Yandangshan and Zhejiang University jointly built teaching and research practice bases

On the morning of August 23, the listing ceremony and signature of cooperative agreement between Yandangshan Global Geopark and School of Geosciences of Zhejiang University to jointly build teaching and research practice bases was held in the geopark. Shen Zhongyue, vice president of the school of Earth Sciences at Zhejiang University, doctoral tutor, associate professor Gong Junfeng, and Yu Ruopeng, Secretary of the Management Committee of the geopark, attended the signing ceremony and listing ceremony. The signed cooperation projects mainly included four aspects. Firstly, set up teaching and research bases. Two parties jointly set up a “scientific research practice base of School of Geosciences at Zhejiang University ” and a “teaching practice base of School of Geosciences at Zhejiang University”, developing the geoscience teaching and scientific research, and attracting and recommending leading experts at home and abroad to participate in the work of teaching and research. Secondly, develop subject research. The track monitoring and research on the geology, geomorphology, water, vegetation, animals, soil, climate and related human activities of the Yandangshan should be strengthened. Next, according to the needs of two parties, the National Natural Science Fund and the National Social Science Fund would be jointly organized and declared. Thirdly, two parties would collaboratively compile academic and scientific geoscience papers, monographs or popular science books about Yandangshan Global Geopark. Fourthly, public affairs should be carried out, such as geology, science popularization, education and propaganda of Yandangshan Global Geopark, so as to expand the influence and exposure of Yandangshan.
In order to provide direct services for the promotion of local economic development and environmental protection and build a good platform for further cooperation between two parties, Management Committee of Yandangshan Global Geopark established the teaching and scientific research practice base in accordance with the UGG requirements of the building. besides, they did a good job in the development of the geopark , the protection of geoheritages and the geological science popularization of knowledge and practice. Meanwhile, the geopark would also use the advanced talents and technological advantages of Zhejiang University to realize the sharing of resources. After the establishment of practice base, teachers and students in School of Earth Sciences at Zhejiang University would carry out geological and geographical science and other aspects activities such as technical service, technical consulting and personnel training and others in the park. And they would assist the park to do a good tourism propaganda of geoscience popular science, to further enhance the dissemination of geoscience knowledge, to improve the park’s geological scientific connotation and value of science, to promote the local economic development, and jointly promote the research, spread and protection of geoheritage of Yandangshan Global Geopark.

By Lu Qinfei

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