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E-Journal (May, 2007)

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Contents

 

 

 

ALUMNI

Fudan Alumna Elected Foreign-academician of AAS

 

 

CONFERENCE

The 1st international conference on Learning Environments and Higher Education in a Global Context – From a Sino-Nordic Perspective Held at Fudan

The 4th Annual Conference on Theory and Applications of Models of Computation

Shanghai Forum 2007 Held at Fudan

Symposium on Urbanization and Continuous Improvement of Environment and Air Quality

Berkeley China Health Group Premiere International Conference Held in Fudan University

 

 

COOPERATION

The 3rd Annual Meeting of the Nordic Confucius Institute in Stockholm Council

China-Canada Specialist Physician Training Project Launched

Cooperation MOU Signed Between Hoover Institution and Fudan

 

 

EVENT

President Wang Shenghong Visits US and Mexico Partners

Fudan Takes the Championship in the 11th FLTRP Cup National English Debating Competition

Startup of Shanghai College Students Career Support Plan at Fudan

100th Anniversary Celebration of Huashan Hospital

Huashan International Medical Submit Forum Held

Board Meeting of Fudan University Education Development Foundation (Overseas)

First Meeting of the 4th Fudan University Board of Trustees

Entrance Examination for Foreign Students Concludes

Fudan Wins College Programming Contest

20th Anniversary of International Culture Exchange School

Fudan Attends 11th APRU Annual President Meeting

 

 

SCHOLAR

Former Fudan President HUA Zhongyi Deceased

Fudan Cancer Hospital Succeeds with Rare Chest Wall Tumor Surgery

Pollution-free “Green Carpet” Invented by Fudan

Advisory Professorship Conferred on Vice Minister of Science & Technology

Advisory Professorship Conferred on Professor from Saarland University

 

 

VISITOR

Visit by ESPCI Vice President

University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne and Fudan Signed Agreements

Visit by University of Cologne President

President of ParisTech Visited Fudan

Former German Chancellor Schroeder Visits Fudan and Gives Speech

Visit by Tohoku University President

British Pharmacological Society (BPS) Delegation Visited Fudan School of Pharmacology

Trevor Davies, Pro Vice-Chancellor of University of East Anglia Visits Fudan

Visit by Princeton Alumni Association

The China Yale 100 Visit to Fudan University

Speech by Board Member Dr. Alice Lam Lee Kiu-yue

Visit by University of Sydney

 

 

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ALUMNI

 

 

Fudan Alumna Elected Foreign-academician of AAS

 

Prof. Li Ai’zhen, Fudan alumna Class 1958 and researcher of Shanghai Institute of Microsystems and Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, was elected Foreign Academician with The National Academy of Sciences U.S.A. recently.

 

Born in Fujian Province, Prof. Li studied at Chemistry Department of Fudan University from 1954 to 1958. Her research focuses includes development of nano-scale semi-conducting devices for electronic and photonic devices. She is also a pioneer in the application of molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) technology in China.

 

Li has received many honors both from the government of China and the city of Shanghai since 1995 for her remarkable contributions to the development of electronic devices and laser technology. She has over 160 publications and attended numerous international conferences worldwide.

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CONFERENCE

 

 

The 1st international conference on Learning Environments and Higher Education in a Global Context – From a Sino-Nordic Perspective Held at Fudan

The 1st International Conference on Learning Environments and Higher Education in a Global Context – From a Sino-Nordic Perspective was held at Fudan University from May 8 to 10, co-organized by Nordic Centre at Fudan University, University of Turku, and Fudan Institute of Higher Education. The conference is aimed at introducing and discussing research and development updates in both Nordic and Chinese Higher Education systems. During the two-and-half-day conference, more than 60 Nordic and Chinese scholars, researchers, and representatives from both Chinese and Nordic Ministries of Education discussed issues on various topics covering learning environment, comparison of Chinese and Nordic Higher Education system, globalization of education, and future cooperation among the others.

 

Fudan Vice President Prof. Cai Dafeng and Vice Rector of University of Turku Prof. Erno Lehtinen addressed welcome speeches on the opening ceremony while Mr. Zhou Mansheng, Deputy Director, Research Center of Educational Development, Chinese Ministry of Education, and Mr. Ilkka Turunen, Senior Government Advisor, Finnish Ministry of Education delivered keynote speeches.

 

On May 10, representatives from Nordic Centre member universities presented a Nordic Education Day by introducing international programs to over 100 interested students from Fudan and other universities in Shanghai who came for the presentations and consulted the Nordic universities. The Education Day ended up with a lucky draw, and a Fudan student won a round-trip ticket from Shanghai to Stockholm sponsored by SAS.

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The 4th Annual Conference on Theory and Applications of Models of Computation

 


On May 22, The 4th Annual Conference on Theory and Applications of Models of Computation (TAMC07) hosted by Fudan School of Software was held in Chia Tai Management Center on campus. One hundred eminent experts and scholars took part in the conference, including Professor Jin-yi Cai from Wisconsin University, President of TAMC Professor S. Barry Cooper from Leeds University, President of the Associated Project Committee and Professor Zhu Hong from Fudan.

 

This year’s TAMC emphasizes in particular researches of overlapping fields between theoretical computer science and mathematics, physics and biology. Knuth Award winner Dr. Miklos Ajtai was invited to speak on the conference and theses submitted will be published by German Springer Publishing House, Elsevier Publishing House in Holland and Oxford Publishing House.

