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Orientation Day for Students of International College
Orientation Day for Students of International College
by admin - Sep 18, 2022

On the morning of 17th September, 2022, the opening ceremony for the new academic year at the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) was held in front of the library building at Yanqi Lake West Campus. Students and faculty from the International College attended the ceremony and took photos at the place nearest to science and the scientists.Aiming to help international students better adapt themselves to their campus life, the International College held two lectures in the auditorium hall of the library right after the opening ceremony.Security OrientationAfter a brief introduction, Mr. Zhang Hailong, the director of Huairou Police Station of Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau, delivered a speech on safety and gave the students a few reminders from accommodation registration to staying away from drugs. Mr. Zhang mentioned that international students should abide by Chinese laws, especially the Exit and Entry Administration Law of People’s Republic of China, respect China’s customs and follow the administration of UCAS and government organs during their stay in China. It’s also worth mentioning that Mr. Zhang called for the attention to the validity of students’ visas. At the end of the lecture, Mr. Zhang wished the students all success during their stay in China.How to Use LibraryAt the invitation of the International College, the school librarian Ms. Dong Yujia addressed on how to use Library. During the lecture, Ms. Dong gave a detailed introduction of the library’s facilities, online resources, etc. and showed the students around after the lecture.Starting from the the library’s building shape, which resembles siheyuan, a kind of representative Chinese residence, Ms. Dong went on to explain the Chinese characters written in seal script, an ancient Chinese writing style, which are finely engraved on the hall’s two walls. Those characters remind students of the ethos of the Academy of Sciences(CAS)-- “practicality, truth, cooperation and innovation”, as well as the motto of UCAS--“knowledge, devotion, wisdom, virtue”. Looking upwards, students were amazed by over 100 institute flags hanging above.Then, Ms. Dong showed the students the computer room, discussion room, training room,  lecture hall, etc. on the first floor. While passing by the leisure area, Ms. Dong stopped at the reading pavilion and a moveable silent booth beside it where students can read Chinese classics inside. She also showed the students how to use the self-service printers there.After that, students were led to the reading room donated by Celebritiesat the corner of the second floor. The first is the reading room of Cheng Siwei, who donated almost two thirds of his books to the school library. As the Father of Venture Capital, Cheng used to be a chemistry engineer, but he changed his major into economics and management when studying abroad. He is the former dean of the Institute of Management of the Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, the predecessor of UCAS.Next to the Reading Room of Cheng Siwei is another one houseing books donated from many other professors and academicians, including Professor Li Pei, the rose of CAS and the “mother of China’s applied linguistics”. Hearing the story of Li Pei and her husband--Guo Yonghuai, a scientist who devoted his life to the course of “Two bombs, One Satellite”, the students were deeply touched.Going upstairs, Ms. Dong introduced to the students the third floor where they can borrow books on self-service machines and read English magazines including the National Geography, Washington Post, the Economist , etc.At the end of the tour, Ms Dong said that she really hopes that students can make good use of the resources  and enjoy their stay in UCAS.The beginning of an academic year marks a fresh-new start for students. Thanks to the orientation day, students of the International College are now more confident to embark on the journey towards science and embrace their campus life with the beautiful Yanqi Lake.Author: Zhang LePhotographs: Mu JianchaoReviewer: Jiang YimingEditor: Yan Qinglin

WOMAN IN SCIENCE Forum at UCAS
WOMAN IN SCIENCE Forum at UCAS
by admin - Dec 22, 2021

On 23 December at 8pm, the International College held the WOMAN IN SCIENCE Forum, where more than 40 students from eight research institutes discussed online and offline the dilemmas, problems and opportunities that women scientists face.The event took place offline at the International Conference Centre of the Yanqi Lake Campus of the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences.

