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Welcome to UCAS 2021 Online Admission Briefing for International Students
Welcome to UCAS 2021 Online Admission Briefing for International Students
by admin - Jan 15, 2021

UCAS ONLINE 19-22 JAN ADMISSION BRIEFING FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTSProgram Introduction:Application guide for ANSo Scholarship,csc Scholarship and UCAS Scholarship;Experience Sharing by Current Students;Online Communication.Main venue by UCAS: 17:00-19:00,Jan. 19 (Beijing Time)Sessions by CAS institutes: Jan.20-22See the next poster for detailed meeting information.How to Join Us-Click  https:/www.wjx.cn/jq/103729953.aspx Or scan the QR code to register.-This event will be held on VooV Meeting-Download and install VooV Meeting at( https:/voovmeeting.com/)-Refer to ( www.ucas.ac.cn) for more information of UCASMEETING INFORMATION:CHARTING SUSTAINABLE PROGRESS:GENERAL INFORMATION OF SCHOLARSHIPS:Click: http://english.ucas.ac.cn/index.php/admission/international-students/financial-aid

您有一份请柬函
您有一份请柬函
by admin - Dec 13, 2020

您有一份请柬函主题:杜伦大学中科院知识无疆界讲座系列第二讲时间:2020年12月16日 08:00上午伦敦 (下午16.00北京)When: Dec 16, 2020 08:00 AM London (16:00 PM BEIJING)Topic: Knowledge Across Borders Webinar Series加入 Zoom 讲座Please click the link below to join the webinar:https://durhamuniversity.zoom.us/j/98033084111?pwd=UzkzVTk0b1lrMFRYNlNzcFpzMWtVdz09Passcode: 612315Webinar ID: 980 3308 4111Passcode: 612315

Welcome New students!
Welcome New students!
by admin - Sep 9, 2020

At the gate of student apartment,  International College welcomes new students for the fall semester.

UCAS Cultural Festival boosted up Visit Nepal 2020
UCAS Cultural Festival boosted up Visit Nepal 2020
by admin - Nov 7, 2019

UCAS Cultural Festival boosted up Visit Nepal 2020Written by: Nitesh Khadka & Aruna Puri                               Edited by Pralhad GuptaNamaste! We are from a holy birthplace of Lord Buddha and towering Mount Everest. Nepal is a beautiful neighboring country of China, linked with mountains and rivers. Though the great Himalayas mark the boundary, nevertheless, two states have thousands of years of the historical and cultural relationship between the people and rulers of two countries. Nepal tied the formal diplomatic relationship with the People's Republic of China in 1955. The government of Nepal has aimed to attract more than two million tourists in 2020, disseminating the extraordinary nature, culture, and heritage of Nepal through a worldwide campaign— “Visit Nepal 2020”.On the auspicious occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, International Cultural Festival of the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), 2019 was organized in Yanqihu Campus, Beijing, to explore the diversity among all the international students from over sixty nations worldwide. As usual this year among hundreds of students in UCAS, Nepalese students actively participated in the cultural festival with a stunning Nepal booth among the other 33 stalls promulgating the diverse culture, spectacular natural scenes, and heritage sites of Nepal. Nepalese students were dressed up in their national and different cultural costumes signifying Nepal as unity in diversity. The Nepal’s booth was decorated with numerous pictures, handicrafts, traditional Nepali clothes, typical Nepali paper made diary, puppets of Newari culture (Maicha and Boucha), portraits and statues displaying eye-catching natural scenery, snowcapped mountains, major festivals, the living goddess Kumari, and the various renowned Hindu temples and Buddha Stupas listed under world heritage sites. The cultural festival has provided a platform to make public Nepal as ‘Birthplace of Lord Buddha’ and ‘Land of Mount Everest (Sagarmatha/Qomolongma)’ among different nationalities studying at UCAS. The unique and peculiar triangular-shaped national flag of Nepal attracted the visitors. Visitors had a great chance to mingle and understand the culture of Nepal, and we offered 'tika' to them. 'Tika' is a red mark worn in the center of the forehead between the eyebrows, which symbolizes the victory upon evil in the cultural festivals of Nepal. Nepal always welcomes its guests as a symbol of god (Atithi Devo bhava: Slogan from Sanskrit). Team Nepal served typical Nepalese traditional food, such as Selroti and pickle made from fresh vegetables with little spicy to the visitors. The visitors were requested to visit or advertise Nepal for its tourism. A group of four beautiful Nepalese girls dressed up in national costumes stunned the audience. It left them in awe moments by displaying outstanding dance performance. They gave a continuous solo performance under the fusion of three different Nepali songs, one being 'Tamang Selo,' a song from indigenous people of mountainous Nepal.Here is the name list of some of the national heritage landmarks and iconic places in Nepal for tourists. The background screen displayed these iconic landmarks.Pokhara, the heavenly and naturally vibrant cityMust-to-visit national parks with a variety of wildlife and tourist adventuresNamche Bazaar, a gateway to Mt. Everest's base campSpectacular lakes such as "Fewa Lake."Pashupatinath, and Boudhanath-The pilgrimage for Hindus and BuddhistsBhaktapur Durbar Square-world heritage siteThe 2019 UCAS cultural festival is significantly aimed to boost up the Visit Nepal 2020, by promoting Nepal as a preferred travel destination among both Chinese and international nationalities. Also, the 2019 UCAS cultural festival indirectly supported the vow of Rt. Hon. President Xi Jinping, who has agreed to boost up Nepal’s visit year in his recent state visit to Nepal by encouraging more Chinese people to visit.~Nepalese cultural dance performance~Nepalese cultural dance performance~Nepalese cultural dance show with the national flag~Nepalese students at UCAS (Group Photo)Jai Nepal!Authors: Nitesh Khadka, Aruna PuriPhotographer(s): Sujan Khadka, Kalpana Hamal, Rehman ButtEditor: Pralhad GuptaSupported by: International College, UCAS If you want to share your stories with us and UCASers at our official website, please feel free to contact us at pgupta.tsinghua@yahoo.com (WeChat: EngPralhad). 

