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Forum Held to Promote Coordination, Exchanges for Women’s Sci-tech Innovation

Date:2022-9-1 14:52:41    Views:

Beijing Women's Federation (BWF) and Capital Association of Women Professors (CAWP) held a forum via video link on August 29 to fully leverage the wisdom and strength of women in building international sci-tech innovation centers. The forum focused on how to strengthen the coordinated development among Beijing, Shanghai and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, in promoting women sci-tech workers from universities in the three areas and exploring new mechanisms, paradigms and approaches for their participation in sci-tech innovation.


A screenshot of attendees at the forum


In her speech, Tan Hong, Vice-President of the BWF, said that the collaborative efforts made by female sci-tech workers from universities in Beijing, Shanghai and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area have reflected women scientists concrete actions to promote sci-tech innovation. It shows the strong patriotism of women in frontier fields, and underscored their positive functions in setting an example for their peers. Tan hoped that a regular regional exchange mechanism among women scientists will be established for sharing of new thoughts and research results.


Tan Hong, Vice-President of the BWF, addresses the forum.


He Haiyan, Chairperson of the CAWP, delivered a speech on behalf of women scientists. She said that professors will promote inter-discipline, cross-university and inter-region collaboration on sci-tech activities and align themselves with national development and industrial restructuring.  

Women scientists from universities headquartered in Beijing, Shanghai and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area shared the latest achievements in their scientific research.

In her speech, Xu Zuxin, an academician at the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) and professor from the School of Environment Science and Engineering at Tongji University, spoke about technological and institutional innovation in the improvement of water quality of the Suzhou River in Shanghai.

Hu Jinlian, a professor from the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the City University of Hong Kong and an academician at Hong Kong Institute of Textiles and Clothing, British Royal Society of Chemistry and British Textile Institute, gave a report on "Leveraging Hong Kong's Unique Strengths and Incorporating Sci-tech Innovation into National Rejuvenation."

Chen Meiwan, a professor at the University of Macau and an honoree of the Qihuang Scholars, talked about her research on the support materials of active agents in traditional Chinese medicine.

Zhou Huanping, a professor at Peking University and winner of the China Young Women Scientists Awards, spoke about her participation in the research and development of solar cell technologies and collaborative innovation in the midst of the country's commitment to the realization of its carbon peak and carbon neutrality goals.

Zhu Yuan, a professor at the Southern University of Science and Technology, gave an introduction to the efforts and progress made by the university in the institutional building for industry-education integration, the commercialization and empowerment of its research results.

Those in attendance of the event included Jin Yong, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of China Women's News, Song Meilin, coordinator of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR), some sci-tech workers and students from universities in Beijing, Shanghai and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.

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