Fudan Alumni Presented Qiu Shi Outstanding Scientist Award
On Nov. 1, Fudan Alumnus Prof. Shen Pingping, an energy expert, was awarded Qiu Shi Outstanding Scientist Award by Qiu Shi Science & Technologies Foundation on the opening ceremony of the 12th Annual Meeting of China Association for Science and Technology in Fuzhou.
Born in Shanghai in 1941, Prof. Shen Pingping graduated from Department of Mathematics at Fudan University in 1964. He is former vice-president of PetroChina, a senior engineer from Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration & Development, PetroChina, Ph.D supervisor, and government expert. He worked as a standing executive member of the 4th session of the Council for Chinese Petroleum Society, and now works as Director of Chinese Petroleum Engineering Society. He has completed several research projects either national or for PetroChina including Research for Enhanced Oil Recovery.
In 1994 Qiu Shi Science & Technologies Foundation was founded by Dr. Cha Chi Ming and his family in Hong Kong. The primary goal of this foundation is to promote science and technology research in China, and to encourage and reward successful Chinese scholars in the fields of mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, and medicine. Among Fudan recipients, Academician Chen Zhongwei, Academician Tan Jiazhen and Academician Yang Yuliang were awarded Qiu Shi Outstanding Scientist in 1994, 1995 and 2008 respectively while Fudan alumni Academician Hong Jiaxing, Academician Zhang Weiping and Prof. Yong Jiongmin were awarded Outstanding Young Scholar Award.
ICSICT 2010 Concludes in Shanghai
Fudan School of Information and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) co-hosted the 10th Session of the International Solid-State and Integrated Circuit Technology (ICSICT 2010) from November 1 to 4 at the Inter Continental Hotel Pudong. ICSICT is one of the most important international conferences held on semiconductor and integrated circuit technology, device, design. Professor T. P. Ma of Yale University, Foreign Member of Chinese Academy of Sciences, delivered an opening statement, Professor Tang Ting-ao, Chairman of the Conference Program Committee at Fudan University delivered a report.
More than 600 delegates from 28 countries and regions attend the conference, including 250 people from overseas. Professor Tang Sah, the internationally renowned experts in the semiconductor, Professor Wang Yangyuan, CMOS technology founder and other famous scholars made 8 wonderful reports. During the three-day meeting, 18 sub-topics and 64 field reports displayed on the CMOS device technology, MEMS technology, semiconductor memory technology, digital and analog circuit design technology and its applications to communicate the latest research results.
ICSICT 2010 also established the Outstanding Student Paper Award, according to the score, and Session Chair of international experts from the eight jury of the assessment, the meeting selected out eight outstanding student papers from 47 submissions. The awarded students are from Fudan University, Peking University, Taiwan Sun Yat-sen University, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Microelectronics, Tsinghua University, TU Delft of Holland and Carleton University of Canada.
The 2nd RTTC Forum Held at Fudan
The 2nd International Forum of Regional and Targeting Therapies for Cancer (RTTC) was held from 5 to 7 November, 2010 at Fudan University. Hosted by Fudan University Affiliating Zhongshan Hospital and Liver Cancer Research Centre, the forum has attracted participation of 468 experts and scholars from ten countries and regions including China, Canada, Sweden, Belgium, Norway, Denmark, Japan, India and Brazil.
The most up-to-date research achievements in fields such as minimally invasive tumor surgical approach, chemoembolization (intervention), radio frequency, radiation (including gamma knife), targeting and immune therapy, and basic research were exchanged among domestic and international scholars.
Member of the China Science Academy, Professor Tang Zhaoyou, made a presentation on his latest progress on hepatocellular carcinoma. Another 11 specialists from Zhongshan Hospital, Tumor Hospital and Fudan School of Pharmacy also reported breakthroughs in their respective fields.