International Student of UCAS Received Excellent Award in “iBeijing You and Me” Photography Contest
International Student of UCAS Received Excellent Award in “iBeijing You and Me” Photography Contest
by admin - Dec 6, 2021

"Beijing in the Eyes of Foreign Friends " Photo Contest organized by Beijing People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (BPAFFC) is successful held, 40 photographic works are selected for prize from the 1500 pictures received in this contest. Usman Ali and Muhammad Nadeem from UCAS, won the Excellent Outstanding Award. Muhammad Nadeem  got his master Degree from Donghua university (东华大学).Currently he is pursuing Doctor degree from university of Chinese academy of science (Dalian Institute of chemical physics) Major in Analytical chemistry. He say,“ UCAS Beijing Yanqihu campus is one of most beautiful campus sorrunded by green Mountains near Great wall China.Here you can enjoy scenery of clean and blue sky every time. I love travelling in beautiful China and capture natural beauty. People here are very friendly and if you can speak Chinese language then China is your hometown. If you have plan to come to china then must learn Chinese language.” His three works are as follows.As a PhD student of UCAS, Usman Ali is working in Prof. YI Yuanping’s group at Institute of Chemistry Chinese Academy of Sciences (ICCAS). After coming in China in September 2019, besides his PhD studies and hard work in scientific research, Ali also enjoys his life in Beijing by visiting different historical places and tasting various Chinese traditional food. With more than 500 captured pictures of Beijing, he chose his best works and won the award in the contest.

IC participats in 2021 UCAS Athletics
IC participats in 2021 UCAS Athletics
by admin - Oct 12, 2021

On the morning of 10th October, the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) 2021 Athletics was held at the West Athletic Field of Yanqi Lake Campus with the warm autumn sun. Seventeen international students and staff from all over the world competed in various events including 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 5000m, 4*100m, 4*400m, triple jump and solid ball, winning two gold medals, one silver and one bronze medal each. Due to the epidemic, only 63 International students were enrolled in offline studies this year, and more than 322 students attended classes online across time zones, making it a huge challenge for the College to manage teaching and learning. Through vigorous organization and continuous encouragement, more than a third of the students teaching offline signed up for the UCAS Athletics 2021. A strong and healthy body is a prerequisite for creating future and changing the world. The UCAS Athletics 2021 extended the "rich spirit, brutal body" to the international education sector and gave the offline students a taste of the dynamic and positive campus atmosphere of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, strengthening the team cohesion of the College and enriching the campus life of international students. 

International College held a volleyball tournament for students and teachers
International College held a volleyball tournament for students and teachers
by admin - Jun 22, 2021

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FAQs on COVID-19 Vaccination in Beijing
FAQs on COVID-19 Vaccination in Beijing
by admin - Apr 16, 2021

