Deans’ Forum for Chinese Transportation Schools

The Dean’s forum was initiated in COTA conference in 2009. It is an invited-only session for the deans of College of Transportation (or equivalent institutes) to gather and discuss critical issues in education, research and development of colleges of transportation. The forum provides a platform for Chinese transportation leaders in the academic world to share best practices on transportation research and education. It is a unique platform and has become the most influential meeting which attracts the largest number of deans in transportation area.

Deans’ Forum for Chinese Transportation Schools at CICTP 2016

Moderator: Dr. Ying-En Ge, Professor & Dean, College of Transport & Communications, Shanghai Maritime University
8:15 – 17:30 AM, Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Room 128, Admin Building Shanghai Maritime University Campus

Proposed Agenda:
Opening Remarks
8:15 – 8:45
Welcome message from SMU
Welcome message from COTA
Group Photographing
Session A: Talents Cultivation, chaired by Prof. Xin Shi, Vice President of Shanghai Maritime University
8:45 –9:05
Crossover, fusion and development of "Traffic Information Engineering and Control" subject
Dr. Zhengxi Li, Professor & Past Vice President, North China University of Technology
9:05 – 9:25
Some thoughts on key issues in engineering education
Dr. Hongzhi Guan, Professor, Beijing University of Technology
9:25 – 9:45
First-class young transportation faculty training
Dr. Jian (John) Lu, Professor & Dean, School of Transportation Engineering, Tongji University
9:45 – 10:05
"One-Belt-One-Road" Initiative and high-end talent cultivation
Dr Jinsong Zhao, Professor & Dean, International Shipping Law School, East China University of Political Science & Law
Coffee/Tea Break
Session B: "Stones From Other Hills", chaired by Prof GE, Ying-En
10:25 – 10:50
Toward the development of a world-class Transportation Education
Dr. Hong K. Lo, Head and Chair Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
10:50 – 11:15
Project Mingde: Experiential Learning Initiative for New Generation of Engineers
Dr. S.C. Wong, Chair Professor and Head, Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong
11:15 – 11:40
Introduction of education of shipping management talent cultivation in Taiwan
Dr. Kevin Hsu, Professor & Dean, College of Management, Kaoshiung Marine University
11:40 - 12:05
Recent and future development of civil engineering in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Dr. William H.K. Lam, Chair Professor & Head, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Lunch Break
Session C1:Undergraduate Education, chaired by Professor Hongzhi Guan Building
13:30 – 13:55
Some thoughts on cultivation of interdisciplinary Traffic Engineering Talents from the perspective of Tsinghua University
Dr. Huapu Lu, Professor, Tsinghua University
13:55 – 14:20
Background requirements to succeed in traffic information and control study for college students
Dr. Ping Yi, Professor, University of Akron
14:20 – 14:45
A history of transportation engineering in Southeast University and a plan for the future of it
Dr. Pan Liu, Professor & Dean, School of Transportation, Southeast University
14:45 – 15:05
An exploration of training methods for students' success by Diversification and Unity
Dr. Xiaobo Liu, Professor & Dean, School of Transportation & Logistics, Southwest Jiaotong University
Cultivation of shipping talents in Shanghai Maritime University
Dr. Ming Sun, Associate Professor & Deputy Dean (Teaching), College of Transport & Communications, Shanghai Maritime University
Session C2:Establishing Disciplinary Specialties, chaired by Prof Yunpeng Wang
13:30 – 13:50
Cultivating specialties of shipping-focused transportation management in Dalian Maritime University
Dr. Zhihong Jin, Professor & Dean, Transportation Management College, Dalian Maritime University
13:50 – 14:10
Science and subject: some experience in the development of transportation engineering in Sun Yat-sen University
Dr. Zhi Yu, Professor, Sun Yat-sen University
14:10 – 14:30
Establishing disciplinary specialties in DMU Collaborative Innovation Center for Transport Studies
Dr. Haibo Kuang, Professor & Executive Director, Collaborative Innovation Center for Transport Studies, Dalian Maritime University
14:30 – 14:50
Some thoughts on characteristics and directions of "Traffic Information Engineering and Control" Subject
Dr. Dianhai Wang, Professor, Zhejiang University
An overview of SIT School of Raid Transportation
Dr. Daolai Cheng, Professor, School of Raid Transportation, Shanghai Institute of Technology
Innovative reforming and practice of research and postgraduate cultivation in the context of maritime transportation in our college
Dr. Hao Han, Associate Professor & Deputy Dean (Research), College of Transport & Communications, Shanghai Maritime University
Coffee/Tea Break
Session D, Panel Discussion, chaired by TBD
16:00 – 17:30
Topics for discussion

1) Cultivating first-class talents;

2) Establishing disciplinary Specialties;

3) Interdisciplinary subjects based talent cultivation

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