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The construction and internationalization of world- class universities

Release time:April 12, 2017 / Siying He

Speaker:Way Kuo    

Date: April 13th Thursday 10:00 AM  

Venue:The Second Conference Room, New Main Building  

 

Abstract:  

Constructing double first-rate universities is an inevitable trend for advanced education field. Yet, how can we build double first-rate university and what sort of misunderstandings should we avoid? The fundamental task is internationalization, which is a form with great contents. In order to fulfill this goal, we are supposed to promote advanced courses & research and cultivate new-era personnel with innovate and global vision, by importing scientific educational mythologies and testable teaching and research methods.  

What’s more, internationalization can also be regraded as a state of mind or a confirmed attitude. Politicians‘s foresights, the attitude that university faculty holds, and social motivation are significant factors in building double first-rate universities.  

 

Brief intro of the speaker:  

Professor Way Kuo assumed the role of President of City University of Hong Kong (CityU) on 14 May 2008.  

Professor Kuo is a Member of the US National Academy of Engineering and Academia Sinica in Taiwan, a Foreign Member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, and a Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Engineering, elected in 2000, 2002, 2007, and 2014, respectively.  

A pioneer in reliability research of systems at their infant stage, Professor Kuo is renowned for his work in designing the reliability of electronics systems and nuclear energy, and has made breakthroughs in nano-reliability research. As such, he was elected to the US National Academy of Engineering at a young age. He is also a founding member of the Academy of Sciences of Hong Kong and a senior fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study at CityU.  

Before joining CityU, Professor Kuo was University Distinguished Professor, Dean of Engineering at the University of Tennessee (UT), and was a member of the senior management team at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. During his tenure at UT from 2003 to 2008, there was a marked increase in funds raised through the development of industry and alumni contacts.  

Professor Kuo dedicated his service to Texas A&M University from 1993 to 2003 in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Professor Kuo received his PhD degree in engineering in 1980 from Kansas State University and BS degree in nuclear engineering in 1972 from National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan.  

In addition to his remarkable academic achievements, he has received numerous professional awards, including an Honorary Doctorate from Beijing Institute of Technology granted by the State Council of the People’s Republic of China. He has also been appointed as external advisor for internationally renowned institutions, hi-tech companies and research organizations, and is frequently invited to speak all over the world on topics related to education, reliability, energy and research. Professor Kuo is the Chairman of the Gnedenko e-Forum based in Moscow, Russia.  

 

International Division BHU