FAQs on COVID-19 Vaccination in BeijingQ1What type of vaccine is used in Beijing? How to get inoculated?The vaccines used in Beijing are inactivated whole-virus SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, which prevent the COVID-19 virus from infecting and reproducing by using certain methods, and at the same time retain the activity that causes immune response within human body. Inactivated vaccines adopt traditional vaccine production method, which is mature, reliable and classic. Compared with other vaccines, inactivated vaccines enjoy multiple advantages: mature R&D platforms, reliable production technology, controllable quality and standards, good preventive effect, rapid development rate, easy for production at scale, and have internationally recognized evaluation criteria of safety and efficacy.Two doses are required for the inactivated SARS-CoV-2 vaccines. The recommended interval between the first and second dose is at least three weeks, and the second dose needs to be given within eight weeks. If the second dose is not scheduled within eight weeks due to special reasons, it needs to be administered as soon as possible to enable the recipient to get complete and full immunity.Q2Is it necessary to get vaccinated against COVID-19?Highly necessary!COVID-19 is a new infectious disease caused by a novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), which is transmitted mainly through droplets and close contact. Almost no one has the immunity against COVID-19, and almost everyone is susceptible to COVID-19 infection.Safe and effective vaccines are the most powerful weapon against the disease. After vaccination, the immunity against COVID-19 will be developed within human body to prevent infection, and the number of severe cases and death rate can be significantly reduced. Currently, people eligible for vaccination, with no contraindications, should all be inoculated.Q3Are the inactivated SARS-CoV-2 vaccines safe and effective?China adopts stringent control standards for the research and development of vaccines. The entire process is strictly managed concerning the test, approval, launching, storage, transportation and inoculation of inactivated SARS-CoV-2 vaccines. Sophisticated cold-chain system is guaranteed for the vaccines, under which strict standards are followed for the storage and transportation. The vaccination institutions and medical staff have received specialized training and have been strictly examined. The vaccination will be carried out according to standard procedures.According to the interim analysis of the phase III clinical trials for the inactivated whole-virus SARS-CoV-2 vaccines used in Beijing, the efficacy of all these vaccines has met the requirements by the National Medical Products Administration, and the vaccines also met the preferred and minimally acceptable profiles specified in the WHO Target Product Profiles for COVID-19 Vaccines.  Data from monitoring suspected abnormal reactions in the clinical trials and from emergency use and large-scale vaccination for priority groups at earlier stage show that the vaccines are safe.Q4How to make an appoint-ment for vaccination?Districts in Beijing have made proper arrangements and took measures to ensure orderly inoculation. People who wish to be vaccinated may check notices issued by districts and make appointments through their employers or residential communities.Q5Can foreign nationals apply for COVID-19 vaccination in Beijing?Beijing has fully rolled out its COVID-19 vaccination for foreign nationals in the city. Following the principle of “voluntary application, giving informed consent and assuming personal responsibility for risk”, foreign nationals can make an appointment for vaccination through employer or residential community. After appointments are made, foreign nationals may take the jab nearby as arranged by local district authorities based on local situation.Q6Are COVID-19 vaccines free of charge?Foreign nationals who have joined Beijing's social medical insurance scheme may take the vaccine free of charge by showing due insurance documents on the vaccine taking site, while those not covered by the insurance have to pay 93.5 RMB per dose by themselves if they want to be vaccinated.Q7Are the current vaccines effective against new virus variants?Vaccine R&D enterprises have tested and evaluated the cross neutralization ability of vaccine immune serum against the currently collected domestic and foreign variants. The neutralization activity of Covid-19 vaccines granted conditional market approval by China has not decreased and no obvious compromise on the protection rate against new variants has been found. Relevant companies will continue to follow up on vaccine research and development. Based on latest global variants monitoring updates released by WHO, there is no evidence to suggest that the virus mutants can cause vaccines to lose efficacy.Q8What are the possible adverse reactions to COVID-19 vaccines?What should the recipients do should such reactions occur?The most reported adverse reactions include pain, induration or redness at the injection site, fatigue, and others include fever, headache, cough, anorexia, vomit and diarrhea.After each shot, the recipients are required to stay 30 