ECNU Establishes Faculty of Earth Science

2014-03-17

On March 14 morning, the inaugural meeting of ECNU’s Faculty of Earth Science was held at the Lecture Hall of the Library on Minghang Campus, which meant the Faculty of Earth Science was officially established after more than half-a-year preparation and construction.  

 

University leaders including Tong Shijun, Chen Qun, Yang Changli, Zhu Ziqiang, Assistant President Li Zhibin, directors of related departments, faculty and staff of former School of Resources & Environmental Sciences and Institute of Estuarine and Coastal Research, as well as representatives of Association of Senior Professors attended the ceremony.

   

 

Chen Qun expresses congratulations on the establishment of the faculty of Earth Science.

Vice President Zhu Ziqiang chairs the ceremony.

 

Fang Ping, Director of the Organization Department first read the documents of the establishment of Faculty of Earth Science and the appointments of new cadres for the Faculty.

 

According the documents, ECNU establishes the Faculty of Earth Science, which includes School of Geographical Science, School of Urban and Regional Science, School of Ecological and Environmental Science, and Institute of Estuarine and Coastal Research. Former


Prof. Ding Pingxing is appointed as Director of the Faculty of Earth Science. Prof. Liu Min is appointed as Vice Director of the Faculty of Earth Science and Dean of School of Geographical Science, Prof. Du Debin is appointed as Vice Director of the Faculty of Earth Science and Dean of School of Urban and Regional Science, Prof. Xiang Weining is appointed as Vice Director of the Faculty of Earth Science and Dean of School of Ecological and Environmental Science. Prof. Zhou Yunxuan is appointed as Vice Director of the Faculty of Earth Science and Dean of Institute of Estuarine and Coastal Research.

 

 

Leaders of the Faculty of Earth Science dilever speeches. 

 

At the ceremony, Ding Pingxing, Liu Min, Du Debin, Xiang Weining and Zhou Yunxuan delivered speeches on behalf of the newly established faculty and their schools/institute. In their speeches, they talked about the significance of the establishment of the Faculty of Earth Science, as well as their plans and responsibilities in the future.

 

On behalf of the University, President Chen Qun expressed congratulations on the establishment of the Faculty of Earth Science and put forward the expectations and demands on the future construction and development of the Faculty. According to Chen, the establishment of Modern University System is the foundation for ECNU to realize its long-term development, and the reform of faculty system is a very important step in ECNU’s construction of Modern University System.

 

A scene of the ceremony.

 

"The University will provide great support to the development of the Faculty of Earth Science and we hope the establishment of the Faculty of Earth Science will create advantages for the development of disciplines of geography, ecology, environmentology and oceanology, accumulate experience and set a good example for further reform of the University. "said Chen.

 

 

Written by: Liu Jinyu

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华东师范大学
East China Normal University