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E-Journal (Mar, 2007)

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Contents

 

CONFERENCE

PEARL Conference Held at Fudan

Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Rome Treaties

 

COOPERATION

PhD Course on Planning for Sustainable Urban Development

Visit by Virginia Commonwealth University Student Delegation

SMBS-Fudan MBA Exchange Program

 

EVENT

Thousands of Fudan Students Compete for Applying for Special Olympic Volunteers

Fudan Certified Shanghai Famous Trademark

Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies Set Up

Two Liberal Arts Research Institutions Established in Fudan

Irish Week at Fudan

National Geography Channel at Fudan

Student Academic Festival Respect Medicine in Medical College

 

SCHOLAR

Transgenic zebrafish indicating environmental estrogen pollution was successfully constructed in Fudan University

National Science and Technology Awards for 2006

CNC Standing Committee Vice Chair Cheng Siwei Invited Guest Professor

 

VISITOR

Visit by Sciences Po Paris President

Visit by Chairman of R&D at GSK

Visit by OECD Experts

Visit by Johns Hopkins University

Visit by Former Secretary of the Treasury of the USA Mr. John Snow

Visit by University of Auckland Delegation

Visit by The Novellus Systems CEO

Visit by President of Meiji University

Visit by CEO of C.V.Starr and Company

Speech by President of Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Visit by Former Permanent Secretary of Finnish Ministry of Education

Visit by Swedish Ambassador Mikael Lindstr?m

Visit by Chiba University President

 

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CONFERENCE

 

PEARL Conference Held at Fudan

 

On March 8, International Conference on PEARL (The Physics at EBITs and Advanced Research Light Sources) was held at Fudan University for the second time. This year’s conference was co-organized by Fudan Institute of Modern Physics and Lund University in Sweden . Vice President Prof. Chen Xiaoman, and Prof. Yang Fujia, Member of Chinese Academy of Sciences, addressed on the opening ceremony.

Present at the conference were Prof. Joachim Burgdoerfer, Vice Chair of International Conference on the Physics of Electronic and Atomic Collisions Committee (ICPEAC), Chair of Commission C15 of International Union of Pure and Applied Physics Committee (IUPAP) from Institute for Theoretical Physics, TU Vienna, Prof. Joachim Ullrich, renowned experimental atomic physicist and Director of Max-Planck-Institute for Nuclear Physics in German, and Prof. Paul Indelicato, well-known atomic theorist and Director of the Laboratoire Kastler Brossel in France.

Experts and scholars from all over the world presented 26 excellent lectures in related research areas of highly charged ions, EBIT lab equipments and other advanced light resources. And the Q&A session after the lectures stoked the academic atmosphere.

The conference ended with great success on March 12, witnessing extensive international exchange in relating areas. PEARL conference is playing a more and more important role in establishing an international platform for academic exchange in areas of EBIT and advanced light resources.

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Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Rome Treaties

 



Co-organized by Centre for European Studies (CES) of Fudan University, Centre for European Studies of SASS, Centre for European Studies of East China Normal University, Shanghai Institute of European Studies and Chinese Association of EU Studies, a seminar titled Historical Significance and International Implication of European Integration Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Rome Treaties was held at Fudan University on Mar 21st.

 

Prof. Wang Shenghong, President of Fudan University, and Dr. Albrecht von der Heyden, Consul General of Germany to Shanghai , presented welcome addresses at the opening ceremony. All parties regarded Rome Treaty as an important milestone in the process of European integration. Ambassador Serge Abou, head of Delegation of the European Commission to Beijing , made a keynote speech on the reasons led to the European’s success: common value, cogent institution and law, and prosperous trade as the economy engine. Professor Wu Yikang, honorary director of Fudan CES, made a historical retrospect on European integration, and indicated the globalization and regional integration were a very most trend in the world. Former Chinese ambassador to Germany , Prof. Mei Zhaorong’s speech focused on the relation between China and EU nowadays, while Prof. Hu Jian, a research fellow of Fudan CES, discussed the initial reasons and the significance of EU’s naissance. Professor Yu Huachuan from East China Normal University commented on EU’s diplomatism and their policy on security. Professor Dai Qixiu from Shanghai International Study University showed the participants the courses of the EU integration accompanying the international compromise. Heated discussions followed the talks and the whole seminar was successfully closed.

