Professor a good friend of China
UNIVERSITY of WA Nobel Laureate Barry Marshall has been presented with a Friendship Award from the Chinese Government.
Professor Marshall, who is a student of Mandarin at UWA’s Confucius Institute and a regular visitor to China, said he was impressed with the strong government support for young scientists at universities in China.
“They are the future and I hope that my efforts will help strengthen collaborations between the University of Western Australia and China,” Professor Marshall said.
“To strengthen our collaborations, I continue to learn Mandarin, I study the Chinese culture and I love to travel to scenic places in China.
“Confucius once said, ‘Walk 10,000 miles and read 10,000 books’ – let’s all aim to do that.”
UWA’s Science Library was recently renamed the Barry J Marshall Library in honour of Professor Marshall’s 2005 Nobel Prize.
Madam Sun Anlin, Professor Barry Marshall, Dr Chen Huabei and Professor Paul Johnson