The forum also witnessed the heated discussions from all participants on the key and difficult issues of the regional and targeting therapies for tumors. Professor Wang Xiangdong, Director of the Central Laboratory of Zhongshan Hospital chaired the opening ceremony with a welcome speech delivered by Professor Zhu Tongyu, Zhongshan Hospital’s Vice President.
The 3rd International Forum of RTTC is to be held in October, 2012. The organizing committee of this forum will endeavor to make the forum an important platform of academic exchanges and research cooperation for doctors and researchers in the tumor treatment.
1st Anniversary Seminar of Yale Global Online Fudan Edition
On Nov. 6, “1st Anniversary Seminar of Yale Global Online Fudan Edition: Globalization and China Model” was held by Editorial Committee of Yale Global Online Fudan Edition, Fudan Institute of Advanced Studies for Social Science and Fudan School of Journalism. Fudan Chancellor Qin Shaode and other experts attended the seminar.
Prof. Deng Zhenglai, Dean of Fudan Institute of Advanced Studies for Social Science, presided over the seminar and during his 1-year working report, he remarked on the mission, organizational structure, processing procedure, website content, visitor volume, reader sources and visibility of Yale Global Online Fudan Edition. The mission of Yale Global is to explore the implications of the growing interconnectedness of the world, analyze and promote debate on all aspects of globalization through publication of original articles and multi-media presentations drawing on the rich intellectual resources of the Yale University community, scholars from other universities, and public- and private-sector experts from around the world.
Yale Global Online Fudan Edition is the Chinese version of Yale Global Online with papers and reviews of Chinese scholars, co-published by Editorial Department of Yale Global Online Fudan Edition, Fudan Institute of Advanced Studies for Social Science and Fudan School of Journalism, which is the first academic website in Chinese focusing on “Globalization”.
Sino-Canada Environmental Governance Roundtable and Official Launch of the Centre for Canadian Public Policy Studies at Fudan University
Organized by Fudan-Queen’s Sino-Canada Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development and the recently established Centre for Canadian Public Policy Studies, and coordinated by the Queen’s China Liaison Office, a “Sino-Canada Environmental Governance Roundtable” was held at Fudan University, on the 13th of November 2010. The roundtable was sponsored by the Government of Canada and by the Queen’s University School of Policy Studies.
Environmental governance is an issue of global importance and far-reaching implications. With the world’s largest population, unparalleled economic growth and unprecedented, rapid-paced urbanization, China is facing serious environmental challenges. The roundtable brought together people from academic circles, policy making bodies, NGOs, business, and university students. Topics included a wide range of environmental governance issues. Peter Sylvester, Professor of Queen’s School of Policy Studies, and former President of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, presented on “Public Participation in Canada’s Environmental Assessment System”; Wang Xiangrong, Professor and Director of Fudan Research Centre of Urban and Eco-Planning and Design, presented on “Global Change and Response Strategy”; Dai Xingyi, Professor and Director of Fudan Centre of Urban Management Studies, Centre of Land and Resources Studies, presented on “Challenges in China’s Environmental Governance”; Ren Wenwei, Professor of Fudan, director of WWF Shanghai Program office, co-director of the Fudan-Queen’s Sino-Canada Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development, presented on ”the Role of NGOs in China’s Environmental Governance”; Peter Harrison, Director and professor at the Queen’s School of Policy Studies, presented on “Sustainable Development and Indigenous Land in Canada”. Hu Jing, deputy director of the Shanghai Low Carbon Economy Research Centre, Shanghai Academy of Environmental Science, presented on “Towards an Environmentally Friendly City”; Song Lei, Professor, China Executive Leadership Academy Pudong, Presented on “Fiscal Policies for Low Carbon City Development”; Zhang Zhiyao, Queen’s China Liaison Officer and coordinator of the Fudan-Queen’s Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development and the Centre for Canadian Public Policy Studies at Fudan University, and Christopher Shallis, environmentalist, presented on “Land Use and Water Source Protection”; Zhang Hao, assistant general manager, Shanghai Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection Park, shared his thoughts on Challenges China’s Enterprises Face in Environmental Protection and Energy Conservation.
