Call for the 2014 Summer School on Frontier and Interdisciplinary Sciences for the International PhD Students at IC-UCAS

The 2014 Summer School on Frontier and Interdisciplinary Sciences for the international PhD Students is an innovative training project co-founded by International College of UCAS (IC-UCAS) and CAS-TWAS President's Fellowship Programme at UCAS. It is purposed to inform students of the recent development of frontier and interdisciplinary sciences, exchange ideas with world-renowned scientists, and make experiment at the State Key laboratories of Chinese Academy of Sciences.

The establishment of International College (IC) aims to improve the university's internationalized cultivation mode, attract excellent international students and create multinational academic environment. It implements theguidelines for running UCAS in conjunction with CAS institutes: unified student recruitment, education management and degree conferment; integrated leadership, faculty, management and training system. All the courses offered at IC-UCAS are taught in English and open for all students at UCAS. With the concept of Internationalization, Openness, Comprehensiveness and Perceptiveness, International College will strive to become a unique and world renowned college.

The 2014 Summer School on Frontier and Interdisciplinary Sciences will be held at UCAS Zhongguancun Campus from June 19th to 28th, 2014. Professors from University of Wisconsin-Madison, Hong Kong University of Science &Technology, University of Houston, Technical University, Aarhus University of Denmark, and Institutes of CAS will present students the cutting-edge theories and research methods concerning Life and Environmental Sciences and Materials Science.

Please find more detailed information as follows:

1. Qualification of applicants

UCAS international doctorate students including CAS-TWAS scholarship awardees, SDC students and students studying at CAS institutes.

2. Registration

1)Registration Time: Before June 8th, 2014.

2)Please download and fill in the Application Form of Registering the Summer School of the International College of UCAS

3)Download address: Summer School-Application form.doc

4)Email the soft copy of the application form bearing your supervisor's signature and stamp by the graduate department of your institute before June 8th, 2014. The title of the email should beYour name+ Summer School Application

5)You will be informed of the result of the application and more details on June 9th, 2014 via email. Be sure to check your email box in time.

3. Registration Requirements

Registration Time:

June 18th 8:00-17:00Part A: Life and Environmental Sciences

June 23rd 8:00-17:00Part B: Materials Science

Registration Address: International College, Room 221, Building 6, Qingniangongyu, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, No. 80 Zhongguancun East Road, Beijing

4. Size of the program:

60-80 students

5. Teaching Plan

Courses begin from June 19th, 2014


Chen WANG, Professor, National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars of China, lecture

Shichang KANG, Professor, National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars of China, lecture

Gary Shiu, Professor, University of Wisconsin at Madison, Lecture

Yun WAN, Professor, University of Houston, Lecture

Karin Birte Svensson, Professor, Technical University of Denmark, Lecture

Xiao-chun Sun, Professor, One Hundred Talents project Enshrines of CAS, Lecture

Shi-dong Li, Professor, San Francisco, California state university, lecture

Tom KELLIE, Professor, academic writing for special purposes, Course



Science and scientific methodology

Scientific paper writing

Innovation thinking and Brain

Environmental toxicology


Climate and environment

Nano science and technology development situation and prospect

Big Data Era


Life sciences

Principles and mechanisms of water quality transformation and water pollution control

Animal science


3 Lab activities:

Visit to the State-key labs related to life, environment and material sciences.

6. Costs

Free of tuition, registration fees and teaching material fees.

7. Contact information

The International College Office of UCAS

Address: Room 221, Building 6, Qingnian Apartment, No. 80 Zhongguancun East Road, Beijing

Postal Code: 100190

Phone Number: (01082680563

Fax: (01082680563