Year 2020 News
QMUL-NPU JRI PhD Summer School and Workshop 2020
We are pleased to announce that the 4th QMUL-NPU Summer School and Workshop will take place from the 15th to 17th July 2020.
The NPU-QMUL JRI facilitates collaboration between researchers at the two institutes in areas of mutual interest and complementarity. Its aim is to support new lines of research that are timely and of societal benefit, leading to internationally recognized research and joint funding. This compliments the activities of the NPU-QMUL Joint Education Institute
The updated programme and link can be found at https://www.sems.qmul.ac.uk/china/summerschool/jri2020/
On June 23, the third meeting of the Student-Staff Liaison Committee of QMES was held at Room 413, East Teaching Building A, Chang'an Campus. The meeting was held both online and offline. Vice Dean and Director, Chen Jun; Vice Dean and Vice Director, Fan Xiaoli; Executive Vice Dean and Vice Director, Andrew Bushby; Assistant Dean, Cheng Yin; Faculty committee members Qi Yue, Shi Xuetao, Gao Pengfei, Maria Romero-Gonzalez, Gabriel Cavalli, Alan Allman and student members Liu Yang, Liu Shubo, Sui Yupeng, Lin Wanran, Su Yi, Hu Zhenghao, Zheng Zhi, Yuan Chuhan, Li Tianyu, Li Can, Liu Yinuo, Zhang Xuechen, Hou Siyu and Yu Chuan attended this meeting. The whole meeting was hosted by Chen Jun.
The Student-Staff Liaison Committee is an important mechanism to promote the talents cultivation of QMES, guide, help and serve the growth of students and enhance the communication between teachers and students. It has played an important role in promoting the development of the school in the past three years since its establishment. The detailed preliminary investigations by the student members and the answers from the teacher representatives provide a powerful guarantee for the further improvement of the daily management, curriculum setting, teaching and administration of QMES.
An Open Letter to QMES
DearTeachers, Colleagues and Students:
Hope this letter finds you all well!
状肺炎这一紧急公共卫生事件，从2020 年1 月30 开始，世界卫生组织宣
布构成国际关注的突发公共卫生事件（PHEIC），2 月29 日，将COVID-19
的统一安排部署下，西北工业大学决定自2 月24 日开始，在抗“疫”特殊时
It’s well-known that an outbreak of the novel coronavirus pneumonia
epidemic took place in China and many other countries successively since
January. On 30thJanuary 2020, The World Health Organization declared it a
public health emergency of international concern and further raised the risk
presented by COVID-19 to the public in the world to be very high on 29th
February. In accordance with the unified deployment of national and Shaanxi
provincial governments, since 24th February, NPU decided to deliver distance
online teaching and learning (T&L) during the epidemic, which could obstruct
returning to campus but can’t stop T&L.
见附件），有效地提升了线上教学实效。自2 月24 日以来，教师积极利用
As the Joint Education Institute presented by both universities’
arrangement, QMES adopted distance online teaching and learning based on the
scheduled semester weeks. The school’s administration team made a
comprehensive preparation to support the online T&L effect (as attached). Since
February 24th, all teachers have made full use of online teaching approaches to
improve teaching quality and learning experience. Queen Mary teachers, in
particular, have made extraordinary efforts and overcome the inconveniences
such as the time difference as well as the timetable rearrangement. They had to
get up as early as 6:00 or 7:00 a.m. in London to deliver courses. Currently, the
online T&L is running smoothly and has received positive feedback from
teachers and students.
Hereby, on behalf of NPU, Queen Mary and Joint Administrative
Committee of QMES, we would like to extend our cordial greetings to all the
faculty and students and express our sincere appreciation to teachers’
contributions and students’ understanding! Meanwhile, we expect QMES will
promote the constructive online teaching experience and take a demonstrative
role by ensuring the smooth online T&L delivery and tracking students’
learning outcomes to maintain the high-quality T&L.
Shoots bursting through the soil are the messengers of the warm spring,
telling us that hope is coming soon. With joint effort, no new cases have been
confirmed in Xi’an for 10 consecutive days. Everything is gradually going back
on track. We believe that the university reopening is also under consideration
Let us keep close collaboration to make the online T&L more successful. A
thousand miles can’t stop us from reunion soon!
万小朋 （Xiaopeng Wan）
王 文 （Wen Wang）
2020 年3 月2 日
March 2nd, 2020