7th Qilu Youth Forum kicks off at Shandong University

(chinadaily.com.cn)| Updated : 2022-11-22

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Shandong University held the seventh Qilu Youth Forum in Jinan, Weihai and Qingdao in Shandong province from Nov 11 to 13, with 500 young scholars from 21 countries and regions attending the event via online platforms and on-site.

The annual forum is an important event for attracting young scholars to Shandong University. In addition to the main forum, 48 sub-forums were held this year, covering humanities, social sciences, basic sciences, engineering sciences, information sciences, medicine and other fields.

Gong Wendong, deputy director of the Organization Department of Shandong Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China, attended the main forum and delivered a speech.

Gong said Shandong province attaches great importance to talents. In recent years, Shandong has strengthened its efforts to attract young talents in an all-round way, and has achieved positive results. He hopes Shandong University, as the "leader" of universities in Shandong, will take the lead in talent training, talent introductions and talent services to produce more innovative results, provide more practical ideas, and transform its scientific and educational talent resources into new growth drivers and new strengths for Shandong's development.

Li Shucai, president of Shandong University, said the university plans to provide a high-level scientific research platform, advanced experimental conditions, strong team support and improve its talent system to provide richer opportunities for young talents, ensure talent services, create a better educational environment for young talents, become a world-class university with Chinese characteristics, and contribute to building world-class hubs for talents and innovation.

The event featured talent policy presentations that highlighted Shandong University's top-notch environment for talent development and the attractiveness of the three cities.


The seventh Qilu Youth Forum gets underway at Shandong University. [Photo/view.sdu.edu.cn]