A Cordial Invitation to the Second Qilu Youth Forum—to be held in Shandong University in 2017

A Cordial Invitation to the Second Qilu Youth Forum 

to be held in Shandong University in 2017

October 16th-19th, 2017, Jinan, China

Host: Shandong University


I. About Shandong University

Shandong University (SDU) is a time-honored comprehensive university under the direct jurisdiction of China’s Ministry of Education. It is a member university of Project 211 and Project 985, two major national initiatives seeking to enhance the international competitiveness of the top-tier universities in China. As one of the original higher education institutions in modern China, SDU has become highly influential both at home and abroad.

In recent years, SDU has leapfrogged in its development, with remarkably enhanced overall strength and competitiveness. Sixteen of its disciplines rank among the top 1% in the ESI Rankings. These include Chemistry, Physics, Clinical Medicine, Materials Science, Biology and Biochemistry, Engineering, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Neuroscience and Behavior, Mathematics, Environmental Engineering and Ecology, Immunology, Plant and Animal Science, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Agricultural Science, General Social Science as well as Computer Science. It is worth mentioning that Chemistry ranks among the top 1‰ in the in the ESI Rankings. Currently SDU comprises eight campuses in three cities (Jinan, Qingdao and Weihai).

To achieve the strategic goal of joining the ranks of world-class universities, SDU has launched a series of programs to recruit outstanding scholars. We welcome high-caliber talents from home and abroad to join us.

II. About the Forum

The Qilu Youth Forum will be held during the anniversary celebration of SDU. It aims to serve as a platform for outstanding young scholars from all over the world to conduct academic exchanges as well as to promote academic cooperation amongst these scholars through academic reports and seminars.

The forum will feature a main forum along with 16 discipline-specific sub-forums, namely Humanities and Social Sciences, Mathematics and Finance, Physics, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Biology, Materials Science and Engineering, Advanced Optoelectronic and Magnetic Materials, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Chemistry and Ecology, Civil Engineering, Control Science and Engineering, Microelectronics, Dig Data Processing and Visual Computing, Power Engineering and Engineering Thermophysics, Marine Biogeochemistry as well as Medicine. In addition, there will also be a Weihai Campus sub-forum.    

III. Application Requirements (Meeting either of the two requirements)

1. Being a member of the Thousand Talent Program for Young Outstanding Scientists, or a member of the Young Top-notch Talents Support Program, or a member of the National Natural Science Foundation for Outstanding Youth or a member of the Young Cheung Kong Scholars Program.

2. Being an outstanding young scholar under the age of 38, who has been awarded a doctorate by a prestigious university at home or abroad; having made remarkable achievements with significant academic influence in a certain field; enjoying strong development potential and outshines one’s peers academically.

IV. Application

Important dates:

September 22th        Deadline for Application

September 27th        Sending out Invitation Letters

October 16th            Registration

October 17th           Main Forum

October 17th-18th     Sub-forums

Please send your application form (download it from or attachment) to the contacts of relevant sub-forum before September 22nd. All invitees will receive an invitation letter from SDU. We warmly welcome outstanding young scholars from home and abroad to join us at the forum.

V. Travel Expenses and Accommodation

All invitees are expected to book your own flight tickets after receiving the official invitation letter. SDU will reimburse each invitee up to 10000 RMB for round trip travel expenses. Accommodation during the forum will be covered by SDU.

VI. Contact us

Talents Service Office, Shandong University

Contact: Li Yan

Tel: +86-531-88365747

E-mail: rencaiban@sdu.edu.cn,sdrencaiban@126.com