Establishing ceremony was held on BFU campus on September 26 to mark the formal unveiling of the National Garden Plants and Biosphere Construction Innovation Alliance (NGP&BCIA), which coincides with the opening of the 5th forum on garden plants and biosphere environment construction. Present at the ceremony were Mr. Yin Weilun, the CAE academician; Mr. Li Jianzhu, senior official from the Science and Technology Department of the SF&GA; Mr. Gao Chi, vice director of China Landscape Architecture Society (CLAS) and the CPC Secretary of the Huazhong Agricultural University (HAU); and Mr. Li Xiong, Vice President of the BFU. In addition to the administrators of the university’s School of Landscape Architecture (SLA), advisory specialists, and representatives from relevant universities, enterprises and other entities that took personally in part to celebrate the occasion, over 3500 people, including those from the 14 NGP&BCIA membership entities listed on its board of directors as well as from the 23 membership organizations, also witnessed the ceremony online. Directors from the university’s S&T Division presided over the establishment ceremony.
Delegates at the 72nd annual conference of the International Association of Horticultural Producers have unanimously agreed on Sep 30 that the 2024 World Horticultural Exposition shall be held in the City of Chengdu in China. Due to the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, the meeting was held via teleconference on the Internet. The Chairman and the Sectary General of the AIPH and over 150 delegates from its membership organizations attended the meeting. The China Flower Association and Chengdu participated in the conference as the bidding candidate. A specialist advisory team composed of experts from the School of Landscape Architecture (SLA) in Beijing Forestry University (BFU) and the Chengdu Park Urban Development Research Institute has been playing an active role throughout the entire bidding process.
Reports by BFU Poverty-alleviating Staff Dispatched to the Horqin Right Front Banner in Inner Mongolia concluded on October 10 in the University, which also marked the successful organization of the first Poverty Alleviation through Education Forum. Wang Hongyuan, Secretary of BFU CPC Committee, Sun Xinli, Deputy Secretary of BFU CPC Committee and Vice President Zou Guohui, together with Wu Yanlei, director of Poverty Alleviation Department of the Development Planning Department of the Ministry of Education, and Li Zhenlin, Deputy Secretary of the Banner Committee of Horqin Right Front Bannerand head of the People’s Government of Horqin Right Front Banner, attended the meeting. Officials from Horqin Right Front Banner Government Office, Education Bureau, No. 2 Middle School and No. 3 Middle School also attended the meeting. The directors of all functional departments and colleges (departments) of the University, all members of the first group of volunteer teachers, all members of the new graduate student volunteer group, faculty representatives and student representatives attended the meeting. The second batch volunteer teachers to Horqin Right Front Banner attended the meeting online.
Grand celebration kicked off on October 16th on BFU campus to mark its 68th anniversary. Featuring “Talent Nurture & Historic Responsibility” as the central theme, the ceremony consisted of 3 parts: “Previous Contributions of BFU,” “Personages of BFU” and “the Future of BFU”. The celebration took a holistic survey of the remarkable achievements the University has made in serving the national development strategy through featuring the unyielding morale that had been passed down from generation after generation of BFU students and faculty. By reflecting on the painstaking journey the University has been through and looking into the promising prospects for its future development, the event aims to inspire the entire BFU community to rise up to the call of the nation at the present historic moment and contribute our due shares to building the University into a world-class forestry university that is firmly rooted in China.
Conference was convened on October 16 on BFU campus, in which participants exchanges what each had gained from the important message delivered by President Xi Jinping at the Symposium on Ecological Protection and High-quality Development of the Yellow River Basin. Peng Youdong, deputy director of the National Forestry and Grassland Administration, Hao Yujun, director of the Science and Technology Department, Shen Guofang and Yin Weilun, academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, professor Luo Juchun and senior officials of the University attended the meeting.
