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HUST Sign Agreement with Birmingham University

March 23,2016

On the morning of March 15th, Chen Jianguo, HUST Vice President for International Affairs and Prof. Jonathan Frampton, Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Director of the China Institute of the University of Birmingham, jointly signed a bilateral agreement to further the collaboration on teaching and research while exploring new research areas of common strength and interest. Professor Chen Jianguo spoke highly of the achievement in the bilateral cooperation over the last decade. He also pointed out that the current cooperation could be expanded in research and other related fields. Chen suggested that as the very foundation for a solid and lasting partnership, both parties need to work for a favorable condition to promote substantial collaboration for researchers and faculty members. Chen also proposed to build a closer core-partnership through some creative collaboration programs like the “college day”. Prof. Jonathan Frampton indicated that the two universities have already worked well on joint teaching programs and summer school programs and, the new agreement will open a new world of collaboration in research and teaching. He expected that both sides to extend the current cooperation into fields like Mathematics, Environmental Science, Nursing and Chemistry etc. Prof. Zhang Zhibin, Deputy Director of China Institute of the University of Birmingham and representatives from the International Exchange Center, School of International Education, Research and Development office, School of Basic Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Physics, School of Mathematics and Statistics, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering of HUST attended the event.  

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Sino-German Natural Products Bilateral Seminar Held

January 21,2016

During October 1 to October 6, Sino-Germany Natural Product Bilateral Seminar was held in College of Pharmacy, Tongji Medical College. The impacts and issues of natural products have been detailed discussed among 11 German scholars and 24 Chinese scholars. The seminar was sponsored by the Sino-German Center for Research Promotion and was hosted by College of Pharmacy of HUST, Philipps-Universitat Marburg and Nanjing University. With 35 plenary lectures the seminar demonstrated the latest development in the fields of new natural product discovery, biological function, biosynthesis and chemosynthesis. The face-to-face discussion will doubtlessly promote the academic communication between the experts home and abroad. During the conference, Vice President Ma Jianhui met with Professor Micheal Keusge, dean of the College of Pharmacy, Philipps-Universitat Marburg, Professor Tan Renxiang and Professor Li Shuming. After the conference, Vice-President Chen Jianguo met with Professor Ulrich Koert, Vice-President of Philipps-Universitat Marburg in charge of scientific research and foreign affairs, and had deep conversation about student training, scientific research and international communication, laying a solid foundation for substantial cooperation between two universities

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US Consul General in Wuhan Visited HUST

January 21,2016

In the afternoon of October 28th, US Consul General in Wuhan- Joseph Zadrozny visited HUST with the company of Public Affairs Consul-Jamie Dragon. At the invitation of Consul General, Lu Gang the Chairman of the University Board had a meeting with them. Lu Gang highlighted HUST ‘s main characteristics and its state-of –art science & technology platforms as well as research institutes. He pointed out that the time since reform and opening had witnessed close cooperation between HUST and many US Universities & research institutions. Now HUST has established cooperation with US universities including MIT with frequent reciprocal exchange of professors on lecturing and joint research, and the Confucius Institute co-founded by HUST and Wayne State University has also been widely applauded.  He expressed that there is still much room for win-win cooperation between HUST and US universities in engineering, medical science and natural science and hoped that US consulate General would further facilitate the cooperation between HUST and US universities and research institutes. Joseph Zadrozny introduced the development and planning of US Consulate General in Wuhan, in the hope that HUST will make full use of its resources to explore more modes of cooperation. The consulate General will show positive support to HUST professor’s Participation in the project of US National Science Foundation and the US government. Joseph expressed that US consulate general in Wuhan would further support the US-China clean energy research and other education exchange programs, and it would invite more US officials to Wuhan and HUST to get to know the cooperation in scientific research & education. Aimed at the common status of US and China as the nation consuming large amounts of coal, Lu Gang introduced the achievements HUST has made in US-China Clean Energy Research. At present, HUST has made two significant achievements as the leading unit of Clean Coal Technology Alliance. One is that HUST Professor Zheng Chuguang has created the new record of a Carbon Dioxide Concentration of 82% in the 35 mega watt oxygen enriched combustion demonstration equipment. The other is that as the responsible person on China’s side of IPR expert panel and uniting US IPR experts, HUST professor Xu Xiang has formed a united framework document within the three alliances of US-China Clean Energy Research Center, which made US and China reach an agreement on the IPR in energy areas and won the applaud of both governments. Lu Gang suggested that US Consulate General in Wuhan should further their understanding of HUST’s research facility and achievement in this area, thus pushing forward the deeper cooperation between the two sides. He Gang, Vice director of the International Exchange Center and Luo Xiaobin, Vice Dean of School of International Education attended the meeting. 

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Student from Confucius Institute at UFMG Won Chinese Character Calligraphy Contest

January 21,2016

Hosted by Latin American Center of Confucius Institute, the first Latin American Confucius Chinese Character Calligraphy Contest ended till November. During the contest, Students from Confucius institutes and classrooms in Latin America and Caribbean showed active participation. Paulo Roberto Nolli Filho (Zhang Yunzhi), a student from Confucius Institute at Universidade Federal De Minas Gerais in Brazil won the first place with his pen-and-ink calligraphic work, Snow—to the tune of Qin Yuan Chun, A poem by Mao Zedong (the founder of the People's Republic of China).   Paulo has been studying Chinese in the institute for nearly six months. He adores Chinese language and culture, especially Chinese calligraphy and kung Fu because of his admiration for a Chinese idea which is “a man should be endowed with both civil and martial virtues”. Being informed with the contest in August this year, he was so excited and eager to show his passion for Chinese culture through calligraphy. Paulo said the he specially chose a famous poem created by Mao Zedong because he loved the great poem, appreciated “talents in both literature and military affairs” in the content and was also attracted by the temperament of the poet. After knowing the result of the contest, Paulo thanked teachers in Confucius institute for guiding and hoped to keep learning Chinese.

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10th Confucius Institute Conference Held

January 21,2016

The 10th Confucius Institute Conference was held in Shanghai on Dec. 6th - 7th. Madam Liu Yandong, the Chinese Vice Premier and Chair of the Council of the Confucius Institute headquarters, attended and addressed the opening ceremony.  HUST as a whole was praised for her work in the development of Confucius institutes. Mr. John Brender, the director of Confucius Institute at Wayne State University, was awarded as the “Confucius Institute Individual Performance Excellence Award”. Student from Confucius Institute at the University of Canterbury crowned the global championship of 2015’ Chineses Bridge-Chinese Proficiency Competition. Paulo from Confucius Insitute at Universidade Federal De Minas Gerais in Brazil won the Championship of the 1st Chinese Calligraphy Contest in Latin America.   HUST Vice President Prof. Chen Jianguo took part in the conference and met the staff of the three co-established Confucius institutes in US, New Zealand and Brazil respectively.  

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