[By Wang Yongqiang and Liu Kuang, Department of Publicity, Liu Liu, School of Civil Engineering and Architecture]As an initiative and response to the national strategy of "Healthy China 2030" and "Healthy Chongqing 2030" plan, on November 10, the establishment meeting and licensing ceremony of the Institute of Health and Environment of Chongqing University of Science and Technology was held in the academic hall of the main teaching building. Zhang Yinping, a Professor of Tsinghua University and a National Distinguished Young Scholar, Hao Zhengping, a research fellow of Research Center for Eco-environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences and a National Distinguished Young Scholar, Professor Huang Chen of University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, Professor Guo Xinbiao of Peking University, Professor Deng Furong of Peking University, Professor Yang Xu of Central China Normal University, Professor Deng Qihong of Central South University, Professor He Chi of Xi'an Jiaotong University, Professor Li Baizhan of Chongqing University and other experts were invited to attend the meeting. Wu Lan, deputy director of Higher Education Department of Chongqing Municipal Education Commission, and Liu Dongyan, Yin Huachuan, Gan Qin, Shi Jinliang and Liu Shanghai, leaders of Chongqing University of Science and Technology attended the ceremony. Gan Qin, deputy secretary of the Party Committee of Chongqing University of Science and Technology, presided over the ceremony.
Professor Zhang Yinping of Tsinghua University delivered a speech on behalf of the experts attending the meeting. He said that Chongqing University of Science and Technology actively responded to the call of the State, focused on the national key development strategy, accurately matched Chongqing's "two tops" and "two places" development orientation and the University’s new discipline development plan by establishing the Institute of Health and Environment. With support of relevant departments of Chongqing, relying on the previous scientific research platforms and merit disciplines of the University, and in combination with partners of well-known universities and research institutes at home and abroad, the Institute of Health and Environment will surely become a nationwide well-known theoretical innovation and technological development base of healthy environment construction with western China and Chongqing characteristics.
Liu Dongyan awarded a license to the Institute of Health and Environment
Liu Dongyan, Secretary of the Party Committee of Chongqing University of Science and Technology, said in his speech that the establishment of the Institute of Health and Environment is a major measure to reasonably integrate innovative resources and promote high-quality development of the University. The Institute has introduced a team composed of doctoral degree holders from Tsinghua University, who have participated in a number of research projects led by national well-known universities as the research backbone, laying a good research foundation for construction of the Institute. At present, the School of Civil Engineering and Architecture of the University has carried out a series of research and made remarkable achievements in the fields of air pollution monitoring and control, indoor pollutant detection and control, indoor heat and humidity environment regulation. The establishment of the Institute will provide a sound platform support for the University in construction of top-notch majors and disciplines, cultivation of international top-notch innovative talents, cultivation of landmark academic achievements, etc., and provide an important strategic support for the University to accelerate its construction of a high-level application-oriented university of science and technology.
Yin Huachuan issued letters of appointment to leaders of the Institute
Yin Huachuan, President of Chongqing University of Science and Technology, proposed that Chongqing University of Science and Technology set up the Institute of Health and Environment to cultivate high-level international innovative talents, pool resources, refine the development characteristics of the discipline of health and environment, and collaborate innovation to produce high-level scientific and technological innovation results. He put forward three expectations to the Institute of Health and Environment: first, to assume the responsibility of "cultivating talents". It is expected that the Institute can give full play to its advantages in science and education resources, not only cultivate students, but also to cultivate talents at the postgraduate and undergraduate levels by selecting outstanding candidates from undergraduates, so as to provide a wider, higher and better development platform and channel for young outstanding students. The second is to build a bridge to attract talents. It is expected that the Institute will take the talent team as the basis for its development, continue to introduce intellectual resources from home and abroad, actively invite well-known experts and young talents to join, constantly enrich the research team and improve the strength of scientific research. The third is to take an "innovation" road. It is also expected that the Institute can shoulder the responsibility of scientific and technological innovation, actively apply for key scientific research projects, and build an influential research center in the field of health and environment research as soon as possible, so as to provide strong scientific and technological support for the development of green industry.
At the meeting, Liu Dongyan awarded a license to the Institute of Health and Environment, and Yin Huachuan awarded letters of appointment to Liu Shanghai, President of the Institute, Yan Zhitao, standing deputy president, and Liu Wei, deputy president. Gan Qin, deputy secretary of the Party Committee, read out the establishment and relevant appointment documents of the Institute.
Experts and scholars attending the meeting visited the University’s Exhibition Hall of Achievements and other places.
All the distinguished guests, experts and scholars visited the University’s exhibition hall of achievements, heavy oil laboratory, industry-university integration building, practice teaching base of the School of Petroleum Engineering, process virtual simulation laboratory of the School of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, and the waste incineration power generation institute, etc.
Establishment meeting of Academic Committee of the Institute of Health and Environment was held.
Members of the first academic committee of the Institute
Subsequently, the establishment meeting of the academic committee of the Institute of Health and Environment was held in conference room No. 105 of the University’s Office Building. Yin Huachuan presided over the meeting. The meeting voted for the articles of association of the academic committee of the Institute, the members of the first academic committee of the Institute, and its director, deputy directors and secretary general. Leaders present at the meeting issued letters of appointment to members of the academic committee. The academic committee of the Institute also discussed a construction and development plan (2020-2030) of the Institute and a construction plan for its first laboratories.
On November 9, the Institute of Health and Environment held an academic forum by experts. Shi Jinliang, deputy secretary of the Party Committee and vice president of Chongqing University of Science and Technology, presided over the report meeting. Professor Zhang Yinping made an academic report entitled " Solve the Indoor Air Pollution Problems of China’s Urban Buildings Based on Multidisciplinary Cooperation". Professor Guo Xinbiao made an academic report entitled "Environment and Health Problems to Be Concerned during Urbanization". Professor Yang Xu made an academic report entitled "Experimental Design of Environmental Molecular Toxicology Research".
It is reported that the Institute of Health and Environment of Chongqing University of Science and Technology aims to carry out the spirit of the national planning outline of "Healthy China 2030" and the State Council's advice on the implementation of Healthy China initiatives. To fulfill the goals of "two points", "two places" and "two tops" proposed by General Secretary Xi Jinping during his visit to Chongqing, it will follow the orientation of Chongqing University of Science and Technology and develop in accordance with the principles of "cross-discipline, demonstration and characteristics". Taking the University’s development orientation and merit disciplines into consideration, and upon its existing civil engineering, environmental science and engineering, chemistry, electrical engineering and other related disciplines, the Institute will cooperate with domestic and overseas partners, keep an eye on major livelihood concerns such as environmental pollution and global climate change, and focus on the monitoring of indoor and outdoor environment and the quantitative evaluation of health effects, key technologies development for environmental regulation and pollutants treatment, and environment and health monitoring technologies and regulatory equipment R&D, and based on the practice of western China and Chongqing, carry out frontier scientific research in the field of health and environment, and efficient energy utilization, and cultivate high-level innovative talents.