 

TAMC is based on National Natural Science Foundation’s main international cooperation project "the new direction in models, theories and applications of computation", which aims to upgrade research levels in overlapping fields of natural science, provide interested researchers and students in China an international platform of mutual learning and communication, and to foster international communication in the fields.

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Shanghai Forum 2007 Held at Fudan

 

 

“Shanghai Forum 2007” hosted by Fudan University and themed on “Economic Globalization and the Choice of Asian” was held during May 24-27. The Forum was initiated with Mr. Han Zheng, Mayor of Shanghai, giving a keynote speech at the Welcoming Banquet hosted by Mr. Wang Shenghong, President of Fudan University and Vice Chairman of Shanghai Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.

 

Under the general theme of “Economic Globalization and the Choice of Asia”, “Shanghai Forum 2007” focused on Energy, Currency and Common Market, and provided five sub-forums on themes of “Asian Energy from the Global Vision”, “East Asia Monetary Unit & Financial Cooperation under Economic Globalization”, “Asian Economy Integration Choice under Economic Globalization”, “Asian Geo-economy &-politics under Globalization”, and “Population and Socio-economic Development” respectively. Such hot issues were discussed at the Forum as the exchange rate of RMB, monetary unit and financial cooperation in East Asia, global warming and energy consumption, Asian economic growth pattern and economic integration, etc.

 

Nearly 300 guests were invited by the Forum from all around the world, including Prof. Michael Spence, 2001 Nobel Laureate in Economics and Senior Fellow at Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Mr. Hans van Ginkel, Under-Secretary-General of United Nations, Dr. Vishakha N.Desai, President of Asia Society, U.S.A, Mr. Tae-Won Chey, Chairman of the Board & CEO of SK Group, Republic of Korea, Prof. Katsuhiko Shirai, President of Waseda University, Japan, and Dr. Zhu Min, Vice President of Bank of China, etc.

 

Toward the end of the Forum, on behalf of the Organizing Committee, Dr. Wang Weiping, Executive Vice President of Fudan University, announced Shanghai Forum Consensus – Harmonious Development of Asia Shall Benefit the Whole World. Shanghai Forum 2008 will be duly held at Fudan University next year, and will center on the theme of “Economic Globalization and the Choice of Asia: Transition, Growth, and Welfare”. Hot issues including 2010 World Expo in Shanghai will be highlighted.

 

Altogether the Forum has been reported by over 50 media both at home and abroad. Standing cooperation relationships were forged with Sina, Bloomberg, Phoenix TV and China Daily. Other supporting media partners include CCTV and CBN. Another eleven influential media including Reuters, Caijing Magazine, YOMIURI, The United Morning Post, South China Morning Post, and Central News Agency of Taiwan among the others also established long-term cooperation relationship with Fudan for Shanghai Forum.

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Symposium on Urbanization and Continuous Improvement of Environment and Air Quality

 

Fudan Department of Environmental Science and Engineering hosted the 94th Symposium of Eastern Forum of Science and Technology from 25th to 26th May in Shanghai. The theme of this symposium is “Urbanization and Continuous Improvement of Environment and Air Quality”, concentrating on the air pollution in the rapid urbanization process in China and the related improvement technologies and solutions. Prof. Wang Wenxing, President of the Forum and Member of Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences, chaired the Forum and Academician An Zhisheng from Chinese Academy of Sciences made general commentary report on “Situation and Controlling Policies of Urban Air Pollution in China for the Past 20 Years”.

 

During the Forum, the air environment specialists made nine theme reports focusing on three subjects: “the Research on the Long-term Urbanization Influence on Air Quality”, “Continuous Improvement of Urban Air Quality”, and “Urban Environment Quality and People’s Health”. The participants exchanged opinions from different perspectives. The Forum identified the main issues of air environment problems brought by urbanization, analyzed the current monitoring methods, controlling techniques and the pros and cons of the related policies, and the key technology and solutions for air quality improvement. From a strategic point of view, they put forward the urbanization influence on air environment, the contradiction between urbanization and environmental protection, and the efforts needed for the improvement of air quality. There were also constructive suggestions on future air environment researches in China.

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Berkeley China Health Group Premiere International Conference Held in Fudan University

 

 

Organized by Berkeley China Health Group Premiere and hosted by Fudan School of Life Science and Fudan Medical School, Berkeley China Health Group Premiere International Conference was held in May 30-31 in Center for American Studies, Fudan University under the general theme of “Health and Environment in China - Technology, Policy, and Business”.

 

A serial of Academic reports gave a comprehensive reflection of the development of Chinese health career from different perspectives of Biology, Medicine, Environment, Public Policy and Economics, including “Development of Chinese Life Sciences” presented by Prof. Jin Li, Dean of Fudan School of Life Sciences, “Health Issues of China in the Long-Term and Countermeasures” by Mr. Kong Lingzhi from Ministry of Health of China, “Health Technology Assessment” by Prof. Chen Jie from Fudan School of Public Health, “ Ethics and Policy Issues of Life Sciences and Control of Biological Technology” by Dr. Qiu Renzong, Director of Research Center for Bioethics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. In-depth discussions and analyses on the important issues of Chinese health career’s gearing to International Conventions were held.

