School of Civil Engineering (SCE) of Chongqing University (CQU) held the 2021 CQU Online International Summer Camp from June 15 to June 18, 2021. There are over 100 participants online and onsite joining in this Summer Camp. While learning professional knowledge about civil engineering, students also felt the charm about traditional Chinese culture.
At 3 p.m. on June 15, 2021, the opening ceremony of the Summer Camp started. Xiang Gao - deputy director of the International Affairs Department of CQU, Pingrong Dong - vice dean of School of International Education of CQU, Ji Ma - deputy secretary of the Party Committee of SCE, Qiang Xie - associate chair of SCE, Wengang Zhang - associate chair of SCE, Yongtao Bai as representative of SCE faculty, as well as SCE students onsite attended the opening ceremony. The online participants included Professor Gabriella from Polytechnic Di Milano, Professor Pawel from Wrocław University of Science and Technology and overseas students.
During the following three days, students listened to professional lectures and seminars, learned about civil engineering development history and cutting-edge technology, and learned about traditional Chinese painting through connoisseurship.
Prof. Yuki Tamura, foreign academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, also SCE professor, gave students a lecture on structural wind disaster reduction. Attendees can understand the severity of the wind disasters and the development of high-rise structural design and construction methods; Prof. Pawel Hawryszkow from Wrocław University of Science and Technology conducted a lecture on bridge engineering and students' engineering design, so that students can understand bridge engineering and see the relevant designs of international student bridge competitions; Prof. Dongdong Feng of the College of Arts of Chongqing University gave a lecture on "Aesthetic Characteristics of Chinese Flower and Bird Painting Art", which made students understand the artistic and cultural characteristics of Chinese flower-and-bird painting and feel the charm of Chinese art; Prof. Taichiro Okazaki of Hokkaido University gave a lecture on the damage to buildings, taking Japan as example, so that students can deeply feel the destructive nature of the earthquake and understand the methods of structural earthquake.
Prof. Yeong-Bin Yang, the Honorary Chair of School of Civil Engineering of Chongqing University, shared several stories of his studying experience from young age so as to motivate students to keep passion, stay focused and ignore surrounding distractions on the way of academic researching.
Prof. Alexandra Frolovskaia of Siberian Federal University (SFU) introduced analysis of disasters and accidents as a result of human activity from the statistical perspective in order to figure out the number of typical errors in the course of construction, for forecasting and preventing disasters from happening.
Online discussion about Future Development of Civil Engineering and the Discipline was held on the last day of the International Online Summer Camp. Prof. Qingshan Yang - chair of SCE, Prof. Wengang Zhang - associate chair of SCE, Prof. Julio Florez-Lopez and other teachers and researchers participated in the online discussion, and Prof. Yaowen Yang from Nanyang Technological University, Prof. Stolbikhin Yury V. of St. Petersburg State University of Architecture, Prof. Olga Kurbakovskikh of Siberia Federal University, and professors from the University of Lisbon, University of Wollongong and Wrocław University of Science and Technology participated in the online discussion. This international discussion is also open to students. Through this discussion, students have a better understanding of the development history and frontier fields of civil engineering, and a better understanding of the future development of civil engineering.
This International Online Summer Camp is the forth international summer camp organized by School of Civil Engineering of Chongqing University. Due to the impact of the epidemic, it is carried out via online meetings. This International Online Summer Camp attracts the participation of many faculty and students at home and abroad, overcoming the difficulties of time and space. This international online summer camp not only promotes international friends' understanding of Chongqing University and the School of Civil Engineering, but also increases the exchanges and cooperation of teachers and students at home and abroad, but also promotes the international development process of the School of Civil Engineering of Chongqing University. Wish we could get together in Chongqing University after the epidemic is over.