During the past month, XJTLU was mentioned in media reports from outlets including China Daily, China Youth Daily, www.stdaily.com, Xinhua Daily, Yangtze Evening Post, Jiangnan Times, Modern Express, ourjiangsu.com of Jiangsu Broadcasting Corporation, jschina.com.cn, Suzhou Daily, CUTV, www.2500sz.com, and www.nbd.com.cn.

Researchers from XJTLU have also been included in stories and sought for comment in media outlets including Yahoo!Finance, News Medical, EurekAlert!, Medical Xpress, Bioengineer.org, HPC Wire, Cretalive.gr, and Phys.org.

Topics included campus life, expert views, and external exchanges.

1.Campus Life

Headline: XJTLU-Baidu Artificial Intelligence Innovation Alliance was established
Published on: 3 September 2023

Summary: The XJTLU-Baidu Artificial Intelligence Innovation Alliance was inaugurated on 2 September. The Alliance, which was jointly established by the Suzhou Industrial Park Administrative Committee, XJTLU, and Baidu, builds university-society-enterprise connections and empowers industry-university research. It also aims to be the first comprehensive cutting-edge innovation alliance in China that integrates artificial intelligence chips, deep learning frameworks, algorithm models, and application scenarios to facilitate digital industry innovation, digital talent cultivation, introduction of advanced AI technologies, and local AI services.

This news was also reported by China Daily, Xinhua Daily, Yangtze Evening Post, Modern Express, and more.


Headline: Over 7,000 students began their journey to study for their undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees at the XJTLU Opening Ceremony
Published on: 4 September 2023

Summary:  On 3 September, the 2023 XJTLU Opening Ceremony was held at the University’s gym. Over 7,000 undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral students, their parents, and XJTLU staff members gathered to witness this important first moment for new XJTLU students.

This news was also reported by China Daily, Yangtze Evening Post, Modern Express, Jiangnan Times, and more.

Headline: Suzhou Municipal Committee of CPPCC set up the first member’s office at a university to build a platform for new idea learning and education
Published on: 8 September 2023

Summary: On 7 September, the Chairman of Suzhou Municipal Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) attended a ceremony and witnessed the official inauguration of the Xie Bo Member’s Office. Xie is the Executive Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee of XJTLU and a member of Suzhou Municipal Committee of CPPCC. This member’s office is the first of its kind to be set up at a university.

Headline: The forum themed Technologies Create Entrepreneurial Ecosystem & Launch Ceremony of X3 CoVenture, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University was successfully held
Published on: 15 September 2023

Summary: On 13 September, Technologies Create Entrepreneurial Ecosystem, a forum, and the launch ceremony of X3 CoVenture, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, were held. Dignitaries from the city of Taicang and XJTLU attended the event.

2.Expert Views
Headline: What other industrial policies are needed in China?
Published on: 25 September 2023

Summary: Dr Bo Jiang of International Business School Suzhou at XJTLU wrote that industrial policy is controversial, which was reflected in a live debate at National School of Department.

3.External Exchanges
Headline: The conference titled National University Faculty Development Center Sustainability Alliance was held in Zhuhai to exchange ideas for high-quality faculty development
Published on: 25 September 2023

Summary: At the Ninth Quarterly Conference of National University Faculty Development Center Sustainability Alliance in Zhuhai on 23 September.

Dr Xiaojun Zhang, Executive Dean of XJTLU’s Academy of Future Education and Secretary-general of National University Faculty Development Center Sustainability Alliance, said that National University Faculty Development Center shoulders a mission in the new era to promote faculty development and educational reform.

4.XJTLU in the Multilanguage Media 
Headline: Study identifies potential target for reversing drug resistance in ovarian cancer
Published on: 5 September 2023

Summary: In a recent study, a team of researchers from China and the UK were able to reduce the growth of cisplatin-resistant tumours in female mice by decreasing the activity of a gene called superoxide dismutase 1 (SOD1).

The study extends previous work on ovarian cancer cells that showed cisplatin-resistant tumour cells had high levels of SOD1 as a result of damage induced by cisplatin treatment side effects. The results suggested that reducing SOD1 levels can stop cells from becoming resistant to the chemotherapeutic drug.

Professor Mu Wang, from Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, is the corresponding author of the paper.

This news was also reported by EurekAlert!, Medical Xpress, Newswise, Scienmag, AlphaGalileo and Bioengineer.org.

Headline: SC23 Spotlight: Gordon Bell Prize 2023 Finalists Showcase Diverse Supercomputing Applications
Published on: 11 September 2023

Summary: A team of researchers from XJTLU, Zhejiang University, Tsinghua University, Taiyuan University of Technology, the University of Cambridge, the University of Florida, and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign recently entered the finalist of the 2023 Gordon Bell Prize. The team developed a new large eddy simulation code to solve compressible flows in turbomachinery.

Headline: Μνημόνιο Συνεργασίας ανάμεσα στο ΙΤΕ και το Πανεπιστήμιο Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool της Κίνας (Memorandum of cooperation between FORTH and Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China)
Published on: 14 September 2023

Summary: Professor John Moraros, Dean of XJTLU’s School of Sciences, and Professor Nektarios Tavernarakis, Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH), recently signed a Memorandum of Cooperation. The joint strategic plan concerns the maintenance of excellence and further expansion into new fields of research.

This news was also reported by Ekriti, Cretalive.gr, Palo.gr, Χανιώτικα Νέα, Patris, and Business Daily GR.

Headline: International Business School Suzhou at XJTLU celebrates 10 years with alumni event
Published on: 18 September 2023

Summary: On 9 September, XJTLU’s International Business School Suzhou kicked off its 10th anniversary year with an alumni reunion.

More than 300 alumni, academic staff and industry leaders gathered to celebrate the school’s successes. These include rising to be the largest English-language business school in China and earning the “Triple Crown” of accreditations (AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA) that only 1% of business schools worldwide have achieved.

This news was also reported by Finanzen.net, Seldon News, AsiaOne, Business Today, Haberler.com and more.

Headline: Joining the dots: Mathematicians solve hot coloring problem
Published on: 18 September 2023

Summary: In collaboration with Dr Michael Santana and Dr Taylor Short from the Grand Valley State University, USA, Dr Xujun Liu from XJTLU has recently solved a problem that has attracted a lot of attention from graph theory researchers. The team’s research involves an aspect of graph theory called coloring. The theory of coloring deals with the problem of labelling parts of a graph to comply with certain rules and avoid specific conflicts.

This news was also reported by Scienmag, Alpha Galileo, Head Topics, and Opera News.


By Xinmin Han
Edited by Tamara Kaup

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