Source: School of Chemistry and Materials
JNU has integrated its departments of chemistry and materials science and engineering into a new School of Chemistry and Materials, whose founding conference and unveiling ceremony took place in the Administration Building on June 24.
The university brought in Prof. Li Dan, an academic leader in the field, to strengthen the subject construction of school.
The university brought in Prof. Li Dan, an academic leader in the field, to head the school. JNU leaders including President Hu Jun; Lin Rupeng, secretary of the party committee; and Hong Ann, director of science and technology department, attended the founding conference. Lin read out the note establishing the School of Chemistry and Materials, and the three leaders and Professor Li Dan together inaugurated the school.
Li Dan said the development of chemistry and materials science, which could benefit talents cultivation and subject construction, played an important role in JNU’s development into a higher-level university. “Thanks to the experts and professors in related subjects, remarkable successes have been gained in chemistry and materials science in recent years, which is a good preparation for the establishment of School of Chemistry and Materials in Jinan University,” Li said. “Now the School of Chemistry and Materials will take the opportunity of subject integration and engage in the Construction of a High-Level University in Guangdong Province to achieve great development.”
Hu extended warm congratulations on the school’s establishment. He stressed that JNU had made great achievements in science and technology, with five disciplines, including chemistry and materials science, ranked in top 1% in the world in the Essential Science Indicator (ESI). The school’s establishment and Professor Li’s appointment are intended to promote the influence of the related disciplines, both at home and abroad, by improving the quality of talents cultivation and scientific research and by pushing forward innovative development in chemistry and materials. Prof. Li said he hoped the discipline would forge ahead with enviable and fruitful results, and contribute more to the field.