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Rules and Regulations for UCAS International Students
Rules and Regulations for UCAS International Students
by admin - Sep 14, 2020

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Opening ceremony speech by 艾墨
Opening ceremony speech by 艾墨
by admin - Sep 14, 2020

尊敬的白院长,亲爱的老师、同学们,大家上午好!  我是艾墨,来自也门,非常荣幸代表2020级国际学生新生发言。  I am a PhD student in IC-UCAS sponsored by the ANSO Scholarship for Young Talents. My supervisor is Professor Liú Yíng.  First of all, I congratulate all fellow students for joining this prestigious university and tell them that we are fortunate to have the opportunity to be admitted to UCAS.  The story of my interest in this university started when I was studying for my master's in Xi'an, the ancient capital of China. When I asked my Chinese friends about which universities they dreamed of joining in order to continue their studies, many of them answered that they dreamed of studying at the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences. So I searched for it and found that it is really one of the best universities.  According to the ESI report released in July 2020, UCAS ranked 67th globally, and 1st in China. This is what motivated me to plan to apply and join this university,  I am proud now that I’ve got this golden opportunity.  Beijing is the capital of today’s most populated developing country in the world, China, which shares five thousand years’ civilization. And today it is bravely fighting the battle with the COVID-19 virus, manifested with the wisdom and responsibility of leadership, awareness, and solidarity of the Chinese people. We can study and live while feeling safe.  We, as new students, will do our best in educational and academic achievement. We will be the best representatives of our different countries from all over the world, and the best representative of the strength of Chinese relations with various countries of the world, relations of friendship and cooperation for a better world full of peace, coexistence and mutual respect.  Finally, I would like to thank the Chinese government and ANSO for supporting and helping students from different countries. And I reiterate my thanks to the university's administration and professors.  I wish everyone an academic year full of success and happiness.  开学快乐,抗“疫”必胜!谢谢大家。

2019 Photography Contest of IC- UCAS Winners Announced
2019 Photography Contest of IC- UCAS Winners Announced
by admin - Jul 23, 2020

In order to enrich the extracurricular life of our faculty and students and inspire them capture UCAS and CAS in the eyes of the world, UCAS International College successfully held 2019 Photography Contest.Since the launch of the contest, teachers and students of UCAS have been actively participating in it, recording their lives with cameras, showing the good spirit of our teachers and students. Entries were submitted from UCAS by talented professional photographers and amateurs. After the appraisal of the organizing committee, 1 gold award, 3 silver awards and 5 bronze awards were selected. The winners are hereby announced as follows:Congratulations on the excellent results of the above works!!