 

Mr. Kenneth Jarratt, Consul General of the U.S. Consulate General in Shanghai, Dr. Thomas Gold, Vice Dean of UC Berkeley IAS, Chen Haozhu, Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, Zheng Xiaoying, Chief Scientist of national Programme of Birth Defect Prevention, Qiu Renzong, Director of Research Center for Bioethics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Prof. Jin Li, Dean of School of Life Science, Dr. Chen Fanqing and Dr. Liang Wei, sponsors of Berkeley China Health Group Premiere and other well-renowned scholars in the field of health and environment, distinguished officials and famous entrepreneurs from biotech enterprises in China and U.S.A attended the conference.

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COOPERATION

 

The 3rd Annual Meeting of the Nordic Confucius Institute in Stockholm Council

 

On May 7, the third annual meeting of the Nordic Confucius Institute in tockholm Council was held in Fudan. Prof. Torbjorn Loden, President of the Institute, presented annual work report while Dr. Li Qian presented annual financial report. The Council also made suggestions on the work plan and financial budget for the next year. According to the Council, due to the increasing demands for Chinese learning in Sweden, the Confucius Institute can properly expand its enrollment and diversify the forms, while the teaching quality is guaranteed. Besides, the council has reached agreement on issues including cooperative compilation of Swedish and Chinese course material, promoting Chinese teaching in Swedish middle schools, strengthening the teacher resources, and establishing communication with other European Confucius Institute. The next council meeting is expected to be held in Stockholm, in February, 2008.

 

For the second year of the Nordic Stockholm Confucius Institute, the Chinese teaching has been smoothly put forward. In 2006, the Institute enrolled 25 students for the spring semester and 50 for the fall, which makes the total enrollment up to 100. In addition to courses for Basic Chinese and Intermediate Chinese, new courses have been available including Chinese calligraphy, Introduction to China among the others. The Confucius Institute also helped to promote courses by Hanban and HSK examination. The participants of the HSK exam have also been continually increased to more than 30 in 2006. This year the registered participants have already exceeded 50.

 

The Confucius Institute will keep supporting local Chinese teaching institutions as well, offer them consultancy and service in the aspects of teaching methodology, teaching material, etc, and try to establish a network of Chinese teachers. Since November 2006, the Institute has held Chinese salon every two weeks in the form of theme report and discussions, covering the area of Chinese Kong Fu, Chinese Art Appreciation and Chinese songs, which has become a communication platform for Chinese language practice, Chinese culture understanding and international friendship.

 

In addition, the Confucius Institute has also actively promoted the exchange between China and Sweden. In September 2006, the Institute successfully held the symposium on “Historical Perspective on Sino-Swedish Relation”. Over 20 Chinese and Swedish scholars participated and the collection of the papers was published on Journal Cross-culture Dialogue, asserting significant influence on Sino-Swedish exchange and relationship. The Institute also invited renowned Sinologists to lectures and cultural events.

 

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China-Canada Specialist Physician Training Project Launched

 

Recently, the signing ceremony of “China-Canada Specialist Physician Training Project of Pediatric Infections and First Aid" took place in Shanghai Children’s Hospital. The project is a cooperation by Fudan Children’s Hospital and Canada BC Children’s Hospital International Child Health Center. It is expected to significantly promote and enhance the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control in the professions of pediatric infection and pediatric first aid.

 

The project enrolls students all over the country after preliminary assessments by the Chinese experts committee. More than thirty applicants from Sichuan Province, Guizhou Province, Jilin Province, Fujian Province, Zhejiang Province, Jiangsu Province and Shanghai have already been interviewed by experts from China and Canada. Experts on both sides are satisfied with the academic background, Clinical experience and the potentials of all the applicants, and have decided to enroll students for the second session at a proper time.

 

The training project will use the Children’s hospital resources. Experts from both countries will offer intensive training and clinic training of six to twelve months to the attendees in China and Canada.

 

Fudan Vice President Prof. GUI Yonghao and Canadian Consul in Shanghai Mr. Keith Kan attended the signing ceremony.

 

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Cooperation MOU Signed Between Hoover Institution and Fudan

 

A delegation led by Professor David Brady, Executive Deputy Director of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, visited Fudan and attended Shanghai Forum 2007 dated from May 25 to 27 and hosted the sub-forum on Sustaining Productive Market Economy Development on May 25. Prof. Michael Spence, Nobel Laureate in Economics and a senior research fellow at Hoover Institution, delivered a key-note speech on the opening session of Shanghai Forum. Fudan Vice President Dr. Xu Zheng and Professor David Brady signed “Letter of Intention for Academic Cooperation and Communication between Fudan University and Hoover Institution”.

 

The Hoover Institution delegates also held meetings with Fudan professors including Prof. Jing Guangyao and Prof. Wu Jinping at the Department of History, Prof. Lu Ming at the School of Economics, Dr. Liu Chunrong at the School of International Relations and Public Affairs and Dr. Zhu Chouwen, Deputy Director of the Foreign Affairs Office. The two parties agreed on collaborations in the fields of history, public economics and international relations in the future.

 

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EVENT

 

 

President Wang Shenghong Visits US and Mexico Partners

 


A Fudan delegation headed by President Wang Shenghong visited Georgetown University, Washington University in St. Louis, Vanderbilt University in the USA and ITESM (Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey) and UANL (The Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon) in Mexico from May 2 to 15. Chinese Ambassador to the USA Mr. Zhou Wenzhong also received the delegation in Washington D.C.

 

Fudan delegation exchanged ideas on student exchange, academic cooperation and general education with faculty of Georgetown University, before President Wang signed an agreement for strategic cooperation with President John J. Degioia. A Committee would be established to promote cooperation between the two universities in international affairs, law, health science, and journalism among the others. Representatives from both Law Schools also signed agreement for cooperation on the day.