2019 Summer School on Frontier and Inter-Disciplinary Sciences for the Overseas Students held successfully in UCAS, Beijing
2019 Summer School on Frontier and Inter-Disciplinary Sciences for the Overseas Students held successfully in UCAS, Beijing
by admin - Jul 10, 2019

2019 Summer School on Frontier and Inter-Disciplinary Sciences for the Overseas Students held successfully in UCAS, BeijingThe 2019 Summer School on Frontier and Interdisciplinary Sciences for the Overseas Students, organized by University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) was successfully accomplished in Beijing. The program was held from July 01 to July 06, 2019 at the premises of beautiful campuses of UCAS in Huairou district and Zhongguancun. In total, around thirty-nine international students from various countries representing numerous institutes of “Chinese Academy of Sciences-CAS”, around several Chinese cities participated. The majority of the participants belonged to graduated Ph.D. and Masters students whereas a very few of them were current students of UCAS.~Group photo after the opening ceremony It was an innovative training program supported by International College of UCAS (IC-UCAS), CAS-TWAS President’s Fellowship Program and International Centre for Theoretical Physics Asia-Pacific (ICTP-AP). The modules of this summer school were focused on Science, technological innovation, and career opportunities for passed out students. UCAS has always been up-to-the-mark promoting the science–education integration and university-institutes integration mode, building an extraordinary scientific – educational integration center with the institutes of CAS. The program was steered by the team of IC-UCAS to make the optimum use of the advantages of scientific-educational resources of CAS, accelerate the internationalization of CAS and UCAS, create an international academic atmosphere and improve the education of international students.~Dr. Chen Feng encouraging students during the opening ceremony[/caption]The agenda of the summer school included:Lectures from famous local and international professors on Interdisciplinary Sciences as well as field experts in technological innovationsLectures from the specialists having successful businesses in China and abroad about the career opportunities in China after Ph.D. graduation.Company visits to deepen the understanding of how giant companies operate and make businesses in China and abroadEncouragement to the students to be the leading part instead of just a participant’s role only. Presentation of the students on their research project or scientific outcomes.Workshop on “IC-UCAS Alumni Network Design”Students who graduated in 2019 or will be graduated by 2020 were highly encouraged to attend this summer school program. The program notice was disclosed in the 3rd-4th quarter of June month.Opening Ceremony and Photo session The opening ceremony was held at “UCAS International Conference Center-Yanqihu campus”. After the opening ceremony, the group photo of participants was organized with the officials of IC-UCAS, distinguished guests and professors.Lecture SeriesThe first lecture was delivered by Prof. Hossein Ganjidoust from Iran entitled as “Invention and Innovation in Environmental Engineering”. He focused on recent technologies to reduce environmental pollution and promote sustainable development. ~Lecture by Prof. Hossein Ganjidoust from IranAnother interesting lecture session was “Catch the Sight of the Black Hole” by Prof. Yuan Feng. He highlighted some interesting facts about the “Black Hole “and shared his insights to the latest photographs of the black hole which came to the reality just a few months ago. He also shed light on the contribution of his research team, along with other Chinese students behind this great success. According to Mr. Yuan Feng, around 16 scientists from China took part in this great venture, out of which, 11 scientists belonged to his institute.~Lecture by Prof. Yuan Feng on “Catch the sight of the Black Hole”Likewise, the next presentation was delivered by Prof. Yu Haifeng. He highlighted the recent research collaboration between China and African countries, especially focusing on Kenya. It was followed by another two interesting speeches. ~Lecture by Yu Haifeng on “Charming Africa”~Pralhad Gupta, during question-answer session with Prof. Yu HaifengAnna Trunina, an international student of the UCAS expressed her thoughts on the topic “Academic entrepreneurship in the world” and Dr. Zhong Cheng delivered his speech on “Technology Commercialization: From the university lab to the products in the market”. His stories were really inspiring and it was such a great experience to learn how to transform your research successes into the realization of a great business.One more lecture on last day was given by Prof. Zhong Yu on “Belt and Road- Industrial alliance introduction and opportunity”. The speaker emphasized the future career opportunities and scholarships under CAS and some specific BRI programs.Visiting BOE and JD (two pioneer high-tech companies) During this summer school, the two high-tech companies BOE and Jingdong (JD.com) were selected for the visit. BOE is known as one of the world’s leading companies producing both LCDs and OLEDs. It was quite exciting to know their recent advancements in the field of OLEDs of promising flexibility and incredible applications. Likewise, JD is a leading pioneer high-tech e-business enterprise in China and the participants were enthralled to observe the operation module of the online business of JD. The recent update on the “online shopping “and its networking information was given to the participants during the visit.~The participants and BOE’s representative during Q&A session~Group photo at the headquarter of JD ~International students while visiting JD’s headquarter in BeijingAlumni Network Inaugural Meeting One of the major goals of this get-together activity was to propose ideas for “Alumni Network Design”. Before the closing ceremony, the five groups were formed and each group was assigned a topic to propose their ideas. The participants after a long brainstorming session with their teammates came with remarkable ideas and suggestions about designing a network system for the alumni of the university. The final presentation was delivered by the team leader of eachThe topics of discussion are as follows:How the executive committee is organized?(Organization structure/KPI (Key Performance Indicators) for executive members)How can the association be known to alumni?What kind of activities can help to maintain an evolutionary alumni association?How can we attract funding (from alumni, donors and charity organizations)? And how can we create value to be more attractive for sponsors?What kind of opportunities and services should the association provide to bring alumni back to the alumni network system?After the discussion session, the final proposal draft on each topic was submitted to the IC-UCAS office for future endeavors and pre-planning.Book Donation Program and Closing Ceremony~Vice President Wu Yueliang meet with company representatives before the ceremony~Dr. Chen Feng formally inaugurating “Book Donation “ceremonyThe book donation and closing ceremony program were held on the last day of the summer school. The renowned book entitled “Xi Jinping” was distributed among a few students. The book was published in different languages such as Chinese, English, French, German, Russian, Japanese, Arabic and Portuguese. Closing remarks were given by the vice-president of the UCAS, Yueliang Wu, the director of Sino-Danish Center (SDC), Zhengyi Hu, and the director of foreign affairs office, Yong Xie.~Zhengyi Hu addressing the session of “Book Donation Ceremony” ~Yu Fuwen (Company Manager, Chongxue Wenhua Co.) of “Xi Jinping” book published~Group photo after the closing ceremony  Author: Dr. Mitra Lal Pathak (Chengdu Institute of Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences)Photographer(s): Dr. Mitra Lal Pathak, Xu Jinbiao, Pralhad GuptaEditor: Pralhad Gupta

