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  Wuhan University of Technology

  sincerely invite young talents from home and abroad to the First WUT International Young Scholars Forum

  I. Introduction

  WUT International Forum for Young Scholars aims at gathering outstanding scholars from home and abroad in Wuhan—the River City to promote exchange between talented young scholars and cooperation between different fields of research and actively push forward the strategy of constructing the world first-class disciplines and a world first-class university.

  II. Basic Qualifications (Meet one of the following four)

  1. Outstanding young scholars under the age of 40, shall possess a PHD degree granted by prestigious universities at home and abroad, have at least two years’ work experience abroad (those who possessed a PHD degree from abroad with exceptional academic achievements may be exempt from the work experience requirement), and hold formal teaching and researching positions in overseas prestigious universities, institutions or enterprises.

  2. Selected ones of National One Thousand Youth Talents Program, National Support Program for Top-notch Young Talents, Cheung Kong Youth Scholars Program, Excellent young scientist fund of NSFC,Candidate entering the review meeting of One Thousand Youth Talents Program.

  3. Highly Cited Researchers (released by Thomson Reuters) or Most Cited Chinese Researchers (Elsevier).

  4. Applicants have obtained doctorate degree(s) or have Postdoctoral experience in world Top 100 universities, Age preference is 35 or under, published at least 5 academic papers in top international recognized journals as the first author or corresponding Author Or published academic papers on Science, Nature or Cell.

  III. Disciplines for Academic Positions

  Materials Science and Engineering, Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Instrument Science and Technology, Communication and Transportation Engineering, Civil Engineering, Architecture, Rural and urban planning, Power engineering and engineering Thermophysics, Mineral Engineering, Safety Science and Engineering, Environmental Science and Engineering, Geography, Information and Communication Engineering, Electronics Science and Technology, Computer Science and Technology, Software Engineering, Control Science and Engineering, Master of Electrical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Science, Chemical Engineering and Technology, Bio-medical Engineering, Mechanics, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, Chemistry, Management Science and Engineering, Science of Business Administration, Applied Economics, Theoretical Economics, Design Science, Arts science theory, Fine Arts, Foreign Languages and Literature, Science of Law, Journalism and Communication, Philosophy, Politics, Marxist Theory, History of Modern China, Education Science, Public Administration, Physical Education.

  IV. Application Procedure

  1. Download and complete the application form (Application Form of WUT International Forum for Young Scholars) from http://pub2.whut.edu.cn/rshc/show.asp?id=1164

  2. Send the form with current Curriculum Vitae to rcb123@whut.edu.cn by March 20th, 2017.

  3. Qualified applicants will receive an official invitation letter before March 25th, 2017.

  4. The applicants who intend to attend the forum should reply to the confirmation note within a week after receiving the invitation letter.

  V. Forum Agenda

  1. April 21st, 2017 (Friday) Registration

  2. April 22nd, 2017 (Saturday) Opening Ceremony and Invited Speech

  3. April 23rd, 2017 (Sunday) Sub-Forums in different fields,campus tour, seminars etc.

  4. April 24th, 2017 (Monday) Departure

  VI. Travel Reimbursement and Accommodation

  Accommodation is free. Please book your flights after you receive our formal invitation. The host will provide the reimbursement of travel expenses (economy class) for all scholars.

  We warmly welcome young scholars from home and abroad to gather in WUT.

  VII. Contact Information

  Tel: +86-27-87163146

  Fax: +86-27-87651462

  Email: rcb123@whut.edu.cn

  Contact: Ms. Zhu Fan,Mr. Fang Wei,Mr. Zhao Weifeng

  Add: Human Resources Department, Wuhan University of technology No. 122 Luoshi Road, Wuhan, China

  

