The whole year of 2006 in Nankai University saw a fruitful  development in disciplinary construction, teaching and academic research, talent  cultivation, international academic exchange and collaboration, and  infrastructural construction.

Achievement in disciplinary  construction A working conference on disciplinary construction was convened  to lay down for the Eleventh Five-year Plan a general policy of disciplinary  construction which features priority projects, optimization of structure and  seeking after new development. Correspondent systems were set up, including the  managerial system of disciplinary construction on the three levels of school,  dean and department, system of building specific foundation and its  rectification, managerial system of disciplinary construction information,  system of appraisal index of disciplinary construction, system of disciplinary  self-evaluation, reporting system disciplinary development, and mechanism of the  disciplinary soft environmental construction. To top it all, a consultant system  made up of non-collegiate experts was established to perfect the talent work  agenda.

With military education being listed among the stations of the  Master's Degree, the University became one of universities with the fullest  range of disciplines in China. In the third Tianjin's key disciplines  evaluation, 48 secondary disciplines in Nankai were included, topping its  counterparts in Tianjin. Stations of Doctoral authorization for primary  disciplines increased from 12 to 16, the number of stations of Doctoral  authorization increased from 100 to 117, and that of stations of Master  authorization from 158 to 206. The provincial and ministerial key disciplines  increased from 24 to 48, key research bases of humanities appointed by the  Ministry of Education grew from 4 to 6, national scientific and technological  innovation groups rose from 1 to 2 and the disciplinary innovation and talent  introduction bases increased from 1 to 2. In addition, 2 national collegiate  experimental teaching model centers and 2 engineering research centers appointed  by the Ministry of Education were added.

The University passed the  national inspection and appraisal for 211 projects during the Tenth Five-year  Plan with high marks and betook itself to undertaking the 211 projects for the  Eleventh Five-year Plan. Annals of Combinatorics published by The Center for  Combinatorics in Nankai University was selected as source journal in SCIE. The  construction project of National Model Software School passed the appraisal. The  University worked with Japanese REQUEST Waves Ltd. and Japanese Digital  Hollywood Ltd. to establish the College of REQUEST Waves Digital Media and  Tianjin REQUEST Waves Digital Media Technology Corporation. This cooperation was  listed as a key project in Tianjin software industry development agenda of 2006.  The MBA in Nankai was laureated with The Most Influential MBA in China. A  large-scale economic website called Chinese Economic Web was founded. Apart  from all these accomplishments, the University was among the first that had  obtained IPMP authentication.

Steady improvement of teaching  quality The University was appointed as College English Teaching Reform  Model School, and four new national quality courses were added. 2 dissertations  were awarded the National Excellent Ph.D Dissertations in 2006 and 6  dissertations won Tianjin Excellent Ph.D Dissertations. Professor Cheng Peng won  the prize of the Second National Famous University Tutor, 4 professors were  awarded Tianjin Famous University Tutors, and 1 was awarded Tianjin Exemplary  Tutor in Virtue and Teaching. In the National Philips Challenge Cup of Chinese  Collegiate Venture Contest, one Gold and one Silver went to Nankai University.  In Chinese Youth Venture Contest, student Wu Xiaoyan was the Overall Winner and  was awarded The Most Potential Youth in China. Ph.D candidate Du Ya won The  Third Chinese Juvenile Scientific and Technological Innovation Prize.

The  University and Tianjin Municipal Committee of Education co-chaired the fifth and  sixth quarterly seminars on College Students and Modern Economic and Social  Development. Experts were convened to undertake self-evaluation on teaching for  the coming undergraduate teaching appraisal by the Ministry of Education.  Preparatory work of The Tenth Challenge Cup of National Collegiate  Extra-curriculum Technological Products Contest was under way and appraisal for  the third Hundred Projects of undergraduates innovation and research was  finished. The University signed an agreement on with TEDA on cooperative talents  cultivation. In addition, 28 Ph.D candidates who had failed to graduate in due  time were ordered to end their studies without offering Doctoral Degree, an  action which first broke the record of zero elimination in China. A regular  monitoring and evaluating system for graduate education was set up to oversee  the whole process. As well, a rewarding system for research innovation on Ph.D  candidates' part and system of rewarding excellent Doctoral dissertation were  established.