2019 Summer School on Frontier and Inter disciplinary Sciences for the Oversea Students in IC-UCAS
2019 Summer School on Frontier and Inter disciplinary Sciences for the Oversea Students in IC-UCAS
by admin - Jun 21, 2019

2019 Summer School on Frontier and Interdisciplinary Sciences for the Oversea Students is an innovative training project co-sponsored by International College of UCAS (IC-UCAS), CAS-TWAS President’s Fellowship Program and  International Centre for Theoretical Physics Asia-Pacific (ICTP-AP, as a category 2 center under the auspices of UNESCO). The Summer School will focus on Science, Technology Innovation, Career opportunities. University of Chinese Academy of Sciences is promoting the scientific – educational integration and university-institute integration mode, building an extraordinary scientific – educational integration center with institutes of CAS. The IC-UCAS aims to make fully use of the advantages of scientific- educational resource of CAS, accelerate the internationalization of CAS and UCAS, and create an international academic atmosphere and processing the education of international students. The guiding principle of IC-UCAS is “unified enrollment, education management and degree conferment; faculty-institute’s fusion on leadership, faculty, management and cultivating system”. With the concept of “Internationalization, Openness, Comprehensiveness and Perceptiveness”, International College will strive to become a unique and world renewed college. 2019 Summer School will be held in Yanqihu Campus and Zhongguancun Campus of UCAS from July 1st to 6th 2019. The agenda of the summer school will include:Lectures from famous local and international professors on Interdisciplinary Sciences as well as field experts in technology innovations;Lecture from the specialists about the career opportunities in China after PhD graduation;Discovery expedition to the institutes and technology companies;Students’ lecture time. We will encourage students to be the Leading Part instead of Participant Role only. Students will be able to present their research project or scientific idea. We will prepare the Bonus or rewards to the winners.Workshop: “IC-UCAS Alumni Network Design”.Students who will graduate in 2019 or 2020 are highly encouraged to attend this summer school. Here is the detailed announcement:  The registration conditionsInternational students of UCASOnline Registration1) Registration Time: Registration begins as from today and the deadline is June 25th, 2019.2) Firstly go to the website https://www.wjx.top/jq/41643970.aspx for online registration.3) Then fill in the attached Application Form to apply for the Summer school.4) Print the Application Form and it needs to be approved by your supervisor with his/herSignature.5) Submit the signed application form to educational administrative department ofyour institute (Not IC-UCAS) for approval.  Registration Quota:30-40 students Approval and fundingAll the official selected students will be provided with the hospitality package (which includes tuition and fees, the support of hotel room during the centralized study time and round trip train tickets. Daily meals cost will be paid by students themselves. Other students who want to participate on their own are also welcome. On-site Registration RequirementsRegistration Time: July 1st, 2019, since 8:00AM to 20:00PMRegistration Address: International Conference Center, Yanqihu Campus,UCASTeam-lead teacher:To be determined by the institute or college  Contact information The International College of UCAS       Phone Number:(010)82680959        Fax:(010)82680957                         Email: ic-ucas@ucas.ac.cn           

IC-UCAS TEAM SHOWED A GREAT DEAL OF SPORTSMANSHIP AGAINST USTB FOOTBALL TEAM
IC-UCAS TEAM SHOWED A GREAT DEAL OF SPORTSMANSHIP AGAINST USTB FOOTBALL TEAM
by admin - Mar 16, 2019

