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E-Journal (Jan-Feb, 2007)

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Contents

 

COOPERATION
New Venture Creation Course Offered Jointly by Fudan and NUS
Confucius Institute at The University of Auckland in Cooperation with Fudan Opened

 

EVENT
Fudan Sleep Dysfunction Center Established at Hua Shan Hospital
2007 Management Science Award Competition Process Kicked Off
International Students Celebrating Chinese New Year by Making Dumplings and Boiling Tang Yuan

 

SCHOLAR
Professor Yang Xiongli Elected Member of the Third World Academy of Sciences and Secretary-General of the Asian and Oceanian Physiological Society
Fudan Professor Elected IAS Executive Committee Member
Key Structure of AIDS Enzyme Decoded
Prof. Fan Jia Presented Liver Cancer Awarded by MOH
Full-time Foreign Professors Total Seven

 

VISITOR
Wilson School of Princeton University Visited Fudan Institute for International Studies
Book Donation by French Consulate General in Shanghai
S3 University Alliance Meeting Held at Fudan University
Fudan University hosts the first "Global Governance Innovation --- Youth Design Competition" with UNDP
Agreement Signed between Kuopio University and Fudan
Visit by Portuguese Secretary of State for Science, Technology and Higher Education

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COOPERATION

 

New Venture Creation Course Offered Jointly by Fudan and NUS

After one year of trial, Fudan University and National University of Singapore (NUS) will jointly open Venture Creation Course lectured in English at Fudan School of Management in 2007. 28 students will enroll at the course, within which 14 are Singaporean. This new course is available to junior and senior students at Fudan Management School.

Since 2003, Fudan and NUS have been running Overseas College program that allows both universities to exchange more students. In addition to regular courses, NUS students also take internship in companies in Shanghai. Every year, NUS sends about twenty undergraduates to Fudan. They take courses and work part-time in the local companies in order to better understand Chinese economy and the operation of Chinese companies. Meanwhile, NUS professors fly to Shanghai for lecturing to these students, one of which is New Venture Creation.

New Venture Creation Course is taught in English. It will incorporate rich case studies for more active student participation and stories of success shared by entrepreneurs. The course is open to the third and fourth year students of Fudan School of Management since 2005. The try-out in 2006 was quite successful.

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Confucius Institute at The University of Auckland in Cooperation with Fudan Opened

 

Celebrated with traditional Chinese drum performance and lion dancing, the Confucius Institute at The University of Auckland in cooperation with Fudan University was officially launched. Ms. Helen Clark, Prime Minister of New Zealand, Prof. Stuart McCutcheon, Vice Chancellor of the University of Auckland, Prof. Gui Yonghao, Vice President of Fudan University, Mr. Zhao Guocheng, Vice Director of The Office of Chinese Language Council International (Han Ban), Mr. Zhang Yuanyuan, Chinese Ambassador in New Zealand, attended the opening ceremony together with more than 300 guests from China and New Zealand on February 16th 2007, the “Xiao Nian Ye” of Chinese Spring Festival (the day before the Chinese New Year Eve and launch day of New Year Celebration). Among 130 Confucius Institutes (schools) worldwide, this is the only one that was launched by the Prime Minister of the host country.

After participating the meeting of Board of Trustees of Confucius Institute, Fudan delegation discussed its further cooperation with the host university, and toured the main campus, International Students Centre, Medical School, Children’s Hospital, Biomedical Research Institute and Asian Studies Centre.

Fudan Delegation also attended a seminar “The New Zealand-China Connection” sponsored by Confucius Institute and Bell Gully, the largest law firm in New Zealand. Vice President Gui Yonghao delivered a speech on Fudan University development and communication between China and New Zealand.

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EVENT

 

Fudan Sleep Dysfunction Center Established at Hua Shan Hospital

Co-founded by Neurology Department, Head/Neck Surgery Department, Pulmonology Department, ENT Department of Hua Shan Hospital, Cardiology Department of Zhong Shan Hospital and National Key Lab on Neuro-biology of Fudan Medical School, Fudan Sleep Dysfunction Center was launched at Hua Shan Hospital Affiliating to Fudan University on Jan. 9, 2007.

