Hunan University News and Events

HNU’s Innovative Designs Showcased in Paris

On May 4, 2017, CPPCC Hunan Provincial Committee Chairwoman Li Weiwei visited HNU’s booth at the Exposition Internationale in the Paris expo Porte de Versailles. She appraised HNU’s efforts in innovatively using designs to promote targeted poverty alleviation. 

HNU’s booth is in the “Riches of the world” area. Most exhibits are from the “New Tongdao” design and social innovation, and “Huayao Hua” cultural creation projects initiated by the School of Design. A number of “乡home” themed products were displayed, including folk handicrafts, embroideries, household articles, agricultural products, cultural and creative products, and books. “Suo Shuo” brand handmade scarfs and handbags co-produced by modern designers and handicraftsmen, and 3D-printed products combining with bamboo-weaving techniques, were among the exhibits. There were also Hunan featured handicrafts, such as Dong brocade, cross-stitch, paper-cutting, embroidered patchwork, and curium porcelain, and the academy cultural product of Yuelu Academy.

The “乡home” project is a cultural creation and public benefit platform derived from the “New Tongdao” design and social innovation project. It has developed hundreds of real and visual products designed by designers across the world over the past eight years. It aims to establish an international innovative design alliance, and an internet-based information platform, to attract local people’s participation, and enhance their cultural innovation.

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Risk and Opportunity Symposium Held in HNU

The “Belt and Road” China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: Risk and Opportunity Symposium was held in HNU on April 22. HNU Vice President Chen Shou attended. 

The Symposium was co-hosted by HNU and National University of Defense Technology (NUDT). The attendees included Chinese and Pakistani political and business representatives, and HNU undergraduates, MBA, and EMBA students. 

Center for  Global & Strategic Studies President, Maj Gen (Retd) Khalid Amir Jaffery, stated about drugs’ harm to the society and Pakistan’s efforts in drug control. Tauqir Ahmad from the Center introduced Pakistan’s industrial market, and the feasibility and potential for Pakistan-Chinese cooperation. Khalid Taimur Akram analyzed the current situation of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, as well as the challenges and development trends. 

The State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC) “Belt and Road” researcher Zheng Gang recounted, from the perspective of a Chinese enterprise, the main risks and challenges, and solutions. The audiences were active to put questions to the speakers. 

The Pakistani guests then visited the HNU-operating National Supercomputing Center in Changsha, and Yuelu Academy. They were deeply impressed by HNU’s research achievements and cultural conservation efforts. 

Chinese and Foreign Experts Discuss Energy Conversion in Changsha

An academician forum themed “Bottlenecks and Solutions to the Energy ‘Green Conversion’ Technology and Equipment and its Industrialization Development” was inaugurated in Changsha on April 24, 2017. 

Twelve academicians, as well as prestigious scholars and enterprise representatives from home and abroad were present at the forum. 

The forum was hosted by the Energy and Mineral Engineering Division of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), and undertaken by the National Technological Research Center of Electrical Conversion and Control Engineering, College of Electrical and Information Engineering of Hunan University (HNU), and the Hunan Electrotechnical Society. HNU President Duan Xianzhong, Hunan Science and Technology Department Deputy Director Yang Zhiping, and CAE academician Huang Qili delivered speeches. Academician Luo An of HNU presided over the opening ceremony. 

Sixteen expert lectures were delivered on the topics of power electronics applied to electrical power system, and its problems and solutions; renewable energy development and utilization; and electric energy conversion. The participating teachers, students, and enterprise representatives actively joined in discussions.


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