On April 18th, 2021, the Sino-Russian Mathematics Center Construction Conference hosted by Sino-Russian Mathematics Center and co-sponsored by the University of Science and Technology of China was held in Hefei. Lei Chaozi, director of the Department of Science, Technology and Informatization of the Ministry of Education, Li Renjie, deputy director of the Department of Basic Research and Social Development, He Lifang, deputy director of the Department of Planning and General Affairs, Jiang Yi, executive deputy secretary of the Party committee of the University of Science and Technology of China, Academician Zhang Jiping, director of Sino-Russian Mathematics Center, Academician Ye Xiangdong, deputy director of Sino-Russian Mathematics Center, Lu Xiyun, academician of the University of Science and Technology of China, Chen Dayue, dean of School of Mathematical Sciences of Peking University, Li Jiayu, executive dean of School of Mathematical Sciences of the University of Science and Technology of China, Huang Fang, director of the Scientific Research Department of the University of Science and Technology of China, Fan Shaofeng, director of the Overseas Project Office of the Scientific Research Department of Peking University, and more than 30 representatives from more than 20 colleges and universities across the country, including the member units of the "Double First-Class" Construction Alliance of Mathematics, attended the meeting. The opening ceremony was presided over by Ye Xiangdong.
Ye Xiangdong Presided Over the Opening Ceremony
Jiang Yi Made a Speech
In his opening speech, Jiang Yi, on behalf of the University of Science and Technology of China, extended warm congratulations on the convening of the conference and thanked domestic functional departments for their long-term support and help for the development of mathematics at the University of Science and Technology of China. It is believed that the construction of Sino-Russian Mathematics Center will effectively promote all-round cooperation and exchanges between the mathematical circles of the two countries. With joint efforts, Sino-Russian Mathematics Center will become a world-class international mathematical research center and a high-quality talent training base. It is the common dream of generations of mathematicians to establish a powerful mathematical country. After more than 60 years of development, the university has trained a large number of outstanding mathematicians, and has scientific research platforms such as the Hefei Branch of National Center for Mathematics and Interdisciplinary Sciences and Wu Wen-Tsun Key Laboratory of Mathematics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, becoming an important force in mathematics research in China. The University of Science and Technology of China will fully support the construction of the center and hope to take the opportunity of participating in the construction of Sino-Russian Mathematics Center to promote China-Russia cooperation on the basis of giving full play to the advantages of the university and departments in combining science and education, so as to strengthen the cooperation with Europe and America, strive to cultivate world-class mathematical talents, and make due contributions to enhancing the strength of China's basic mathematics research as well as speeding up the construction of a powerful mathematical country.
Lei Chaozi Made a Speech
Lei chaozi pointed out that the central leadership attaches great importance to mathematical science research, and Sino-Russian Mathematics Center is the "premier project" that premier Li Keqiang and vice premier Sun Chunlan have always been concerned about. From the preparation to the unveiling of Sino-Russian Mathematics Center to coordinating the support of various departments, the Department of Science and Technology participated in the whole process and it was also a major event of great concern to the department. Mathematics is the basis of the whole scientific system and knowledge system. Important progress of science and technology often comes from the first breakthrough of mathematics. In recent years, with the increasingly strong comprehensive national strength and the increasingly severe international competition situation, the role of the "core driving force" of scientific and technological innovation has become more prominent. As the basis of natural sciences and major technological innovation, mathematics is extremely important. It can be said that it is related to whether China can become a powerful country in science and technology. Sino-Russian Mathematics Center has a long way to go. It is the historical mission of every mathematician to build the center into a world-class mathematics center. Lei Chaozi put forward four suggestions on the construction of Sino-Russian Mathematics Center: first, we should aim at the international frontier and strive to achieve an original breakthrough in basic mathematics research; Second, we should closely follow the proposition of the times and vigorously promote the research of applied mathematics facing the major strategic needs of the country; Third, we should deepen the integration of science and education and speed up the training of excellent reserve talents in mathematics; Fourth, we should lead the correct value orientation and actively promote the reform of evaluation and the change of study style in the field of mathematics. I hope that all experts can actively give advice and suggestions to promote the center to achieve remarkable results in scientific research, talent training and international cooperation. The Ministry of Education will continue to give strong support, strive to build the center into a world-class mathematics center as soon as possible, contribute to the world's scientific frontier and national innovation and development, and respond to the deep concerns of the party and the country with excellent achievements.
Zhang Jiping Made a Speech
Zhang Jiping first extended a warm welcome to all the guests and thanked the University of Science and Technology of China for its strong support for the construction of Sino-Russian Mathematics Center. The University of Science and Technology of China has played a leading role in the development of China's education and science and technology, and there are many important figures in various fields. It is hoped that PKU and USTC will have more cooperation and work together on the road of science. Subsequently, Zhang Jiping made a keynote report on "establishing the development concept of big mathematics, exploring the internationalization road led by us, and comprehensively promoting the construction of Sino-Russian Mathematics Center", focusing on the mission, guidelines and construction progress of Sino-Russian Mathematics Center. He stressed that Sino-Russian Mathematics Center will deeply study the spirits of relevant important speeches, fully implement the important instructions and spirits of the general secretary Xi Jinping, premier Li Keqiang and vice premier Sun Chunlan on the construction of Sino-Russian Mathematics Center, strive for major theoretical innovation, serve the national strategic needs and promote the construction of mathematics schools. In foreign scientific and technological cooperation and exchanges, Sino-Russian Mathematics Center will strive to forge a new pattern of international scientific and technological cooperation and exchanges. Team building is an important measure of international cooperation, and school building is the fundamental guarantee for building internationalization. Sino-Russian Mathematics Center will vigorously promote the construction of international cooperation team, seek personnel flows, promote ideological exchanges, increase brainstorming and stimulate innovations.
After the opening ceremony, Chen Zengjing, dean of School of Mathematics of Shandong University, Qin Hourong, head of the Department of Mathematics of Nanjing University, and Chen Dayue made key speeches on behalf of the cooperation bases. Subsequently, Zhang Jiping presided over the seminar, and the participating experts had in-depth discussions on the construction of international cooperation team, key research projects, visit plan of Chinese and Russian mathematicians, joint academic conferences, joint training of students and other issues of Sino-Russian Mathematics Center. This meeting is a summary of the work of Sino-Russian Mathematics Center in the past year and a key deployment for its future development, which is of great significance.