 

At Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Fudan University visited its Children Hospital, Law School, School of Arts and Sciences, and School of Education among the others. Fudan and Vanderbilt signed MOU regarding educational exchanges.

 

From May 10, President Wang visited several campuses of ITESM (Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey) in Guadalajara, Monterrey and New Mexico, and the main campus of UANL (The Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon) with the delegation. ITESM is a comprehensive private university consisting of 33 campuses and has offices in 21 cities outside Mexico including Shanghai. UANL is the most important public university in the north east of Mexico and has 26 schools. Both universities signed agreements with Fudan in 2006.

 

During his visit in the States, President Wang attended International Symposium for Environment and Energy sponsored by McDonnell International Scholars Academy at Washington University in St. Louis and gave a speech titled “Ecological Environmental Protection in Shanghai and Fudan’s Contribution”. Tsinghua University, Peking University, The University of Hong Kong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Taiwan University were also invited to attend the Symposium.

 

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Fudan Takes the Championship in the 11th FLTRP Cup National English Debating Competition

 

Huang Cheng majored in Finance and Fan Fuyin majored in Environmental Sciences trained by Fudan College English Department won the 11th "FLTRP (Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press) Cup" National English debating competition which ended on May 16. Logical reasoning, witty eloquence and close cooperation ensured the two debaters at the leading position through the three-day round robins and two-day eliminations.

 

128 debating teams from colleges and universities nationwide joined the competition this year. "FLTRP Cup" National English debating competition was organized by the Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press and Cambridge University Press, co-organized by China English Language Education Association, Spoken English Union, "English learning" magazine, and the International Debate Education Association. This National English debating competition took place in 1997, and was held annually, which is of the highest level and greatest impact. It is the second time that Fudan University takes the championship in this competition.

 

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Startup of Shanghai College Students Career Support Plan at Fudan

 

In the evening of May 17, the Startup Ceremony of Shanghai College Students Career Support Plan was held at Fudan. This Plan was developed in the context of the fierce employment competition of the current time, aiming to provide career support to the graduating class in general and offer guidance to less competitive in particular.

 

In career support, there is a service association union joined by career development associations of six universities including Fudan and Tongji University that are rich in experience.

 

Fudan Vice President Prof. Chen Limin conferred Advisor appointment on Ms. Xie Weiqun, Director of People’s Daily, who followed Microsoft Company for three years and interviewed more than 100 engineers to study the management and culture of Microsoft.

 

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100th Anniversary Celebration of Huashan Hospital

 



Huashan Hospital affiliating to Fudan University, the first Chinese hospital in Shanghai established by the founder of Red Cross Society of China Mr. Shen Dunhe, celebrated its 100th anniversary on May 18.

 

President Xu Jianguang of Huashan Hospital, President Peter Slavin of MIT General Hospital, Secretary and Director of Shanghai Health Bureau Mr. Chen Zhirong, Fudan President Wang Shenghong delivered congratulations to Huashan Hospital. Originally named as “China Red Cross Society General Hospital and Medical School”, Huashan Hospital was the first established Red Cross Hospital in China, but with 50 beds only at the beginning. Huashan has cherished and passed on its spirit heritage of “Glory and Dream” to heal the wounded and to rescue the dying. The hospital participated in the murrain in the north of Anhui Province, Kantō Earthquake in Japan and WWII. After 1949, Huashan Hospital organized the first China International Search and Rescue Team for Overseas. Huashan people have always been supportive for 1950s schistosomiasis epidemic, 1976 Tangshan Earthquake, 1998 Floods of Yangtze River and 1997 SARS outbreak. In 1965, the Hospital changed its name to “Huashan Hospital affiliated to Shanghai No. 1 Medical University”.

 

In 1992, Huashan Hospital won the highest score in the Class Three First-Level Hospital Appraisal. Nowadays, Huashan Hospital is a world-recognized comprehensive teaching hospital and enjoyed quite a few “first” clinical practices in China as well as in the world. In 2006, its emergency treatment was 2.09 million person-times, in-patient over 380,000 person-times, 50% of which were transferred from all over China as difficult-to-treat patients. Since Huashan’s merge with Fudan University in 2000, it has been marching to a first-class hospital in the global arena.

 

Vice Chairman Han Qide of the NPC (National People’s Congress) Standing Committee, Vice Chairman Wu Jieping of the NPC Standing Committee, Minister Gao Qiang of the Ministry of Health, Shanghai Party Secretary Xi Jinping have sent congratulatory letters. Chairman Peng Peiyun of Red Cross Society of China participated n the ceremony held in Huashan Garden and lightened the “100” together with The Major of Shanghai Han Zheng, and Director of Shanghai People’s Congress Gong Xue Ping.

 

On the evening of May 18th, Huashan Hospital held a grand evening gala - “Rise of Love and Hundreds Years of Glory” in Shanghai Opera House.

 

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Huashan International Medical Submit Forum Held

 

On the occasion of its 100th anniversary, Huashan Hospital hosted Huashan International Summit at Shanghai International Convention Center on May 19, joined by Shanghai Medical Society and Harvard Medical International. Topics for discussion ranged from hospital management, hospital responsibility, to leadership and balance between justice and efficiency in China’s current medical system reform. Medical specialists from home and abroad presented talks and shared their expertise, including Dr. Peter L. Dlavin from MIT General Hospital, Prof. Mitchell Rabkin from Harvard Medical School and Member of National Academy of Sciences U.S.A., Dr. Mary Archer, Board Chair of Oxford University National Health Service Funds, Prof. Liu Jun, vice-chairman of Chinese Medical Association, Prof. Wang Hongyang from Chinese Academy of Engineering, Prof. He Lin and Prof. Yang Xiongli from Chinese Academy of Sciences.

