Welcome to the 2016 Beihang University Vision Forum for International Young Scholars

1. Introduction

Beihang University Vision Forum for International Young Scholars Vision Forumfocuses on the frontier of scientific researchaims at continuously boosting advanced interdisciplinary research and the growth of young scholars, getting together a group of excellent young scholars who have achieved high academic achievement and with innovative potentiality. It provides a communication platform for international young scholars through the keynote speech and in-depth discussion, which can broaden your horizon and enhance exchange across different areas of research. In addition, young scholars can get a better understanding of BUAA through this forum.

2. Organization

Organizer: Beihang University (BUAA)

Co-organizer: The International Research Institute for Multidisciplinary Science (IRI), Innovation Research Institute for Medical and Engineering Multidisciplinary Science

3. Forum

2016 BUAA Vision Forum will be held at the Center of International Cultural Exchanges of Beihang University Vision Hotel from Dec. 16 – 19, 2016. The forum is composed of one main forum (symposium) and 4 sub-forums (Mathematics, physics and chemistry, Engineering and materials, Information science, and Life science).

4. Qualifications of Participation

(1) Potential candidates for the “Thousand Talents Program for Distinguished Young Scholars”.

(2) Potential candidates for the “Zhuoyue 100 Program of Beihang University” in areas of natural sciences and engineering technology. Applicant must be 40 years old or younger, has obtained a PhD degree in word-class universities or research institutes, or hold PhD degree from first-class Chinese University with more than 2 years’ overseas research experience.

(3) “Four young talents”: Applicants awarded by “National Thousand Talents Program for Distinguished Young Scholars”, “Changjiang Program for Young Scholars”, “NSFC for National Distinguished Young Scholars”, and “National Youth Top-notch Talent Support Program”.

5. Application Instructions

Please send the application from, resume/CVs containing a photo, academic achievements, and other supporting materials (e.g., representative papers), to rsc@buaa.edu.cn naming “Vision Forum” before Dec. 7, 2016. Once approved by BUAA, all those invited will receive an invitation letter.

6. Travel and Accommodation

BUAA will provide free meals and accommodation for Dec. 16 – 18 to the attendees during the forum. BUAA will also cover the round-trip flight tickets (economy class only) for young scholars invited to the forum. (You need to book your tickets by yourself first and get the reimbursement then from BUAA.

7. Schedule

Dec. 16:  Check in and Registration

Dec. 17 Morning: Opening ceremony & Keynote Speech

Dec. 17 Afternoon:  Sub-forum: Invited Academic speech & Seminar

Dec. 18: Talent meeting, meeting between schools and invited young scholars

8. Contact Information

Contact: Juan Kong(孔娟) Qing Zhao(赵青)

Tel: +86-10-82317779

Email: rsc@buaa.edu.cn

9. Treatments

9.1. “Four young talents”

(1) Salary: 400,000 - 600,000 RMB a year (pre-tax)

(2) Living allowance: A apartment with 118 sqm with title (4000 RMB/sqm below 80 sqm, government limit price above 80 sqm), or ~90 sqm faculty apartment for free during the contract, or an 800,000 RMB settling-in allowance (pre-tax)

(3) Research funds: For “Thousand Talents Program for Distinguished Young Scholars”, an allowance of a lump sum of 500,000 RMB and a startup fund of 1,000,000 – 3,000,000 RMB are provided by the national government. Besides, a startup fund of 1,000,000 – 3,000,000 RMB can be applied for from the university. For “Changjiang Program for Young Scholars”,“NSFC for National Distinguished Young Scholars”, and “National Youth Top-notch Talent Support Program”, a startup fund of 1,000,000 – 2,000,000 RMB for Science and Technology / 500,000 – 800,000 RMB for Humanities are provided.

9.2. “Zhuoyue 100 Program”

(1) Salary: 250,000 RMB a year (pre-tax) for professors, 200,000 RMB a year (pre-tax) for assistant professors

(2) Living allowance: a turnover apartment (discount) and able to buy a talent house according to national regulation

(3) Research funds: A startup fund of 1,000,000 RMB for professors / 500,000 RMB for assistant professors are provided. The university provides nice working and living conditions for young talents. Places for office and experiments can be discussed face to face.

10. Introduction of Beihang University (BUAA)

Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics or Beihang University (spelled in Chinese for short) was founded on October 25, 1952. It is the first university in China focusing on aeronautical and astronautical education and research. Since its founding, Beihang has excelled as one of the 16 key state universities in China, given priority for development. At the beginning of the new millennium, Beihang was officially listed in the China’s Action Plan for the Revitalization of Education in the 21st Century (‘211’plan for short) and the Plan for Achieving the World-Class Universities (‘985’plan for short). At present, the university comprises 28 schools/colleges, covering such disciplines as science, technology, liberal arts, law, economy, management, philosophy, foreign languages and education.

Beihang has attracted a large number of high level talents, including 2 Nobel Prize winner, 22 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering, 26 professors of “Thousand Talents Program”, 55 professors of “Changjiang Scholars Program”, 42 winners of “National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars”, 3 winners of “National Famous Teacher Award”. The university has emerged many national first prize winners and field experts, and a large number of young, promising and profound experts and scholars. In recent years, faculties in Beihang have consecutively published many research articles in top journals Nature and Science. The ESI rankings of engineering, material sciences, physics, computer sciences and chemistry are among the top 1%.

Beihang has been aiming at international forefront of academics, actively building top-level innovation platforms and first-class scientific research teams. ?Looking to the future, Beihang aspires to become a world class research university with distinctive advantages in science and technology. We hope you can join us along the way!