educationBRICS News 2017 June
Dear colleagues and students:
This issue of the monthly BRICS NU newsletter can be safely called «special», since we decided to devote it to some of the most important events, which will be organized very soon by the current BRICS Chairship country, the Peoples Republic of China. This year the senior officials meeting on education and the meeting of the ministers of education of the BRICS countries are to held rather early, on July 4-5th, 2017 in Beijing, China. This fact does make the summer rather busy for everybody involved in the BRICS university collaboration.
The list of the events starts with the BRICS Think Tank Forum to be organized on May 25th -26th, 2017 by the BRICS studies centre of Fudan University in Shanghai (http://nu-brics.ru/announcements/19/). It continues with the Ninth BRICS Academic Forum in Fuzhou on June 9th - 12th, 2017. The most important event of the BRICS NU year – an annual general BRICS NU conference – will be hosted by North China University of Water Resources and Electric Power on 1st – 3rd July, 2017 in Zhengzhou (Henan Province of China).
These meetings in education will be followed by a number of the meetings devoted to the science and technology, of which one of the most important is the Second BRICS Young Scientist Forum to be held on 11th – 15th July by Zhejiang University in Hangzhou.
Of course, the BRICS events on education and research in China will continue in August and September… We will do our best to keep our subscribers informed on these further events in our next issues.
Rosie Yu Rizhen
1. The second general conference of the BRICS NU (Zhengzhou, China)
The second General Conference of the BRICS NU will be held in Zhengzhou, China at the North China University of Water Resources and Electric Power on July 1-3, 2017. The conference will be a milestone event, reflecting on what happened in the frameworks of the BRICS NU in 2016 -2017 and planning the activity of the Network University for the next period.
During the conference the following main activities will be organized:
International Governing Board (IGB) meeting,
Six International Thematic Groups (ITGs) meetings,
Plenaries and BRICS Network University Presidents Forum.
For further information, please, consult the BRICS NU Web-page: http://nu-brics.ru/announcements/20/
2. The Ninth BRICS Academic Forum (Fuzhou, China)
The Ninth BRICS Academic Forum will be held in Fuzhou (Fujian Province) on June 9th - 12th, 2017. The main theme of the forum is "Pooling Wisdom and New Ideas for Cooperation".
The subtopics include BRICS cooperation in the area of Finance, Trade, Global Governance, People to People Exchanges, Sustainable Development, Innovation, BRICS Mechanism Building and Deepening Partnership.
The Academic Forum is a traditional conference of the BRICS think tanks held before the BRICS summits. The academics from 5 member countries come together to deliberate on issues of crucial importance to BRICS and come up with their ideas and recommendations.
3. The Second BRICS Young Scientist Forum (Hangzhou, China)
On July 11th – 15th Zhejiang University (Hangzhou, China) will organize the Second BRICS Young Scientist Forum. The theme of the forum is: Building Young Scientists’ Leadership in Science, Technology and Innovation.
The forum will provide a high-level platform of academic and policy exchange for talented young scientists as well as scientific personnel from BRICS countries to help them grow their skills, broaden their horizon and improve academic and policy qualifications, stimulate the interest of talented young scientists in the strategic research of future technologies, direct their attention to the most promising and important field of science and technology, promote exchanges and friendship, expand channels of cooperation, strengthen inter-disciplinary integration, encourage new academic inspirations, cultivate new academic disciplines and produce valuable policy advice.
For more information, please, visit: http://nu-brics.ru/announcements/21/