On October 17th, the 58th Student Track and Field Meeting of Capital Colleges and Universities was grandly opened onBeijing Forestry University (BFU)campus. The open ceremony was participated by: Deputy Mayor of Beijing MunicipalityLu Yan,Deputy Secretary-General of Municipal GovernmentChen Bei, Chief Inspector of the Department of Physical Education, and Health and Art of Ministry of Education Hao Fenglin, Secretary-General of Federation of University Sports of China Xue Yanqing, Deputy Secretary of Work of Municipal Education Committee, Director of Municipal Education Commission and Director of Municipal Education Supervision Office Liu Yuhui, Member of Work of Municipal Education Committee and Deputy Director of Municipal Education CommissionZhang Yang, ChiefInspector of the Municipal Education CommissionWang Dingdong, Deputy Director of Office of Education, Science, Culture and Health of the Standing Committee of Beijing Municipal People's CongressGong Bo, Deputy Directorof Municipal Sports Bureau Meng Qianghua, Chairman of Municipal Sports Association Hao Guang’an, BFU Party Committee Secretary Wang Hongyuan, BFU Deputy Party Secretary and PresidentAn Lizhe, and BFU Standing Committee of Party Committee and Vice President Luo Youqing. The meeting was hosted by Beijing Municipal Education Commission and Beijing Municipal Bureau of Sports, and organized byMunicipalSports Associationof University and BFU.
On the afternoon of October 17th, “The Old Summer Palace Research Institute of Beijing Forestry University (BFU)” was officially unveiled at the founding ceremony of the Old Summer Palace Research University Alliance and the 1st University Research Achievements Exhibition. An Lizhe, President of BFU, and Zhang Ruobing, Standing Committee of Haidian District Committee, Organization Minister and Deputy District Director, jointly unveiled for the Institute in the multi-functional hall of the Old Summer Palace Research Institute Management Office.
On October 20th, Sanming Revolutionary Stories report conference was held in BFU, which was like depicting a picture of red-flag fluttering in the wind. The conference was attended by Wang Hongyuan, Secretary of the Party Committee of BFU, Sun Xinli, Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee of BFU, and Zhai Chao, Member of the Standing Committee and Deputy Mayor of Sanming. More than 200 people joined the conference, including heads of departments of BFU, CPC representatives of teachers and students, teachers of ideological and political course, student leaders, and students from the training program for young Marxists, etc. The conference was presided over by staff of the Publicity Department of the Party Committee.
On October 24th, colleges and universities in Beijing held the founding conference of the union of education through practice at Jiufeng Experimental Forest Farm of BFU. Wang Hongyuan, Secretary of the Party Committee of BFU and Director of Innovation and Development Center of Ideological and Political Work (BFU), provided great supports, and Sun Xinli, Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee of BFU, and Ma Chizhi, Deputy Director of the Publicity and Education Department of Beijing Municipal Education Committee attended the conference which was also joined by more than 60 students and representatives from 20 member institutions. The conference was presided over by staff from the Publicity Department of the Party Committee of BFU.
On October 23rd, the 8th International Snow Leopard Day publicity event co-hosted by BFU and Eco-Bridge Continental (EBC) was held in Ditan Park, Beijing. The event was joined by President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the International Union for Conservation of Nature Zhang Xinsheng, Vice President of BFU Luo Youqing, President of the China Wildlife Conservation Association (CWCA) Chen Fengxue, Executive Member of the CWCA Council and former host of China Media Group Zhang Hongmin, Deputy Director of the Department of Wildlife Protection of the National Forestry and Grassland Administration (NFGA)Wu Minglu, Chief Inspector of the Department of International Cooperation of NFGA Dai Guangcui, Deputy Director of the Publicity Center of NFGA Wang Zhen, Executive Deputy Director of the International Cooperation Center of NFGA Wang Chunfeng, Deputy Director of the National Park Management Office Yang Dong, Deputy Secretary-General of CWCA Wang Xiaoting, Deputy Secretary-General of China Green Foundation Miao Guangping, Deputy Secretary-General of the Chinese Society of Forestry Shen Jinlan, and Vice President and Secretary-General of China Green Carbon Foundation Liu Jiashun. Faculties and students from the Division of Science and Technology of BFU, School of Ecology and Nature Conservation and the Wildlife Institute of BFU, and staffs from EBC also participated in this activity.
A theme concert entitled “Historical Mission in Talents Nurturing” debuted at mid-day October 26 on the University’s recently-unveiled landmark view—the Heart of Forests— as part of the series events organized to celebrate BFU’s 68th anniversary. CPC Secretary Wang Hongyuan, CPC Deputy Secretaries Xie Xuewen and Sun Xinli, together with officials from concerned functional departments of the University and representatives of the faculty and students, watched the performance.