Breakthrough in scientific research innovation  Appropriations of natural sciences research surmounted 200 million RMB, and that  of social sciences research surmounted 30 million RMB. Academicians Rao Zihe was  awarded Chen Jiageng Life Sciences Prize and Trieste Science Prize. Professor Xu  Jingjun won Chinese Young Scientist Prize, Academician Li Zhengming won the  National Invention Prize, and Associate Professor Zhao Bin won the Youth  Chemistry Prize by Chinese Chemistry Association. Besides, other 13 research  products won the Science and Technology Prize by Tianjin Municipality. The  fundamental study on crucial problems in large-area, low-priced and long-life  solar battery science and technology undertaken by the University and Chinese  Academy of Sciences was included in 973 Projects, and 10 programs were  included in 863 Projects. Professor Liu Yu was appointed as the chief  scientist for a key national scientific research program named applied research  on formation and function of nano-super-molecular assembly. Tianjin  International Biomedicine Institute was set up in Binhai new district, and  President Rao Zihe took the position of its Dean.

The University won the  bidding for four key philosophy and social scientific research programs by the  Ministry of Education, ranking the second in China and 26 national social  sciences foundation programs, among which three were key programs, ranking the  third among Chinese universities. A textbook called Introduction to Fundamental  Marxist Theory for Marxism research and construction project by the Central  Government was edited by a group of experts, among whom Professor Pang Jinju was  the leading expert. Moreover, some research products have been widely put tinto  practice, including the Corporate Governance Evaluation Index and Development  Index for Chinese Middle and Small Scaled Enterprises. The APEC Institute came  up with a research report named Mutual Work, Mutual Benefit for the 14th APEC  Chinese leaders' unofficial Conference held in Ha noi in Vietnam. The University  cooperated with the Administrative Commission of TEDA to set up TEDA Recycling  Economic Promotion Center, the first in China and signed an agreement on  scientific and technological cooperation with the Environmental Monitoring  Center in Liaoning Province to do research on regional atmospheric environment  of the Province. The University also undertook the first environmental  evaluation on urban overall planning strategy, viz. the environmental evaluation  on Wuhan's overall planning strategy and finished the study on Tourism Project  in Lijiang, Yunnan Province.

Remarkable achievement in talent  construction A total sum of 40 million RMB was appropriated to supply  scientific research facilities and platforms for newly introduced talents. Deans  of 14 academic schools and academic leaders were for open recruitment at home  and abroad. Middle-aged and young teachers were sent abroad for further study,  including 20 times on the State Fund for Study Abroad and 30 times on the  University's Exchange Programs.
The year of 2006 saw in Nankai University one  more academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 3 more chair professors on the  Yangtze River Scholarship, 6 more lecture professors, 2 more winners of the  National Outstanding Youth Foundation, 3 more candidates for the New Century  Hundred-thousand Talents and 2 more chair professors on the School. More than 30  high-leveled talents were brought in, including 20 overseas returning scholars.  More than 100 excellent graduating doctors were hired to the effect that the  teachers with Doctor's Degree stood for 58% of the whole faculty of the School  and teachers less than 45 years old occupied 68%.

Effort towards  internationalization 5 agreements on academic cooperation were signed  between the University and its overseas counterparts and 2 projects of  cooperatively running school was reported. The University worked with Japanese  REQUEST Waves Ltd. to establish School of Nankai-REQUEST Waves Digital Media and  was madding preparations for setting up School of Hotel Management in TEDA with  University of South Carolina and Center of Social Policy Research with Hong Kong  Chinese University. Under the cooperative effort between Nankai and Aichi  University of Japan,the School of Confucius Study was built up. Moreover, 23  international seminars were convened and the 70th Council Conference of the  International University Union was sponsored by Nankai University.

The  University hosted 1690 international students on long term, and 459 ones on  short term, the two of which numbered up to 2149.

The University received  93 international delegation, totaling 834 person-times. Cordial reception was  also given to 16 delegations from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, totaling 162  person-times. More than 20 groups of presidents from overseas universities  visited Nankai successively, including University of Hawaii, University of  Minnesota, University of Simon Frazer, University of South Carolina, Hanan  University (Korea), University of Suwon (Korea), Dongguk University (Korea),  Sogang University (Korea), Aichi University (Japan), Soka University (Japan),  University of Auckland (New Zealand), National Cheng Kung University (Taiwan),  Nan Kai Institute of Technology (Taiwan), and Mingdao University (Taiwan). 58  person-times of foreign experts, and visiting scholars on long term and about  160 foreign experts on short term were invited. 11 guest professors, guest  researchers and chancellor consultants were employed.

Improvement in  educational conditions The year of 2006 saw a floorage of 50,000㎡ and the  all-around teaching building and student union center were put into use. The  central gym project was also in the phrase of interior decoration and internet  fixing. The major body of biological experimental station was finished and  construction of number 9 student apartment building was under way. 6 projects of  landscape engineering came to the end, which increased 10,400㎡green areas. More  than 20,000㎡ teaching and administrative offices were repaired and the design  for the main campus was revised.

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