GEC Academy hosted the Interdisciplinary Innovation Talent Cultivation Forum and Interdisciplinary Project-based Teaching Achievement Exhibition at the 2022 China-ASEAN Education Cooperation Week

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The Parallel Forum of Interdisciplinary Innovation Talent Cultivation Forum and Interdisciplinary Project-based Teaching Achievement Exhibition at the 2022 China-ASEAN Education Cooperation Week (CAECW) was jointly hosted by Shanghai Jiao Tong University and GEC Academy on August 24, 2022, in Guizhou Province.

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In the context of inter-disciplines becoming a major feature of the current science and technology development, more than hundreds of professors and scholars from renowned institutions, including Professor Joseph Y. Halpern from Cornell University, Professor David Johnson from the University of Oxford, Professor Irina Lyublinskaya from Columbia University, and Professor Henan Cheng from Columbia University, were invited to discuss and share experiences concerning the topic of "interdisciplinary innovation talent cultivation", which is to promote the communication of interdisciplinary talent cultivation in universities worldwide and the development of talent cultivation and innovation in interdisciplinary fields in both China and ASEAN countries.

 

During the forum, Professor Halpern delivered a speech on interdisciplinary thinking which enabled us to solve various academic research and practical problems in daily life. Professor Johnson further indicated that interdisciplinary and multi-modality would create new designs and new meanings in single settings. Later on, Professor Lyublinskaya demonstrated conceptual framework for integrated STEM. And in the round table session, Professor Cheng discussed the topic of compound talents training and global competence building.

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David Shen, CEO of GEC Academy, delivered a speech on the empowerment of GEC Academy to the cultivation of international innovative talents in domestic universities via taking advantage of GEC Academy’s practical experience accumulated in the field of international talent training and the network of international higher education resources.

 

With an aim to promote the power of interdisciplinary, Shanghai Jiao Tong University and GEC Academy built a Joint Research Center of Innovative Design for Interdisciplinary Studies in 2021, committed to interdisciplinary studies for international innovative talent education programs, and exemplars exploration; interdisciplinary teacher capacity building and vocational training; interdisciplinary studies involving engineering, especially mixing Robotic, AI, Renewable-energy vehicles, new medical and health technology, etc.

 

Themed "Jointly Building an Amicable Home for a Colorful Future", 2022 CAECW announced a new phase in cooperative educational efforts and a new age in cultural interchange. The GEC team is more than proud to be a part of this major undertaking for the construction a more innovative, inclusive and sustainable China-ASEAN education community. We will continue to make a useful contribution to promoting high-quality academic exchanges and cooperation.