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COOPERATION

 

PhD Course on Planning for Sustainable Urban Development

 

Nordic Centre at Fudan University , in cooperation with The Swedish Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and Fudan University Centre for Urban Planning jointly presented a course on "Planning for Sustainable Urban Development" to PhD candidates from both Nordic Universities and Chinese universities in Shanghai from March 5 to 10. The course was well received by participating students.

 

Nordic and Chinese researchers in the urban planning/design or architectural/landscape background were invited to co-teach the course which offered 5 credits. The course uses a premise of distributive justice and equalities in approaching planning processes for sustainable urban development. Focusing on environmental sustainability, related course aspects concern private-public partnerships, ecological planning/building, environmental justice and cultural heritage. With given theory and empirical examples, participants are encouraged to apply gained course knowledge to an urban renewal change project for a maritime site intended for mixed land use in Shanghai .

 

It has been proposed that this course be organized again next spring.

 

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Visit by Virginia Commonwealth University Student Delegation

 

During March 8 to 21, a 16-student delegation from Mass Media School of Virginia Commonwealth University was invited to Fudan School of Journalism and Department of History. Three student projects groups for culture, education and health respectively paid visits to 8 academicians, including Prof. Ge Zhaoguang, Dean of Institute of Literature and History, Prof. Zhao Kai, Dean of School of Journalism, Prof. Xiong Qingnian, Executive Deputy Director of Higher Education Research Institute, Prof. Wo Xinghua, Department of Culture Relics and Museology, Prof. He Na, School of Public Health, etc. They also visited Fu Xing High School, Zhao Hui Hospital and Fudan Medical School . Through these visits, they explored hot issues like traditional Chinese Confucianism, art of calligraphy, Chinese traditional medicine and current Chinese higher education, media, civil architecture and HIV AIDS. The fourth group, i.e. Walmart group, interviewed the management of Walmart as well as general citizens. In addition, they all visited places of cultural interest including Shanghai Museum , Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center , Museum of Contemporary Art , Shanghai Media Group and Shanghai World Expo Coordination Bureau, and religious places like Shanghai Moore Memorial Church , Shanghai Community Church and Jade Buddha Temple . A one-day trip to Suzhou was also organized.


The two-week impressed VCU students with the pace of development in China and the ancient Chinese civilization that they closely observed and experienced. On weekends, some students attended church service and witnessed how religion was practiced in modern China which was different from US media stereotype.


According to the agreement between Fudan and VCU, 6 students from Fudan School of Journalism and Department of History will be sent to VCU this summer. This cohort of students will have the opportunity to witness the 400th anniversary of the establishment of the first colony in the America Virginia .

 

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SMBS-Fudan MBA Exchange Program

 


Supported by the Austrian Center at Fudan, the short term MBA exchange program between Salzburg Management and Business School (SMBS) and Fudan School of Management completed successfully on 27th March. This year’s program at Fudan comprised two tracks: General Management and Arts Management. 26 students from SMBS joined the program and took lectures given by scholars and experts in various fields and accomplished case work under the guidance of commercial and arts professionals in Shanghai .

 

All of the students successfully delivered their final presentations and were awarded the Certificate of Participation issued by the School of Management of Fudan. Associate Dean of the School of Management Professor Yin Zhiwen and Deputy Director of the Foreign Affairs Office Dr. Zhu Chouwen attended the closing ceremony and presented the Certificates of Participation to the students.

 

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EVENT

 

Thousands of Fudan Students Compete for Applying for Special Olympic Volunteers

 


On the noon of March 5th, a good number of students rushed directly from classroom to Guanghua Tower for application forms for the 12th Special Summer Olympic Volunteers. Hundreds of application forms were sent out within an hour. By the end of the day, The Youth League Committee received 1045 applications. The Summer Special Olympic Game to be held in Shanghai this autumn is recruiting 30,000 volunteers to provide the athletes with services including interpretation, security, medical treatment, cleaning, and tourism.

