Professor Ioannis Tsanis has been invited as an expert speaker in the Department of Civil Engineering of Tsinghua University and gave a talk entitled “Climate Change Impact on Water Resources and Hydrometeorological Extremes” in June 2018. He was also invited to participate in the Inaugural meeting of the “Sky River Project” Research Network.
Professor Ioannis Tsanis was also invited to be a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the "Joint International Workshop on Global Water Cycle and Sky River 2018”. This international workshop was chaired by Tsinghua University, Qinghai University, Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, boosting the “Sky River Project” International Research Network at the same time, with support from the Ministry of Science and Technology of China, China Science and Technology Exchange Center, the Administrative Center for China's Agenda 21, and the State Key Laboratory of Hydroscience and Engineering of Tsinghua University.
Tsinghua University (THU) is a major research university in Beijing, China and a member of the elite C9 League of Chinese universities, an official alliance of nine universities in mainland China, initiated by the Chinese Central Government to promote the development and reputation of higher education in China (widely considered to be China's most prestigious and influential universities in various disciplines). Since 2015, Tsinghua University is at the top of the list of Best Global Universities for Engineering published by the U.S. News & World Report.