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E-Journal (April, 2006)

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Visit by The University of Cambridge Vice-Chancellor
Russian Dancers Perform at Fudan
US National Defense University Visited Fudan
Mexican Chihuahua State Delegation Signed MOU with Fudan
University of Cincinnati Delegation Visited Fudan
Stockholm Governor Started Swedish Language Course
The Helsinki Academic Male Choir KYL China Tour 2006
Visit by Vice Chair of National People’s Congress

 

Scholar


IEEE Fellowship to Prof. Tang Ting-ao
14 Fudan Professors Appointed As "2005 Cheung Kong Scholar"
Series Lectures on Mozart
Former Mayor of Mannheim Germany Spoke at Ambassador Forum

 

 

Conference


Nordic Centre at Fudan Held Board & Council Meetings
The 6th International Congress of Ophthalmology Academy Held in Shanghai
First Chinese Media Innovation Conference Concluded

 

 

Event

Mental Health Week Concluded
2005 Samsung Scholarship Award
Ministry of Education Delegation Evaluated Fudan “211 Project”

Visit by The University of Cambridge Vice-Chancellor

Prof. Alison Richard, Vice-Chancellor of The University of Cambridge, visited Fudan University and met with President Wang Shenghong on April 10.

Upon her first visit to Fudan, Prof. Richard learned general introduction and the Centennial of the university by President Wang. It was wished that experience sharing, stronger ties, and cooperative channels between the two universities would be realized in future. Prof. Richard remarked that given the difference in history and cultural background of the two universities, great universities in the world share common qualities that contribute to the virtues of universities. She did not trust in the rankings as the ultimate criteria of judging the excellence of a university and insisted that not all qualities could be measured in numbers.

Some of her viewpoints in the dialogue with President Wang Shenghong were also reflected in her following public speech entitled Distinction and Distinctiveness: Reflections on Great Universities. Students crowded into the auditorium for the informative and instructive speech and well received it. Prof. Richard wittily ended her speech with a sentimental poem named Farewell to Cambridge by a most famous Chinese poet Xu Zhimo and won quite some knowing smiles from audience.

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Russian Dancers Perform at Fudan

On April 20, 2006, as part of the “Saint Petersburg Week in Shanghai”, a dancing show by Russian artists was staged at Xiang Hui Hall, a traditional and time-honored venue on Fudan campus.

The Russian dancers, aged from ten to sixteen, were invited by the Organizing Committee for the “Saint Petersburg Week in Shanghai” that was jointly presented by the Chinese and Russian Governments. From April 17 to 20, the dancing group had been touring in Shanghai, demonstrating the essence of Russian dancing art to fascinated Shanghai audience. The show at Fudan was hilariously received by students.

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US National Defense University Visited Fudan

On April 14, a delegation from US National Defense University headed President Lieutenant General Michael Donne was received by Fudan Vice President Professor Zhou Luwei together with Professor Ni Shixiong, Director of the Center.

Introduction of Fudan University and American Studies Center was presented before a seminar hosted by the Center, on which the delegates discussed with Fudan faculty and students on a variety of topics concerning Sino-US relations including Taiwan Issues and Asian-Pacific Security.

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Mexican Chihuahua State Delegation Signed MOU with Fudan

Governor Jose Reyes Baeza Terrazas led a delegation of 12 from Mexican Chihuahua State to Fudan on April 3. Ms. Guadlupe Chacon, Secretariat of Education and Culture of Chihuahua, Mr. Luis Lara A., Chihuahua Economic Development Corporation, and Chihuahua Autonomous University President were among the delegates.

The Governor Delegation came for the visit to finalize its proposal of developing a joint training program with Fudan University as a beginning of bilateral cooperation. Professor Xu Zhong, Vice President and Dean of Fudan Continuing Education signed the Memorandum of Understanding on behalf of Fudan University. Other parties concerned in this program are Mexican Chihuahua State Government, Chihuahua Autonomous University and Chihuahua Economic Development Corporation. The proposed training program will be hosted by Fudan School of Economics.

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University of Cincinnati Delegation Visited Fudan

On April 7, a delegation of 9 from The University of Cincinnati (thereafter, UC) headed by Vice Provost Mitch Leventhal and with deans from individual schools of UC visited Fudan. Vice Provost Leventhal remarked that it was for the first time that UC sent such a strong delegation abroad and it signified their sincerity and determination for cooperation.

