Welcome to the 2019 Yanshan University International Forum for Young Scholars
Introduction to the Forum
Aiming at gathering outstanding young scholars with different academic backgrounds and promoting international exchanges and cooperation among young scholars, the Yanshan University International Forum for Young Scholars is a concrete act to realize the strategy of reinvigorating the University through human resource development. Young scholars may take the opportunity to discuss the forefront of world science and technology and research focuses, collaborate in exploring the forefront of scientific research, and make achievements together. In the mean time, the forum offers a way for young scholars from all over the world to better know the University while helping the University to recruit high-level talents in its effort of gathering wisdom and power to build a first-class university with distinctive features, therefore comprehensively promotes the construction of a Double First Class university.
May 22, Wednesday: Register and check-in.
May 23, Thursday: Opening ceremony and main forum symposium in the morning, and Sub-forum presentations in the afternoon.
May 24, Friday: Tour around campus and the city of Qinhuangdao; recruitment negotiations.
May 25, Saturday: Check-out.
1.Young scholars or outstanding PhD fellows in China：
Young talents sponsored by the Four Programs for China’s young scholars including the Ten-thousand Talents Program and National Outstanding Youth Foundation, young scholars who applied for the Four Programs for young scholars and were reviewed by the committee, outstanding young scholars who have comparable research abilities, and PhD fellows from Double-First Class universities or disciplines.
2.Young scholars from overseas college or university：
PhD fellows from renowned oversea colleges or universities, and PhD fellows from universities at home with at least 2 years of continual oversea working experience.
Preferably under 40 (born after January 1st , 1979).
An applicant shall fill in a resume (appendix 1) and the Summary Sheet of the 2019 Yanshan University International Forum for Young Scholars (appendix 2), which will be submitted to a related school (sorted in appendix 3) that will arrange for a personal interview or video interview assessment, and those passing the assessment shall be submitted in a summary form to the Human Resources Office of Yanshan University. Those passing the final review of the University will receive an official letter of invitation to the forum.
Application procedures: An applicant files the application to a related school→The related school arranges for a personal interview or video interview assessment and submits the information of the applicants passing the assessment to the Human Resources Office→The University appoints a reviewing committee to decide on the final applicants→Sending a letter of invitation.
Deadline for application：
April 20, 2019 (first round).
April 30, 2019 (second round).
1.Travel reimbursement: The University will provide the invited talents with the accommodation of the forum duration and reimbursement for related expenses that cover round air tickets (economy class) or high-speed train tickets (second class) they booked themselves. The maximum sum of reimbursement is: RMB 15,000/person for talents from Europe, America and neighboring areas, RMB 10,000/person for talents from Asian countries, and RMB 6,000/person for talents from China including Hong Kong, Macao& Taiwan.
2.Prioritized recommendation in applying for major programs: A recruited talent from overseas shall be given prioritized recommendation in applying for China’s One Thousand Foreign Experts Program, One Hundred Foreign Experts Program of Hebei Province, and so on. A recruited talent of One Hundred Foreign Experts Program of Hebei Province shall be offered a grant of RMB 1,000,000 by the Ministry of Finance in Hebei Province.
Preferential Policies & Treatment for Recruited Talennts
1.Young talents of the Four Programs for China’s young scholars and outstanding young scholars affirmed by the University of having comparable research abilities shall be provided with annual salary, settling-in allowance, and starting research fund. In addition, the University will help young talents’ spouses with job positions, help young talents find suitable schools for their children, and offer young talents temporary dwelling on campus. The detailed treatment is as follows:
(1)Position: Staffing of government affiliated institution, hired as PhD supervisor and professor.
(2)Salary: Annual salary of RMB 600,000.
(3)Settling-in Allowance: RMB 1,200,000.
(4)Starting Research Fund: More than RMB 1,000,000 for a talent of humanities or social sciences, or more than RMB 3,000,000 for a talent of natural sciences.
2.A professor, research scientist or PhD supervisor at home or a PhD or postdoctoral fellow of an overseas college or university recruited who meet all the qualifications of the University shall be offered treatment as follows:
(1)Position: Staffing of government affiliated institution, hired as professor.
(2)Settling-in Allowance: RMB 500,000 to 700,000.
(3)Starting Research Fund: More than RMB 300,000-500,000 for a talent of humanities or social sciences, or more than RMB 700,000-1,000,000 for a talent of natural sciences.
(4)The University will help young talents’ spouses with job positions, help young talents find suitable schools for their children, and offer young talents temporary dwelling on campus.
3.We have special support and a case-by-case arrangement for the recruitment of talents for special talents.
Contacts of the University’s Human Resource Office: Zhou (Surname), Pei (Surname), Mei (Surname) & Mi (Surname).
Recruitment website: https://rsc.ysu.edu.cn/
Contacts of each school: See appendix 3.