 

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Board Meeting of Fudan University Education Development Foundation (Overseas)

 




The first board meeting of Fudan University Education Development Foundation (Overseas), FUEDFO for short, was held on May 26. Qin Shaode, Liu Haoqing, Li Dak Sum, Chen Tseng Tao, Wang Weiping, Xu Zheng, Edmund TSE Sze-wing and Allen Chan Zoong Yee attended the meeting as members of the board.

 

Prof. Shaode Qin, President of Board of Directors, addressed the Board and presented letters of appointment to the new members. Prof. Qin remarked that alumni network and college cooperation is the foundation to FUEDFO. Earnest hope was extended to the overseas alumni and social walks of life who were interested or engaged in education and active in charity activities to work closely to embrace the coming 102th anniversary of the founding of Fudan University.

 

Dr. Zheng Xu, Secretary-general of Board of Directors, presented the working report on the preparation work for the Foundation. All the members of the board delivered initiatives and original comments and suggestions on the report together with the recent work plan and the long- and medium-term programs for foundation development.

 

In the afternoon, the second board meeting was held. Qin Shaode, Liu Haoqing, Li Dak Sum, Chen Tseng Tao, Wang Weiping, Xu Zheng, Edmund TSE Sze-wing and Allen Chan Zoong Yee attended the meeting as members of the board. Liu Jianzhong and Zhang Guoliang, members of Supervisory Board, also attended the meeting.

 

Prof. Qin Shaode acknowledged the periodic achievements the foundation obtained in 2006 including improved organization structure, perfected regulation framework, enlarged fund procurement and sound scientific program management. All these achievements provided great support to the Development of Fudan University.

 

Dr. Xu Zheng, Vice President of Fudan University and Secretary-general of board of directors, presented 2006 Work Report on Fudan Foundation. The Board discussed and approved 3 proposals regarding new Board members and other issues. Other works of the Foundation were also discussed on the meeting.

 

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First Meeting of the 4th Fudan University Board of Trustees

 



On May 26, 2007, the first meeting of the fourth Fudan University Board of Trustees was held. Prof. Qin Shande, Chancellor of Fudan University extended his sincere gratitude to the Board Members for their commitment and supports to the development of Fudan over the years. Warm welcomes were extended to the new members as well. Prof. Wang Shenghong, President of Fudan University and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Fudan University, presented the updates of the university development.

 

Dr. Xu Zheng, Vice President of Fudan University and Vice-Secretary General of last Board of Trustees, presented Working Report of the 3rd Board of Trustees. She emphasized the significant role the Board of Trustees played in the history of Fudan University, especially the remarkable contribution the third Board of Trustees made to the education career of Fudan University in 2005 when the University embraced its Centennial Anniversary. She extended sincere gratitude for the precious spiritual treasure, intellectual support and physical resources provided for the great-leap-forward development of Fudan University by the trustees with their profound knowledge, creative vision and abundant experiences. The meeting discussed and approved the proposal on the nomination of the Secretary General and Vice-Secretary Generals and the Constitution for Fudan University Board of Trustees (Edited in 2007).

 

The present 23 trustees delivered correct and penetrating judgments and suggestions on the new anniversary of Fudan University. They all felt honorable to be members of the new Board of Trustees and wished to contribute to the development of Fudan University to the best of their ability.

 

The fourth Board of Trustees consists of Chairman, senior trustees and trustees who are entrepreneurs, officials, scholars and school alumni. 32 trustees are re-elected and 9 are elected to a new term. They are (in alphabet order of surnames):

 

Gerald CHAN Lokchung (Founder and Chairman of Morningside Group)

CHIANG Chen (Founder and Chairman of Chen Hsong Group)

Thomas KWOK Ping Kwong (Vice Chairman & Managing Director of Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited)

Alice LAM LEE Kiu-yue (Chairman of Education Commission, HK, Chairman of Quality Assurance Council, HK)

Lawrence J. LAU (Vice-chancellor of the Chinese University of Hong Kong)

LEE Shau Kee (Founder of Henderson Land Development Company Limited, Chairman and Managing Director of Henderson Investment Limited)

NI Deming (Chairman Emeritus, Entie Commercial Bank, Taiwan)

ZHOU Yimin (Chairman, Debang Holdings Group, Ningbo)

ZHU Zuliang (Chief, Chinese Academy of Engineering Physics)

 

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Entrance Examination for Foreign Students Concludes

 


Entrance Examination of undergraduate study at Fudan University for foreign students was held on May 26 and 27 in Shanghai, Beijing, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Osaka. 845 international students attended the exam, an increase of 30% than last year. The most popular fields of study are Economics, Management, Humanities, Politics and Law.

 

The entrance examination of postgraduate study for foreign student was held on June 3 and 4 at Fudan University. 56 foreign students went for master program exams and 46 for Ph.D. program exams. There were another 12 students applying for causes taught in English at Fudan.

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Fudan Wins College Programming Contest

 

Fudan University won the top three prizes of the "Legend Cup ACM/ICPC 2007” Inter-provincial College Programming Contest held in Nanjing on May 27th. 103 teams from 43 universities all over the country as well as a provincial middle school Olympic team took part in the competition.