minutes for observation on site and can only leave if no discomfort occurs. Staff will inform recipients about the common adverse reactions, cautions, health monitoring after injection, treatment advice and contact information. Should persistent high fever or discomfort occur, the recipient should report to the vaccination institution and seek immediate medical help.Q9Can people aged above 60 receive the COVID-19 vaccine?According to Technical Guideline for the Inoculation of COVID-19 Vaccines (First Edition), as phase I and II clinical data prove that the vaccine is safe for people aged above 60 and can provide some protection, it is recommended that people aged above 60 be inoculated with the Covid-19 vaccine.According to the overall national plan, Beijing has administered Covid-19 vaccines to some people aged above 60 who want to be vaccinated and are in good health. Next, we will advance mass vaccination steadily among people above 60 and people with chronic diseases based on the effect of vaccination among wider age groups.Q10Can people aged below 18 receive the Covid-19 vaccine?As clinical data of existing vaccines for people aged below 18 are not available, the Covid-19 vaccine is not recommended for this age group. Beijing will arrange vaccination for people aged below 18 according to the national plan based on the progress of vaccine R&D and the follow-up clinical trial outcomes.Q11Who are not eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine?According to Technical Guideline for the Inoculation of COVID-19 Vaccines (First Edition), the following groups are not eligible for the vaccine: those who are allergic to the active ingredients of the vaccine, any inactive ingredients, substances used in the production process, or those who had allergic reactions when vaccinated with the same kind of vaccine before; those who have a known history of severe vaccine allergies (such as acute allergic reaction, angioneurotic edema, dyspnea); those who have epilepsy or other severe neurological diseases (such as transverse myelitis, Guillain Barré syndrome, demyelinating diseases); those who are having a fever, or have acute diseases, or are at acute stage of chronic diseases or have severe chronic diseases; and pregnant women.Q12Who are not eligible for the second dose?The health conditions of the second dose recipient must meet the requirements of the Covid-19 vaccine.If serious allergies or adverse reactions of the nervous system occur after the first dose is administered and such conditions cannot be ruled out to be caused by the vaccine, then the recipient is not recommended for the second dose.If the second dose recipient is having an acute disease or is at the acute stage of chronic diseases, the second dose should be postponed.Q13What preparations should be made before vaccination?The recipient should have a full understanding of relevant information about the Covid-19 vaccine and the inoculation process at the vaccination site.Check whether an appointment is necessary.Bring your ID card as required. Foreign nationals should present passports and valid residence permits and make sure the documents are valid before the second dose is given. Those who have joined Beijing's social medical insurance scheme should provide due insurance documents. Please wear loose clothing for vaccination and wear masks.Q14What care should the recipients take when taking vaccine?Before vaccination, recipients should inform the doctor of their health conditions and medications they have been taking, and fill in the consent form faithfully; if there is a wound at the injection site, it is recommended to avoid the wound and get the jab in the other arm; after vaccination, the recipients are required to stay 30 minutes for observation; the Q-tips should be thrown into the designated trash can or yellow trash bag for medical waste.Q15What care should the recipients take after taking vaccine?Recipients should stay 30 minutes for observation and can only leave if no abnormal reactions occur. Should persistent high fever or discomfort occur, the recipient must report to the vaccination institution and seek immediate medical help.Q16Can the recipient drink and eat spicy food after taking vaccine?Normal activities and diet will not affect the efficacy of the vaccine, and there is no need to change lifestyle. However, when symptoms such as fever, fatigue or even nausea and diarrhea occur after vaccination, the recipient should adjust diet, have a good rest and avoid overwork, and refrain from drinking alcohol or overeating.Q17Can the recipient take a shower after taking vaccine?The recipient can take a shower after taking COVID-19 vaccine (and other vaccines). The immuniser often ask the recipients not to take a shower within 24 hours after the vaccination, and the main purpose is to prevent infection at the injection site and avoid or mitigate local reactions. After being vaccinated, some may experience redness, swelling or induration at the injection site. Recipients should refrain from touching, squeezing and irritating the injection site during shower, and keep it clean after shower.Q18Can the recipient relax personal precaution measures after being vaccinated?Vaccination will produce immunity from COVID-19 and greatly