MCAA China Chapter and Germany Chapter co-organised the 3rd Sino-German Sustainable Development Forum (SGF) that was initiated and organised by Zhejiang University in Berlin on 14 November

3rd Sino-German Sustainable Development Forum (SGF)

Time: Tuesday, 14 November, 2023 (13:30-18:00, GMT+1)
Venue: Festsaal, Luisenstr. 56, Berlin, Germany
Organizer: Zhejiang University
Co-organizerMarie Curie Alumni Association China Chapter, Germany Chapter
Language: English
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Programme:(speaker list to be updated)
Berlin Time Activities
13:30-14:00 Opening Ceremony
  - Lianzhen HE, Vice President, Zhejiang University
  - Enno Aufderheide, Secretary General, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
  - Ruth Schimanowski, Head of Cooperation Projects in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
14:00-15:15 Academic Session I - Climate Change and Governance
  1. Klaus Eisenack, Professor, Resource Economics Group, Humboldt University of Berlin
  2. Rong TAN, Professor, Vice Dean, School of Public Affairs, Zhejiang University
  3. Stefan Reis, Professor, Head of Division, Environment and Sustainability, DLR Projektträger
  4. Baojing GU, Professor, College of Environmental and Resource Sciences, Zhejiang University
  5. Markus Geupel, Scientific Advisor, German Environment Agency (UBA)
15:20-16:35 Academic Session II - Digital Technology and Sustainability
  1. Huayong YANG, Member of Chinese Academy of Engineering; Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, Zhejiang University
  2. Jianwei ZHANG, Academician of the German National Academy of Engineering Sciences and the Academy of Sciences in Hamburg Germany; Professor and head of TAMS, Department of Informatics, University of Hamburg
  3. Xue LUO, Principal Investigator, College of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Zhejiang University
16:40-18:00 Academic Session III - Global Health and Well-being
  1. Zhimin LU, Kuancheng Wang Distinguished Chair, Foreign member of Academia Europaea, Vice Dean of Zhejiang University School of Medicine.
  2. Jalid Sehouli, Medical Director Department of Gynecology, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  3. Ji CHEN, Principal Investigator, Department of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Zhejiang University
  4. Pontus B. Persson, Director Institute of Vegetative Physiology, Charité–Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  5. Ulf Kahlert,  Head of Department, Molecular and Experimental Surgery, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg
18:00 Closing Remarks
As the world counts down to the 2030 deadline of the UN agenda, major economies like China and Germany are encountering common challenges, which call for collaboration across borders. To generate and facilitate the required synergy, universities and research institutions should fully release the potential of knowledge and innovation through robust global engagement.

Guided by its Sustainability Action Plan: A Global ZJU for Social Good (Z4G), Zhejiang University is working to enhance sustainability-related education, research and operations through a variety of programmes and activities. As one of the important annual events under Z4G, the Sino-German Sustainable Development Forum (SGF) has been successfully held in 2021 and 2022, each year bringing with joint efforts and great support from research institutions including DAAD and Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

This year, Zhejiang University will organize the 3rd Sino-German Sustainable Development Forum in Berlin, Germany. The proposed Forum will consist of an opening ceremony and three academic sessions with different topics. The Forum seeks to build an open and sustainable network with SDGs as a clear thematic focus that cuts across multiple dimensions of higher education and brings together Chinese and German universities as well as related stakeholders.


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