Recently, an international Advisory Committee supported by a panel of 15 experts made a thorough evaluation on the development of Biological Science and Medical Engineering of Beihang University since 2017. The experts included Prof. Edward X. GUO from Columbia Engineering, Prof. Da-gan FENG, an academician of Australian Academy of Science, Prof. Scott Hollister from Georgia Institute of Technology, Prof. Ahmed Elsheikh from the University of Liverpool, Prof. Arthur MAK from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prof. Ming Zhang from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Prof. Peter LEE from The University of Melbourne and so on.
At the opening ceremony, Zhao Gang, Deputy Party Secretary of Beihang, awarded the certificate of honor to Prof. Edward X. GUO, Chair of the newly elected committee. The ceremony was attended by representatives from the International Division of Beihang, researchers from Advanced Innovation Center for Biomedical Engineering and the faculty of the School of Biological Science and Medical Engineering.
Zhao awarded the certificate of honor to Prof. Edward X. GUO
In Zhao’s speech, he pointed out that Beihang started to develop the Biological Science and Medical Engineering into a “competitive discipline” since 2018. He hoped that the experts of the evaluation committee can generously offer valuable suggestions, so as to accelerate the discipline development.
Then, Prof. Edward X. GUO made a detailed introduction on the committee members. He expected the face-to-face communications with students and faulty and promised to make an comprehensive evaluation and provide practical advice.
During the panel meeting, Prof. Qi Yingxin, Dean of the School of Biological Science and Medical Engineering, addressed the panel on the talents cultivation, scientific researches, faculty groups, lab resources and international interactions of the discipline. In response to the questions from the experts, she also presented the major challenges at current stage and the focus of work in the next five years. Besides, 16 young teachers in different fields of study made presentations on their respective work, which received praises and suggestions from the advisory panel.
In addition, the committee members had two lunch meetings with 24 undergraduates and 24 graduates, respectively. On top of that, group meetings were held between 40 teachers and the committee members, in which teachers shared their personal experience concerning the discipline development.
After the meeting, the committee members visited the branch of Advanced Innovation Center for Biomedical Engineering at Doudian town as well as some labs of the school.
A group meeting with young teachers
After discussions, Prof. Edward X. GUO gave an preliminary feedback of the evaluation, in which he spoke highly of the progress made in the last two years. A detailed and formal evaluation report will be provided later on.
The group photo
Reported by Guo Meng
Edited by Jia Aiping
Reviewed by Han Huiyu
Translated by Xiong Ting