18 January 2018

President of Peking University Visits IIASA

Jian-Hua Lin, President of Peking University led a delegation to visit IIASA on 18 January 2018.

© IIASA (L-R) Jian-Hua Lin, President of Peking University and IIASA Director General and CEO Pavel Kabat

© IIASA (L-R) Jian-Hua Lin, President of Peking University and IIASA Director General and CEO Pavel Kabat

During the visit, the members of the delegation met with IIASA Programs to learn more about their work and to discuss exploring potential joint areas of collaboration, ranging from Energy and Air Pollution to Ecology and Water Management.

The visit also focused on increasing capacity building activities between IIASA and Peking University, specifically in relation to the IIASA Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) and the IIASA Postdoctoral Program.

Additionally, there was a bilateral meeting between Jian-Hua Lin and IIASA Director General and Chief Executive Officer Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat.

About Peking University

Founded in 1898, Peking University was originally known as the Imperial University of Peking. It was the first national university covering comprehensive disciplines in China, and has been a leading institution of higher education in China since its establishment.

The University Faculty consists of 53 members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), 7 members of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), and 14 members of the Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS). The university combines research on important scientific subjects, striving not only for improvements in teaching and research work, but also for the promotion of interaction and mutual promotion among various disciplines. 

Members of the Delegation

  • Jian-Hua Lin (President of Peking University) 
  • Pingwen Zhang (Vice Provost and Director of Office of Academic Affairs; Director, Key Lab of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, Ministry of Education. Executive Vice Dean School of Mathematical Sciences; Mathematics Academician of CAS)
  • Yong Wang (Deputy Director of Office of International Relations)
  • Hang Li (Deputy Director of Office of the President)
  • Yun Li (Chief of Division for Exchange Programs, Office of International Relations)
  • Tong Zhu (Dean of College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Peking University, Princeton Global Scholar, and Executive Director, International Project Office MAIRS-FE — Monsoon Asia Integrated Research for Sustainability - Future Earth)
  • Shiqiu Zhang (Deputy Dean College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering. Senior Expert Member UNEP Technology and Economic Assessment Panel (TEAP) for implementing Montreal Protocol)
  • Xiaoying Zheng (Director in Institute of Population Research /WHO Collaborating Centre for Reproductive Health and Population. And the member of APEC Expert Committee, and member of the Third Word Academy (TWAS)
  • Yong Liu (Tenure Associated Professor, Assistant Dean of College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Expert on Water Resource and Pollution Control)
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About IIASA and China

Research collaborations between IIASA and the People’s Republic of China (China) have been highly productive since China became a national member of IIASA in 2002 through the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC).

Multiple research collaborations with partners ranging from universities to institutions of the Chinese Academy of Sciences to governmental bodies have brought new insights to the challenges that China faces. In particular, IIASA applied systems analysis has brought a global perspective and interdisciplinary research expertise to Chinese agricultural policy, demography, energy scenarios, air pollution, and risk mitigation among others. Greater collaboration with IIASA has also contributed to China’s research base through enhancing modeling knowledge and skills.

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