On November 1, the School of Mathematics held the Shandong Provincial Seminar on the Development of Mathematics in Zhixin Building to study and discuss together the establishment of a provincial mathematics alliance and a provincial/ministerial applied mathematics center. Deans at the Schools of Mathematics from 14 universities in China, including Ocean University of China, Shandong Normal University, Qufu Normal University and Qingdao University, attended the meeting presided over by Chen Zengjing, Dean at the School of Mathematics. Qu Mingjun (the Party Secretary), Rui Hongxing (the Associate Dean) and Wang Bo (Deputy Party Secretary) also attended the meeting.
Chen Zengjing, after sharing the fundamental state concerning the construction of the Shandong Provincial Applied Mathematics Center, expressed his hope to converge all mathematics strength in the province through the establishment of the center, for the purposes of serving national strategies, integrating with industrial development, forming international standards, and boosting new and old kinetic energy conversion, so that mathematics will play a "leading role" in industrial areas and mathematic issues will be identified through practical application to disclose new development orientation.
At the meeting, all the deans expressed that they were very glad to be part of the establishment of the Shandong Provincial Applied Mathematics Center and wished to unite all mathematics strength in the province for joint development through the construction of the applied mathematics center. In addition, with regard to the construction of each sub-center of applied mathematics center and the organization of the discipline alliance, it has been concluded after discussions that a mathematician should always keep his mission firmly in mind, focus on national strategies in the fields of Financial Mathematics, Cryptography Mathematics, Marine Mathematics, Intelligent Mathematics, Medical Mathematics, Communication Mathematics and Material Mathematics, and serve the development of Shandong Province amid the education campaign with the theme of "remaining true to our original aspiration and keeping our mission firmly in mind". Meanwhile, it is expected that the meeting can be an opportunity for the platform to function better in bringing in talents, cultivating talents and developing the discipline.