The First Teaching Seminar on Environmental Science Research Methods and Green Innovative Internet Construction Held at BNU
"The First Teaching Forum for Environmental Science Research Methods and Green Innovative Internet Construction" was held by BNU's School of the Environment on 1 April, 2011. Many scholars attended the seminar, among them: Professor Lianxi Sheng, the Secretary of the Party Committee at Northeast Normal University; Pu Li, Dean of the Talent Center of the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People's Republic of China; Feng Jia, Director of the Department of Education and Communications in the Ministry of Environmental Protection of the People's Republic of China; Yuan Zhou, Vice-Director of The Administrative Center For China's Agenda 21; Zhu Huo, Vice Chief of (what department?)department; Liping He, the Vice Chief of the Administration Office at BNU; Yuansheng Pei, Vice President of the School of the Environment; Professor Liangjun Da from Northeast Normal University; Professor Shudan Feng from Ha Er Bin Normal University; Associate Professor Xianliang Qiao from DaLian University of Technology; and Associate Professor Hongfeng Bian from Northeast Normal University.
Presided over by Professor Jingling Liu of the School of the Environment, the seminar stressed the importance of communicating innovative methods in environmental science, exploring new ways of training talent in environmental science, and the need for a coordinated communications platform. Professor Weihua Zeng from BNU, Professor Shikui Dong, and Professor Laijuan Shan from Nanjing University reported respectively on "Environmental Science Methods - Environmental System Engineering Approaches," "Construction of International Seminars," and "The Methodology of Environmental Sociology Research," including a systems engineering approach, environmental sociology methods, international issues, innovative courses, and future developments. The scholars discussed: environmental science innovative methods, curriculum construction, and teacher training programs. They added that subsequent key work will be a generalizing of the "Green Innovative Courses Alliance" and the construction of an inter-university innovative curriculum network.