Northeastern University and Bournemouth University (UK) have launched their NEU-BU Joint Research Centre for Advanced Materials. The centre was officially opened with the presence of the NEU President (Professor Zhao Ji), the BU President (Professor John Vinney) as well as the Vice-Minister of the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China (Professor Sun Yao) and others on the 6th September at NEU. NEU-BU Joint Centre will support the current collaborations to face multi-disciplinary national and global challenges by promoting the application of advanced materials in various fields. Professor Ali Kamali, Double Hundred Distinguished Professor, would act as the director of the centre at NEU. The centre will also be a platform to exchange students and faculty members between two universities.