Professor Hong Zheng of Neurology Department, Hua Shan Hospital was appointed as Director of Fudan Sleep Dysfunction Center. Professor Michel Billard, renowned hypnosophist of Montpellier University Gui de chauliac Medical School and Professor Zhu Yu of New York State University Upstate Medical Center are invited as Advisers of the Center. Prof. Zhu is also a visiting professor of Hua Shan Hospital.

Professor Chen Xiaoman, Vice President of Fudan University, Professor Durant, Vice President of Montpellier University (France), Professor Yu Mengsun, Member of CAS, Professor Xu Jianguang, Member of CAS and other distinguished guests attended the opening ceremony and delivered opening addresses. Professor Chen Xiaoman, on behalf of Fudan University and Professor Durant, on behalf of Montpellier University signed the memorandum of cooperation.

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2007 Management Science Award Competition Process Kicked Off

Sponsored by Fudan Management Science Foundation (FMSF) 2007 Management Science Award competition process was kicked off in Beijing on Feb. 5.

Prof. Wang Shenghong, President of Fudan University and Director of FMSF,Dr. Long Yongtu, Deputy Director and Secretary General of FMSF and members of FMSF Selection Committee attended the press conference in Beijing.

The 2007 Award will be presented to the best studies in business administration. According to FMSF, candidates must be Chinese citizens who made significant contributions in the following areas: strategic management, management of enterprise culture, enterprise theory, HR management, financial management, accounting and auditing, marketing, production management, quality management, logistics management, supply chain management, service management, technology management and innovation, technical economy, project management, information management and E-commerce, management of non-profit organizations, management psychology and organization behavior, international business, etc.

Different from Award 2006, Award 2007 will take the Nobel Prize Model: candidates shall not apply by themselves but must be nominated by experts in business administration and recommended by their home institutions.

The selection committee for Award 2007 consists of 9 to 15 experts from home and abroad. And the selection process integrates 6 phases: nomination from Jan. to Feb. 2007, application and recommendation from March to Mid April, Conference Appraisal from Mid April to June, Appraisal of Selection Committee in July, Award Announcement in August, and Award presentation in September.

Known as the Nobel Prize for Management Science in China, FMSF is the very first of its nature in China. The award is presented to individuals who made significant contributions to management sciences. In 2006, the first award was presented to the best studies in management science. Three awardees, Dr. Chen Xikang, Researcher of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Prof. Zhu Daoli, Management School of Fudan University, and Prof. Chen Jian from Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management shared a total award of CNY 800,000.

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International Students Celebrating Chinese New Year by Making Dumplings and Boiling Tang Yuan

On the evening of February 15, the night before Chinese New Year Eve, 200 international students at Fudan University gathered at the International Students Dormitory (ISD) and celebrated the traditional festival, Chinese New Year, in a unique Chinese way of making dumplings, boiling Tang Yuan (dumpling balls made of glutinous rice flour with sesame, bean paste, jujube paste, walnut meat, dried fruit, sugar and edible oil as filling) and frying spring rolls.

A great number of international students choose to study in China in recent years. The statistics from Chinese Ministry of Education shows that in 2006 there were 160,000 international students studying in China. Fudan University received as many as 6,300, ranking the second among Chinese universities. This number has increased by 16% than that of 2005.

Many foreign students come to China not only to study arts and sciences, but to learn Chinese tradition and culture of over five thousand years. As Chinese New Year is the most representative festival of Chinese traditional culture, many foreign students chose to stay at Fudan and experience a traditional Chinese New Year. Fudan Foreign Students Office (FSO) hosted a Chinese New Year party for all international students remaining at the university during the Spring Festival. By learning how to make traditional Chinese snacks like dumplings, Tang Yuan and spring rolls from FSO and ISD staff, students from all over the world enjoyed celebrating Chinese New Year as real Chinese people.

