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Wuhan University International Forum for Interdisciplinary Sciences and Engineering

Wuhan University International Forum for Interdisciplinary Sciences and Engineering December 28 – 30, 2014 Wuhan, China Organizer: Wuhan University 1. About the Forum Wuhan University International Forum for Interdisciplinary Sciences and Engineering is providing a platform for prominent young talents at home and abroad to enhance brainstorming and cross-disciplinary exchange, and advance interdisciplinary sciences and collaborative innovation, with the goal to explore the frontier issues in sciences and build a sustainable future for our society. Wuhan University has launched the “Collaborative Innovation Center for Geospatial Technology”, the “Collaborative Innovation Center for Territorial Sovereignty and Maritime Rights”, and the “Center of Cooperative Innovation for Judicial Civilization”, which are honored the innovation improvement program in national higher education institutions (“2011” program). Some interdisciplinary research institutions/platforms have been established, such as Institute for Advanced Research and Institute of Medicine, Cross-disciplinary Platform for Engineering Sciences, striving for establishing high-level academic research platforms for young scholars at home and abroad. 2. Requirements for Applicants The forum is open to overseas researchers (under the age of 40) who have received a doctoral degree from internationally renowned universities abroad or received a doctoral degree from domestic universities with 2-year overseas working experience; Overseas young scholars with good achievements or potentials for science, engineering, biomedical science, humanities and social science etc. The forum is also highly interested in foreign nationals without Chinese origin, with the goal to make the future Wuhan University more international. 3. Deadline for Application process Deadline for On-line application starts from October 9, 2014. Please register and submit your application at: The selection process will be finished by November 9, 2014 Invited young scholars will receive an email from the forum’s organizer with further details before November 30, 2014. Young scholars are highly welcome to apply and welcome to send your inquiry either by phones or email. 4. Schedule December 28: Check-in December 29 - 30: Opening Ceremony, Invited speeches and Presentations by Young Scholars 5. Traveling and Accommodation The forum organizer will provide board and lodging during the forum (free of charge). All invited young scholars should book and pay for their air-tickets first. Up to 10,000 RMB Yuan international travel reimbursement is available to each invited participant. 6. Contact Information Phone: +86-27-68752841,+86-27-68754199 Fax: +86-27-68754199 Email: Contact: Rui Cai, Tel: +86-18986189552 Yingying Guo, Tel: +86-13659867861 The interested young scholars with interests in electronic manufacturing and mechanics may also contact Professor Sheng Liu at About Wuhan University Wuhan University (WHU) is a comprehensive and key national university directly under the administration of the Ministry of Education with a 120-year history and most beautiful campus in China. It is also one of the "211 Project" and "985 Project" key universities. Wuhan University offers degrees in twelve major fields, namely Philosophy, Economics, Law, Education, Literature, History, Sciences, Engineering, Agriculture, Medicine, Management and Art. Wuhan University has trained and gathered a faculty of high-quality professionals, in which of 8 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 8 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, 9 senior professors of arts and social sciences, 22 leading scientists part of the “National 973 Project” (including major projects for basic research), 6 leading scientists of “National 863 Project” , 5 Innovation Communities of the National Natural Science Foundation of China, 59 Changjiang Distinguished Scholars,45 winners of the “National Science Foundation for Distinguished Young Scholars”and 15 nationally-recognized best teachers. Wuhan University has 5 key state laboratories, 2 national engineering research centers, 7 national experimental teaching demonstration centers etc. University is very aggressive in recruiting both established and promising young scholars, with the goal to build Wuhan University first class international university in the year of 2030

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