 

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Fudan Certified Shanghai Famous Trademark

 

On March 6, Fudan University was certified Shanghai Famous Trademark during Shanghai Trademark Promotion Meeting at Shanghai International Media Centre. Fudan University is the first university to register its name as a trademark in Shanghai . As early as 1998, Fudan University registered "Fudan" trademark to the Shanghai Municipal Administration of Industry to seek better protection from unauthorized use of its name by private businesses. It is remarked that Fudan famous trademark application is not for commercial exploitation of its own business, but to better protect the University’s public image.

 

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Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies Set Up

 


On March 10, Fudan University launched its Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies (IAHS), one of the national innovation research platforms for philosophy and social sciences. IAHS aims at cross-disciplinary research relating to literature, history and philosophy, communicating with international partners and promoting exchanges.

 

Mr. Benjamin Elman, the world-renowned Professor of East Asian Studies and History at Princeton University was invited as Fudan’s guest professor and one of the center’s 11 academic board members. His lecture in the evening was well received by Fudan students.

 

Scholars from Peking University and Leuven University of Belgium gave remarks at the launch ceremony while Fudan leadership and Prof. Ge Zhaoguang, Dean of IAHS were present as well.

 

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Two Liberal Arts Research Institutions Established in Fudan

 

Two Liberal Arts Research Institutions were established in Fudan, namely Research Centre for Urban Public Security affiliating to School of Social Development and Public Policies, and Research Center for Youth Organization and Civil Society affiliating to School of International Relations and Public Affairs.

 

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Irish Week at Fudan

 

On March 12, the opening ceremony for Irish Week was held at Fudan University , when Irish artists from the Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann Group came all the way from Ireland to present to the audience the authentic Irish folk music and tap dance. Irish Week at Fudan was a highlight in the Irish Week 2007 Shanghai presented by the Irish Consulate General, honoring the Irish National Day on March 17. The Irish Week at Fudan comprised lectures on Irish education, commerce, IT industry, travels, Irish films, the prize presenting ceremony for Bernard Shaw English Writing Competition, and St. Patrick’s Day parade, etc.

 

The Irish Week is expected to establish a platform for the cultural exchanges between China and Ireland and offer Fudan students great opportunities to gain better understanding of the Irish culture.

 

Irish Consul General in Shanghai Mr. Nicholas Brien, Vice President of Fudan Professor Gui Yonghao, Dean of School of Information Science and Engineering Professor Chen Liangyao, Chair of the Department of English Language and Literature Professor Sun Jian were present at the ceremony. The ceremony was hosted by Dr. Zhu Chouwen the Deputy Director of the Foreign Affairs Office. Other Irish guests including representatives from the Irish Consulate General in Shanghai , together with more than one hundred Fudan students also attended the ceremony.

 

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National Geography Channel at Fudan

 


On March 20, Face to Face with Animals, a lecture sponsored by National Geographic Channel, SMG (Shanghai Media Group) Documentary Channel and Fudan College and given by Reptile expert Dr. Brady Barr known as the first person ever to capture and study all 23 species of crocodilians in the wild, was held on Fudan campus. Dr. Barr shared his experience and interesting stories during the ten years of working with National Geographic Channel. Crocodiles, snakes, lizards and other ferocious reptiles didn’t sound so daunting in his speech.

 

Despite the easy air he carried, students were impressed by his devotion to work, his adventurous spirit and his strong will to save the animals on the edge of extinction both as a scientist and a documentary-maker. Laud applause rose when the video showed Dr. Barr approaching the crocodile in artificial crocodile camouflage. A large number of students flooded in and the lecture was vibrant.

 

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Student Academic Festival Respect Medicine in Medical College

 

 

On the evening of March 29, Respect Medicine the 18th Medical Times Academic Festival opened at Fudan medical campus, to celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the founding of Shanghai Medical College of Fudan University. Dr. Yu Zhuowei, Director of Dong Hua Hospital and Shanghai Medical College alumnus, gave a well received lecture to faculty and students on medical ethics.

