East China Normal University (China) President of ECNU meets Nobel Laureate Roger Kornberg

November 13th, at the Alumni House of ECNU Putuo Campus, President QIAN Xuhong met the delegation led by Prof. Roger Kornberg, Chairman of the World Laureates Association (WLA) and Winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, who visited Shanghai to attend the fifth World Laureates Forum. SHI Guoyue, ECNU Assistant President, presided over the meeting.

President Qian heartily appreciated Roger Kornberg’s great support in promoting global influence as well as the reputation of Shanghai in science and technology.

President Qian highlighted that ECNU sticks to its influential features in teacher education and excels in the academic development of humanities & social sciences as well as science & technology. ECNU, by applying “Academic Excellence” to “Education Excellence” as a driving force, is fully devoted to developing itself into a world-class comprehensive research university with Chinese characteristics that take the lead in innovative talent training. In his opening remarks, President Qian warmly welcomed top scientists worldwide to support ECNU’s disciplinary development and research and looked forward to working with Roger Kornberg and his team for future cooperation in the fields of biology, information technology, etc.

Kornberg spoke highly of ECNU’s achievements of “Academic Excellence” in international cutting-edge science and technology, and strongly commended ECNU’s theoretical and practical commitment to “Education Excellence”. He commented that scientific and technological innovation is undoubtedly essential for global development and he hoped, by virtue of this visit, that the World Laureates Association could establish enduring and extensive cooperation with ECNU. ECNU participants then had in-depth exchanges with Kornberg and his delegation.