public Affairs

Click to expand or contract

Contact details

Tel: +44 (0)20 7594 2858
Email: t.angus@imperial.ac.uk

Show all stories by this author

Andrew Scheuber

Andrew Scheuber
Communications and Public Affairs

Click to expand or contract

Contact details

Tel: +44 (0)20 7594 8197
Email: a.scheuber@imperial.ac.uk

Show all stories by this author

Tags:

International, Strategy-collaboration, Strategy-decision-makers
See more tags

Leave a comment

Your comment may be published, displaying your name as you provide it, unless you request otherwise. Your contact details will never be published.