 

During the opening ceremony. Fudan Vice Chancellor Chen Limin highly praised the achievements Shanghai Medical College had made during the 80 years and encouraged students to work hard and be dedicated to the medical cause with medical ethics

 

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SCHOLAR

 

Transgenic zebrafish indicating environmental estrogen pollution was successfully constructed in Fudan University

 

A transgenic zebrafish, which indicates directly environmental estrogen pollution, was constructed successfully in Fudan University , and it was validated by experts. Professor Houyan Song, the academic chair of the Key Laboratory of Molecular Medicine, Ministry of Education, Fudan university, and special appointed Professor Tao Zhong have been in charge the program. It is funded by Shanghai natural science foundation.

 

In recent years, there is a considerable concern regarding environmental estrogens (EEs). These chemicals possess the capacity to modulate endocrine system and affect reproductive health in wildlife, even in humans. EEs are widespread in water, food and soil. The effects of EEs have been observed in all classes of vertebrates. It was estimated that even very low concentration of EEs impair male reproductive health. In the past 50 years, it was reported that the total sperm numbers and sperm volumes have reduced by 40% and 20% in men, respectively. EEs lead to poor fecundity, increase rate in congenital abnormality and may associated with the elevating rate in testicle tumor and prostate cancer.

 

An automatic scale up zebrafish facilities has been established. The zebrafishs with clear genetic background were imported 3 years ago from USA . Based on the science and technology platform of the zebrafish, a Vtg promoter which is sensitive to estrogens was cloned and identified. An EGFP expression plasmid driven by this promoter was then constructed and micro-injected into zebrafish fertilized eggs. After a large scale screening, the F1 generation transgenic zebrafish sensitized to EEs was identified eventually. The transgenic zebrafish is able to demonstrate aquatic estrogen pollutions directly and sensitively. It was reported that even there is a trace of estrogens in the water, transgenic zebrafish liver exhibits green fluorescence.

 

2 national invention patents, and 8 papers related to the transgenic zebrafish were applied or published in international journals. A minitype automatic zebrafish facility invented by the Key Lab was also applied for a nation patent. Experts said it is quite a convenience using the transgenic zebrafish to test aquatic estrogen pollution, and it has lots of theoretical and applied values in environmental protection, reproductive and pathological researches.

 

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National Science and Technology Awards for 2006

 

On February 27, the conferring ceremony of 2006 National Science and Technology Awards was held in Beijing . China President Hu Jintao and Prime Minister Wen Jiabao attended the ceremony and gave the prize to the representatives of the awardees. Fudan scholars won a number of prizes including:

 

2006 National Natural Science Award , Second Prize, for Research on Z- 106-2-02 Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) and Tumors by Lin Dongxin, Tan Wen, He Fuchu, Miu Xiaoping, Sun Tong;

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;

2006 National S&T Advancement Award , Second Prize, for Research on The Implication of Intravascular Ultrasound(IVUS) and Doppler in the Coronary Artery Diseases by Ge Junbo, Zhang Yun , Zhu Wenling, Qian Junying, Zhang Mei, Huang Chaolian, Shen Xuedong, Chen Wenqiang, Han Ding, Chen Haozhu from Fudan Affiliated Zhongshan Hospital, Shandong University Affiliated Qilu Hospital, and Beijing Xiehe Hospital;

2006 National S&T Advancement Award , Second Prize, for Research on Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention by Shen Xiaoming, Sun Xiaoming, Xu Zhengmin, Wu Hao , Jin Xingming, Chen Xin, Yan Chonghuai, Wu Shenghu, Zheng Min from Shanghai Jiaotong University affiliated Xinhua Hospital and Fudan University ;

2006 National Technology Invention Award , for Research on Key Technology and Implication of Microkeratome in Myopia Surger by Zhu Renyuan, Zhou Xingtao, Zhang Baohua, Dai Jinhui, Qu Xiaomei, Zhou Hao

 

The National Natural Science Award was presented to 29 winners, including 2 for first prize and 27 for second prize. The National Technology Invention Award for 2006 is conferred to 56 winners, of which 1 for first prize. 241 individuals and organizations were winners of National S&T Advancement Award for the same year, including 1 for special prize, 20 first prize, and 220 second prize. 2 foreign scientists were honored with the PRC Award for International Scientific Cooperation.