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SCHOLAR

Professor Yang Xiongli Elected Member of the Third World Academy of Sciences and Secretary-General of the Asian and Oceanian Physiological Society

Professor Yang Xiongli, Director of Fudan Institutes of Neurobiology and of Neuro-science, was elected Member of the Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) and as Secretary-General of the Asian and Oceanian Physiological Society (AOPS) in September and October 2006 respectively.

Elected as Member of Chinese Academy of Science (CAS) in 1991, Professor Yang Xiongli focuses his research on mechanisms of optic nerve, including psychophysics concerning color vision, retinal electrograph, retinal information processing and etc. Prof. Yang has published over 150 academic papers, 5 treatises and several translations among the others.

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Fudan Professor Elected IAS Executive Committee Member

Prof. Zhu Junren from Zhongshan Hospital Affliliating to Fudan University was elected to the Executive Committee of International Atherosclerosis Society (IAS). Being the first Chinese Executive Committee Member, he will take charge of the Pacific-rim affairs from year 2007 to 2009.

Prof. Zhu endeavors to the research of heart and vascular diseases and is invited to be Editor of Journal of Hypertension. In 1995, he collaborated with the specialists in Asian-Pacific regions to establish the Asian-Pacific Society of Atherosclerosis and Vascular Diseases, the main aim of which is to provide a forum for Scientists and Clinicians in the region interested in Atherosclerosis to meet regularly and share updates on the subject as well as highlight similarities and differences of the disease as seen in the region compared to that seen in the western world where studies and guidelines usually originate. Prof. Zhu is also active in organizing the clinical research and thus promotes the standardization of the clinical experiments in China.

As the leading science and research authority in the field of atherosclerosis and related diseases, IAS reelected the Executive Committee members in 2006. Now it has 11 members in total, including president, alternate president, former president, secretary general and treasurer and 6 members respectively dealing with Pacific-rim, American and European affairs.

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Key Structure of AIDS Enzyme Decoded

On the Oriental Sci-Tech Forum, Prof. Tang Yun from Fudan School of Pharmacy revealed that his project group has managed to simulate the structure model of “IN” enzyme by using “Computer Biology”. On this research basis, hopefully a medical inhibitor against “IN” enzyme can be created.

Prof. Tang Yun said, by using the method of molecule simulation in Computer Biology, his research group got the full-length protein of “IN” as well as the structure model that “IN” virus compounds human DNA. On this basis, the scientists are expected to invent new inhibitor against HIV, which will be called HIV Enzyme Integrase Inhibitor.

“IN” is one of the causes that catalyzes AIDS virus to invade into human gene, the effective control of which directly relates to the development of the AIDS disease. It has been known that two kinds of HIV have been found, that is, HIV-1 and HIV-2. HIV-1 which has spread to the whole world is the root that AIDS is epidemic. So most research on HIV focuses on HIV-1 at present. “IN” names HIV-1 Integrase, which integrates the HIV-1 virus before it invades into human beings. To control and inhibit “IN” is the crucial for the cure of AIDS. But to inhibit it, we need to know its complete structure first.

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Prof. Fan Jia Presented Liver Cancer Awarded by MOH

Professor Fan Jia, Vice Director for Zhong Shan Hospital Affiliating to Fudan University, was awarded the title of “Young Experts with Outstanding Contributions” by Ministry of Health on Jan 9.

Committed to medical treatment, education and research on liver surgery, Prof. Fan created an optimal therapeutic scheme on TTPV which is recognized as international advanced level and has been promoted in several domestic hospitals. He has operated on 4000 cases of liver tumor surgery and over 500 cases of liver transplantation, the complexity and effectiveness of which are at national level. With over 120 publications including 15 SCI papers and 10 books, Prof. Fan has been awarded a number of state-level and municipal-level prizes on science and technology.

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Full-time Foreign Professors Total Seven

There have been seven overseas scholars working as full-time professors at Fudan University since July 2004, when German Professor Rudolf Fleisher became the first full-time foreign professor at Fudan and in Shanghai. Five of the seven are now working on information engineering, biomedicine, modern physics, mathematics science & technology and molecular virology respectively. The other two will proceed to take their posts this semester.

