Invitation to the 3rd International Forum for Young and Middle-Aged Scholars, Guangzhou University

Organizer: Guangzhou University

Time: December 15-18, 2017

1.About Guangzhou University and the forum

Guangzhou University is a comprehensive university named after one of the five central cities of China. Guangzhou University boasts a history of ninety years, and provides a comprehensive variety of disciplines. It now has two campuses: the University Town campus and the Guihuagang campus in downtown Guangzhou. It has a total of 33,833 students and an integrated training system covering bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and post-doctoral degrees. Currently the university has 2,714 faculty members among whom there are 1,148 associate professors and professors, including two Academicians of Chinese Academy of Sciences, two Academicians of Chinese Academy of Engineering, six Dually-Employed Academicians, four Yangtze River Scholars, ten National Outstanding Youths and seven representatives from “A Thousand National Experts”. These faculty members have joined a series of 973 programs, 863 programs, key projects for human and social sciences, projects of the national natural science foundation and projects of the national social science foundation.

The Guangdong Provincial Government and the Guangzhou Municipal Government have proposed a new strategic direction for Guangzhou University. They aim to integrate the development of Guangzhou University into the progress of Guangzhou City and develop Guangzhou University to a highly-recognized international university with strength in academic disciplines, and characteristics of local culture.

The university is recruiting elite teachers and researchers from throughout the world and is developing a batch of key research platforms and first-level disciplines. It is hoped that by 2020, Guangzhou University will have recruited 1,500 talented people including leading talents, academic leaders, leaders of academic disciplines, level A outstanding youth, level B outstanding youth, outstanding young doctoral candidates, full-time researchers and postdoctoral fellows. The university will provide competitive salaries, housing subsidies, and research allowances for the successful candidates, andwill also provide assistance in building research platforms and teams. It will also provide support in their children’s school enrollment.

Utilizing the synergies created by the development of a high level university, the 3rdInternational Forum for Young and Middle-Aged scholars will assemble scholars from China and other countries to work in the designated professional areas. It will provide a platform for all participants to discuss and follow relevant issues of their relevant fields. It will aim to strengthen academic ties and collaborations between those at the forum while identifying talented people and absorbing their expertise in these areas. A variety of activities, keynote speeches, seminars, and interviews will be organized during the forum.

2.Invitees

All interested and qualified scholars with a doctor’s degree froma recognized by Chinese or overseas university are welcome to apply. Candidates will preferably be under the age of fifty. All young and middle-aged scholars with strong academic potential (including 2018 caliber PhD graduates) are welcome. Outstanding graduates with doctoral or post-doctoral degrees from the world’s top 200 universities and applicants ho have obtained projects of National Young Talents or aving done research overseas for more than two years will be given priority.

Scholars from the following academic disciplines and key research areas are welcome to apply: Mathematics, Physics,Chemistry, Astronomy, Geography, Atmospheric Sciences, Geology, Biology, Systems Science, Ecology, Statistics, Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering, Optical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Science and Technology, Information and Communication Engineering, Control Science and Engineering, Computer Science and Technology,Architecture, Civil Engineering, Surveying Science and Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Technology, Geological Resources and Geological Engineering, Environmental Science and Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, FoodS cience and Engineering, Urban Planning, Landscape Architecture, Software Engineering, Bioengineering, Safety Science and Engineering,Philosophy, Theoretical Economics, Applied Economics, Law, Politics, Sociology, Marxist Theory, Pedagogy, Psychology,Physical Education, ChineseLanguage and Literature, Foreign Language and Literature, Journalism and Communication Studies, Chinese History,World History,Management Science and Engineering, Business Administration, Public Management, Art Theory, Music and Dance, Drama and Film studies, Fine Arts and Design Science.

Priorities are currently given to the following areas in Guangzhou University:

• Intelligent Manufacturing and Engineering

• Mobile Data Science and Engineering

• Life Sciences and Human Health (Precision Gene Editing and Engineering)

• Urban Underground Space Development and Engineering

• South China Geographical Environment and Urban Sustainable Development

• Lingnan Culture and Arts

• Modern Finance and Industry Research

3.ApplicationProcedures

Step1. Registration

All scholars who meet the requirements should follow the WeChat official account of the Human Resources Office or scan the QR code of Human Resources Office of Guangzhou University as follows and submit their applications online (Registration system will be open from 10:00 a.m., 30th October, 2017):

Office of the Human Resources Work, Guangzhou University

Registration deadline: 20 November, 2017

Step 2. Letter of Invitation

Electronic invitation letters will be issued to all registered scholars by 25 November, 2017.

