Dear UASR Representatives and Colleagues,
As we are quickly approaching the end of 2019 and the bell for the year of 2020 is soon to strike, I would like to express our best New-Year wishes to you and your university on behalf of the Secretariat of University Alliance of the Alliance (UASR).
Thank you for your concerted and continuous contribution, support, and great help to UASR in 2019.
The year 2019 witnesses UASR’s great momentum and rapid development. Owing to the joint efforts made by all members of the Alliance, we have explored the new mechanism, angled for the new development, and marching toward the new height. This year, we have successfully held the 2019 UASR Events, including the Presidents’ Forum, Executive Council Meeting, and UASR Work Meeting, the Robot Innovation Competition and branding events such as UASR Summer School. POLIMI was chosen as the rotating chairman of UASR with membership admittance of the Emlyon Business School, West University of Timisoara and South Ural State University. Three UASR sub-alliances have been established in the fields of materials, tourism and advanced manufacturing, and related cooperation was also expanded as well in the meantime. We have witnessed the abundance of achievements over the UASR Culture Heritage Round-table and the 2019 Global Health Forum of UASR. All members have achieved more profound friendship, deeper cooperation, and better operational mechanism for UASR.
The year 2020 marks the fifth year of UASR’s development and progress. UASR Secretariat will continuously support and collaborate with our rotating chairman POLIMI in holding the 2020 Events, including Presidents’ Forum, Executive Council Meeting and UASR Work Meeting. Sub-alliances are going to zoom in on holding different academic conferences, summer camps, discipline competitions, academic discipline practices and other academic activities that focus on their respective fields of research to build platforms for academic cooperation, continue putting the efforts into building a international cooperation platform of education. A host of activities and programs will also take place by our multiple council members under the framework of UASR. UASR agenda for 2020 will soon be announced on the website. We sincerely invite your university to continue participating in it. Let’s work together for a shared and bright future.
The Silk Road is a road of friendship, cooperation, and win-win progress. I believe that with the joint efforts of all of us, UASR will surely usher in a better future.
Dr. Xi Guang
Vice President of XJTU