CONDITIONS OF COVID-19 IN NEPAL
CONDITIONS OF COVID-19 IN NEPAL
by admin - Jul 2, 2020

CONDITIONS OF COVID-19 IN NEPALWritten by: Archana Ghimire                        Edited by: Pralhad GuptaCoronavirus (COVID-19) has been the headline for news portals all over the world in recent months. The outbreak appeared in Wuhan, China, for the first time, and it spread worldwide overwhelmingly. The virus's outbreak was nearly inevitable, and even the developed and prosperous countries failed to defend it. However, very few cases have been reported in Nepal than in other countries despite being a landlocked neighbor to China and the fact that China is the second-largest trading partner of Nepal. But those cases were more than enough to create chaos in a small underdeveloped and least prepared country like Nepal.According to the data published by the Ministry of Health and Population, as of June 26, 2020, 11755 total positive cases were detected, 9030 patients were kept in isolation, 71012 people were quarantined, 2698 were discharged, and 27 people died of Coronavirus. Two testing methods were used for diagnosis i.e., RT-PCR and RDT. The RT-PCR test diagnosed 206271, and the RDT test diagnosed 290349.Twenty-two laboratories are responsible for the RT-PCR test. Still, only four of them, namely, Teku Hospital, Nepal Police Hospital, Patan Hospital, and Tribhuvan University Hospital, can treat the positively tested patients after the diagnosis. The treatment of the COVID 19 virus is free of cost if anyone is confirmed positive. However, the government hasn't been able to perform tests for every suspected patient due to the limited number of testing kits and isolation beds in the hospitals and because of the higher number of suspected patients.  Also, the RDT test is still in use for making clinical decisions, although the World Health Organization (WHO) suggests not to. Safety precautions were applied across the country to prevent the transmission of the virus. People evacuated from outside the country were quarantined for about two weeks until the test results were confirmed. After the test, those who tested negative were sent home, whereas the rest were isolated. A lockdown was announced restricting people in any movement and mass gathering except for emergency and performing chores in an allocated time with caution.Many startups in Nepal have remained closed due to the pandemic. Even if the lockdown comes to an end, resuming the businesses or establishing new firms will be a challenge. Loss of employment is the immediate and direct impact that can be seen from the surface. Many daily wage workers have lost their jobs. Hence the daily livelihood of thousands of workers has been heartbreaking.However, the Government of Nepal has decided to change the modality of lockdown and has agreed to ease prohibition in specific sectors. Agriculture and animal-related businesses, food stores, development projects such as hydropower, construction activities, and so forth are allowed to open and continue their operations. Restaurants are only allowed to arrange for takeaway services. Private vehicles are acknowledged on the street on an odd-even basis. Odd license plates are allowed out on odd dates.In contrast, even license plates are allowed out on even. Simultaneously, educational institutions, training centers, sports centers, public transportation, malls and cinemas, international and domestic flights (except those receiving permission), and religious and social places will remain shut. The government declared suspension of all regular classes and academic examinations were postponed until further notice. This resulted in a tremendous increase in the use of social sites such as Zoom, Google Meet, Google Classroom, Moodle, etc. by many educational institutions and organizations for conducting group meetings. This pandemic had also brought some positive changes among the Nepalese youths bringing them together, demanding to stop the RDT test and ensure 100% RT-PCR test, among others. This is the first time Nepalese youth came out to protest against the government, where no political party was involved. The government has taken it into account and will look forward to making amends in the current trend.After this pandemic gets over, it is essential to uplift the socio-economic condition, and livelihood should be recovered immediately. It is an urge to bridge the economic gap until the economy of the country stabilizes.With the outbreak of COVID-19, many research students, such as myself, are advised to stay at home and follow work from home routine. Initially, it was a real struggle for me to work from home. The lack of resources and motivation often makes us uncomfortable and unstable at home, holding us back from working at our fullest caliber. I have been trying to write a review paper more recently, but I'm still not having my way. Often, I try to convince myself that this situation will be over very soon, but it seems like there is a long way until the end.Nevertheless, to cope with this pandemic, I started to make a flexible plan and follow some rituals which ease me to keep my day busy, joyful, fruitful, and positive. This habit aids me a lot to keep myself in a relaxed mood. Enjoying every day in a different pattern has helped me to stay productive without getting bored.I am passionate about knowing about the current affairs of my country. I follow some secure online news portals to study the updates. However, the flow of the same information time and again can be too much, sometimes though it is reasonable to get the majority of news related to COVID-19 across social media. As a result, sometimes, we get surrounded by dark thoughts, and we need to revitalize our mental health against feelings of helplessness and boredom. I spend some virtual happy hours with friends and relatives via phone and video calls. Virtual hugs and kisses showing deep affection and care could mean a lot at the moment, and more so, it's a privilege to be around with our family and grandparents during this particular moment. I'm always excited to listen to their stories with the combined recipe of struggle, failure, hard work, dedication, and success leading to ultimate happiness. Enjoying virtual communication (Research Center for Eco-environmental Sciences family)Involving in rituals at home with grandparentsI try to boost my immune system by eating healthy, maintaining adequate sleep hours, exercising, and relaxing and practicing mindfulness. I spend some time gardening and watering plants. We have varieties of flowers, seasonal vegetables in our house yard. I love to stay in the fresh air for a while during the evening.                             Avoiding the crowd, we buy essential groceries for about a month from the nearby supermarket. While going out in the street, I found out that most of all people are concerned about safety measures. People are wearing masks and gloves while walking in the street by maintaining social distance. Even though it's a hard time, people are tinged with the hope that everything will be okay very soon.Measures being taken to avoid the transmission of Covid-19From a personal perspective, I feel like Covid-19 is not such a horrible thing after all. It's a holiday but of a different kind. It's time to think and contemplate our future endeavors. It's a little signal from the planet earth to humankind that we need to use the resources wisely. It's a signal to stay, resist, and fight together. It's a portrayal of life being a blessing. And after everything becomes routine, there is no doubt we're going to enjoy experiences with more colors. There will be one another toast added during the festivals, celebrations, and gatherings: "Cheers to our life on earth!”Stay healthy with positive thoughts. PEACE!!! Article by: Archana GhimirePhotos by: (i) Ratna Ghimire(ii) Tista Prasai Joshi(iii) Navesh Chitrakar(iv) Pritam Maharjan  

Covid-19 and Climate change: Lessons to rise parallel
Covid-19 and Climate change: Lessons to rise parallel
by admin - Jul 2, 2020

