On the morning of December 19th
, the Second International Forum for Young Scholars convened on SCU’s Wangjiang Campus. 215 outstanding young scholars from the world’s top universities and research institutes, including Harvard University, the University of Oxford, Stanford University, and MIT, attended the forum by invitation. Wang Jianguo, Party Secretary of the CPC SCU Committee
; several Chengdu city officials; Academician Wei Yuquan , Director of SCU’s State Key Laboratory of Biotherapy; Li Xufeng and Cao Ping , Vice Party Secretaries of the CPC SCU Committee; Zhang Lin, SCU Vice President, and other officials also joined the event. Liang Bin, SCU Vice President, presided over the forum.
On behalf of SCU students, faculty, and staff, Wang Jianguo offered a word of welcome and encouraged young scholars to return to SCU on this occasion to support the university in its efforts toward internationalization and world-class development, to continue to contribute to their country and home university, and to do their part in working toward realizing the “Chinese Dream” as leading scientists, top researchers, and faculty in their respective fields.
Liang Bin introduced the present state of talent cultivation at Sichuan University, describing the favorable conditions, top-notch research facilities, and excellent support being offered to young scholars now coming to work and engage in research at SCU.
In a round of interactive talks following the keynote speeches, young scholars from the world’s elite universities explained why they had returned, or planned to come, to Sichuan University both to develop their careers and to serve their countries.
The International Forum for Young Scholars at SCU is an important platform for promoting the university’s world class construction and talent cultivation. It brings together excellent young scholars from leading institutions around the world, with years’ participants having been selected through a rigorous screening process. The visiting scholars were also introduced to SCU via a campus tour, including a visit to the university museum.