From June 17 to June 19, 2016, the Annual Academic Conference of the Chinese Society of Education (CSE) was held at Shandong Normal University. The conference was organized primarily by the Economics of Education Branch of the CSE and secondarily by the School of Economics, Shandong Normal University. More than three hundred scholars and students from twenty-five provinces and ninety-two universities and research centers, majoring in education economics theories and education economics practical reform, were in attendance.
The Annual Academic Conference of the Chinese Society of Education (CSE) is organized by the Economics of Education Branch of the CSE and is an important academic conference dealing with the theory and practice of Chinese education economics. Well-known economist Wang Shanmai, a BNU Professor and a member of the BNU Academic Council, is currently the Honorary Chairman of the CSE Annual Academic Conference Council. Professor Du Yuhong of the BNU Faculty of Education is the General Chairman. Professor Yuan Liansheng of the BNU Business School is the Vice-Chairman. Associate Professor Cheng Gang of the BNU Faculty of Education is the General Secretary. As well, many BNU scholars currently serve as executive members of the Academic Conference Council Council.
The key subject of the 2016 conference was “Economic Transformation and Education Reform.” Over two hundred papers were published in this area, and fifty-nine presentations were given at this conference.
Wang Shaohua, Vice Principal of Shandong Normal University, spoke at the Conference. General Chairman Professor Du Yuhong gave the welcoming speech. Many BNU scholars made excellent presentations. Honorary Chairman Professor Wang Maishan spoke on “The development of Education Economics.” Professor Lai Desheng, Director of the BNY Business School, spoke on “The structural importance and difficulty of education supply-side reform.” Professor Hu Yongmei of the BNU Faculty of Education gave a presentation tilled, “Where are women? – Research on the gender differences of middle school students.” Another eight scholars and students from the BNU Business School and the BNU Faculty of Education presented up-to-date research and exchanged ideas with others participating in the Conference.
These annual CSE conferences have greatly boosted the development of Chinese Education Economics and furthered communication and cooperation between the universities and research centers involved in the work and the study.
(BNU Faculty of Education）