Department of Earth Surface Science System was annnounced the establishment at a seminar on September 22. Representatives of the teachers and students from the Department, some members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Vice President of CUG, and Heads of Units attended the conference.
Prof. LAI, vice president of CUG, hoped that the Department of Earth Surface Science System would carry out fundamental, forward-looking, and strategic research into the globe, regional ecology, and environmental changes, to drive the development of dsciplines like the environment, chemistry, biology, and chemical engineering which are relevant to the studies of the earth system, and to cultivate international and interdisciplinary talents in earth system science.
Prof. CHEN, a member of Chinese Academy of Sciences, said that studies of the earth surface science system was significant and pioneering, and the Department was expected to cooperate with universities home and abroad and to make best of its advantages, propelling earth system science forward.
Four members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences mark the establishment of the Department of Earth Surface Science System
The seminar participants talked about the latest domestic and international research results of the deep and shallow interactions, global changes, and surface system, discussed the ways to develop studies of the earth surface science system in China, and offered advice and suggestions on the targets, international influence, cultivation of talents, research platforms, and undergraduate curriculum of the Department.
(Edited and translated from the Chinese version)