 

The team from Fudan University, in which there are three team members Zhai Jiaqi, Yin Ming, and Wu Bin, won the championship, while the other two teams from Fudan received the second and the third prize respectively.

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20th Anniversary of International Culture Exchange School

 


Fudan International Culture Exchange School (ICES) celebrated it 20th anniversary of founding on May 29. ICES is an institute dedicated to Chinese language teaching to international students. Although it was officially founded in 1987, ICES began to accept international students as early as fifty years ago, including the very first international student to China. In 1993, ICES launched its first Bachelor Degree program for international students in China and was approved as one of the four teaching-and-research institutes recognized by China’s National Office for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language in 2003. ICES boasts with over 10,000 international alumni from over 100 countries and regions by now.

 

ICES enjoys partnership with institutions of higher learning in many countries and regions and participated in the establishment of Confucius Institute around the world to promote the Chinese language and culture.

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Fudan Attends 11th APRU Annual President Meeting

 



During May 28 to May 30, Fudan President Prof. Wang Shenghong attended the 11th Annual President Meeting of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) hosted by Zhejiang University. The Theme of APRU Forum 2007 on May 29 was “Higher Education and Emerging Economies: Developments in the Asia Pacific and International Cooperation in China”.

 

Mr. Zhang Xinsheng, China’s Vice Minister of Education, introduced the development and strategies of Chinese education system before Prof. Franklin Yang Chen Ning, 1957 Nobel Laureate in Physics, delivered a keynote speech entitled Science and Technology in the 21st Century, comparing basic science with applied science. Prof. Tu Wei-ming, Director of Harvard-Yenching Institute and professor of Harvard University, gave a talk on The Humanistic Spirit in the 21st Century, stressing the importance of humanistic education and research. Non-APRU universities including China’s 985 Project universities were also invited to participate in the Forum, together with over 100 representatives from APRU member universities.

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SCHOLAR

 

 

Former Fudan President HUA Zhongyi Deceased

 

Former Fudan University President Prof. Hua Zhongyi passed away on April 25 at the age of 76. He was born in 1931, and graduated from Physics Department of Shanghai Jiaotong University. After graduation he held office at Fudan University, first of Head of the Third Physics Department, Deputy Director of the Institute of Modern Physics, Chair of Physics Department, and later Dean of the School of Sciences and Technology. In January 1983, he was appointed Vice President of Fudan University and in December 1988 to February 1993 Prof. Hua was President of Fudan University.

 

Prof. Hua Zhongyi was a renowned physicist and one of the pioneers in the field of vacuum science and technology in China. He dedicated his life to teaching and researching in vacuum science and technology and had nurtured generations of experts in the field. He was also Director of Chinese Vacuum Society, Deputy Director of China Instrument & Control Society, Director of Shanghai Vacuum Society, Director of Shanghai Electronics Academy, Committee Member of International Union for Vacuum Science, Technique and Applications, and a member of the 9th and 10th People’s Congress of Shanghai Municipality.

 

Many of his former colleagues, students, friends and representatives form universities and government organizations in Shanghai attended Prof. Hua’s memorial service. Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress Wu Bangguo, State Council Member Chen Zhili, Minister of Education Zhou Ji, Fudan President Wang Shenghon, Fudan Chancellor Qin Shaode, as well as other state and municipal government representatives expressed condolence.

 

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Fudan Cancer Hospital Succeeds with Rare Chest Wall Tumor Surgery

 

Lately, the thoracic surgery department of Cancer Hospital has successfully removed a rare case of bilateral chest Giantochondrosarcoma.

 

The in-patient was found a 20-cm hard tumor on the left chest wall, and another 15cm tumor on the right chest wall. As the tumor is broad in scope, was multi-centered, it has caused patients upper extremity pain. CT revealed invasion of the chest tumor and pericardial violations. For such a cancerous heavy "bomb", Chemoradiotherapy cannot reach ideal results while surgery is too risky.

 

2006 National S&T Advancement Award , First Prize, for Research on Human Model System of Matastasis Liver Cancer and its Implication in the Research of Matastasis Liver Cancer by Tang Zhaoyou, Li Yan, Liu Yinkun, Ye Shenglong, Qin Lunxiu, Wang Lu , Sun Huichuan, Zhou Jian, Xu Yang , Fan Jia from Fudan Affiliated Zhongshan Hospital;

 

Deputy Director of Thoracic Surgery Department, Professor Xiang Jiaqing, carefully discussed and decided on the treatment and worked out the surgery plan with several experts of chest-tumor. Professor Xiang Jiaqing and Professor Miao long removed left lateral chest wall Giantochondrosarcoma, using metal titanium mesh and polyester cloth to reconstruct the defect of the chest wall. Two months later, doctors removed the tumor on the right chest wall, and the patient recovered quickly after operation.

 

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Pollution-free “Green Carpet” Invented by Fudan


Professor Wang Xiangrong from Fudan School of Environment Sciences received the annual award of the first prize of 2006 Shanghai Invention Patent Award for his invention of soilless breeding methods of ecological carpet-style turf.

