During July 16-17, the International Symposium on Environment and EnergyScience & Technology (ISEEST) presented by SCUN’s College of Resources andEnvironmental Science was held at SCUN. A total of more than 60 experts andscholars from South Africa, Italy, Egypt, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Malaysia, SouthKorea and China attended the symposium. It was aimed at sharing cutting-edge studieson environmental pollution control and energy technologies and discussingopportunities and challenges that related fields are facing and their futuredevelopment directions, and promoting academic exchanges and cooperation among differentcountries. On the morning of July 16, the symposium opened at the AcademicExchange Center of SCUN, with Du Dongyun, vice president of SCUN, presidingover the opening ceremony.
SCUN president Li Jinlin delivered the welcome speech. He first extended awarm welcome on behalf of SCUN's nearly 30,000 teachers and students of allethnic groups to the experts from various countries, introduced SCUN’sscientific achievements in the environmental and energy disciplines, and especiallyhighlighted that SCUN’s research in the fields of clean coal conversion,industrial wastewater treatment and environmental catalysis has reached theadvanced level in China. He pointed out that this symposium provides a goodplatform for strengthening academic exchanges and scientific researchcooperation, improving the quality of personnel training, promoting ecologicalcivilization construction and realizing sustainable development. “SCUN willtake it as an opportunity to expand international view and promote the rapiddevelopment of environmental and energy disciplines,” he added.
BB Mamba, the dean of the School of Science andEngineering Technology of the University of South Africa (UNISA), pointed outthat this symposium marked the beginning of formal cooperation between UNISAand SCUN. “South Africa and China face similar challenges in environmentalpollution control and sustainable energy production. The cooperation betweenthe two universities provides an opportunity for scientific research ideassharing and graduate student exchange programs. It is hoped that both sideswill further promote in-depth cooperation and achieve common development,” hesaid.
Participants from variouscountries conducted 21 exchanges on bioreactor, detection and treatment ofemerging environmental pollutants, environmental materials, treatment of metaland organic contaminated water and other aspects. Teachers Lv Kangle, Sun Jie,Zhang Shenghua, Ding Yaobin and Wu Chenjie from SCUN’s College of Resources andEnvironmental Science respectively made an invited report, and graduatestudents Guo Li, Cao Jin and Hu Zhao respectively made an oral presentation.They received high praise from the experts from different countries.