Recently, China Scholarship Council (referred to as CSC) has announced the First Batch of Funded Projects for International Cooperative Training Program for Innovative Talents in 2020. The specific project for us is for innovative talents in functional food engineering and nutrition health (It is headed by: Professor Xiao Dong Chen). Our school and the Western Agricultural University of France are the co-hosts. The project will be funded by CSC.
Relying on the resources of relevant subject majors of Soochow University and of top foreign scientific research institutes, the program gathers a group of international known academics to meet the major strategic demands of the country. It is aimed at building an international exchange platform with leading and international expenses. The period of the program is of three years (2020-2022). The personnel involved include postgraduates studying for a doctoral degree, jointly supervised doctoral students and visiting scholars (including postdoc researches). China Scholarship Council will fund the round-trip international travel of program personnel and scholarships within the funded period.
It is reported that the international cooperative training program for innovative talents is set up by CSC and is open to competitive applications from the universities and research institutions across the country. The program aims to better serve the national strategy, the comprehensive reform in the field of education, and the construction of the first-class universities and the first-class disciplines. The program will cultivate more innovative, greatly demanded and interdisciplinary international talents. It will also play a leading and exemplary role in the international development of related areas in China.
Focusing on the fronts of international chemical engineering, our filed of research and education serves the local economic development, relies on the advantages of scientific and technological talents gathering and research and development platform, and actively carries out scientific and technological innovation and achievement transformation. The designed high-level talents training will serve in the fields of food industry, chemical industry, processing chemical industry and system engineering. It is aimed at build in a domestic first-class and internationally reknowned platform of chemical engineering with unique characteristics.