Step 3. Confirmation of Attendance

Invited scholarsare required to fill in the form to confirm attendance within 7 days upon receipt of their letter of invitation.

4.Transportation and Accommodation

The forum will provide free accommodation and transportation allowances for all participants. The standard of allowance is as follows: 15,000yuanper person for scholars from European countries, the United States and Canada, 10,000yuanper person for scholars from Asian countries other than China, 5000yuanper person for scholars from mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan.

5.ContactDetails

Web page: http://www.gzhu.edu.cn

Email: See the attachment

Address: 230 WaihuanWest Road, Guangzhou Higher Education Mega Center, Panyu District, Guangzhou City, 510006,

Guangdong Province,P. R. China

Enquires:

Ms. Xu / Mr. Li: +86-20-39341749

Mr. Tan / Ms. Wang: +86-20-39366462

Fax: +86-20-39366216

Attachment: Contactdetails

School

Coordinator

Phone Number

E-Mail

School of Geographical Science

School of Geographical Science

Ms. Tan

020-39366890

dlxyrc@gzhu.edu.cn

School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Mr. Wang

020-39366902

hgxyrc@gzhu.edu.cn

School of Environmental Science and Engineering

Mr. Liang

020-39366937

hjxyrc@gzhu.edu.cn

School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering

Ms. Li

020-39366923

jdxyrc@gzhu.edu.cn

School of ComputerSciencesand Education Software (including Research Institute ofIntelligent Software)

Ms. Liang

020-39366375

jjxyrc@gzhu.edu.cn

School of Architecture and Urban Planning

Ms. Huang

020-39366972

jzxyrc@gzhu.edu.cn

School of Life Sciences (includingPrecision Gene Editing and Engineering Center and Research Center for MolecularGenetics and Evolution)

Mr. Li

020-39366915

skxyrc@gzhu.edu.cn

School of Mathematics and Information Science

Mr. Peng

020-39366859

sxxyrc@gzhu.edu.cn

School of Civil Engineering (includingGuangzhou University - Tamkang University Joint Research Center for Engineering Structure Disaster and Control andResearch Institute of Building Energy Conservation)

Mr. Pan

020-39366955

tmxyrc@gzhu.edu.cn

School of Physics and Electronic Engineering

Ms. Wen

020-39366871

wdxyrc@gzhu.edu.cn

School of Physics Education

Mr. Qin

020-39366835

tyxyrc@gzhu.edu.cn

Earthquake Engineering Research and Test Center

Mr. Long

020-86395053

kzzxrc@gzhu.edu.cn

Guangzhou Development Research Institute

Mr. Zhou

020-36213781

gzfzyjyrc@gzhu.edu.cn

Research Institute of CyberspaceAdvanced Technology

Ms. Yin

020-39341749

wyyrc@gzhu.edu.cn

Research Institute ofIntelligent Manufacturing and Engineering

Ms. Chen

020-39341527

esim_hr@gzhu.edu.cn

School of Business Administration (includingSchool of Innovation and Entrepreneurship)

Ms. Ding

020-39366799

ggxyrc@gzhu.edu.cn

School of Economics and Statistics (includingGuangzhou International Institute of Finance)

Mr. Peng

020-39366825

jjxyrcyj@gzhu.edu.cn

School of Public Administration

Ms. Li

020-39366783

ggglxyrc@gzhu.edu.cn

School of Education

Ms. Mo

020-39366750

jyxyrc@gzhu.edu.cn

School of Law (includingPublic Law Research Center and Human Rights Research Institute)

Ms. Xia

020-39366715

lawxyrc@gzhu.edu.cn

School of Tourism (Sino-French College of Tourism)

Ms. Hu

020-39366846

lyxyrc@gzhu.edu.cn

School of Fine Arts and Design

Mr. Xu

020-39366713

artxyrc@gzhu.edu.cn

School of Humanities

Mr. Zhang

020-39366708

rwxyrc@gzhu.edu.cn

School of Foreign Studies

Mr. Liao

020-39366711

wyxyrc@gzhu.edu.cn

School of Journalism and Communication

Ms. Wu

020-39366793

xwxyrc@gzhu.edu.cn

School of Music and Dance

Ms. Ruan

020-39366687

ywxyrc@gzhu.edu.cn

School of Marxism

(School of Politics and

Civic Education)

Mr. Zhang

020-39366727

zzgmrc@gzhu.edu.cn

 

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