On October 25, 2020, the list of winners of the 11th Liangxi Forestry Science and Technology Awards was announced; 19 projects led by Beijing Forestry University (BFU) won the Awards. Among the awarded projects, 10 were accomplished with BFU as the first completion unit, including one with first prize of Natural Science Awards, one with first prize of Technological Invention Awards, six with second prizes and two with third prizes of Science and Technology Progress Awards. Professor John Innes, Dean of the Faculty of Forestry at University of British Columbia of Canada, won the International Science and Technology Cooperation Award. He has been a leading figure of a major institution in longtime cooperation with BFU.
Recently, a landscape architecture planning and design team from Beijing Forestry University (BJFU) won the bid for the landscape design project of the core of Zhangjiakou Zone, the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games. The team, led by Professor Li Xiong, was composed of YAO Peng, XIAO Yao, YIN Hao and many other teachers and graduate students from the School of Landscape Architecture, BJFU.
Since the start of the new semester three weeks ago, there have been a great variety of cloud classrooms in Beijing Forestry University (BJFU) every day. Every good class is not accidentally successful, with every teacher experiencing online teaching from an uneasy style to a familiar and enlightening state. Behind all this, nearly 100 teaching staff have worked very hard to ensure university teachers to give their online lessons smoothly. They have made joint efforts with the Center for Teaching and Learning Development to fight the Covid-19 epidemic, and carried out a series of activities such as simulation teaching, online training, joint studies and researches by supervisors and teachers, teaching and learning consultation, experience exchange, etc.
On March 9, 2020 the provincial government administration office of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region announced that 20 national poverty-stricken counties were lifted out of poverty-stricken list, one of which is the Keyouqianqi (Horqin Right-wing Front Banner)—the designated recipient of aid from BFU under the National Targeted Poverty Alleviation Program. The decision notice was made according to the banner’s application followed by review by the municipal government, verification assessment of the provincial government and final approval by the poverty alleviation leading group of the autonomous region for announcement for soliciting public opinions according to the document “On Establishing the Withdrawal Mechanism of Poverty County ”(No.11 of 2018) issued by general administration office of CPC party committee and the provincial government administration office of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region
On March 13, 2020, the Standing Committee of the Convention on Wetlands appointed Professor Lei Guangchun of the School of Ecology and Nature Conservation at Beijing Forestry University(BFU) as Chair of the Scientific and Technical Review Panel(STRP) of the Convention. Previously, Professor Lei served as Senior Regional Adviser for the Asia-Oceania region at the Secretariat of the Convention from 2004 to 2008, as well as a scientific committee member of STRP from 2015 to 2017 and a technical committee member from 2018 to now. In 2019, he was an Independent Committee member of the Wetland City Accreditation. This is the first time that a committee member from China has taken the chair of the STRP, marking the international recognition of China’s scientific and technical progress in global wetland conservation and management.?
News brief is held on the afternoon of April 1 in BFU to take stock of the greatest achievements the university had made over the last year in its endeavor for university overhauling and development. Head of the university General Office delivered a speech entitled Top 10 Achievements on Our Way towards A Better BFU, in which he presented a holistic picture about the progresses that the university had made in 2019 as well as an inspiring blueprint for 2020.
2020 Promotion Meeting of Green Bridge and Green Long March Activity was successfully held in Beijing Forestry University (BFU) on April 3 with the advent of the 36th Capital Tree-planting Day. It was attended by Peng Youdong, deputy director of the National Forestry and Grassland Administration?(NFGA), Yu Yadong, senior inspector of Ideological and Political Work Department of the Ministry of Education, Huang Caiyi, director of the Publicity Office of NFGA, Li Ji, deputy minister of the Central Social Liaison Department of the Communist Youth League (CYL), Wang Hongyuan, secretary of Party committee of BFU, and Sun Xinli, deputy secretary of the Party committee of BFU. Meanwhile, more than 5000 people, including delegates from environmental protection organizations of universities and society, college students as environmental protection volunteers and representatives of news media from all walks of life, participated in and watched in “cloud” interaction the live promotion meeting online on the official microblog platforms of the National Youth Ecological Civilization Education Center and BFU.