Have you ever heard of Ronaldinho, a Brazilian former professional footballer and ambassador for Barcelona, who quoted “I learnt all about life with a ball at my feet”? If you are one of the keen candidates in soccer, I am sure you must have grasped this quotation with the heart of an entire universe.  In fact, as the saying by John Cruyff goes “Football is a game of mistakes. Whoever makes the fewest mistakes wins”. With this instance, it’s worthwhile to know what sports mean to sports’ lovers. We, UCASers carry a plethora of motivation, passion and dedication towards sports. Well, education is incomplete without sports. With that culture of our campus, we put on the football kits, and sweat hard on the ground for the fame of our university, as well as to endorse ourselves with the love for soccer. In fact, it’s more astounding when it comes to a friendly match between the teams from two different universities with people from nook and corner of the globe. It’s full of learning, not just about how to perform on the ground, but also about how to perform in life.     On Saturday, 16th March, 2019, the football team of the International College of the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (IC-UCAS) played against the football team of the University of Science and Technology Beijing. The friendly match took place at the premise of USTB.The UCAS football team did not just go as a team, they went as a family, with other supporters and officials of the “International College “who accompanied them to extend their support and to add the extra charm to the event. During a pre-match interview, the interim coach of the team, Ivan Opara, expressed his optimism about the match. Obed Amissah, one of the players in the team, also stated that he was expecting positive outcomes from the friendly match.~The players having a pre-match warm upThe match was started at 10:00 AM and it was a show-time for the energetic and passionate players. IC-UCAS team started playing with great vigor as they were being cheered on by fans from the international student community who were standing by the sidelines.Although the football match was played away from home at the opponent team’s home ground, the IC-UCAS team showed a great deal of confidence and teamwork right from the very first minute to the first half of the match. By the end of the first half of the match, the team was down by one goal. The first half was very tough but the team members of IC-UCAS did not lose their enthusiasm and hope. As the saying goes, “Hope is a good thing and it never dies”. With a hope to come even stronger, IC-UCAS team tighten themselves to thrive up to mark and stand strong in the second half of the game.~Ritu Raj (IC-UCAS) in actionThe team used the half-time break as an opportunity to re-strategize and to make some substitutions. By the time the second half of the game started, the IC-UCAS team showed a great display of sportsmanship, earning themselves two sensational goals by Dickson Mbigi and Raji Ibrahim, which made them come right on top. The IC-UCAS team played with a lot of enthusiasm and passion for most part of the second half but they eventually conceded another goal and the score line was leveled at 2-2.The intensity of the match grew after some time and at the 69th minute, the IC-UCAS team conceded a penalty. The USTB football team used that opportunity to earn themselves another goal which made them come right on top. Well, it was a thrilling and heated atmosphere both inside fence and the supporters of IC-UCAS team went soundless after that goal. It’s obvious, because nobody wants to loose, and we all seek for win. This is because we attach a lot of emotional attachment to the team representing us, and a winning cause brings an increase in height of the fame level. However, we have to understand that without a defeat, win is not possible. It’s similar to every dawn falls after a dark night.~Dickson dribbles through the midfieldOn the pitch, you could see hope, passion, teamwork, sweat and good sportsmanship. Not so long, the IC-UCAS team earned a penalty kick when a mid-fielder, Obed Amissah was brought down in the 18-yard box, which could have made the score level but the penalty taker, Victor Charles, was denied a happy ending as the ball missed by just a few inches.The goal keeper, Cedric, showed a great deal of sportsmanship on several occasions as he saved many shots that would have resulted in a goal. Several other brilliant goal attempts were made by the team on different occasions but at the end of the day, the match ended with a score of 3-2. The score line does not tell the whole story. It’s not just about winning, it’s about trying to give your 100% and show an ideal sportsmanship.~Cedric (IC-UCAS’s goalkeeper) saves a shotThe match was not all about goals, it was much more. We saw passion, we saw a positive fighting spirit and we saw a team with an unshakable determination. Even when the match was over, though the IC-UCAS team members were not too happy with the score, but they were not discouraged either. We live to fight another day.~IC-UCAS International Football TeamDuring an interview with Dayo Oladipo, a member of the IC-UCAS journalists team, Didi, the captain of the USTB football team, said that IC-UCAS had a very strong team and gave them a very tough time on the pitch. The captain of the IC-UCAS football team, Raji Ibrajim, also expressed his opinion about the match, noting that he was quite satisfied because the game was fair and no one sustained serious injuries, and he expressed the fact that every member of the team played their part very well.~IC-UCAS football team players and fans from the International College communityThe match was indeed a memorable one due to the support of the Ms. TAN Yudong from the International College of UCAS, the ever-supportive fans, and due to the teamwork of these great players.Here is the list of IC-UCAS football team players.1. Ibrahim Oladayo Raji (Team captain)2. Bakhat Rawat                         3. Birendra Prasad Sharma4. Alois Wambua Mweu5. Gratien Nsabimana6. Ritu Raj Timsina7. Victor Charles8. Ambata Dancun9.Tite Ntacyabukura10. Alex Plimo Karuno11. Ivan Chinonso Opara (Coach)12. Dickson Mbigi13. Obed Boadi Amissah14. Cedric Karel Fonzeu Monguen (Goal keeper)15. Shyam Krishna Karki16. Sanjeep Sapkota17. Joshua Sese18. Kiprotich Paul19. Patrick Ndayambaje20. Alexis kayiranga21. WasihunIt was a great game. They tried their best. They made their presence felt. They hoped for a better result, but in the end, they were not disappointed because one thing is sure; their opponents would never forget that they were there.“Winning is not everything, it’s the only thing”. –Vince Lombardi Written by: Dayo Oladipo and Viktoriya IlinaPhoto credits: Xu GuangyuanEditor: Pralhad Gupta

