College of Ocean and Earth Sciences, Xiamen University
Xiamen University Youth Scholar Forum on Marine Environmental Science
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Xiamen University’s Faculty of Earth Science and Technology  invites young scholars to participate in the 2017 XMU Youth Scholar Forum on Marine Environmental Science, in which youth scholars will explore the frontiers of research in marine environmental science, learn the current status of XMU’s scientific research and learn about XMU’s policy for supporting youth scholars. They will also be encouraged to advise for future development of XMU in marine environmental science.

Xiamen University, a cradle of marine environmental science in China, is one of the major teaching and research institutions in marine environmental science in China. XMU was awarded national key disciplines in marine science and environmental sciences. XMU’s Faculty of Earth Science and Technology (FEST) consists of the College of Ocean and Earth Sciences, the College of the Environment and Ecology and the Coastal and Ocean Management Institute. The State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science based on the FEST was listed as an Excellent State Key Laboratory in 2010 and 2015 by the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China. The Faculty of Earth Science and Technology is dedicated to excellent education and cutting-edge research on global change, facing China’s major demand for marine environmental protection and ecological security, and emphasizing fundamental and interdisciplinary research and technological innovation. FEST’s strategic research priorities focus on biogeochemical processes and their interactions with ecosystems in oceans, rivers and wetlands, and the response and feedbacks of the ecosystems to these environmental changes from natural and anthropogenic factors.


1. Date/Venue

January 8th, 2017; Xiamen University Xiang’an Campus.

2. Application Requirements

(1) Conduct research in marine and earth sciences, environmental science and engineering, ecology or other related fields; 

(2) Overseas Talents:

 a) Under 40 years old;

 b) Ph.D. degree from esteemed university/institution overseas; or Ph.D. degree from China and at least two years of international research experience;

(3) Domestic Talents:

 a) Under 40 years old;

 b) Recipient of  the Recruitment Program for Young Professionals in the Thousand Talents Plan, the National Youth Talent Support Program, the NSFC Excellent Young Scientist Fund, or the Cheung Kong Scholars Program (Young Scholar); or academic achievements reach the similar levels.

3. Funding support

(1) Travel expenses of up to 10,000 RMB for applicants outside China, and up to 5,000 RMB for applicants from China.

(2) Accommodation and meals.

4. How to Apply

(1) Please submit the application and upload your CV at by October 15, 2016.

(2) Applicants will be notified of selection decision by October 30, 2016.

5. Tentative program

(1) January 7, 2017: registration.

(2) January 8, 2017: discussions between youth scholars and the representatives of faculty and administration from XMU. Youth scholars are expected to give poster presentations.


The Forum is arranged on the day before the 3rd Xiamen Symposium on Marine Environmental Sciences (XMAS-III) ( ) to provide the young scholars a great opportunity for further interactions with other scientists. The youth scholars are encouraged to register and submit abstracts to XMAS-III.

7. Contacts

Angela Liu / 86-592-2181571

Suwei Weng / 86-592-2183033

Jing Lu   / 86-592-2181105

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