At the start of the roundtable, participants gathered to witness a brief ceremony which was held to mark the official launch of the newly established Centre for Canadian Public Policy Studies at Fudan. The centre is a product of close collaboration between Queen’s and Fudan University. It is expected to become a major centre in China for Canadian Public Policy Studies.
Queen’s University and Fudan University are committed to use the two centres as platforms to steadily advance Canadian Studies at Fudan, and to further their already well established, fruitful ties created through student exchanges, reciprocal faculty visits, research collaboration, training, and other endeavours.
(Provided by Zhang Zhiyao, Queen’s China Liaison Officer)
Energy Technology Prospective 2010 Concludes
Sponsored by the International Energy Agency (IEA), organized by Fudan University and supported by Shanghai Energy Association, the official launch of the Energy Technology Prospective 2010 (ETP 2010) was held on Nov 4 at Shanghai Okura Garden Hotel. IEA Deputy Executive Director Richard Jones attended the ceremony and delivered keynote speech. Vice Presidentof Fudan University Prof. Chen Limin gave a speech on behalf of Fudan University.
Prof. Chen Limin briefly introduced ETP 2010 and expressed his warm welcome to Mr. Richard Jones. Chen also presented engaging efforts and outstanding contribution of Fudan University in energy and technology related area, such as the establishment and development of Energy Research Center at Fudan University and long-term friendly and cooperative relationship between IEA and Fudan.
ETP 2010 Report shows that a very considerable investment will be needed to meet the world’s growing energy needs. The baseline scenario estimates a total investment, between 2010 and 2050, of USD 270 trillion. Meeting energy demand growth in a way that supports the “50% by 2050” goal will be considerably more expensive: the BLUE Map scenario projects investment requirements of USD 316 trillion, a further increase of 17% (USD 46 trillion).The report points out that the next decade is critical. If emissions do not peak by around 2020 and decline steadily thereafter, achieving the needed 50% reduction by 2050 will become much more costly.
Finally, the report made the conclusion that the most vital message of ETP 2010 is that an energy technology revolution is within reach. Achieving it will stretch the capacities of all energy-sector stakeholders and entail substantial upfront costs, but over the long term these will be more than offset by the benefits. Governments, investors and consumers around the world need to take bold, decisive action to initiate and advance change in their respective spheres of influence – and increase their commitment to working together.
The conference also invited Professor Academician Jin Donghan for comments. In guest interaction session, Mr. Richard Jones, Academician Jin Donghan, Mr. Shi Rongmin, Councilor of Shanghai Energy Conservation Association, and Ms. Wu Libo, Executive Deputy Director of Energy Research Center at Fudan University discussed the questions focusing topics on hot issues in energy technology area.
2010 Fudan Management Excellence Award
On Nov. 15, the 2010 Fudan Management Excellence Award Ceremony was held in Xiamen University. Mr. Li Lanqing, the former member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and the former Vice Premier of China, President of Fudan Premium Fund of Management presented Fudan Management Excellence Award to three winners, including Professor Shuming Zhao from Nanjing University, Prof. Wu Shinong of Xiamen University and Prof. Chen Rongqiu of Huangzhong University of Science and Technology. The three winners will share a one-million reward.
Known as the “Nobel Prize in Management” in China, the Fudan Management Excellence Award is granted annually in rotation among three sub-fields in management, namely, management science and engineering, business administration, and public administration. There were 111 applicants in 2010. After a multi-phase selection procedure including peer recommendation and review, sub-committee review, final experts’ committee review, the final three were selected and approved by the Council of Fudan Premium Fund of Management.
Fudan Students Win Gold Medal of IIBD Case Competition
On Nov.17, the final-round of the IIBD Case Competition was held at Hongkong Baptist University. The participating team of Fudan University consisting of four students from School of Management won the first prize. These four students are: YANG Yang，SONG Jia, ZHAO Tian，WANG Zhenyu.
