On March 25-26th, the 6th SKKU & HUST Bilateral Graduate Student Workshop and Annual Academic Conference for Graduate Students was successfully held in the form of offline and online sessions. The conference was jointly held by the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering of Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) and the School of Chemical Engineering of Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU). More than 400 teachers and students from both universities participated and exchanged their ideas during the two-day conference.
Figure 1. The opening ceremony
In the morning of March 25th, the opening ceremony of the conference started. Ma Yanlin, the Dean of HUST Graduate School, Chen Jie, the Director of HUST Office of International Affairs, Zhu Jintao, the Dean of the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. as well as Nae-Eung Lee, the Dean of the College of Engineering and Prof. Jong Wook Bae of the School of Chemical Engineering from SKKU, and other participants from both universities were present at the ceremony.
Ma Yanlin, Dean of the Graduate School was giving the opening speech
At the opening ceremony, Ma Yanlin, the Dean of the Graduate School, gave an opening speech and expressed her appreciation and support for the cooperation between HUST and SKKU in deepening open education and exploring new cooperation modes. She also expressed her expectations for further development and cooperation between the two universities in the future.
Chen Jie, the Director of the Office of International Affairs was giving a speech
Chen Jie, the Director of the Office of International Affairs, appreciated the fruitful achievements of the two universities in international exchanges and cooperation, and expressed her wish that the two universities work more closely in building a high-level cooperation platform as well as achieving international development.
Zhu Jintao, the Dean of the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering was giving a speech
Zhu Jintao, the Dean of the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, mentioned in his speech that due to the COVID-19 situation, the conference was held in the form of offline and online sessions. Regardless of the difficulties, the conference would not only provide a valuable opportunity for teachers and students of the two universities to exchange ideas in the context of the post-pandemic situation, but also to enhance the friendly relationship between the two universities, laying a solid foundation for further long-term cooperation.
Group photo in the parallel session in HUST
Group photo in the parallel session in SKKU
In the invited report session, professors from both universities including Prof. Gu Yanlong, Prof. Xia Baoyu, Prof. Yang Xuan, Prof. Zhang Heng, Prof. Tang Conghui, Prof. Jin Woong Kim, Prof. Seok Joon Kwon and Prof. Nam Gyu Park shared their research progress and academic achievements with the audience.
Prof. Gu Yanlong from HUST was giving an academic report
For students, the conference consisted of oral sessions and poster sessions in three main fields including biology, energy and materials. 58 graduate students from both universities shared their latest research progress with the audience. After each report, the professors and students discussed the findings together and the report was evaluated by the judges in terms of content, expression and other aspects.
Research achievement sharing
In the afternoon of March 26th, the two-day conference drew to its close. At the closing ceremony, Tan Bien, the Vice Dean of the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering,gave the closing remark. He said that the conference had been very successful. It made the relationship between the teachers and students of the two universities closer, and had left many good memories for both parties. He also expressed his hope for the two universities to cooperate more closely in academic visits and international student cultivation. Finally, Prof. Jong Wook Bae expressed his gratitude to all the participants and delivered his expectation for the next conference.
Group photo of online and offline participants
Since the first HUST-SKKU Bilateral Graduate Student Workshop in 2015, HUST and SKKU have been working closely in academic cooperation and mutual exchange. This time, the conference not only enhanced the friendly communication between the two universities, but also provided a valuable opportunity for professors and students from both sides to share their research results and their latest progress. With continuous exchange and cooperation, both HUST and SKKU will make further progress in the future in terms of academic activities and scientific research.
Written by: Wang Mengting, Lv Tianyu
Edited by: Han Qiong, Andrew, Peng Yumeng