 

This “ecological soilless carpet-style turf" is very similar to a real carpet, which can be easily rolled up and unfold and it can be placed anywhere. Water after paving, and green meadows would appear immediately. The traditional production methods of meadows are conducted in the field, which brings problems such as long production cycle, large amount of occupied land, severely damaged soil resources, transport inconvenience and the high possibilities of carrying pests and weeds. The national patent of Professor Wang Xiangrong, "soilless breeding methods of ecological carpet-style turf",using Nutrition matrix turf made of natural non-soil materials, breeding under certain cultivation management technologies, controlling seeding rate, temperature, humidity, etc, which helps the turf to achieve the short-term rapid breeding.

 

Compared with the traditional methods of turf production, the advantages of the application of this new technical method is characterized by the following : i) low cost and high efficiency; ii) no damage of farmland and protecting land resources; iii) short production cycle (6-7 weeks); iv) low-weight, convenience of transport and construction; v) Long green cycle, strong resistance; vi) a wide range of uses, significant benefits of society, economics and ecology.

 

Since September 2003, the patented technology has been applied by Hangzhou Huafu Environmental Technology Development Company and Huali Environment Art Development Company in Hangzhou Yuhang High-tech Agricultural Development Park. The plantation park occupies more than 200 acres, which has produced 15 times so far, with a total amount of more than 3,000 acres, having created a profit of over 1.2 million RMB. Meanwhile, the project is also the high-tech model project of the Ministry of agriculture of People’s Republic of China (2003-2006).

 

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Advisory Professorship Conferred on Vice Minister of Science & Technology


On the occasion of The 11th International Symposium on Science and Technology of Light Sources from May 21 to 24, Fudan University conferred Advisory Professorship on Prof. Cao Jianlin, Fudan alumnus Class 1982 and Vice Minister of Science and Technology. It is believed that with Prof. Cao’s involvement in the research projects, Fudan would foster its research and capacity in the related fields.

 

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Advisory Professorship Conferred on Professor from Saarland University

 

On May 25, Prof. Uwe Hartmann from Institute of Experimental Physics of Saarland University, Germany, was conferred advisory professorship by Fudan. An insightful lecture on nanotechnology was given to the interested audience followed by the conferment ceremony.

 

Prof. Uwe Hartmann is now Chairman of Society of Nanotechnology in Germany and is an advisor on research and teaching in the related fields. His working with Fudan faculty is expected to promote academic exchanges between Saarland and Fudan.

 

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Visit by ESPCI Vice President

 

On May 16, Professor Lafuma, Vice President of ESPCI at France, visited the Chemistry Department and Department of Polymer Sciences at Fudan and expressed interest in academic collaboration after discussions with professors from Chemistry Department and a visit to the labs. Prof. YU Chengzhong, Prof. CAI Wenbing and Prof. Liu Baohong were also attending the meeting.

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University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne and Fudan Signed Agreements

 

On May 19, a delegation led by Professor Pierre-Yves Hénin, President of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne visited Fudan and signed MOU on cultural and scientific cooperation and MOU regarding exchange of students together with Fudan President Professor Wang Shenghong.

 

University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne is one of the oldest and most prestigious institutes of higher learning in France. It has established cooperative relations with Fudan in the fields of economics, cultural relics reservation, international relations etc.

 

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Visit by University of Cologne President

 


On May 19, a delegation led by Prof. Dr. Freimuth, President of the University of Cologne, visited Fudan and was received by Fudan President Wang Shenghong. The two parties explored strong interest of expanding collaborations in future. The current cooperative relations between the two universities includes Fudan MBA students studying at University of Cologne.

 

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President of ParisTech Visited Fudan

 


On May 19, Prof. Remi Toussain, President of ParisTech, visited Fudan to explore ways of deepening cooperation. Ever since year 2000 when Fudan joined Sino-French 9+9 Program, the two universities started to nurture collaborative relations.

 

ParisTech brings together ten of the foremost French institutes of engineering education and research. Covering nearly the whole spectrum of science and engineering, it forms an entity of comparable status to the most famous universities of technology around the world. The member institutes of ParisTech are well-established publicly-owned educational and research institutions, many of which were founded back in the 18th century.

 

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Former German Chancellor Schroeder Visits Fudan and Gives Speech

 




On May 20th, former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder delivered a speech entitled Peaceful Development Perspective in a Globalized World for the Ambassador’s Forum at Fudan. Schroeder remarked that China’s role in a process of globalization is becoming more and more important. In the near future, China will be an important contributor to world economy and politics and a modern nation that commits to peace, justice and development. Focusing on climate changing, globalization and international security, Schroeder also summarized that development can’t be achieved at the cost of the life of future generations, globalization requires people-oriented and the international security is challenged.

 

Before the speech President Wang Shenghong had a meeting with the delegation. President Wang Shenghong introduced the research in humanities, especially in the field of Western philosophy and Maxism. Schroeder shared his view on Maxism and expressed his pleasure to visit Fudan before he left Shanghai. During the meeting, Vice President Yan Shuang signed memorandum of understanding with Katja Meyer, Director of Director of FES Foundation Shanghai Office, on behalf of Fudan Centre for European Studies.

 

Professor Mei Zhaorong, Honorary Professor of Fudan and former Chinese Ambassador to Germany, chaired the speech of Mr. Schroeder.

 

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Visit by Tohoku University President

 

President Akihisa INOUE of Tohoku University visited Fudan University on May 21 as his first official visit to Fudan as president, and invited Fudan to attend its Centennial celebration this year. Tohoku University and Fudan University started bilateral exchanges and cooperation in 2000.