 

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CNC Standing Committee Vice Chair Cheng Siwei Invited Guest Professor



On March 20, Mr. Cheng Siwei, Management Scientist and Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of China’s National Congress, was invited Guest Professor of Fudan University. The ceremony of appointment was held at Che Woo Hall of Guang Hua Building. After the conferment ceremony, Prof. Cheng Siwei gave a lecture on Fictitious Economy and China ’s Financial Reforms to Fudan faculty and students.

Since early 1990s, Prof. Cheng has established strong academic ties with Fudan and delivered speeches and lectures on campus for times. In 2005, with a far-sighted vision to the development of management science in China , Prof. Cheng contributed to the establishment of Fudan Management Science Foundation and assumed the positions of Vice President and Chairman of the Academic Committee. Since then, for the development of management science with Chinese characteristics, nurturing talents, improving the academic status of China ’s management science and enhancing its influence internationally, Prof. Cheng has spared no effort.


As Chancellor Qin Shaode said, it’s of great significance that Prof. Cheng Siwei accepted the appointment as Fudan Guest Professor. It’s very important to the development of management science at Fudan, broadening academic horizons, improving academic levels and nurturing the talents.

 

Dr. Lui Che Woo, Member of Fudan Board of Trustees who donated and helped to build Guang Hua Tower attended the ceremony and the lecture afterward. Accompanied by Chancellor Qin Shaode, Dr. Lui also paid a visit to the University History Museum .

 

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VISITOR

 

Visit by Sciences Po Paris President

 

On 7th March, a French delegation led by Professor R. Descoings, President of Sciences Po, visited Fudan and was received by Fudan Chancellor Professor Qin Shaode, who updated the guests with the latest development of the university in the fields of campus construction, scientific research and international cooperation. Following the meeting, Professor R. Descoings delivered a speech on Higher Education Policy and Globalization, which was favorably received by Fudan audience.

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Visit by Chairman of R&D at GSK

 

On March 8, a delegation led by Dr. Moncef M. Slaoui, Chairman of Research and Development at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), visited Fudan, exploring future cooperation through information exchanges.

 

GSK is a world leading research-based pharmaceutical company with major therapeutic areas in anti-infectives, central nervous system (CNS), respiratory and gastro-intestinal/metabolic, tumor and vaccine. The delegation was received by Prof. Gui Yonghao, Fudan Vice President, Prof. Zhu Yizhun, Dean of School of Pharmacy, Prof. Zhong Yang, Vice Dean of School of Life Sciences, Prof. Mei Yan’ai from School of Life Sciences, and Dr. Zhu Chouwen, Deputy Director of Foreign Affairs Office.

 

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Visit by OECD Experts

 

On March 9, a delegation led by Mr. Abrar Hasan and consisting of six experts from the Education Commission under Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) visited Fudan University and was received by Prof. Gui Yonghao, Fudan Vice President, who introduced Fudan’s distinctive admission policies and enrollment practices, science and technology achievements and other fields in which both are interested. OECD experts also held a discussion with student representatives on college entrance examination, academic interest, volunteer teaching in west region, and university internal management.

 

Prof. Li Gaoping, Deputy Director of Science and Technology Department, Ms. Yang Xiuwen from State Education Research and Development Center under Ministry of Education and Ms. Chen Qiong from Shanghai Education Association for International Exchange were also present at the reception.

