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American Geophysical Union delegation visits PKU

Peking University, April 6, 2015: On March 31, 2015, a leadership delegation led by Mz. Margaret Leinen, president of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) visited Peking University. Vice president of PKU Wang Jie met the delegation and both sides are engaged in a friendly talk.

Also present at the meeting in the delegation were Mz. Christine McEntee, executive director and chief executive officer of AGU, Mr Frank Krause, chief operating officer of AGU, Mz. Sue Webb, international secretary of the board. PKU professors from the College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, the School of Earth and Space Sciences, the College of Urban and Environmental Sciences and the College of Engineering also attended.

Wang Jie met with Margaret Leinen

Wang Jie first welcomed the leadership delegation from AGU. He said it was the first official visit of AGU to PKU, which was of profound significance in promoting the scientific research and academic cooperation between the two institutions. Then, Mz.Margaret Leinen introduced the current development situation of AGU, including its members and distribution, magazines and international meetings it has organized, hoping to promote exchanges and collaborations with PKU. She also anticipated that scholars of PKU will produce recommendation on the healthy development of AGU. Also, Mz. Christine McEnteen sketched the cooperation on the publications of scientific periodicals.

Wang Jie said that PKU has significant advantages in the aspects of earth science and environmental science, which are all closely connected with the daily lives of people. He also mentioned that to strengthen communication and coordination between AGU and PKU is particularly important to the cultivation of scientific literacy of students.

Group photo of delegates present at the meeting

Later, PKU professors respectively introduced the five schools PKU, which are closely related to AGU.

Delegates present at the meeting had fruitful and in-depth discussion on the key issues of academic field. PKU professors offered series of proposals contributing to enhancing further cooperative relationship in related fields of both sides.

Background Info:
American Geophysical Union (AGU) was established in 1919. As an international non-profit research institution, it has nearly 60,000 members in 139 countries around the world, publishing 19 multi-themed world-famous scientific periodicals and holding 4-10 international conferences every year. AGU has launched and participated in many important geoscientific research programs and contributed to the development of geophysics by its influential publications, among which more prominent ones are Journal of Geophysical Research and Geophysical Research Letters.

Written by: You Ya
Edited by: Li Ruiqi
Source: PKU News(Chinese)