  About WUT

  Wuhan University of Technology (hereafter referred to as WUT) is one of the leading Chinese universities under the direct administration of the Ministry of Education and one of the universities constructed in priority by the “State 211 Project” for Chinese higher education institutions. In the past 60 years, WUT has fostered over 400,000 engineers and technicians, maintaining itself the largest scale university under the direct administration of the Ministry of Education for nurturing talents oriented in the three industrial sectors: building materials industry, transportation industry and automobile industry and retaining itself an important base of nurturing high-level talents for the three industrial sectors as well as providing significant scientific and technological achievements. The University has three main campuses, namely, the Mafangshan Campus, the Yujiatou Campus and the South Lake Campus, with a total occupying land area of 267 hectares. The University is among the Top 100 in Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings from 2013 to 2015 as well as the Top 400 in Times Higher Education World University Rankings from 2013 to 2014. In 2016, the University comes to the Top 200 in Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings, the Top 980 in Times Higher Education World University Rankings, the Top 350 in QS Asia University Rankings, the top 750 in U. S. News World University Rankings and the top 500 in Shanghai Ranking’s Academic Ranking of World Universities.

  WUT has 5,510 staff members, including 3171 full-time academic staff members. It has 790 professors, 1,391 associate professors, 2 academicians of China Academy of Engineering, 1 fellow of the Royal Academy of Belgium and 1 fellow of Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering. Besides, the University has held public global recruitment of 22 world-renowned professors to be its “Strategic Scientists” in the area of Materials Science & Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Information Technology and Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering. The University also has over 36,892 undergraduates, 12,471 postgraduates (including Master and PhD students) and 1,224 international students housed in 24 academic schools, studying across eight state key disciplines in 77 Doctoral programs, 226 Masters programs and 87 Bachelors programs.

  WUT owns 27 innovative research centers with international leading level including two State Key Laboratories, one State Engineering Laboratory, one National Engineering Research Center and ministerial or provincial level laboratories in the areas of new materials and building materials, transportation and logistics, mechatronics and automobile, information technology, new energy, resources and environmental technology as well as Public Safety and Emergency Management.From 2010, WUT has obtained 14 National Science and Technology Awards, ranking in the forefront of Chinese higher education institutions and has received funding of over 5.0 billion Yuan from government and industrial sectors for high-tech research and development.

  In 2001, the University established its Science Park in China Optical Valley in Wuhan, covering an area of 58.7 hectares. The Science Park has incubated and fostered more than six high-tech enterprises that work on new materials, fiber optical sensors, high-speed shipping, new energy technology and advanced manufacturing. In the last three years, the total revenue of the Science Park reached more than 5 billion Yuan.

  WUT has established cooperative relations for students exchange and scientific research with more than 190 foreign universities and research institutions from USA, UK, Japan, France, Australia, Russia and the Netherlands, etc. and invited over 300 international famous scholars to be strategic scientist, guest professors or honorary professors. From 2007, WUT was authorized to establish 3 Bases of Foreign Outstanding Expertise-Introduction for Disciplines Innovation in China Leading Universities in Advanced Technology for Materials Synthesis and Processing, Advanced Technology for High Performance Ship and Advanced Technology for Functional Film Materials Fabrication and Its Application in Engineering, as well, the International Joint Laboratory of Advanced Technology for Materials Synthesis and Processing, the Base of International Science and Technology Cooperation in Environmental-friendly Building Materials were established and the base of International Science & Technology Cooperation on Smart Shipping and Maritime Safety were established. From 2009, WUT has established 8 International Joint Research Centers with internationally renowned institutions from USA, UK, Italy and the Netherlands, including the “WUT-Harvard Joint Nano Key Laboratory” with Harvard University, the “WUT- UM Joint New Energy Material and Conversion Technology Key Laboratory” with the University of Michigan, the “WUT-UoS High Performance Ship Technology Joint Center” with the University of Southampton and the “Joint Research Center for Intelligent Ship and Traffic” with Delft University of Technology.

  With the practice of long-term student’s education, WUT has formed educational ideology system with distinctive characteristics: focusing on the lofty ideal and core value of building an excellent university to win a worldwide recognition and admiration, the University has forged the spirit of “Sound in Morality, Broad in Learning and Pursuing Excellence”, promoted the guiding principle of “take the students cultivation as our essence, and take academic development as our priority”,and exercised the educational concept of “implementing excellent education, nurturing excellent talents and creating an excellent life”. WUT is committed to building an excellent university that provides an excellent education to lead our students to a fulfilled life with excellent pursuit and excellent capability.

Application form for the 1st International Young Scholars Forum of Wuhan University of Technology