(November 8, 2020)
1. Introduction to the Forum
The 2020 Shanghai University Leagues Forum for International Young Scholars(SULFIYS) serves as an academic exchange platform for international young scholars, hosted by Shanghai Educational Human Resource Exchange & Service Center and Shanghai University Talent Work Alliance and organized by universities in Shanghai.
The Special Session on Systems Science of SULFIYS is organized by the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology. This forum aims to build an academic exchange platform for outstanding scholars at home and abroad in the field of systems science. The forum will invite young scholars in related fields to focus on international academic frontiers, discuss hot topics in various disciplines, promote academic communication and cooperation, and build a platform to foster communication and cooperation among outstanding talents at home and abroad, through special reports led by academicians and experts, and sub-forum academic seminars for young scholars. It will also promote interdisciplinary and academic innovation, enhance mutual cooperation and mutual trust, deepen the comprehensive understanding of the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (USST), and gather global talents to build USST into a top university. The forum will invite academician Guo Lei to give a special report, and provide a platform for young scholars and academicians to communicate with each other.
2. Theme of the Forum
The forum consists of a main forum and three sub-forums. The themes of the sub-forums include: complex system modeling, simulation and optimization, system analysis theory and application, and urban sustainable transportation system optimization and management. The forum will also cover the fields of management, economics, finance, sociology, logistics and supply chain, emergency management, etc. We sincerely invite outstanding young scholars inrelated fields at home and abroad to sign up for the forum.
3. Application Requirements
(1)Under the age of 40;
(2)Obtained or will obtain a doctoral degree from a well-known university at home and abroad;
(3)Active academic thinking, good academic background, academic attainments, and certain achievements or potential in the subject field of research.
The forum is divided into two periods:
November 8th, Sunday morning (9:00 am-12:15 am): Opening ceremony and special reports of the main forum (A combination of online and offline forum)
Offline location: Grand Auditorium, Jungong Road Campus, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (invitation-only)
Online method: Tencent Meeting (requires approval for access)
November 8th, Sunday afternoon (1:30 pm-5:00 pm): Sub-forum academic seminar (A combination of online and offline forum)
Offline location: Conference Room of USST Business School (Only campus personnel can participate.)
Online method: Tencent Meeting
(1)Before October 29, 2020, register online and submit the application (Scan the QR code below on WeChat), or send the resume to the contact email above for registration.
(2)Before November 2, 2020, the university will conduct qualitification review of applicants and issue a forum invitation letter.
Introduction to USST Systems Science
The University of Shanghai for Science and Technology is one of the earliest institutions in China to carry out systematic scientific research. Its research fields include management science and engineering, public administration, business administration, engineering management, financial engineering, traffic management. In 1995, USST Systems Science became a key discipline of the former Ministry of Machinery Industry, and was the only provincial and ministerial key discipline in the country at that time. USST Systems Science was included in the Key Discipline Construction Plan of Shanghai in 2008, a Peak Discipline of Shanghai in 2015, and a Double First-Class Construction Discipline in Shanghai in 2018. Through years of discipline construction, USST has built a research team with great strength and influence at home and abroad, and its Systems Science ranks among the best in the fourth round of Discipline Evaluation by the Ministry of Education.
USST Systems Science has been maintaining long-term close scientific research cooperation with Juan Carlos University in Spain, Leiden University in the Netherlands, National University of Singapore, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and National Taiwan University. The disciplinary members include prestigious professors that are members of the State Council Disciplinary Review Committee, national outstanding teachers, Oriental Scholars, and ten talents at or above the provincial and ministerial level. The team has won the Shanghai Science and Technology Progress Award and other provincial and ministerial science and technology awards. This discipline has attracted a group of young scientific research talents who are active thinkers and courageous innovators. The young backbones of the team have mostly presided over National Natural Science Foundation-funded projects and published high-impact journal papers as the first author. Disciplinary members have always upheld systematic scientific thinking and applied systematic scientific methods in scientific research, and achieved significant social benefits.
The University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (USST) is a key applied research-oriented university in Shanghai with a balanced development of a broad range of disciplines, including engineering, science, economics, management, literature, law, art, etc. In 2018, the school became a pilot unit for the construction of a high-level local institution of higher education in Shanghai.
Covering a total area of nearly 1,000 acres, USST has two campuses, Yangpu Campus and Fuxing Campus. There are 16 colleges (departments) and more than 25,700 full-time students, consisting of over 16,700 undergraduates and over 9,000 postgraduates. Among its 2,390 faculty and staff are 11 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering (including double-employed academicians), 78 national-level talents, 155 provincial and ministerial-level talents, 826 teachers with senior titles, and 256 doctoral supervisors.
Leveraging, serving, and leading the development of the industries, USST has become a leading university in the equipment manufacturing, medical equipment, publishing and printing industries. As a long-time leader in disciplines such as power engineering and engineering thermophysics, optical engineering, management science and engineering in China, the university also has a profound industry connection in the medical instruments, publishing and printing industries. In recent years, the school's discipline layout has been continuously optimized. There are currently 60 undergraduate programs, eight first-class doctoral programs, six post-doctoral programs, 27 first-class master’s degree programs, and 18 professional master’s degree programs at USST. It also boasts 19 national teaching platforms and 51 provincial and ministerial teaching platforms, seven national scientific research platforms and 34 provincial and ministerial scientific research platforms. USST’s engineering, materials science and chemistry have long ranked among the top 1% worldwide based on Essential Science Indicators (ESI).
USST is actively serving the strategic needs of the country and Shanghai by tapping the potentials of its three international labs of Future Optics, Intelligent Manufacturing, Medical Instruments and Rehabilitation Engineering as well as its featured platform of Systems Management as the carriers to build the five first-class disciplines of Optical Engineering, System Science, Power Engineering and Thermo-physics, Mechanical Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering as well as a high-level disciplinary construction in Management Science. USST continues to support disciplinary development and pushes ahead on the construction of a high-level university.