IIBD Case Competition 2010 was co-organized by IIBD (Wing Lung Bank International Institute) and Hongkong Baptist University to strengthen internationalization through the enhancement of student and faculty networks, both socially as well as professionally. The Competition highlights the strategic challenges and managerial dilemmas faced by global business leaders. Students have to work under pressure to solve a real world business problem, using simulated business conditions such as time-critical deadlines and incomplete information, to formulate workable, action-oriented recommendations. This year, the cases focused on Corporate Sustainability.
There were 39 universities from 11 countries and regions participated in the first-round of the Competition. Five finalist teams were chosen and invited to Hong Kong to compete for awards in the final-round of the Competition on 17 November.
Community Premier Receives China Campus Theatre Award
On the evening of Nov.18, 2010, the closing ceremony of the 2nd China Campus Theatre Festival was held in Shanghai Theatre Academy. Community Premier, a play written by teachers and students at Fudan University, received China Campus Theatre Award, which is the highest award in this area. Fudan Drama Troupe once received the award in 2008. In addition, Ms. CAI Yiyi was awarded as the best actress. Community Premier is based on the stories of social practice activities completed by Fudan students.
The 20th Anniversary of Fudan Center for Japanese Studies
From November 20 to 21, 2010, the 20th Anniversary of Center for Japanese Studies of Fudan University and the 20th Japanese Academic Symposium was held on Fudan campus. Vice President of Fudan University，Professor Chen Limin attended the opening ceremony. The guests of honor, Deputy Director of Asian Section from Ministry of Foreign Affairs of P.R. China Mr. Wu Jianghao, Deputy Director of Asian Section from Ministry of Commerce of P.R. China Mr. Song Yaoming, and Deputy Consul Mr. Hirakoba from Japanese General Consulate in Shanghai among the others delivered speeches in the opening ceremony. Vice Minister of General Affairs of Japan Mr. Hara, Pro-vice President of GRIPS Mr. Horie, and former Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of China, Mr. Xu Dunxin made keynote speeches.
Center for Japanese Studies of Fudan University was established in July 1990, focusing on Sino-Japanese relations, economy, academic researches and exchanges in the fields of Japanese politics, economy and culture.
The Center for Japanese studies is one of the leading academic institutions in South China that has published a large number of excellent works on Japanese academic research, trained many extinguished talents, and made great contributions to research on Japan.
More than 30 domestic universities and business representatives attended the celebration ceremony. The overseas representatives of Japanese Consulate General in Shanghai, Japan Foundation, 30 universities and research institutions such as Kyoto University, Keio University, Waseda University, Doshisha University, Kansai University, Nagano University, Nanyang Technological University and enterprises were also invited to attend the celebration meeting.
Wuxi Research Institute of Fudan University Established
On Nov. 20, an unveiling ceremony and 1st Board of Directors Meeting for Wuxi Research Institute of Fudan University were held in Wuxi City. Fudan Chancellor Qin Shaode and Mr. Liang Baohua, Party Secretary of CPC Jiangsu Provincial Committee together unveiled the name plague for the Institute. Fudan Vice President Chen Xiaoman and Mr. Luo Zhijun, Governor of Jiangsu Province together unveiled the name plague for Fudan Technology Transfer Center Wuxi Branch and Fudan Microsystem Analysis Center Wuxi Branch.
As Fudan’s first major research institute established outside of Shanghai, Wuxi Research Institute of Fudan University is expected to promote interaction and synthesis of disciplines relating to Internet of Things and realize as soon as possible the commercialization of Hi-tech Results. With exchange and cooperation with Fudan University in Biomedicine, new energy, new materials and some concerned fields, Wuxi Municipal government regards this institute as source of innovation on technology and industry incubator to speed its industrial reconstruction.
