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Announcement of The International Young Scholars Shenzhen Forum of Sun Yat-sen University in 2017

Last updated :2017-09-22

Organizer: Sun Yat-sen University
Date: December 22-24, 2017

    The Fifth International Young Scholars Forum and the 2017 International Young Scholars Shenzhen Forum (hereinafter referred to as "Shenzhen Forum") of Sun Yat-sen University, which will be held in Shenzhen on December 22-24, is now officially open for online registration. We sincerely invite outstanding young scholars from China and abroad to attend the Shenzhen Forum.

The First International Young Scholars Shenzhen Forum of Sun Yat-sen University
    The University has organized the International Young Scholars Forum semi-annually since 2015. The Forum aims to bring together young scholars from China and abroad for the purpose of exploring the frontiers of academic topics, tracking hot academic issues, and promoting academic exchanges and cooperation. Meanwhile, the Forum will present Guangdong Province’s development trend and Sun Yat-sen University’s development plan, and provide opportunities for talent recruitment, furthering the University’s goal of bringing top-level international talents into the University.

    I. Agenda 
    December 22nd      Registration
    December 23rd       Plenary Session of Shenzhen Forum, Symposium on Engineering, and Symposium on Medical Sciences
    December 24th       Parallel Sessions 
    December 25th       Leave
    The parallel sessions of some schools and departments will be held on Guangzhou Campus and Zhuhai Campus.

    II. Academic Disciplines
Materials Science and Engineering, Strategic Advanced Materials, Biomedical Engineering, Electronic Science and Technology, Information and Communication Engineering, Control Science and Engineering, Computer Science and Technology, Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, Aeronautical and Astronautical Science and Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Armament Science and Technology, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Technology, Geological Resources and Geological Engineering, Environmental Science and Engineering, Nuclear Science and Technology, etc.
    Medical Sciences: Basic Medicine, Clinical Medicine, Stomatology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine, and Pharmaceutical Science, Nursing, etc.
    Natural Sciences: Marine Sciences, Geology, Atmospheric Sciences, Astronomy, Geography, Biology, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, etc. 
    Humanities and Social Sciences: Philosophy, Economics, Law, Language and Literature, History, Management Science, Political Science, Sociology, Ethnology, Marxist Theory, Psychology, Journalism and Communication, etc.
    III. Application Conditions
    Applicants should be: under the age of 40; holders of a PhD degree from a well-known university abroad, or holders of a PhD degree from a domestic university but with more than 2 years of research experience abroad; have demonstrated academic achievements or academic potential in their respective research fields, and intending to apply for Professor or Associate Professor of Sun Yat-sen University's "100 Top Talents Program", Research Fellow or Postdoctoral Researcher.

    IV. Application Process
    Applicants can access the online application system found at (http://survey.sysu.edu.cn/en/registration/iysf2017en), provide the information as required on the web page, and submit it by November 18th. The School or Department which you apply for will contact you and send an invitation after reviewing your application.

    V. Travel and Accommodation Arrangements
    Meals and accommodation will be arranged by the organizer, and travel subsidies will be provided as well. 

    VI. Contact Information
    Office of Human Resources, Sun Yat-sen University
    Tel: +86-20-84114884 +86-020-84111781
    Contact: Ms. Chi Manrong, Ms. Wu Siran, Ms. Sun Fan
    E-mail: rscrcgc@mail.sysu.edu.cn
    Online Application: http://survey.sysu.edu.cn/en/registration/iysf2017en
    Introduction of Schools and Departments: http://www.sysu.edu.cn/2012/en/academics/academics01/index.htm
    Talent Recruitment: http://rsc.sysu.edu.cn/Article/invitation/Professor/201702/7847.html

    VII. Introduction of SYSU

    Sun Yat-sen University, founded by Dr. Sun Yat-sen and with an educational tradition spanning over 100 years, is a preeminent research, academic and cultural center and the premier location for talent development in South China. Under the direct supervision of the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China, and strongly supported by both the Ministry and Guangdong Province, Sun Yat-sen University has developed into a modern comprehensive university that enjoys a reputation as a top-tier university nationally and a renowned university internationally. With five campuses in the three cities of Guangzhou, Zhuhai and Shenzhen, and ten affiliated hospitals, the University is striving to become a world-class university and global center of learning.

    Built on a solid multidisciplinary foundation of humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, medical sciences, and engineering, Sun Yat-sen University is propelled forward by the continuous pursuit of academic innovation. The University is equipped with a globally aware outlook, and has dedicated itself to being an institution that is “comprehensive, innovative, and open”. The goal of talent cultivation is to nurture students who have both ability and moral integrity, able to cultivate charisma and eager to serve their country. The guiding philosophy is to be oriented toward academic frontiers, oriented toward national major strategic needs, and oriented toward national and regional economic and social development. The basic approach is through the construction of big research teams, big projects and big platforms.

    Since 2015, Sun Yat-sen University has implemented the “double plan” to strengthen the introduction and nurturing of domestic and overseas high-level talents and teams. In 2016, Sun Yat-sen University was ranked fourth in the number of newly increased high-level young talents in Chinese Universities. The University has been continuously exploring areas such as teaching, scientific research, and talent development, and has achieved good results. The number of SYSU disciplines ranked by ESI as among the world's top 1% reached 18, tied for second most among universities in China. In the QS World University Rankings, Academic Ranking of World Universities, and Times Higher Education World University Rankings, Sun Yat-sen University is also witnessing a swift improvement in its positioning. In 2017, the number of Sun Yat-sen University’s projects funded by the National Social Science Foundation of China was ranked first and the number of projects funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China was ranked second nationwide.

    Now, standing at a new starting point, Sun Yat-sen University strives to enter the national first-tier of universities and the ranks of world-class elite universities, where humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, medical sciences and engineering can integrate and develop while retaining their distinctive characteristics.