“YOUR SAFETY IS OUR CONCERN.”
“YOUR SAFETY IS OUR CONCERN.”
by admin - Nov 14, 2018

‘Security Orientation’ Lecture at UCAS by International College for the International Students“For those who stay abroad to pursue a quality education for a better future, remember that your mother who gave birth to you and your family await your successful return back to the home.”—————————-Venue: Lecture Hall, International Conference Centre, UCASDate: 2018-11-13Time: 18:00-19:00 (Tuesday)Organizers: International College, Beijing Public Security Bureau, Huairou Branch, P.R. ChinaNov 13th in the evening, International College, in conjunction with Beijing Public Security Bureau (Huairou) organized a “Security” orientation lecture at the lecture hall, International Conference Centre at UCAS Yanqihu Campus. The seminar was hosted by Dr. Chen Feng, who is the director of the ‘International College Office’ at University of Chinese Academy of Sciences. Dr. Chen delivered a welcome speech and introduced the central theme and objectives of organizing the lecture session for current international students. The host invited Mr. Kou Xuochao, the deputy detachment of Beijing Public Security Bureau, Huairou Branch to address over 300 international students in the lecture. Dr. Chen also requested international students to strictly follow the rules and regulations of the university as well as the Chinese Government in order to have a safer stay at the campus.International students during the lectureDr. Chen Feng during welcome speech inaugurating the session The crowd welcomed Mr. Kou Xuochao with a thundering applause. Mr. Kou started his speech in a very emotional way, and pleaded to the international students to stay away from wrongdoings and violation of laws, rules and regulations in China during their stay at the campus.Officer Kou Xuochao addressing lecture on “Security Knowledge” to international students at UCAS“Mother always worries about her son and daughter who travelled thousands of miles away from home in order to pursue their dreams, and search for a better future. She always wishes to see her children come back home safe and sound. “                     -Officer Kou XuochaoInternational Students attending the lecture on “Security Knowledge”Officer Kou Xuochao formally started his lecture after the welcome speech by Dr. Chen Feng. He mentioned that the safety of all the international students at the campus is the prime concern of the entire bureau and the university. He requested everyone to protect themselves throughout their stay at the campus, as well as in China at all circumstances. Mr. Kou’s lecture was based on four major aspects of safety issues: (1) trouble safety, (2) safety issues as daily-life, (3) property safety, & (4) common violations of laws at the campus.It is highly suggested to know the emergency contact numbers especially when you are living abroad. The emergency telephone number in China is 110, and it is strongly advised to call at this number whenever, and wherever in China you need. Secondly, finding the police located nearby is another a note-worthy choice. Additionally, contacting the university is also a good-to-go choice for the students at emergency situations.Mr. Kou highlighted some cultural differences between China and other countries and pointed out some of the trends such as ‘prostitution’, ‘gambling’, ‘polygamy’ and ‘drug abuse’ totally unacceptable in China, which may be legal in many other nations. The second part of his lecture was focused on traveling and transportation-related issues. He suggested the students to stay safe from dangerous situations that might arise during travel in China. Mr. Kou further added to choose safe transportation modes such as public bus, licensed cars, licensed cab, and stay at licensed hotels which had gone through a severe background check and passed the security checks in order to guarantee the safe travels and outdoor trips. He pointed out an example of an incident which happened on early October of 2018, when an undergraduate Chinese female student was raped and then brutally killed to death by a car driver of an online car-hailing service. He also advised everyone to take precautionary actions such as sending the picture of driver’s license or car’s number plate while taking ride on cabs.In regard to safety issues at daily life, Mr. Kou told the students not to over-use or over-charge the electrical appliances at the dormitory. The excessive current use may cause the short-circuiting and can lead to a massive and threatening fire at the residential areas which is strictly prohibited. “It is the same day, when in Haidian District, an electric bike caught fire due to over-charging in the public area causing one death, and one injured afterward”, he added. He stated the precautions against fire hazards, also suggested solutions at the time of emergencies.Some of his points related to fire hazards and safety issues are as follows:Do not install unnecessary wires without a special permission from the campus authority.Do make use of excess electrical appliances, and plug out the appliances when not in use.Do not smoke on bed.Do not charge your electric bikes at the residential area without safety precautions.In case of any fire accident, contact “Fire Department” at 119 for the immediate help.In case of any fire accident, cover your mouth and nose by a wet towel, and escape from the affected site by the use of staircase rather than the elevators for a safer escape. Office Kou giving some examples of fire hazards caused by day-to-day life activitiesThe third part of his discussion was based on ‘property safety’ which basically is related to prevention against frauds which may occur in various forms at numerous instances.  He added that these frauds are categorized in various ways for example: (1) telephone frauds, (2) internet frauds, (3) shopping frauds, and (4) online wealth management frauds which can cause a serious property loss and there is a dire need for carefulness where these frauds are supposed to involve as a third party. The frauds can choose various ways such as robbery, blackmailing, lying, online cheating, and assessing the bank account with a victim’s username and password obtained through a kind of deception.The fourth and the last part of Mr. Kou’s talks was based on violation of university’s rules/regulations and laws of Chinese government. He expressed that the difference in ethnicities, cultural backgrounds, and beliefs, the life activities of some international students might be different and unacceptable if those activities could not abide the laws of Chinese government. He boldly sounded, “do not bring habits of your country to China”.According to officer Mr. Kou, these are the following cases which violate the rules and regulations of the police bureau, and is intolerable which may cause several penalties against the wrong-doers and violators such as imprisonment, fine, and deport to their own country.bullying and blackmailing the weak people,striking or hitting other,verbal abuse,damaging the property of the school,gambling on campus,spreading pornographic contents (for e.g. books or erotic pictures),drug carriage or drug abuse,sexual harassment,polygamy, etc.Mr. Kou highlighted said, “those who involve in the activities which violate the rules of the university and laws of China, are subjected to a heavy-punishment, unbearably high fines & compensations, detention, and deportation depending upon the severity of the violation”. At present, several cases of sexual harassment have been found out around universities in China. “Sexual harassment is a crime, and those who willingly or unwillingly act differently to women of the society upsetting the respect to women, will be considered as criminals, and are solely responsible for consequences. Such criminals are strictly punished by law, based on its own framework designed to maintain the ‘law and order’ of the nation”, officer Kou said. Moreover, he also warned those international students who are already married and try to violate the rules of China by involving in illegal polygamy which have been observed at many places around China. He ended up saying that the convicts/lawbreakers might have to face an imprisonment of minimum one year, dismiss from the university, and deport for forever from China.“Security concerns may arise in many areas. I have tried my best to point four of them. However, the most important message I would like to convey today among you all is to follow the rules and regulations of the country you are living in. I hope you all have a happy stay at the university as well as in China and wish that you return back to your country safe and sound”, he further added. After a very useful and informative session by office Kou Xuochao, the session ended with a thunderous clapping from the international students. He thanked wholeheartedly for making and greeted them goodbye with a great smile on his face.  MUST TO REMEMBER!“STAY ALERT, STAY SAFE, STAY HAPPY”Acknowledgment: A special appreciation goes to International College of UCAS who invited officer Kou Xuochao, a deputy detachment of ‘Beijing Public Security Bureau-Huairou Branch’ for giving a very beneficial session on ‘Security Knowledge’ among the international students at University of Chinese Academy of Sciences.  Author: Pralhad Gupta (Student Journalist)Photos by: Mukesh Rai

