4th Mini ACC-AQSM Symposium

The Institute for Environmental and Climate Research (ECI), Jinan University, Guangzhou, China

The 4th Mini ACC-AQSM Symposium is set to take place on Tuesday, 26 November 2019, at The Institute for Environmental and Climate Research (ECI), Jinan University in Guangzhou, where we will continue to discuss existing collaborations and what more we can do together in the future.

This mini symposium will build on and extend the work of the mini symposium held in Shanghai in January 2019, in Guangzhou in July 2018, and in Beijing in April 2018, and will provide an opportunity for more members to participate. Everyone is invited and for more information, please contact Ms. Chantal Labbe (chantal.labbe@qut.edu.au) or Dr. Hao Wang (haowang201314@126.com).

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The Jinan University, established in 1906, is the first national university and jointly constructed by Overseas Chinese Affairs Office JNU_600of the State Council, Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China and Guangdong Province. It is also the first Chinese university to enrol Chinese and foreign students. With the largest number of overseas students on campus, the Jinan University enjoys a well-earned reputation as the paramount academy for overseas Chinese and is one of the top 100 universities under the key Construction Project of the 21st Century of China.

The Institute for Environment and Climate Research (ECI) was founded in May 2016, and conducts original research with the overarching goal of understanding the major characteristics and controlling processes and investigation if mitigation technologies of air pollution and climate change. Findings of ECI’s research can contribute significantly to environmental and climate change sciences, more importantly, the research outcomes can benefit the people and the society substantially.

The ECI currently has four major research domains: namely observation, assessment and mitigation of atmospheric environment; environmental impacts on human health; chemistry of air pollution; and climate change focusing on clouds and precipitation.

The ECI has 46 members at present, including 10 professors, 5 associate professors, 1 distinguished associate researcher, 6 assistant professors, 5 postdoctoral researchers, 8 laboratory and administrative staffs, 11 research assistants, and 5 guest professors.  There is one Academician, one “Ten Thousand Scientific LeadeECI JNU_600r Awards” winner, three “Outstanding Young Scientist Awards” winners, and a number of other academic award winners. Among these faculty, 11 are accepting PhD students and 17 are accepting Master students. The ECI offers Master and PhD degrees in Ecology, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Sciences and Environmental Engineering, and Environmental Engineering. Faculty members of ECI currently carry out 16 nationally and province funded major research projects. In addition, there are 18 research and operational projects funded by urban governments. The annual total research funding from these funding agencies exceed 70 million.

The ECI collaborates with universities and research institutes worldwide. For instance, ECI has close ties in research with University of California, Berkeley, Max Planck Institute, Queensland University of Technology, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Tsinghua University, Peking University and Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry from Chinese Academy of Sciences. The ECI has also co-established research laboratories with many universities and institutes for sharing academic resources and research facilities. With these collaborations, students can benefit from a wider picture of global scientific researches.

In April 2018, the JNU-QUT Joint Laboratory for Air Quality Science and Management was unveiled and the JNU-QUT Joint PhD Program Agreement was signed.
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