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VISITOR

 

Wilson School of Princeton University Visited Fudan Institute for International Studies

Professor Anne-Marie Slaughter, Dean of Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University visited Institute for International Studies at Fudan by invitation on January 9, to release the finalized report on the Princeton Project On National Security(PPNS): Forging A World of Liberty Under Law: U.S. National Security In The 21st Century”. 300 scholars from Fudan and Shanghai attended this first official report release in China.

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Book Donation by French Consulate General in Shanghai

 

On January 10, Ms. Cécile Cormier, Counselor for Education donated books to Fudan University on behalf of French Consulate General in Shanghai.

The books cover a wide spectrum of topics from French contemporary literature, to culture, economy, society, arts, etc. According to Professor Huang Yongming, Dean of College for Foreign Languages and Literature, these books will be collected in the college library and available for all faculty and students at Fudan.

The French Consulate delegation was warmly received by Fudan Vice President Prof. Yan Shuang and students from the College.

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S3 University Alliance Meeting Held at Fudan University

 

 

On January 22 delegations from National University of Singapore (NUS) and Korea University (KU) visited Fudan University to discuss timetable and detailed implementation plans of S3 University Alliance by NUS, KU and Fudan, an initiative by the three parties in May 2006 and named after the three cities that hosts the universities, namely Seoul, Shanghai, and Singapore.

Programs in discussion for S3 include teaching and research of Asia MBA, Asian Financial Market and Life Sciences. National University currently hosts S3 Secretariat.

NUS and KU delegates including vice president, deans and professors from Business School, School of Economics, and School of Life Sciences and their counterparts from Fudan attended the meeting.

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Fudan University hosts the first "Global Governance Innovation ---Youth Design Competition" with UNDP

 

 

"Global Governance Innovation --- Youth Design Competition", the only event of its nature focusing on innovation, technicality and internationalism, invited the UN representative at China Mr. Ma Heli to deliver a speech on "UN and Global Governance" at its launch conference at Fudan University on January 22. Professor Long Yongtu, General-Secretary of Bo Ao Asia Forum and Dean of Fudan School of International Relations and Public Affairs commented that this first competition focuses on global governance and harmonious world and aims to encourage attention to global issues, inspire innovation from the younger generation, raise world-citizen awareness, and build a harmonious global community. The Competition will be held in July 2007 and is expecting attendance from 30 countries worldwide.

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Agreement Signed between Kuopio University and Fudan

 

During January 29 and 30, a delegation from Kuopio University, Finland, led by Rector Prof. Matti Uusitupa paid a visit to Fudan University and signed agreements to foster cooperation. Appendixes of cooperation in Public Health and Environmental Sciences were also signed to promote students and staff exchanges, joint researches, and so on.

Kuopio University joined Nordic Centre of Fudan University in 2005 and became its 22nd member university. Kuopio University distinguishes itself in medical sciences and environmental sciences and boasts with the largest School of Pharmacy in Finland. The delegation also visited Huashan Hospital affiliating to Fudan and Fudan School of Pharmacy.

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Visit by Portuguese Secretary of State for Science, Technology and Higher Education

 

On February 2, the Portuguese delegation led by Dr. Mannual Heitor, Secretary of State for Science, Technology and Higher Education of Portugal visited Fudan and was received by Fudan President Professor Wang Shenghong. Other delegates included Professor António Nóvoa , Rector of University of Lisbon, and Prof. Fernando Machado, Director of the Faculty of Economics of the New University of Lisbon.

The delegation discussed the potential opportunities of enhancing exchanges and collaborations between Fudan and Portuguese universities. Professor Yin Zhiwen, Vice Dean of School of Management, Professor Huang Yiping, Vice Dean of School of Information Sciences and Engineering, Professor Ding Chun, Acting Director of Center for European Studies and Professor Hong Zhiliang at the School of Information Sciences and Engineering joined the discussion.

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