Fudan Vice President Professor Chen Xiaoman and Deans from counterpart schools received the delegation. Both sides introduced the general aspects of the universities and their expectations of future collaboration before the meeting attendees broke up into small working groups for detailed academic discussions. Both UC and Fudan faculty were satisfied with the results so far and interested in following up meetings.

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Stockholm Governor Started Swedish Language Course

Stockholm Governor Mr. Mats Hellstr¢m visited Fudan University with his small delegation on April 11. After attending presentations on the university and on Nordic Centre at Fudan, Mr. Hellstr¢m spoke on the very first Swedish Language pilot course to officially start it. His brief speech on Swedish language to the 24 registered students was very encouraging and his passionate citation of a time-honored Swedish poem was absolutely confusing but very fascinating to the students.

Stefan Villkatt, the first Swedish Language teacher ever on Fudan campus, was supported by Swedish Institute and taught an intensive basic Swedish language course on campus for six weeks and also lectured on Johan August Strindberg to graduates of Fudan College of Foreign Languages and Literature.

It is planned that Swedish Language would be offered as a regular selective course on campus this fall, and more Nordic languages could be offered in near future.

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The Helsinki Academic Male Choir KYL China Tour 2006

On the occasion of the Nordic Centre Board & Council Meeting, the Helsinki Academic Male Choir KYL had a wonderful and hilarious performance at Fudan Centre for American Studies on April 20.

KYL is an academic male choir with high artistic goals, great team spirit, and long traditions. The choir has enjoyed success both in Finland and internationally and has represented the high level of male choir music since its establishment in November 1949.

One of the choir’s traditions is to tour abroad about once a year. After Brazil (2002), Germany (2003) and Estonia (2004), this year KLY came to China and had a tour in four cities – Beijing, Chengde, Hangzhou, and Shanghai. Fudan was its last stop of the tour.

During this tour, the choir has brought young people from different cultures closer to one another and thus enhanced the mutual understanding and further cooperation between the peoples of China and Finland.

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Visit by Vice Chair of National People’s Congress

Mr. Cheng Siwei, Vice Chair of National People’s Congress and Chair of China National Democratic Development Association, visited Fudan University on April 11. Also as Vice Chair of Management Science Reward Foundation, Mr. Cheng Siwei was given a report on Fudan’s application to the Foundation before he commented on key factors of Management Science Rewards.

Mr. Cheng also joined the discussion with 30 members of Fudan Committee of China National Democratic Development Association. He highly appreciated the performance of Fudan Committee and suggested on future improvement.

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IEEE Fellowship to Prof. Tang Ting-ao

On March 23, Shanghai Branch of The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE), a non-profit organization and a world’s leading professional association for the advancement of technology, held a conference in Zhangjiang Campus, on which Mr. Paul Hans, the Chief Representative of IEEE Shanghai Branch, introduced the organization of IEEE and Sir Robin Saxby, Vice Director of IEEE conferred IEEE Fellowship on Fudan Prof. Tang Ting-ao of Microelectronics Dept. as acknowledgement of his contribution to the advancement of engineering science and technology.

On the date, Sir Robin Saxby gave a public lecture to the faculty and students from both Fudan University and Shanghai University, titled "Innovation, Wealth Creation from Technology".

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14 Fudan Professors Appointed As "1285 Cheung Kong Scholar"

The appointment ceremony for Cheung Kong Scholars Program, a joint project initiative between Li Ka Shing Foundation and Chinese Ministry of Education for supporting distinguished scholars, was held at People’s Congress Hall in Beijing on March 29, 2006. 14 Fudan professors were appointed as "1285 Cheung Kong Scholar" and President Wang Shenghong attended the ceremony representing Fudan University.

Among the 14 Fudan scholars, 8 are Appointed Professors, including Zhang Yongquan (Philology), Lin Shangli (Political Science), Tang Shanjian (Operational Research), Feng Donglai (Physics), Alastair Murchie (Bio-Medicine), Zhang Suchun (Embryology), Yang Xin (Environmental Science), Zhang Shili (Microelectronics), and 6 are Lecture Professors, including Chen Taowen (Journalism), Yu Guoliang (Mathematics), Tang Dan(Bio-Chemistry) Gu Xun (Genetics), Han Min(Biology) and Yuan Junying (Biochemistry).