 

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Visit by Johns Hopkins University

 

On March 13, Fudan Vice President Gui Yonghao met with Prof. Paul S. Lietman, Director of International Relations Office of Johns Hopkins University. The two parties agreed to expand exchange and cooperation on a mutually beneficial basis. Doctors and young faculty members from Fudan will be sent to Johns Hopkins for training with sponsorship from China Scholarship Council. As the 80th anniversary of the foundation of Medical School is approaching, they also suggested holding a seminar at that time for the doctors and faculty to meet and communicate.

 

Also attending the meeting were Dr. Feng Youji, Director of Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital , Dr. Huang Guoying, Deputy Director of Pediatrics Hospital , Dr. Zou Hejian, Deputy Director of Hua Shan Hospital , Dr. Zhu Chouwen, Deputy Director of Fudan Foreign Affairs Office, Dr. Zha Xiliang, Vice Dean of Fudan Medical School and Dr. Tang Qiqun, Deputy Director of Biomedical Research Centre.

 

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Visit by Former Secretary of the Treasury of the USA Mr. John Snow

 


On March 19, Mr. John W Snow, Former U.S.A. Secretary of the Treasury and Chairman of Cerberus Capital Management, visited Fudan Institute of Financial Studies and gave an academic speech titled China and US are Driving the Global Economy. Mr. John Snow also met Vice Chancellor Yan Shuang who remarked that Mr. Snow had made constructive contribution as an economist and helped with the development of China and American economies. It is believed that Mr. Snow’s visit to Fudan would bring insights to discipline development of our Institute of Financial Studies .

 

Executive Vice Dean of the Institute of Financial Studies Professor Chen Xuebin , American Studies Center Dean Professor Shen Dingli and Vice Dean of the Economics School Professor Li Weisen attended the talk too.

 

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Visit by University of Auckland Delegation

 

On March 21, 2007, The University of Auckland delegation led by Prof. Raewyn Dalziel, Executive Vice President visited Fudan and held discussion with Prof. Chen Xiaoman and Dr. Xu Zheng, Vice Presidents for Research and International, on the possibility of Fudan graduate students pursuing PhD degrees at The University of Auckland with sponsorship by China Scholarship Council.

 

The University of Auckland is the largest public university in New Zealand . During the visit, Professor Gregor Coster, Dean of Graduate School, The University of Auckland, hosted a seminar on how to apply for PhD programs to The University of Auckland for Fudan students.

 

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Visit by The Novellus Systems CEO

 

On March 21, Mr. Rock Hill, CEO of The Novellus Systems, visited Fudan with his Vice President and Manager of the China Market. Mr. Rick Hill was amazed at the achievements Fudan had made both in construction and research, at the introduction of Fudan Executive Vice President Prof. Zhang Yihua, and expressed he would continuously support the Inter-linkage Center.

 

Fudan established Fudan-Novellus Inter-linkage Research Center together with the Novellus System who donated in 2003 four sets of crucial integrated circuit equipments to Fudan. President Wang Shenghong and Mr. Rick Hill together disclosed the chip on the lower line during the ceremony of equipment operation in 2004.

 

Professors of the Institute of Microelectronics Liu Ran and Zhang Shili, both Cheung Kiang Scholars, and several young faculties of the Center also attended the meeting.

 

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Visit by President of Meiji University

 

On the morning of March 22, President Hiromi NAYA of Meiji University visited Fudan University and was received by Fudan Vice Chancellor Prof. Chen Limin and Prof. Fan Yongmin, Dean of Center for Japanese Studies. Topics regarding student exchanges, credit transfer, and scholarship opportunities among the others were discussed.

 

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Visit by CEO of C.V.Starr and Company

 



On March 22, Maurice R. Greenberg, CEO of C.V. Starr and Company visited Fudan and lectured in AIA Lecture Hall of School of Management and toured the Starr Building which Starr Foundation helped to build by donating to Fudan School of Management.

In his welcoming remarks, Fudan Chancellor Qin Shaode addressed Mr. Greenberg as Shanghainese’, and appreciated his endeavor to develop the economic ties between the two countries.

