On the morning of July 3, the opening ceremony of 2019 International Graduate Summer School in Aeronautics and Astronautics (2019 IGSS) was held in the Conference Center of New Main Building. It was attended by Tao Zhi, Vice President of Beihang University, staff members in charge of the summer school from Graduate School and International Division, experts scheduled to deliver lectures, young teachers working as advisers for the students, as well as more than 90 graduate students from all over the world.
Vice President Tao first delivered a speech in which he reviewed the history of Beihang University and IGSS. According to him, 2019 IGSS had a theme of “integrating and innovating in aeronautics, astronautics, informatics and medicine” and a focus on the intersection, cooperation and innovation in aeronautic and astronautic research. Nearly 100 outstanding teachers and students gathered for the summer school to have academic discussions, compete in teams, visit laboratories, attend lectures on cutting-edge topics, exchange ideas and fulfill their potential for innovation. They were expected to improve their ability to communicate across disciplines and think critically, laying the foundation for the worldwide “collaborative innovation” in the field of aeronautics and astronautics.
Vice President Tao delivered an address
Ana Vieira, a doctoral student from Delft University of Technology and representative of international students, spoke of her gratitude to IGSS for its positive role in the international academic cultural exchanges and her wish to know more about the innovation and coordinated development of aeronautic and astronautic technology in different culture regions. Zhang Yufei, a graduate student from the School of Instrumentation Science and Opto-electronics Engineering and representative of domestic students, welcomed all the international students and expressed his expectation of the academic activities provided by the summer school.
Student representatives gave speeches
Song Xiaodong, Director of the Division of Graduate Affairs Management of Graduate School, introduced the curriculum, schedule and relative points for attention of the summer school.
After the opening ceremony, Prof. Gerold Baier from the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology of University College London delivered a lecture titled “The Control of Brain Dynamics—A Synthetic Approach”. Prof. Liu Zhiqi from the School of Materials Science and Engineering and Dr. Zhao Anmin from the School of Aeronautic Science and Engineering also shared their academic interest in speeches titled “Electric-Field Controlled Information Storage Device” and “Key Technology Innovation and Engineering Application of Low Altitude Long Time (LALT) UAV” respectively.
Scholars gave lectures
Based on the graduate education resources of Beihang University, International Graduate Summer School in Aeronautics and Astronauticsis aims to facilitate the exchange of academic ideas between Beihang graduate students and international students and enhance their potential for innovation by means of seminars, academic reports, themed competitions and so on. Since 2011, it has been held eight times and attended by over 800 domestic and overseas graduate students, who not only learned knowledge and had cultural interactions but also gained true friendships. Learning from the experience, the 2019 IGSS focuses on the hot topics in relevant fields, increases the proportion of students from world-class universities and invites influential Chinese and foreign scholars to deliver lectures. These moves help improve the influence of IGSS and promote Beihang’s development into an open and multidisciplinary research university featuring the integration of aeronautics, astronautics and informatics.
Group photo of all participants in the opening ceremony
Reported by Liu Yuntao
Photographed by Yu Chang and Zhang Xinyue
Reviewed by Song Xiaodong
Edited by Jia Aiping
Translated by Li Mingzhu