On September 4, the inaugural ceremony of the Chang-kung Chuang Institute was held at Minhang Campus by the joint collaboration of ECNU and Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry Chinese Academy of Sciences.
The institute was named after Chang-kung Chuang (1894-1962), a prestigious chemist and scholar who became an academician of Academia Sinica, the national academy of the Republic of China, in 1948.
Ding Kuiling has been appointed director of the institute; Ma Dawei and Yang Haibo play auxiliary roles in overseeing its success.
At the inauguration ceremony, ECNU University Council chairman, Tong Shijun, and director of Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ding Kuiling, unveiled the official plaque of the institute to honor the late Chang-kung Chuang whose family members attended the ceremony along with academicians He Mingyuan and Dai Lixin.
The principle of the Chang-kung Chuang Institutue—a platform for cooperation between ECNU and Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry Chinese Academy of Sciences—is to integrate organic chemistry with other academic disciplines; at the same time, it emphasizes cultivation training, other inter-disciplinary initiatives and scientific developmental research, of which corresponds to current international trends, national strategic plans and industrial demands.
The new institute aims to explore in-depth cooperation between Chinese universities and high-level research institutes to increase their mutual interests, including group-oriented construction management systems and organic combinations of educational and scientific research which intend to reach progressive innovation concepts, high-qualified talent and first-rate achievements.