The first interdisciplinary symposium on establishing a first-class academic biology discipline was held at Inner Mongolia University in Hohhot, capital of North China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region on Oct 26, according to IMU officials.
They said it attracted the participation of leaders from IMU’s departments and schools and some distinguished professors and academics.
At the opening ceremony of the symposium, Gao Guanglai, vice-president of IMU, expressed his warm welcome to the experts and academics who participated in the conference. He gave a briefing on the current situation in the IMU and the establishment there of a first-class biology discipline.
During the opening ceremony and the four sub-seminars held in the afternoon, a number of experts and academics presented reports and discussed topics relating to various interdisciplinary scientific fields and training of personnel.
According to IMU officials, the symposium provided a good communications and cooperation platform for IMU’s researchers in the interdisciplinary fields.
It also created opportunities for academic exchanges and cooperation between young IMU academics and internationally renowned scholars.
Officials said the symposium is expected to play an important role in promoting the establishment and development of first-class biology disciplines and related disciplines, as well as the cooperation and development of young scholars.