This year, the number of Cheung Kong Scholars elected from Fudan University recorded a history high, after only Peking University and Tsinghua University. Up till now, Fudan has 54 professors entitled "Cheung Kong Scholar", ranking the third in total number and the second in Humanity and Sociology Category.  Fudan Cheung Kong Scholars come from various disciplines, and 5 of them are from overseas and most of them have oversea education background.
  
The Cheung Kong Scholars Program was jointly established by Chinese Ministry of Education and Mr. Li Ka-shing, HK business baron. Its main objective is to further improve China’s standard of education and intellectual competitiveness through the training and supporting the country’s best and brightest young minds.

The Cheung Kong Scholar application takes place twice a year. Professors who achieve outstanding academic distinction or make a commendable contribution have a chance to win the annual Cheung Kong Achievement Award. Beginning in 2005, in addition to Mainland China, the Award has expanded to include tertiary institutions in Hong Kong and Macau, and also research institutions under the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

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Series Lectures on Mozart

On April 10, 2006, in memorial of the 250th anniversary of Mozart, a renowned Austrian musician, and as part of the “Mozart Festival 2006” presented by the Austrian Center and Fudan Foreign Affairs Office, a series of six lectures given by Austrian professors were held at various departments of Fudan University.

The Six professors from Austrian universities specialized in various fields lectured in Fudan School of Journalism, School of Management, School of Life-Science on various aspects of Mozart studies. Lecture topics include “Mozart Effect(s) or How to Make Money”, “Spheres of Symbolism in ‘The Magic Flute’ by W.A. Mozart”, “Ideology Program and Reality of the Salzburg Festival”, “Mozart’s Skull”, “Mozart/Ballets – The Corporeal Image of the Secret of Music”, “Mozart and his female composing contemporaries”.

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Former Mayor of Mannheim Germany Spoke at Ambassador Forum

On April 7, the Ambassador Forum of Fudan welcomed its new speaker, Mr. Norbert Egger, the former Mayor of Mannheim, Germany, and his delegation on Fudan main campus.

The Ambassador Forum is jointly hosted by the Center for European Studies and the Institute of International Relations. Fudan Distinguished Professor Mei Zhaorong, former Chinese Ambassador to Germany, presided over the Forum. Mr. Norbert Egger addressed the audience on the Financial and social security system in Germany, which was well received by Fudan students and faculty.

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Nordic Centre at Fudan Held Board & Council Meetings

2006 Spring Board of Council Meetings of the Nordic Centre at Fudan University was held on campus on April 20 and 21st with 21 member institutes attending. A highlight of this year’s meeting was a tailored two-day lecture series on Higher Education in China for 12 university staff and faculty representatives from the Nordic Members whose work and research are related to China.

Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration as one of six Finnish members brought to the meeting the Helsinki Academic Male Choir KYL on April 20. The hilarious performance on Fudan campus were warmly received by both Nordic and Chinese parties. The choir has enjoyed success both in Finland and internationally and has represented the high level of male choir music since its establishment in November 1949. This year KLY came to China and had a tour in four cities – Beijing, Chengde, Hangzhou, and Shanghai. Fudan was its last but a most enjoyable stop of the tour.

As the only one of its kind in the whole of China, Nordic Centre at Fudan enjoys a eleven-year history, and now offers several educational programs and of bachelor, master and PhD levels and facilitates Nordic academic and business presence in Great Shanghai area and elsewhere in China.

 

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The 6th International Congress of Ophthalmology Academy Held in Shanghai

The 6th International Congress of Ophthalmology Academy and the 6th International Optics Academy co-hosted by the Ophthalmologic Branch of Shanghai Medical Association, the Ophthalmologic Branch of Eastern-China-Six-Provinces Medical Association and Eye Ear Nose and Throat Hospital Affiliated to Fudan University (thereafter, EENT) were held in Shanghai Friendship Hall from April 14 to 16.

