High-end Think Tank: Wenzhou-Kean University Advisory Committee holds its Founding Ceremony and First Meeting
On October 9th, Wenzhou-Kean University spearheaded an Advisory Committee, a top-tier think tank with a total of 15 scholars and experts involved. The Secretary of Wenzhou Municipal Party Committee Mr. Weijun CHEN, Member of the Standing Committee and Secretary-General Mr. Jun WANG and Deputy Mayor Ms. Xiaoshu TANG attended the event.
The Committee has a strong lineup with eight academicians and six experts participated. They all have profound experience in related fields such as cultural exchanges, internationalized education, Sino-Foreign Cooperative Universities.
The committee members are: Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and President of Zhejiang University, Zhaohui WU; Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Former President of Zhejiang University, Wei YANG; Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and President of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Jinguang TENG; Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Professor of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Zuowei XIE; Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Professor of Shanghai Jiaotong University, Deyue YAN; Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Dean of School of Materials Science and Engineering, Donghua University, Meifang ZHU; Fellow of the Royal Academy of Sciences of Canada, Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and Vice President of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen), Shiping ZHU; Fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and Professor of Lund University, Sweden, Sven Lidin; Associate Vice President of Macau University of Science and Technology, Jianrong SUN; former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the US Department of Commerce, Jiannan HUANG; former Secretary-General of the International Monetary Fund, Jianhai LIN; Professor of Zhejiang University, Fellow of American Society of Agriculture and Bioengineering, Yibin YING; Director of the Research Center for Chinese-Foreign Cooperation in Running Schools, Xiamen University, Jinhui LIN; Dean of Zhejiang Provincial Institute of Public Policy, Qiushi Distinguished Professor of Zhejiang University, Xianguo YAO; professor at Moscow State University, Fellow of The Royal Society of Chemistry and member of the American Chemical Society, Sergey Vatsadze.
Chairman of the Board of Directors of Wenzhou-Kean University, Mr. Beijiao WANG presided over the event.
At the event, Chancellor Li WANG made an elaborate introduction about WKU and its previous achievements as well as development strategies and implementation before the official Appointment Letter Awarding Ceremony kicked off. Deputy Mayor Ms. Xiaoshu TANG and Chancellor Li WANG issued the appointment letter to three academicians on-site and 12 experts, who were participating the event online, announcing they were the members of the Advisory Committee.
After the announcement, the Advisory Committee held its first conference, which themed on how to establish Wenzhou-Kean University into a high-level and international university in the post-pandemic era. Experts and scholars have actively made contributions based on their own experiences and practices.
Constructive suggestions have been put forward on a variety of topics ranging from University’s expansion strategy, discipline construction, the growth of international communications, the growth of faculty team, management and governance structure, to institutional accreditation, etc.
In the closing speech, Mr. Beijiao WANG stressed, the establishment of the Advisory Committee is a significant step towards a world-class institution. It paves the way for the University's advancement in a much more precise way. We deeply appreciate all the appointees’ efforts today, and will seriously consider every piece of expertise, integrating inspiring ideas into the university’s further development.