On the morning of July 8th, ShanghaiTech 2013 summer camp for undergraduates formally kicked off in YueYang Road campus with 212 participants from 123 universities all over the country. Professor Mianheng Jiang, Chairman of ShanghaiTech Executive Committee and President of Shanghai Branch, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), handed the Camp flag over to the student representative on behalf of ShanghaiTech and initiated the camp. Professor Jie Yin, Vice Chairman of ShanghaiTech Executive Committee and Deputy Director of Shanghai Education Commission, Professor Jinkang Gong, Member of ShanghaiTech Executive Committee, as well as leaders of ShanghaiTech schools and institutes attended the opening ceremony.
Professor Mianheng Jiang delivered a speech named “Realizing China Dream through Innovation and Entrepreneurship”. He elaborated on the founding idea and mission of ShanghaiTech combined with national development strategy and social needs.
Professor Jie Yin outlined the preparation progress of ShanghaiTech University. ShanghaiTech University is characterized as a small-scale, high-level research university. It will tightly integrate education with innovative research and entrepreneurship to meet national and local development needs.
Professor Jinkang Gong explained in detail the training program of ShanghaiTech for graduate students, which ensures the implementation of the founding idea and the mission of ShanghaiTech.
In the end of the ceremony, an overview of School of Physical Science and Technology (SPST), School of Information Science and Technology (SIST), School of Life Science and Technology (SLST), as well as School of Entrepreneurship and Management (SEM) was presented.
This was the 2nd Summer Camp held by ShanghaiTech University. Three schools respectively arranged a variety of activities for students according to their different subject characteristics. Participants of SPST will enter into different institutes of CAS Shanghai Branch, getting involved in group research, and students of SIST will compete in groups learning how to solve practical problems with classroom knowledge, while students of SLST will have the chance to join seminars where excellent reports will be presented by academicians and renowned scholars.