Nankai International Talent Forum—2018 International Youth Chemists Forum was successfully held in the Academic Hall of Shixian Building, Nankai University on April 21, 2018. The Dean of College of Chemistry Chen Jun, party secretary Zhang Shoumin, vice Dean Sun Pingchuan, academic leaders of various disciplines, and 18 reporters as well as some teachers and students participated in this forum.
First, Professor Chen Jun, the young teachers’ representative of college, Researcher Peng Qian and reporters’ representative, Dr. Wu Yilei delivered speeches in the opening ceremony, which was chaired by Professor Sun Pingchuan. Professor Chen briefed the guests on the goals and achievements of the International Youth Chemists Forum, and expressed a warm welcome to the arrival of 18 reporters at home and abroad.
After the opening ceremony, in Sub Forums of polymer chemistry and physics, physical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, analytical chemistry and organic chemistry, 18 reporters from all over the world conducted wonderful academic reports, and started in-depth exchanges and discussions around the relevant academic issues with teachers and students.
To young researchers in the International chemical field, the International Youth Chemists Forum offered the platform to exchange the academic forefront while inviting young scholars at home and abroad to contribute to build College of Chemistry in Nankai University into the world first-class disciplines. Through a variety of channels of in-depth communication, visiting scholars had a deeper and more comprehensive understanding of College of Chemistry, while displaying their remarkable achievements.
The participants talked about the vision of exchange and cooperation. Furthermore, some of the speakers expressed the expectation to join College of Chemistry.
Since its inception, the Forum has received more than 80 applicants from 74 prestigious universities or scientific institutions in 12 countries and regions worldwide, including the United States, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Australia, Singapore and other countries and regions.
After the comprehensive evaluation of the Conference group, considering the development demands of disciplines, 18 young scholars have been invited to report, covering the five secondary disciplines—inorganic chemistry, analytical chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry and polymer chemistry and physics, and more than 10 key research directions.