Kick-Off Meeting/Introductory Course “BEF Research in Forests”
Kick-Off Meeting/Introductory Course “BEF Research in Forests”
by admin - Aug 14, 2018

中德合作项目TreeDi项目启动课程:BEF(生物多样性与生态系统功能)森林研究Kick-Off Meeting/Introductory Course "BEF Research in Forests"日期Date:  2018年8月19日-8月20日,19 - 20 August 2018地点Location:    国科大雁栖湖校区教1-219,University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) Yanqi Campus, Teaching building 1-219  内容Content:  使用跨学科研究方法去研究不同营养级联上的生物多样性和生态系统多种功能间的关系,以及BEF的实验设计。Interdisciplinary approaches to understand BEF relationships across functions and levels of trophic organization, design of BEF experiments 时间Date安排Details 8月19日19 August 8:30欢迎辞Welcome (马克平Keping Ma, Helge Bruelheide)课程及相关安排介绍Logistics and course introduction 9:00Introduction to Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning (BEF) research Simone CesarzIntroduction to running networks/initiatives: TreeDivNet, NutNet, DroughtNet Simone CesarzExperiment vs natural systems: limitations and opportunities10: 00Coffee Break10:20白永飞Yongfei BaiGrassland BEF Research: Progress and Prospects11:00Higher tropic interactions in forest BEF research Douglas ChestersHigher Trophic Interactions in Forest BEF Research; Introduction and Molecular Approaches Andreas SchuldtHigher trophic interactions II12: 00Lunch Break13:30Forest multifunctionality 徐兴良Xingliang XuIsotope approaches to unravel plant-plant interactions Andreas SchuldtMultidiversity and multifunctionality in forests 唐志尧 Zhiyao TangObservatory based community assembly of forests in China15:00Belowground diversity relationships Tesfaye WubetPlant and soil microbial community relationships in the CSPs and main experimental plots. 薛凯 Kai XueApproaches in microbial ecology studies 16:0010 years BEF-China: the past, the present and the future Helge BruelheideHistory, design and results of BEF-China 李珊Shan LiRules and regulation & available facilities in BEF-China 16:45Discussion17:30Summary20 AugustPresentations of research plans by doctoral researchers (each for 10 mins+5 min discussion)09:00 Hanjiao Gu(P1C)Internal mechanism research on relationship between tree diversity and productivity in a subtropical forest Maria D.Perles Garcia (P1G)Spatial aboveground complementarity: Spatio-temporal dynamics of canopy space filling Gaigai Ding(P2C)The relative importance of root traits differences vs. phylogenetic signal for the biodiversity effect Andréa Davrinche (P2G)Complementarity through leaf trait variation Tongyan Liu(P3C)Effects of diversity on plant growth seasonality and lignification formation Yi Li(P4C)The responses of herbivores to associational effects of tree pairs within tree diversity gradient Perttu Anttonen (P4G)Top-Down and Bottom-Up Drivers of Herbivory NA(P5C)Topic Mariem Saadani (P5G)Factors influencing foliar fungal pathogens infestation degree at TSP interactions spots Sirong Zhang(P6C)Neighbor effects within community diversity on aboveground and belowground N pools Min Liu(P6C)Complementarity in root nitrogen uptake between neighborhood trees Gonzalo A. Garcia de Leo (P6G)Back to the roots Biodiversity effects on tree root exudate metabolomes12:00Lunch13:30Huiyun Gan(P7C)Effects of EM plant neighbors  on root-associated fungal community Bala Singavarapu (P7G)The Rhizosphere microbiome Jianqing Du(P8C)Effects of TSP on soil function potential Rémy Beugnon (P8G)Effects of TSP on soil community, function and litter decomposition process Georg Albert (P9G)Utilizing data-driven synthesis and simulation-based approaches to reveal effects of tree-tree interactions15:00 Discussion16:00参观怀柔生态站Excursion to Huairou Ecological Station   主讲人Teachers 姓名 Name 单位Institute Helge BruelheideInstitute of Biology/Geobotany, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg & German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)Sylvia Haider Institute of Biology/Geobotany, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg & German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)Andreas Schuldt German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) & Martin Luther University Halle-WittenbergSimone Cesarz German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) & Institute of Biology, Leipzig UniversityTesfaye Wubet Department SoilEcology, Helmholtz-Center for Environmental Research (UFZ) & German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)白永飞 Yongfei Bai中国科学院植物研究所徐兴良 Xingliang Xu中国科学院地理科学与资源研究所Douglas Chesters中国科学院动物研究所薛凯 Kai Xue中国科学院大学李珊 Shan Li中国科学院植物研究所唐志尧 Zhiyao Tang北京大学 主讲人简历:Helge Bruelheide, Prof.Institute of Biology, Geobotany and Botanical GardenMartin Luther University Halle-WittenbergE-mail: helge.bruelheide@botanik.uni-halle.deResearcher ID: G-3907-2013Homepage: http://www.botanik.uni-halle.de/geobotanik/helge_bruelheide/Education1995 Dissertation, with Summa cum laude1988–1989 Diploma thesis in vegetation, with highest honours1986–1988 Biology at the University of Göttingen1981–1985 Biology and Geography at the University of Münster1981 Abitur at the Hans-Ehrenberg Gymnasium in Bielefeld-SennestadtAcademic positionssince 2012 Co-director of iDiv (German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research(iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig, DFG Research Centre 118)since 2004 Professor for Geobotany (C4) at the Institute of Biology / Geobotany andBotanical Garden, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg2001–2003 Assistant Professor (Oberassistent C2) in the Department of Ecology andEcosystem Research, Goettingen University2001 Habilitation (venia legendi for botany)1995–2001 Research assistant (Hochschulassistent, C1) in the Department of Ecologyand Ecosystem Research, Goettingen University1990–1996 Research assistant of the Department of Vegetation Science, Göttingen1986–1990 Scientific assistant in various courses and research projectsAwards1989 Award for Special Student Achievements by the Ministry of Science and Artof Lower SaxonyExpertiseBiodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning, Vegetation Ecology, Functional Ecology,Biogeography Sylvia Haider, Dr.Institute of Biology, Geobotany and Botanical GardenMartin Luther University Halle-WittenbergE-mail: sylvia.haider@botanik.uni-halle.deResearcher ID: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/M-2990-2014Homepage: http://www.botanik.uni-halle.de/geobotanik/sylvia_haider/Education2011 Dissertation, Technical University of Munich in cooperation with ETH Zurichand Universidad de La Laguna, Tenerife (Graduate scholarships fromUniversität Bayern e.V., Technical University of Munich, DAAD)2003–2004 Diploma thesis in landscape ecology (Undergraduate scholarship fromDAAD)1998–2004 Landscape Architecture and Landscape Planning at the Technical Universityof Munich1998 Abitur at the Werdenfels-Gymnasium in Garmisch-PartenkirchenAcademic positionssince 2012 Assistant Professor at the Institute of Biology / Geobotany and BotanicalGarden, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg2012 Scientific coordinator of TUMbiodivers2010–2012 Research and teaching assistant, Landscape Ecology / Terrestrial Ecology /Restoration Ecology, Technical University of Munich2006 Contract work, UFZ Leipzig2005 Research and teaching assistant, Landscape Ecology, Technical Universityof MunichAwards2008 “Student’s European Ecology Prize“ of the European Ecological FederationExpertiseSpatial biodiversity patterns, plant ecology, invasion ecology, plant functional traits Andreas Schuldt, PD Dr.German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-E-mail: andreas.schuldt@idiv.deResearcher ID: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/J-9429-2013Homepage: https://www.idiv.de/the_centre/employees/details/eshow/schuldt-andreas.htmlEducation2010-2015 Habilitation and venia legendi in Ecology, Leuphana University Lüneburg2007–2010 Dissertation, Leuphana University Lüneburg (summa cum laude)2001–2007 Study of Biology at the University of Göttingen; Diploma thesis on animalecology and biodiversityAcademic positionssince Oct. 2016 