Covid-19 and Climate change: Lessons to rise parallelArticle by: Kshitiz Kandel                Edited by: Pralhad GuptaWhat is a coronavirus disease or COVID-19? Is there a vaccine, drug, or treatment for COVID-19? How is it impacting the Global System? And more…Hundreds of queries are veering from person to person from a region to another around the globe lately. Every day we account COVID-19, each and every minute detail; total infection, fatalities, recovery, fatality rate, recovery rate, and more. The COVID-19 pandemic threatens the prosperity and integrity of the global community and economy. The decades of development and sustainability are on the verge of collapse in days or months. Not only do we talk and analyze the future consequences, we predict the unpredictability as well. Oh, wow! What a concern! This is simply amazing.Nevertheless, have we ever considered about the pandemic that humans have spread into mother nature? Have we ever spent a single moment accounting the consequences of global Climate change? A fun fact! Planet Earth is 4.5 billion years old, and mankind…about 140 thousand years. If we condense the Earth's life span into 24 hours, one full day, then we have been here on this planet for 3 seconds. In just 3 seconds, look at what we have done to our world. We’ve created nuclear war fear, smog pollution, carbon emission, forest clearance. We’ve increased the extinction of our endangered flora and fauna by 1000 times the average rate. Species that have been here longer than us will be gone because of us. The earth system that was running in a stunningly balanced way will be devastated because of us, in this 3 second. So, it’s high time we realize before it's too late to think about Climate change. It is up to us to care for this planet, which is our only home. We must learn lessons from these crises. We need to rise parallel to COVID-19 and Climate change. COVID-19 makes us realize that forced actions are capable of justice to the Environment. Climate actions are possible in time. Ecologically, decades of environmental pollution and hazards are about to be controlled in this small-time scale. It is just within few months of lockdown around the globe, planet Earth seems healing. Mountains and horizon are seen crystal clear from distant never seen before. Rare and endangered wild flora and fauna are recorded to thrive. The ozone layer is historically recorded healing, in which billions of dollars and projects could possibly not succeed. People have seen vivid clear blue sky and night aurora. Many have enjoyed usually clear skies and fresh air.  Isn’t this quite surprising? Could we call this justice to the system? How appropriate is it to rename this as a climate action? Well, what so ever, it’s calls of urgency to rise from these crises together. We must rise to both emergencies in parallel. (Google, DAILY SABAH, retrieved on 06-26-2020)(Google, DAILY SABAH, retrieved on 06-26-2020)The novel human coronavirus disease, COVID-19, has become the fifth documented pandemic since the 1918 flu pandemic. The global community is fighting the best possible against the pandemic at present. UN bodies are bringing scientists, experts, and policymakers addressing the COVID-19 crisis around the world. WHO is connecting the global health professionals and researchers to contain the virus. Global leaders are struggling with the responsibilities they need to offer their country. The world now has two challenges to tackle together, we have two equally significant responsibilities. First, contain the recent virus and prevent it from happening again. Second, comes with an action on climate change. The Covid-19 pandemic is an immediate case in point for now. We need to save lives now while also save our planet at the same time. The first point is more pressing, but the second has significant long-term consequences. That's the reason why it is essential to emphasize the interconnectivity between COVID-19 and climate change. Reports have shown that disasters from the impacts of climate change can exacerbate the COVID-19 crisis. Cyclone Harold, in the Pacific continent, forced the struggling public system to reopen its border pressing from the COVID-19 disasters. Likewise, damages and loss of lives in the Solomon Islands, such as Vanuatu and Fiji, are unprecedented. The Guardian reports, ''A new record set so soon after the previous record of 17.5C in March 2015 is significant warming in Antarctica is happening much faster than global average''.Similarly, Earth’s warming trend continued in 2019, making it the second-hottest year in NOAA’s 140-year climate record just behind 2016. The World Meteorological Organization in The State of the Global Climate in 2019 Report confirms that the modern world has surpassed 1.1°C of global warming. It is above the pre-industrial level, and weather extremes, severe cyclones, and storms will be the new norm in this entire decade. Without urgent action, we will likely reach the 1.5°C threshold as early as 2030. Additionally, there are a series of disasters and hazards that are induced because of climate change. Loss of snow mass, sea-level rise, more intense heat waves, more frequent wildfires, more extended periods of drought, extreme weather events, shifting wildlife populations, and habitat! On a bright note, Climate change exacerbates the COVID-19 crisis! How long, how far? So, it is a global urge to collaborate and prevent COVID-19 and climate change at the same time.On the one hand, the world needs to accelerate work on treatment and vaccines for COVID-19. Climate actions need to be implemented vigorously, on the other side. These are the real-time actions that help contribute to the solutions we need.The COVID-19 pandemic and the climate change crises are interconnected and cross-cutting – both require a comprehensive and systematic approach. There are certain things impacted by the disaster. But this is not time we lag behind because of this A-Once-in-a-Century-Pandemic. We must respond to it firmly and fight back sustainably. We need to realize that taking care of our Earth system is itself effective prevention against the crises. The climate change-induced disaster is a crucial reminder that notwithstanding the threats and impacts of COVID-19, climate change remains the biggest threat to humanity. So, let’s take this as an opportunity to consider the climate-smart response and recovery measures. This is a chance for nations to plan better and to shape 21st-century environments and societies in ways that are healthy, clean, safe, and more resilient. As we continue the fight against COVID-19 and climate change, we must review and strengthen our policies. We must address both of the crises actively and equally with urgent attention. We must act right now and make a commitment to building back climate-smart societies and economies. We must consider the carrying capacity of the Earth. We must make sure that vulnerable regions will not suffer from the ‘tragedy of the commons.' We must strengthen the resilience of our home planet, our neighborhoods, and people. We must come out of these crises stronger. Let's join our hands against the global pandemic to make this planet for all of us to live on. We will!Written by: Kshitiz KandelEdited by: Pralhad Gupta