reduce infection risks. However, no vaccine is 100% effective; some people may have insufficient antibodies after taking vaccine and they can still be vulnerable to infection, especially when an immunologic barrier is not yet created. So it is important that you should wear masks, wash hands regularly, and observe social distancing even after the vaccination.Q19Are people with chronic diseases eligible for vaccination?People with chronic diseases are at high risk of severe illness and death once infected with the COVID-19. According to the newly released Technical Guideline for the Inoculation of COVID-19 Vaccinations (First Edition), people whose health conditions are stable and chronic diseases are under control with medication are not cautioned against getting vaccinated, and vaccination is recommended for them. Severe chronic diseases are contraindications for the vaccine, and people with such diseases cannot be vaccinated.Q20Are people who have recovered from COVID-19 eligible for vaccination?Generally speaking, people who had infectious diseases or asymptomatic patients have immunity, which should protect them in a way similar to the vaccine. Existing research data also show that re-infection is rare within 6 months after being infected with COVID-19. According to Technical Guideline for the Inoculation of COVID-19 Vaccinations (First Edition), if fully informed, those who had COVID-19 infection or asymptomatic infection can receive one dose of the vaccine 6 months after recovery.Q21Can people with allergies get Covid-19 vaccines?Technical Guideline for the Inoculation of COVID-19 Vaccinations (First Edition) clearly states that severe allergic reactions to vaccines (such as acute allergic reactions, angioneurotic edema, and dyspnea) are contraindications to vaccination; therefore, people should take into consideration the severity of their allergic reactions and follow the clinician’s advice.Q22Can women who are preparing for pregnancy get vaccination? How soon can recipients prepare for pregnancy after vaccination?Technical Guideline for the Inoculation of COVID-19 Vaccinations (First Edition) makes it clear that pregnancy preparation is not a contraindication to vaccination. Women or men preparing for pregnancy do not need to delay their plan due to Covid-19 vaccination.Q23Can lactating women get Covid-19 vaccines?Technical Guideline for the Inoculation of COVID-19 Vaccinations (First Edition) suggests that although there is no clinical research data showing Covid-19 vaccines have impact on infants of breastfeeding mothers, based on the knowledge of the vaccine’s safety, it is recommended that lactating women at high risk of infection to Covid-19 (such as medical staff) get vaccinated. Considering the importance of breastfeeding to the nutrition and health of infants and children, and with reference to international practices, breastfeeding women at high risk of infection to Covid-19 are advised to continue breastfeeding after inoculation.Q24Can people with immunodeficiency get Covid-19 vaccines?People with immunodeficiency are the group with a high risk of severe illness and death after being infected with Covid-19. Technical Guideline for the Inoculation of COVID-19 Vaccinations (First Edition) gives the following vaccination suggestions for this group: as there is no data on the safety and efficacy of vaccines for this group at present, and the immune response and protective effect of this group may decrease after vaccination, it is recommended that they get inactivated Covid-19 vaccines based on the safety record of previous vaccines of the same type.Q25How to obtain the vaccination proof after completing the whole vaccination process?(1) After inoculation of the two doses of Covid-19 vaccines, the status of “vaccination completed” will be shown on your Health Kit. Under this condition, you may click the “export or print proof” button at the bottom of the page to get the download link. (2) Copy and paste the link to the browser to download the electronic vaccination proof. (3) If notice pops up showing that the vaccination certificate has not been generated, please try again later.Source:BJ foreign affairs office

Hotlines for COVID-19 Vaccination for Foreigners in Beijing
Hotlines for COVID-19 Vaccination for Foreigners in Beijing
by admin - Apr 16, 2021

在京外籍人士接种新冠疫苗咨询电话Hotlines for COVID-19 Vaccination for Foreigners in Beijing   3月26日,在京外籍人士新冠疫苗接种全面启动。在京工作的外籍人士可通过所在机构预约,高校外籍师生可通过学校预约,其他在京外籍人士可通过属地社区预约。预约成功后,各区将结合本区实际情况安排外籍人士就近接种。现将各区疫苗接种点和咨询电话公布如下:On March 26, Beijing has fully rolled out its COVID-19 vaccination for foreign nationals in the city. Foreign nationals working in Beijing can make an appointment through their institutions, foreign teachers and students in universities can make an appointment through their schools, and other foreign nationals working in Beijing can make an appointment through their residential communities. After appointments are made, foreign nationals may take the jab nearby as arranged by local district authorities based on local situation. Vaccination sites and consultation hotline numbers in each district are as follows:

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

Free webinar
Free webinar
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.