Postdoc at the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv),Leipzig2011–2016 Postdoc at the Institute of Ecology, Leuphana University Lüneburg2010–2011 Research associate at the Institute of Ecology, Leuphana University LüneburgEditorial boardsince 2016 Associate Editor of Biodiversity and ConservationAwards2011-2014 Postdoctoral research scholarship by the Leuphana University Lüneburg2010 “Best Doctoral Researcher of the Year 2009”, 3rd place, Leuphana University Lüneburg2007-2010 Research scholarship by the Leuphana University LüneburgExpertiseBiodiversity and ecosystem functioning; Trophic interactions; Community ecology; Biodiversity conservation; Macroecology Simone Cesarz, Dr.German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)E-mail: simone.cesarz@idiv.deResearcher ID: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/A-8468-2012Homepage: https:// www.idiv.de/groups_and_people/employees/details/eshow/cesarzsimone.htmlEducation2008-2012 PhD-Thesis, Georg August University Göttingen2006-2007 Diploma thesis, Georg-August University Göttingen2001-2006 Study of Biology, Georg-August University GöttingenAcademic positionssince 2014 Head of Laboratory, German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research(iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig2013–2014 Postdoc at Friedrich Schiller University of JenaExpertiseSoil ecology, Soil nematodes, PLFA and NLFA analysis, Microbial respiration, Isotopes, Food web analysis Tesfaye Wubet, Dr.Department of Soil EcologyHelmholtz Centre for Environmental Research-UFZE-mail: tesfaye.wubet@ufz.deResearcher ID: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/C-6241-2012Homepage: www.ufz.de/index.php?de=15359Education1988 - 1992 Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Biology, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.1994 - 1997 Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Biology (Microbiology), (with distinction) AddisAbaba University, Ethiopia.2000 - 2004 PhD in Botany (Mycology/ Molecular biology) (magna cum laude), Universityof Tübingen, Germany.Academic positions1992 – 1994 Graduate Assistant and Assistant Lecturer, Department of Biology, AlemayaUniversity, Ethiopia1997 – 2000 Lecturer, Department of Biology, Alemaya University, Ethiopia2004 – 2007 Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Systematic Botany and Mycology,University of Tuebingen, Tuebingen, Germany2007 – 2009 Research Associate, Department of Soil Ecology, Helmholtz Center forEnvironmental Research - UFZ, Halle (Saale), GermanySince 2010 Senior Scientist and group leader, Department of Soil Ecology, HelmholtzCenter for Environmental Research - UFZ, Halle (Saale), GermanyAwards, committees and memberships2000 - 2003 DAAD (German Academic Exchange Programme) PhD scholarship2011 UFZ annual institutional recognition for outstanding achievementsSince 2014 Member of the Global Soil Biodiversity Initiative – GSBISince 2013 Member of the Bioinformatics Unit (BIU) committee of iDivSince 2012 German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research – iDivSince 2012 African Network on Mycorrhiza (AFRINOM)Since 2011 International Mycological Association IMASince 2005 International Mycorrhiza Society (IMS)ExpertiseMycorrhiza, Molecular microbial ecology, Next generation sequencing, Bioinformatics andmultivariate statistics Xingliang Xu, Prof. Dr.Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources,Chinese Academy of SciencesE-mail: xuxingl@hotmail.comResearcher ID: P-9916-2015Googlescholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=zh-CN&user=KMPmJPMAAAAJHomepage: http://people.ucas.ac.cn/~xuxl?language=enEducation2003 Ph.D. in Ecology, Institute of Geographic Sciences & Natural ResourcesResearch, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing1999 M.Sc. in Cell Biology, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences,Beijing1996 B.Sc. in Biology, Shandong Normal University, JinanAcademic positionsSince 2017 Professor, Institute of Geographic Sciences and NaturalResources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China2006-2017 Associate Professor, Institute of Geographic Sciences and NaturalResources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China2012–2012 Visiting scientist, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA2005–2006 Visiting scientist, Institute of Soil Science and Land Evaluation, University ofHohenheim, Germany2003–2004 Assistant Professor, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural ResourcesResearch, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China2002– 2003 Postdoc, Department of Chemical Ecology and Ecosystem Research,University of Vienna, AustriaEditorial boardsSince 2013 Field Editor of Journal of Soil BiologySince 2009 Member of the editorial board of Journal of Soil BiologySince 2015 Accociate Chief Editor of RhizosphereExpertisePant-microbial interactions, Biogeochemistry, Plant nitrogen acquisition, Rhizosphere ecology, Stable isotope ecology 7. Douglas Chesters, Dr.Key Laboratory of Zoological Systematics and EvolutionInstitute of Zoology, Beichen West Road, 100101 BeijingE-mail: dchesters@ioz.ac.cnResearcher ID: B-2874-2016Homepage:http://english.anisys.ioz.ac.cn/groups/zhuchaodong/members/201408/t20140805_249984.htmlEducation2006 − 2010 Ph.D., Phyloinformatics, Imperial College London, SW72AZ, UK.2003 − 2006 B.Sc., Genetics, University of Leicester, Leicester LE17RH, UK.Academic positions2014–current Associate Professor, Institute of Zoology, Beijing.2013–2014 Assistant Professor, Institute of Zoology, Beijing.2011–2013 Postdoc, Institute of Zoology, Beijing.2010–2011 Bioinformatician, Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic.ExpertiseBioinformatics for large-scale phylogenetics and taxonomic profiling. 8. Kai Xue, Assoc. Prof. Dr.University of Chinese Academy of SciencesE-mail: xuekai@ucas.ac.cnResearcher ID: A-3256-2017Education2009 PhD in soil science, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, CornellUniversity, USA.2004 M.S. in environmental science, Research Center for Eco-EnvironmentalSciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China.2001 B.E. in Environmental Engineering. Department of Chemical Engineering,Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China.Academic positions2017 – Present Assoc. Prof., University of Chinese Academy of Sciences.2009 – 2017 Postdoctoral research fellowship, Institute for Environmental Genomics,University of Oklahoma, USA.2004 – 2009 Graduate teaching and research assistant, Cornell University, USA.2002 – 2004 Graduate research assistant, Research Center for Eco-EnvironmentalSciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China.ExpertiseSoil microbial ecology, with the emphasis on microbial functional genes for carbon and nitrogencycling and related biochemistry processes 9. Zhiyao Tang, Associate ProfessorCollege of Urban and Environmental SciencesPeking UniversityE-mail: zytang@pku.edu.cnResearcher ID: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/B-8795-2008Homepage: http://www.ues.pku.edu.cn/szdw/personal/TeacherEasy.Asp?id=57Education1994.09 - 1998.07. BSc. Peking University1998.09 - 2003.12 PhD. Peking University2001.10-2003.10. Visiting student, Leibniz University of HannoverAcademic positions2004.01 – 2007.8. Lecturer, Peking University2007.08 – Present. Associate Professor, Peking University2009.10 – 2010.10. Visiting Researcher, University of SheffieldEditorial boardssince 2015 Associate Editor of Community Ecology, Encyclipedia of China (Ecology)since 2015 Member of the editorial board of Scientific Reportssince 2014 Member of the editorial board of Chinese Journal of Plant Ecologysince 2013 Associate Editor of Journal of Plant Ecologysince 2013 Associate Editor of Biodiversity ScienceExpertisePlant Community Ecology 特邀:Yongfei Bai, ProfessorInstitute of Botany,Chinese Academy of SciencesE-mail: yfbai@ibcas.ac.cnHomepage: http://eco.ibcas.ac.cn/group/baiyf/cn/team/yongfei_bai/yongfei_bai.htm  

