Executive Vice President Shi Peijun
Shi Peijun was born in Shaanxi Province in1959. He is a Professor, Doctoral Supervisor and Doctor of Science and serves as the Executive President of Beijing Normal University. He presides over graduate cultivation and work related to science and is responsible for the Graduate School, Department of Science & Technology, Analysis and Test Center and Science Journal.
March 1978 to January 1982: studied in the Geography Department of Inner Mongolia Normal College
January 1982 to October 1984: pursued a Master’s degree at the Lanzhou Desert Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
October 1984 to September 1986: Lectured at the Natural Resources Institute of Inner Mongolia University
September 1986 to September 1988: pursued his doctorate in the Department of Geography, BNU (graduated early)
September 1988 to November 1991: taught in the Department of Geography, BNU, and was promoted to associate professor in 1988
November 1991 to October 1993: was Vice Director of the Department of Geography, BNU, and promoted to the post of Professor in June 1992
October 1993 to January 1997: Director of the Resource and Environment Department, BNU, and Vice Dean of the School of Resources and the Environment (concurrent)
February 1994 to 1997: Director of the Resource Development and Sustainable Development Research Center (concurrent)
September, 1999 to now: Vice President of Beijing Normal University
September 2003 to December 2004: Dean of the School of Resources and Environment (concurrent)
Shi is a candidate for the Levels I and II National Hundred, Thousand, and Ten Thousand Talents Project and Cross-century Training Program Supported by the Ministry of Education, mainly engaged in the teaching of and research on physical geography, resource development and disaster reduction. He has recently undertaken a National Key Technologies R&D Program – Key technologies and demonstration of integrated risk governance – and four other programs. He has delivered scientific and technology information lectures and consulted to the leader of the State Council three times and has consulted to central and local governments. His research results have been widely adopted for decision making by central and local governments
Shi has published ten books and monographs, including: Methods and Practice on Land Use/Cover Change Research; Research on Soil Erosion in Inner Mongolia; Earth Observation Technology and Earth System Science; Systematic Research on Natural Disasters in Inner Mongolia; Theories and Practice of Regional Environmental Management; Jia County Economic System Research; Hunan Natural Disaster System and Disaster Prevention & Reduction Measures; Research on Natural Resources and the Environment in the Erdos of Inner Mongolia; A Soil Erosion Model and Treatment Patterns in the Huangpuchuan Basin of Inner Mongolia; and Inner Mongolia; Geo-Science Foundation and Atlas of the Natural Disaster System of China. He has published more than 180 papers, twenty five of which have appeared in SCI, EI and ISTP.
Shi has twice won national scientific and technological progress awards (Class II and Class III), and twice Class I, five times Class II and twice Class III provincial/ministerial awards. He is a Ph.D. with Outstanding Contributions, winner of the May 4th Youth Medal of Beijing, winner of the 2nd China Youth Scientific & Technological Award, winner of the Huo Yingdong Fund Scientific & Technological Research Award and the winner of the First China Youth Geo-Science Award.
Shi serves as a Member of the Scientific & Technological Committee of the Ministry of Education of the PRC; Deputy Director of the Expert Group of the China International Decade Disaster Reduction Committee; Deputy Syndic-in-Chief of the China Society of Natural Resources, Journal of Natural Hazards, Geographical Society of China, China Society of Natural Resources and China Society of Natural Resources; Administrator of the China Association for Geographic Information Systems (CAGIS), scientific & technological advisor to the Beijing Municipality (agricultural sector) and economic advisor for Shaanxi Province, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region and Qinghai Province.