Fudan Student JIN Yuan Wins Silver in 16th Asian Games
JIN Yuan from School of Journalism of Fudan University won Silver Medal in the Asian Games women's 3000m steeplechase on the evening of Nov. 21. JIN Yuan finished game in 9 min 55.71s, just 0.04s behind the gold winner and this was also the best record Fudan has ever achieved in World-Class sports competition.
Visit by Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs
The Hon Kevin Rudd MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Australia visited Fudan University on Nov.1, 2010. President of Fudan University, Prof. YANG Yuliang, Director of Center for American Studies, Prof. SHEN Dingli hosted the delegation on campus.
The Hon Kevin Rudd MP joined the discussion “What’s next for China: at home and abroad” after meeting the president. Scholars from Center for American Studies exchanged the ideas with the Foreign Minister.
Visit by Australian Minister of Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations
On Nov.4, 2010, Mr. Christopher Evans, Australian Minister of Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations, visited Fudan University. Shortly before the visit, Fudan University just signed cooperative agreement with Go8 representatives from Australia together with another eight universities of China, in order to encourage communication between the youth from both countries.
Fudan President Prof. YANG Yuliang received the delegation on campus. President Yang highly recognized the cooperation between the nine Chinese universities and Go8, remarked that students from both countries will benefit from exchanges and will be better prepared as a global citizen in the 21st century. Meanwhile, President Yang introduced the future plan for the development of Fudan University. Mr. Even acknowledged the cooperation between universities in Australia and Fudan University, and wished diversified and further enriched student exchanges.
Visit by President of Kim Il-sung University
On the afternoon of Nov.5, President of Kim II-sung University led a delegation of eight visited Fudan University who were warmly welcomed by Fudan Executive Vice President Wang Weiping.
Kim II Sung University is the best university of DPRK, which was under the guidance of several top leaders. Many government officials of all levels graduated from this university. The president of Kim II-sung University is member of the central government committee and enjoys high reputation in DPRK.
Kim II Sung University has been a partner of Peking University for years. The delegation visited Fudan campus and received introduction of Fudan.
Visit by President of the FFCSA
On November 15, President of the FFCSA (Fondation Franco Chinoise pour la Science et ses Applications) Prof. Jacques Caen visited Fudan University and was warmly welcomed by Vice President Chen Xiaoman.
Prof. Caen introduced the post-doc program of FFCSA and hoped to get continuous support from Fudan as to send qualified young researchers to do research in France as well as receive French post-docs at Fudan. Representatives from relevant offices including Foreign Affairs Office, Graduate School and HR Office also joined the meeting.
After the meeting, Prof. Caen gave a presentation on the program to young scholars at Fudan.
Vice President Prof. Gui Yonghao Meets DELL’s Area President-Asia Pacific
On 18th November, 2010, Vice President of Fudan University, Prof. Gui Yonghao, who is in charge of Informationalisation on campus, met Mr. Kremer, Joseph, General Manager Public Sector Asia-Pacific and Managing Director ANZ at Dell and President for Affairs of Chinese Government and Education. Director of Information Office at Fudan University and Deputy Director of Foreign Affairs Office also attended the meeting.
Mr. Kremer introduced DELL’s development and its plan to cooperate with universities. Prof. Gui Yonghao discussed with him about the Information tech in education, State-cooperation, information system of medical imaging, high performance calculation, cloud computing and so on.
After the meeting, accompanied by Fudan Director of Information Office, Mr. Kremer and the other guests visited the core equipment room at Fudan University.
Vice President of Macquarie University Visits Fudan University
On 23rd November, Vice President of Macquarie University from Australia visited Fudan University with a delegation including several renowned professors from medical school, linguistics, computer school, school of life science, physics and economic mathematics.
The delegation wished to expand existing cooperation and start faculty exchange with Fudan. After the meeting, the two parties held detailed discussions regarding different fields of studies. Macquarie University has initiated scholarship for its partner universities to strengthen Joint Doctor Degree programs.
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