IC- UCAS CROWNED CHAMPIONS OF 2018 TOURNAMENT
IC- UCAS CROWNED CHAMPIONS OF 2018 TOURNAMENT
by admin - Jun 6, 2018

    IC-UCAS football team before the final match.        Goals from Mkala from Kenya and Amier from Sudan in the first half of the game were enough to ensure that the International College students are crowned the champions of the hotly contested tournament that attracted 15 teams from different departments within UCAS- Yanqihu campus.          Wasihun (in red) from Ethiopia dribbling the ball past three College of Materials students during the final of the tournament. The IC- team which began their group B match with a defeat of 1-0 at the hands of Danish College (SDC), went ahead to win two games including 9-0 and 10-0 against College of Microelectronics   and college of Artificial Intelligence respectively, and a 2-2 draw against the College of Electronics, which ensured they finish second on superior goal difference in pool B with same points as college of electronics and book a place in the quarterfinals.         Adam from the SDC battling for the ball during the first group tournament match against the IC- UCAS in which the SDC won 1-0.The 5-0 triumph over the college of computer and a well-fought 1-0 win over the college of Chemistry took the IC College to the finals with the college of materials.Just before the half-time whistle, a deflection from Amier’s cross by the goalkeeper into his own net in the 13th minute and a well-taken shot by Wasihun past the goalkeeper doubled the lead and this ensured that the IC-UCAS crowned the champions.Speaking after the match, the IC College captain Wyckliffe (李伟) said that, “I would wish to thank UCAS (international office) and the organizers for allowing us to participate in this tournament…it was such an honor to play and captain such a great team. The team spirit was high and the togetherness and unity that the team has shown regardless of where they have come from have played a key role in our success”.“I would also wish to thank all those who took part in the tournament”, added the captain.International students joined their players to celebrate after the win