Recently, the Strategic Planning and Development Seminar of the Department of Ocean Science & Engineering was held. President Chen Shiyi, Chair Professor Xu Zhenghe , and Chair Professor Chen Xiaofei attended the seminar.
The seminar also invited 18 experts in ocean science and engineering from different institutions, including Prof. Li Jiabiao, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, Prof. Jiao Zhinian, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Science, Prof. Chen Dake, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Science, and Prof. Qian Peiyuan from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
The director of the department, Professor Chen Yongshun presented the current situation of the department including the development strategy and positioning, faculty and staff, research areas, disciplines, talent introduction and global engagement. He said that the department has now built up a word-class team of faculty including two Changjiang Scholars, five recipients of the Thousand Talents Program, and two recipients of the Thousand Young Talents Program. The department will keep diving into the research on ocean science, and improve the competence in the field of ocean engineering at the same time.
The members of the Advisory Committee of the department and the invited experts delivered speeches respectively, approving the achievement of the Department of Ocean Science and Engineering and hoping that the department could enhance the introduction and cultivation of talents. The department of Ocean Science and Engineering should develop oceanography with the characteristic of SUSTech and make contributions to Shenzhen city and the country, said the experts.
The seminar has provided helpful advice to the Department of Ocean Science and Engineering and clarified the future development path of the department.