Dr. Zhou Guangzhao, renowned theoretical physicist, Chairman of Chinese Science and Technology Association, and Member of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Professor Wang Weiping, Fudan Executive Vice President, Prof. Zhao Jialiang, Director of Ophthalmologic Branch of Chinese Medical Association Committee, and Prof. David Heath, Rector of US’s New England College of Optics, as well as Chairman of American Optical Association, attended the meetings. There were more than 1,500 specialists and scholars in the fields of Ophthalmology and Optics from American, European and Asian countries attending the general conferences. Prof. Zhou Guangzhao, Prof. Zhao Jialiang, and Prof. David Heath made speeches that were well received.

Technologies and topics of general concern including prevention of diabetes caused blindness, guideline for Ophthalmologic clinic, clinical application of amnia became foci of the meetings.

Besides the specialized reports, there were 98 expert lectures and over 120 theme reports. Also nearly 500 professionals were invited to share their visions regarding the ophthalmology issues under discussions.

 

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First Chinese Media Innovation Conference Concluded

The First Chinese Media Innovation Conference was hosted by Fudan Journalism School from March 25 to 26. The theme for the conference was "Collision and Fusion of Traditional Media and New Media".

After the opening ceremony, three forums were held, namely "2006 Shanghai Media & Ad , "Management Innovation and Trend of Traditional Media" and "Media Innovation in the Context of New Technique". Fudan Journalism School Prof. Huang Xiaozhi, Prof. Yu Guoming, Vice Dean of Journalism School, Renmin University of China, Vice President Prof. Fan Yide of All-China Journalists’ Association, Mr. Li Ruigang, CEO of Shanghai Media Group, and other distinguished guests attended and delivered speeches. The closing ceremony and Award Ceremony were held in the afternoon of March 26.

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Mental Health Week Concluded

On April 14, Fudan Center of Mental Health closed the activities for Mental Health Week, during which the Center organized 4 series of lectures and 1 movie review that attracted 500 students. Focusing on some popular topics among the students, Fudan Center of Mental Health invited 4 renowned scholars to lecture on the selected topics.

Assoc. Prof. Wu Guohong, Vice Director of College of Social Development and Public Policy, began his lecture on "Internet, Game and Psychology" with an interesting game. He introduced the importance of game in children’s development of mental health and discussed the problems raised by Internet and online game with psychology theory, encouraging the audience to reflect on their own experiences.
  
Dr. He Lingfeng, invited from Nanjing Aviation Institute of Politics, lectured on "Love - What You Must Know", one of the most romantic and popular topics. He interpreted in a humorous fashion the famous love tragedies, like Romeo and Juliet, Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai to rationalize the inevitable pains that love will bring about and encourage the students to balance between sense and sensibility.

Regarding the fierce competition in society today, Prof. Ji Jianlin, Dean of Mental Health Dept., made a lecture on "Setback and Reaction", explaining the reason and result of setback and inspiring appreciation of and learning from ups and downs in life.

Another invited scholar, Prof. Zhang Zhigang from Shanghai Normal University, lectured on "Social Communication and Modern Civilization". Taking various examples from handshaking to eye contact, he explained problems that might occur in one’s social life and proposed a new concept of "Feel Good, Do Well".

According to a feedback survey after the 4 lectures, up to 83% of the audience was very satisfied or fairly satisfied with the program, and 91% of the students valued these lectures very helpful and highly relevant to their daily life.

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2005 Samsung Scholarship Award

On April 21, 2006, "Award Ceremony of 2005 Samsung Scholarship " was held on Fudan Campus. 35 students won the scholarship, 5 of whom were PhD candidates, 9 MA candidates and 21 undergraduates. Fudan Vice President Prof. Chen Limin granted the scholarship together with Mr. Li Shuoming, Vice Executive of HR, and Mr. Li Hanguan, HR manager of Samsung.

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Ministry of Education Delegation Evaluated Fudan “211 Project”

The “211 Project” Evaluation meeting of Fudan University was held on April 20. As an interviewee, Fudan President Wang Shenghong reported the university’s “211 Project” progress and answered questions in detail raised by experts from Ministry of Education. After the meeting, the Ministry of Education delegation visited “211 Project” Fudan Construction Achievement Exhibition.

During their three-day visit to Fudan, the delegation visited several key program teams and held discussion with chair professors. A formal evaluation report would be submitted by the delegation to Ministry of Education afterwards.

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