On the afternoon of October 30th,the Symposium of the 8th Activity of Foreign Experts Traveling in Anhui and the Appointment Ceremony for AHUT Guest Professors were held in Jiashan campus of AHUT. The foreign experts involved in the event were Prof. Yao Bin from Purdue University, Prof. Anurag Purwar and Prof. Qiaode Jeffrey Ge from Stony Brook University. Nearly 200 people from School of Mechanical Engineering, School of Electrical and Information Engineering, School of Computer Science and Technology in AHUT, as well as staff in related enterprises in Ma'anshan participated in the ceremony.
At the appointment ceremony, President Li Jiaxin gave a brief review of AHUT’s development in terms of its educational opening-up. He mentioned that in recent years, AHUT has promoted cooperation and exchanges with foreign universities and colleges. Great importance has been attached to bringing in high-level overseas experts and scholars, and they have contributed a lot to the university’s development. AHUT will seek for more and better international cooperation and exchanges to cultivate qualified talents.
Pan Yaqun, director of Anhui Administration of Foreign ExpertsAffairs, welcomed the foreign experts on behalf of the administration. He pointed out that the theme activity of Foreign Experts Traveling in Anhui has been successfully held for seven times with more than 100 experts visiting schools and enterprises in Anhui to provide guidance and suggestions, which has drawn special attention from the State Council and provincial leaders. The theme being “Intelligent Manufacturing” this year, Pan believed that the experts’ insights will make an important contribution to the scientific researches and innovation practices in the field of robotics in Anhui.
After the appointment ceremony, the three experts gave lectures respectively on the topics of Adaptive Robust Control for Integrated Design of Intelligent and High-Performance Robotic Systems, Mechanism Design Innovation under Practical Constraints: Theory and Application, and Simultaneous Type and Dimensional Synthesis: A Task Driven Approach.
Activity of Foreign Experts Traveling in Anhui is a demonstration project under the strategic agreement between Anhui provincial government and State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs P. R. China. Since 2010, seven thematic activities have been successfully held with the theme ranging from automobile, tourism, new energy, ecology construction, information technology, industrial design to new energy automobile. The project is complimented by all walks of life in society, and has become an important brand of Anhui. The 8th Activity of Foreign Experts Traveling in Anhui focuses on “Intelligent Manufacturing” and the key technical issues in robotics. This is the second time for AHUT to hold the activity of Foreign Experts Traveling in Anhui.