Very successful CPAF 2022 - 17-21 October

(24-11-2022) This year, the forum took place from October 17th to 21th and included 17 webinars, which were organized by 17 Chinese universities and/or research institutions (see flyer).

The first China Platform Academic Forum was successfully held in September 2021. Consisting of eight seminars, this one-week forum received numerous compliments from participants and organizers in 2021. This year, we organized the 2nd CPAF, aiming at promoting cooperation in scientific research between the partner institutions in China and Ghent University. In accordance with Ghent University's philosophy of innovation and inclusiveness, the forum consisted of a series of seminars covering a wide range of disciplines.

H.E. Dr. Jan Hoogmartens, the  Belgian Ambassador in Beijing, and Prof. Dr. Rik Van de Walle, Rector of Ghent University both prepared a video message which was presented at the start of each webinar.  More than 1,500 researchers, professors and college students attended the CPAF 2022. On October 21st , an official closing ceremony for this second edition of the China Platform Academic Forum was successfully organized in the Embassy of Belgium in China.

Through this forum, many fruitful achievements of academic cooperation between Ghent University and its Chinese partners were put in the spotlight. The forum  again succeeded in creating some wonderful opportunities for researchers from both sides to exchange academic thoughts and provided an ideal platform and opportunity for alumni to interact with each other.