News in brief February 2018

07-23-2018

On November 28th, the Chinese Academy of Sciences formally announced the newly increased names of academicians in 2017, among which Guo Zijian, the graduate of HEBAU in 1982 and the professor of the College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University, was elected as the academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Chemical Department.

On November 27th, the Chinese Academy of Engineering announced the result of newly increased names of academicians, among the 67 newly increased names, Zhao Chunjiang, graduated from the College of Agronomy, HEBAU in 1985 was elected as the academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering in Agricultural Department. He is the youngest one among the 8 newly increased academicians in Agricultural Department, and also the first one in Intellectual Agronomy Area. Zhao Chunjiang, currently, is the director of Beijing Agriculture and Forestry Information Technology Research Center, the director of the National Agricultural Information Technology Research Center, the chief expert and the director of the Agricultural Information Technology key laboratory of the Ministry of Agriculture.

Recently, Prof. Zhang Mengjie, majored in Agricultural Machinery Design and Manufacture, graduated from HEBAU in 1989, was elected as the academician of Royal Academy of Sciences. Zhang Mengjie currently is a professor at the University of Victoria in Wellington, New Zealand, a doctoral tutor and the Vice President of the College of Engineering. 

On December 5th, at the invitation of the College of Animal Science and Technology, Prof. Ning Zhonghua, from China Agricultural University, came to HEBAU for academic exchanges. He made an academic report titled "Breeding Innovation and Improving the Competitiveness of Domestic Hens" in the auditorium of the College of Animal Science and Technology on west campus.

On December 5th, at the invitation of the College of Forestry, Kang Xiangyang, a professor of Beijing Forestry University, delivered an academic lecture in HEBAU. He made an academic report titled "Practice and Knowledge of Polyploid Breeding of Trees" in A2239, the auditorium of the College of Forestry on western campus. 

On December 8th, at the invitation of the College of Plant Protection, Gao Yulin, the Vice President of Asia-Pacific Region of the International Biological Control Organization (IOBC) and the researcher of Plant Protection Research Institute of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, came to HEBAU for academic exchanges. In the academic auditorium of the College of Plant Protection, he delivered the academic report titled " Selection of Scientific Topics and Publication of Academic Papers".

7. On December 9th, at the invitation of the College of Forestry, Pei Dong, a chief expert of walnut from the Chinese Academy of Forestry Sciences, came to HEBAU for an academic report titled "Progress in Walnut Breeding Research" in the academic auditorium of the College of Forestry.

8. On December 10th, at the invitation of the College of Forestry, Prof. Li Chengde from Northeast Forestry University and Zhang Zhen, the researcher of Chinese Academy of Forestry Sciences, came to HEBAU for academic reports titled "Several New Developments of Insect Classification System Studies and Application of Artificial Intelligence Technology in Plant Protection, respectively.

9. On December 5-17th, at the invitation of the College of Agronomy, Dr. Michel Fok from the French Agronomy Development Research Center came to HEBAU for academic exchanges. On December 14th, Dr. Michel Fok made an academic report titled "20 Years of GM Varieties Use: Lessons Learnt" in the academic auditorium of the College of Agronomy. During the period, Vice President of HEBAU, Ma Zhiying met Dr. Michel Fok and exchanged in-depth on bilateral scientific research cooperation.

10. On the evening of December 29th, eastern campus auditorium was filled with joyous festival atmosphere. The HEBAU New Year Gala of 2018 was performed here. Eighteen international students from 9 countries, i.e. Ghana, Ethiopia, Sultan, Nepal and so on, were performing the program "Big China". The students were wearing Chinese traditional costumes, singing and dancing, and the audience could feel the cultural collision between Chinese flavor and exotic styles. It is also an expression of the international studentslove for China and HEBAU.

11. On the morning of January 5th, at the invitation of the College of Plant Protection, Dr. Li Qingxiao, a lifelong professor at the University of Hawaii, came to HEBAU for academic exchanges. Li Qingxiao made an academic report titled "Agrochemicals-based Agriculture" and "Scientific Writing" at the academic auditorium of the College of Plant Protection. More than 80 teachers and graduate students from the College of Plant Protection and the College of Life Sciences participated in the report conference.

12.  From January 6th to 7th, at the invitation of the College of Forestry, Prof. Li Fengri, dean and doctoral tutor of the College of Forestry, Northeast Forestry University, made a special report on Application of Modern Statistical Methods in Forestry Modelingin the academic auditorium of the College of Forestry on western campus.

13. On the morning of January 28th, at the Third Plenary Session of the twelfth session of the Hebei provincial CPPCC, Ye Dongsong was elected as the Chairman of the provincial CPPCC. Ge Huibo, our alumni, was selected as the Vice Chairman of the CPPCC.

14. On January 29th, at the first session of the thirteenth Hebei Provincial People's Congress, Wang Dongfeng was elected as the director of the Standing Committee of Hebei Provincial People's Congress; Wang Huiyong, our alumni, as the vice-director of the Standing Committee of Hebei Provincial People's Congress.

15. On February 24th , the censor Committee of the Twelfth NPCs censor report on the qualification of the representatives who would attend the Thirteenth Session of the National People's Congress was voted and passed at the Twelfth Meeting of the NPC and the qualification of the 2980 representatives of the Thirteenth National People's Congress are confirmed to be all valid. Guo Suping, a researcher of HEBAU, was elected as the representative of the Thirteenth National People's Congress.