 

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British Pharmacological Society (BPS) Delegation Visited Fudan School of Pharmacology

 

On May 21st, invited by Chinese Pharmacological Society, Prof. Craeme Henderson, President of BPS, Dr. Jeffrey Aronson, Vice President of BPS and Chief Editor of British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology (BJCP), and Prof. Humphrey Rang, Chief Editor of British Journal of Pharmacology (BJP) visited Fudan School of Pharmacy during their stay in China and gave an interesting speech on BPS and its journals.

 

Graeme Henderson was glad to avail himself of this opportunity to strengthen the relation with Fudan School of Pharmacology. After he was told about China’s recent achievement in Pharmacology, he showed great interest and hoped to have more cooperation in the future. Humphrey Rang and Jeffrey Aronson then introduced the criteria and the procedure to publish on BJP and BJCP and their customer services. Humphrey Rang also shared his approaches on the research on new drug development. Finally, to help Chinese pharmacists to solve the problem of publishing on top English journals, Jeffrey Aronson gave special suggestions and warm encouragement. He said his editors would be expecting papers from Chinese pharmacists to appear on BJP and BJCP and was willing to help the authors to overcome any language problems and other obstacles.

 

Prof. Zhu Yizhun, Dean of Fudan School of Pharmacology hosted the speech, Prof. Pan Jun, Vice Dean and other professors and students participated in the speech.

 

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Trevor Davies, Pro Vice-Chancellor of University of East Anglia Visits Fudan

 

On May 22nd, Pro Vice-Chancellor Trevor Davies of University of East Anglia visited Fudan School of Environmental Science and Engineering.

 

Prof. Chen Jianmin, Dean of Fudan SESE, Prof. Ren Dongwen and Prof. Yang Xin, Vice Deans, Prof. Zhuang Guoshun and Dr. Zhang Renxi attended the meeting.

 

In the talk, Prof. Yang Xin introduced Fudan SESE and its research. Dr. Davies was impressed by the young faculty team of SESE and their unique research fields. He appreciated Fudan’s sincerity to academic cooperation and both parties expressed their wishes to materialize the cooperation in Environmental Science especially in atmosphere research.

 

Dr. Harvey from UEA also introduced their teaching, research and structures while Prof. Davies gave a detailed introduction on reduction of carbon emission. Vice President Chen Xiaoman received the delegation before the speech.

 

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Visit by Princeton Alumni Association

 

May 23 to 25, a Princeton Chemistry Alumni Association Delegation of 15 led by Professor Maitland Jones Jr. visited Fudan Department of Chemistry. Fudan Alumnus Wu Guoxian, Ye Qing and Wu Shaohai were on the delegation.

 

A prestigious organic chemist, Professor Jones has taught in Princeton for over 40 years and published more than 200 academic papers and a number of monographs. His Organic Chemistry (the first version was in 1997 and the third version in 2004) is an internationally recognized textbook of organic chemistry. He was awarded Phi Beta Kappa, a didactical reward from Princeton University.

 

Professor Jones visited Fudan Department of Chemistry for six times from 1980 to 1994, teaching organic chemistry for undergraduate students. On May 25, Professor Jones gave a lecture on reform of and experience in organic chemistry teaching to over 100 students and faculty from Department of Chemistry.

 

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The China Yale 100 Visit to Fudan University




At the invitation of Chinese President Hu Jintao, a delegation of 100 students, faculty and staff from Yale University visited Fudan University on May 24, including its new Jianwan campus where a commemorating stone dedicated to the visit was unveiled, and the main campus where the delegates attended interactive group discussions with Fudan students on topics such as Bio-Medical Cooperation Between Yale and Fudan, Looking into the Future – A Brain-Mix on Career Plan, Economic Development and Education Reforms in China, America in the eyes of Chinese vs. China in the eyes of American, and The United States and China: Stakeholders in the Global System.

 

Led by Yale’s Vice President Bruce Alexander, the delegation visited Shanghai as its last stop in China and was received by Fudan Vice President Dr. Xu Zheng and an excellent zither performance played by a graduate from Fudan Law School.

 

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Speech by Board Member Dr. Alice Lam Lee Kiu-yue

On May 27, Dr. Alice Lam Lee Kiu-yue, Chair of Education Committee of Hong Kong and newly appointed Board Member of Fudan, gave a speech titled “To Move with the Times and to Make a Difference”. The Speech was hosted by Prof. Chen Xiaoman, Vice President of Fudan, and was very well received by 200 interested faculty and students.

 

In her speech, Dr. Lam introduced how Hong Kong promoted Quality Assurance and Enhancement and emphasized the importance of achieving that goal. She remarked that universities should play a more positive role in enhancing the extensive cooperation with society, since higher education in Hong Kong is now challenged by times. As an educational institution, a university bears the responsibility of teaching, research and knowledge diffusion, while an excellent university shall develop itself with international vision and from global perspectives.

 

Serving as Chair of University Grants Committee of Hong Kong for years, Dr. Alice Lam Lee Kiu-yue has developed insight and vision regarding higher education in Hong Kong, and is rich in related expertise.

 

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Visit by University of Sydney

 


On May 31, Prof. John Hearn, Deputy Vice Chancellor (International) of University of Sydney, visited Fudan and was received by Fudan Vice President Dr. Xu Zheng. After reviewing the cooperation of TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) Program, Prof. Hearn also discussed with Dr. Xu the possibilities of broadening the collaborative fields in clinical medicine, public health as well as university management. The joint program of Med (Master of Education) in TESOL between Fudan University and University of Sydney started in 2003 and is the first TESOL MEd program in China.

 

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