 

Greenberg is the chairman and CEO of C.V. Starr and Company. He joined the Group in 1960 and was CEO and chairman of AIG from 1967 to 2005. As President of Starr Foundation, he oversees the funding for academic, medial and public affair organizations. Greenberg remains close relation with Shanghai . He was once invited by Zhu Rongji, the then Mayor of Shanghai, to be President of the First Shanghai International Entrepreneurs Consultative Committee, and was conferred Honorary Citizen of Shanghai in 1997.

 

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Speech by President of Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

 

On the afternoon of March 28, 2007 , Mr. Michael Moskow, President of Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago , visited Fudan University and delivered a speech on the making of U.S. monetary policy and prospect of U.S. economy at Fudan School of Economics. Mr. Moskow also answered the questions from interested students regarding the reforms of China ’s financial system.

 

Prior to his speech, Mr. Moskow met with Dr. Xu Zhang , Vice President of Fudan University. Knowing that Shanghai Forum 2007 is going to be held at Fudan during May 25-27, Mr. Moskow accepted the invitation to be Member of Shanghai Forum’s International Advisory Board.

 

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Visit by Former Permanent Secretary of Finnish Ministry of Education

On March 28, 2007, former Permanent Secretary of the Finnish Ministry of Education Mr. Markku Linna visited the Nordic Centre at Fudan, accompanied by Consul General Ms. P?ivi Hiltunen-Toivio, and Dr. Mari Suvanto, Head of Development Centre for Education and Learning, University of Turku. The delegation was very interested to learn the extensive cooperation undergoing between Fudan and Finnish Universities .

 

Mr. Markku Linna’s visit to Fudan is part of the Finnish Ministry of Education action program Finland , Asia and International Cooperation", which stresses Asia knowledge and the development of cooperation with Asian countries as an important priority in internationalisation. The aim of the programme is to support the internationalisation of the higher education and research system and to promote cooperation in the field of arts and culture through intensified exportation and exchange of cultural products and services.

 

So far 7 Finnish universities are members of Nordic Centre, among which Tampere University has chaired the Centre and housed the Secretariat since 2006.

 

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Visit by Swedish Ambassador Mikael Lindstr?m

 


On March 30, the newly appointed Swedish ambassador to China Mr. Mikael Lindstr?m visited Fudan, accompanied by Minister of the Embassy, Mr. Per-Arne Hejlmborn. Mr. Lindstr?m was very interested in the existing extensive cooperation between Fudan and Sweden , and expressed his willingness to enhance the exchanges and cooperation on education and research between Fudan and Swedish Universities and enterprises.

Mr. Lindstr?m particularly mentioned the concept of Harmonious Society stressed by the Chinese Government. As he sees it, many of the elements of Harmonious Society , like environmental protection, welfare society, corporate social responsibility and innovation, are all relevant to Sweden and hence serve a solid foundation for the further exchanges and cooperation between China and Sweden . After a presentation of Nordic Centre by Ms. Gry-Irene Skorstad , Prof. Liu Ran, Deputy Dean of Micro-Electronics Institute introduced the Sino-Swedish School set up through the cooperation among their institute, Royal Institute of Technology, Chalmers University of Technology and Karolinska Institute in Sweden . Prof. Chen Zhimin, Vice Dean of School of International Relations and Public Affairs , introduced the course on International Negotiation held by their school and the Politics Department of Lund University in Sweden as well as related symposiums. Mr. Mikael Lindstr?m started his term as Ambassador to China from Oct. 16, 2006 . Before this he served as Ambassador to Japan since 2002 and Ambassador to Indonesia from 1994 to 1998. He was also Minister Plenipotentiary and Uruguay Round negotiator with the Swedish Delegation to the International Organisations in Geneva , and once worked in Embassy of Sweden in the USA , France and Morocco .

 

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Visit by Chiba University President

 

Professor Toyoki KOZAI , President of Chiba University of Japan, led a delegation to Fudan University on March 30, and visited Biodiversity Laboratory in particular. The delegation was also interested in university management and research. Possibilities of establishing sister relationship between the two universities were explored, topic including credits transfer and student and faculty exchange.

 

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