The 8th Beihang University Vision Forum for International Young Scholars, which consists of one main forum and 22 sub-forums, kicked off online on June 20.
The forum invited over 300 young talents from world-class universities and research institutions, including Harvard University, the University of Cambridge, the University of Pennsylvania, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, the National University of Singapore, etc.
Chaired by Zhuang Yan, Vice Director of Human Resource Department, the opening ceremony of the main forum was attended by Prof. Wang Yunpeng, Vice President of Beihang, and Prof. Zhao Gang, Vice Secretary of the Party Committee. Prof. Zhao delivered a welcome speech, in which he introduced Beihang’s talent introduction and cultivation mechanism from three aspects: a policy environment where talents can achieve their full potential, a global network to select the best talents for the university, and a multi-level platform for talent cultivation. He noted that Beihang will always welcome talents across the world with its open and inclusive spirit.
Vice Secretary Zhao Gang gave a welcome speech
Vice President Wang Yunpeng addressed the forum by reviewing the history and achievements of Beihang and introducing its discipline development and future plan. According to him, as a university serving national strategic needs, Beihang will develop top engineering disciplines, first-class science disciplines, quality art disciplines and a medicine-engineering combination with unique advantages, producing “great results” of “great projects” through the efforts of its “great teams” on “great platforms”. He sincerely invited young talents at home and abroad to join Beihang to realize their dreams.
Vice President Wang Yunpeng gave a report
After them, Prof. Ding Shuiting, Dean of the School of Energy and Power Engineering and the Research Institute of Aero-Engine, shared his thoughts on the future development of aero-engines. Prof. Lyu Jinhu, Dean of the School of Automation Science and Electrical Engineering, discussed how artificial intelligence could power automation. Prof. Zhao Lidong, Vice Dean of the School of Materials Science and Engineering, gave a report on thermoelectric materials.
Prof. Ding, Prof. Lyu and Prof. Zhao delivered reports
Aimed at precise talent introduction, 22 sub-forums will be held by different schools of Beihang from June 21 to July 12 using Tencent Meeting, catering to each school’s own talent recruitment plan of 2020. To support newly established schools and institutes, the forum will also include meetings where young talents can directly interact with leaders and prominent scholars of the Institute of Artificial Intelligence, the School of Medical Science and Engineering and so on to gain better knowledge of them and the university.
Reported by Xue Guoqing
Reviewed by Zhuang Yan
Edited by Jia Aiping
Translated by Li Mingzhu