Introduction to the University
Yanshan University is located in the city of Qinhuangdao, Hebei province，a famous summer resort with long history and beautiful scenery. The city has Yanshan Mountain to its north, Bohai Sea to its south, Beidaihe to its west, and Shanhaiguan Pass on the Great Wall to its east. With the main entrance less than 1 km in distance to the seashore and the mild climate, the University is perfect for both working and living.
The origin of Yanshan University (YSU) can be traced back to the Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) founded in 1920. In 1958, the department of heavy mechanics and related disciplines of Harbin Institute of Technology moved to Fularji district of the industrial powerhouse Qiqihar, and formed the Heavy Machinery Institute of Harbin Institute of Technology. In 1960, it became an independent school named Northeast Heavy Machinery Institute directly under the original Ministry of Machine-building Industry. In 1978, it was accredited as a national key institution of higher learning. From 1985 to 1997, the institute moved south to Qinhuangdao and renamed as Yanshan University after approved by the former State Education Commission. In 1998, Yanshan University became a provincial university.
Yanshan University ranks from 65 to 80 in 2019 in internationally reputed rankings such as QS, THE, and RCCSE. Engineering, Materials Science, and Chemistry of YSU rank ESI top 1%.
Yanshan University (YSU), co-constructed by Hebei Provincial Government, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, and National Defense Science and Industry Bureau, is participating in the country’s construction plan of national first-class university and world first-class disciplines, which is strongly supported by Hebei Provincial Government. YSU covers 9 disciplines including Engineering, Liberal Art, Science, Economics, Management, Law, Fine Arts, Philosophy and Education, featuring in Industry-University-Research Collaboration and Civil-Military Integration. With 38,000 students receiving regular higher education and 2200 full-time teachers, YSU is the home of a high-level talent team comprising one Academician of China Academy of Sciences, as well as experts and scholars sponsored respectively by Changjiang Scholars Program, the Recruitment Program of Global Experts (Thousand Talents Program), the Recruitment Program (Ten-thousand Talents Program), and the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars.
YSU has 5 national key disciplines, and offers 14 first-level disciplines authorized to offer doctoral degrees, 1 professional doctoral degree (Engineering doctoral degree). In the fourth national discipline assessment exercise, YSU was awarded A in Mechanical Engineering.
Yanshan Univeristy insists on doing researches “from up in the sky to down on the earth”, serving the regional economy of Hebei province, China’s equipment manufacturing industry, and technology industry of national defense, developing together with both national and regional economy and society. With combined efforts of teams of its high-level talents, Yanshan University harvested an array of scientific achievements reaching the advanced level both at home and abroad with independent intellectual property rights on the innovative platforms such as the State key laboratories, the National Engineering Research Center for Equipment and Technology, and the National Defense Key Discipline Laboratory. Since 2000, the University has won 19 national awards of science and technology. The wisdom and contribution of YSU research teams is of great importance in the designing and manufacturing of key or core parts of a number of projects of national significance including the world’s biggest and most advanced hydraulic press and nuclear power forgings, domestically built aircraft carrier, COMAC C919, FAST, Beidou Navigation Satellite System, high-speed trains, Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge.
The University cultivated and recruited a large number of outstanding talents including one Academician of China Academy of Sciences, eight distinguished professors from the Changjiang Scholars Program, eight winners of the China National Funds for Distinguished Young Scientists, and two top talents from the Recruitment Program (Ten-thousand Talents Program). Distinguished alumini such as Zhou Tienong, Ding Xuexiang, Zhang Chunxian and Li Shufu have been making tremendous contributions to the development of the nation as well as the world. In recent 5 years, YSU recruited more than 50 returned oversea PhD fellows and professors from renowned Universities such as Nankai University, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Jilin University, Harbin Institute of Technology, and Shanghai University. At present, nearly 500 of the faculty members have oversea study or work experiences.
The research team led by Academician Tian Yongjun worked in the State Key Laboratory of Meta-stable Materials Science and Technology at YSU and compounded diamond which is twice as hard as natural diamond first time in the world. This research finding was selected as one of the Top Ten Scientific Advances in China and Top Ten Science and Technology Advances in Chinese Universities in two years in a row, while two research papers on it were published in Nature, and Academician Tian Yongjun won the 2018 Tah Kah Kee Science Awards and was selected as 2019 Academician of The World Academy of Sciences for this finding. Now the research team led by Academician Tian Yongjun is working on building a world-class research center for high-pressure science, which attracted a large number of science and technology talents with team leadership potentials, technology elites, and young talents to cultivate careers and realize dreams. Yanshan University has already formed an open, inclusive, and collective recruiting culture to identify, cherish, and recruit talents.
Yanshan University adheres to connotation construction and high quality development while serving the regional areas and industries and fostering international academic exchanges and cooperation. By deeply implementing the strategy of reinvigorating the University through human resource development, Yanshan University is making efforts to provide scholars from both at home and abroad with competitive salary package, fine working and living condition, as well as harmonious and progressive academic development environment. We warmly welcome outstanding talents from at home and abroad to establish a career and build a future together at Yanshan University!