On December 27, the opening ceremony of the 9th Beihang University Vision Forum for International Young Scholars was held online. Among attendees were Beihang Vice President Wang Yunpeng, Vice Secretary of the Party Committee Zhao Gang, leaders from various schools, representatives of outstanding young scholars, etc. Zhang Yi, Director of Human Resource Department, presided over the ceremony.
In his opening speech, Vice President Wang Yunpeng expressed his sincere congratulations on the successful opening of the forum and warm welcome to all young scholars from home and abroad. He pointed out that Beihang was born for and grows together with the country, and it has always been serving the country's major strategic needs over the past 68 years. With a strong sense of patriotism for serving the nation, Beihangers have made significant contributions in the field of aeronautics and astronautics and will spare no effort to create a more brilliant future. He welcomed young talents from all over the world to join Beihang and seek common development.
Zhao Gang, Vice Secretary of the Party Committee of Beihang University, provided a comprehensive review of Beihang’s development since its establishment from three aspects, including the original aspiration, scientific and technological innovation, and talent introduction and cultivation. He introduced the historical evolution of the disciplinary construction of the university, the achievements it has made, and the disciplinary planning and development goals in the future. He also gave a detailed account of the scientific and technological innovation in talent cultivation from its initial stage, to the “four modes” in the new century, and to the great achievements in recent years. He sincerely invited talented young people to join the faculty of Beihang and join hands to realize the dream of life.
Following that, Prof. Yang Lijun, Dean of the School of Astronautics and Secretary-General of the discipline cluster of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Prof. Lyu Weifeng, Dean of the School of Computer Science and Engineering and Secretary-General of the discipline cluster of Informatics, Prof. Lyu Guanghong, Dean of the School of Physics and Secretary-General of the discipline cluster of Science, Prof. Long Weiqiu, Dean of the School of Law and Secretary-General of the discipline cluster of Liberal Arts, and Prof. Fan Yubo, Dean of the School of Medical Science and Engineering and Secretary-General of the medical engineering interdisciplinary discipline cluster, detailly introduced the development and future planning of each discipline cluster and the strategy of talent cultivation.
During the interview session, Prof. Liu Mingjie, Dean of the School of Chemistry, Prof. Zhao Lidong, Vice Dean of the School of Materials Science and Engineering, and Prof. Chang Lingqian from the School of Biological Science and Medical Engineering shared their growth experience in terms of overseas returning, personal development, platform support and resource security, respectively.
Focusing on the international academic frontier, the forum attracts more than 600 young talents from Harvard University, Cambridge University and other world-class universities. This year's event involves 1 main forum and 21 sub-forums, which will be held from December 28, 2020 to January 20, 2021 in succession.
Reported by Guo Jiayi and Wang Fuyin
Reviewed by Zhang Yi
Edited by Jia Aiping
Translated by Lyu Xingyun