Recently, the name list of winners for the 2016 Xiamen Egret Friendship Award has been made public, and Professor Claude-Michel Brauner is on the honor roll.
Claude-Michel Brauner, Professor Emeritus of the University of Bordeaux of France, has held a "dual professorship" at Xiamen University since 2009.He is currently a guest professor of Xiamen University, a core staff member at the Key Laboratory of Mathematical Modeling and High-performance Scientific Computing of Fujian Province (KLMMHSC), and an approved member of the 2013 high-end foreign experts Program of the National Bureau of Foreign Affairs. Each year he would work in Xiamen for 5-6 months.
During his stays in Xiamen, Prof. Brauner had been committed to exploring new channels of communication between Chinese and French scholars and seeking more opportunities for academic cooperation between the School of Mathematical Sciences of Xiamen University and French universities and research institutions. In 2014, together with his colleagues at Xiamen University, he organized the 2014 Sino-French Mathematical Seminar which was later approved as one of the festivities for the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and France. He was also keen on building connections and long-term exchanges and cooperation between the KLMMHSC of Fujian, which is based in the School of Mathematical Sciences of XMU, and the universities in the southwest of France (including the University of Bordeaux, Poitiers University, Université de la Rochelle and so on). In addition, he also attached great importance to promoting the projects by young French senior researchers and had closely followed the updates.
Prof. Brauner is now an official representative of Societe de Mathematiques Appliquees et Industrielles (SMAI) in China. He conducted a survey into Sino-French cooperation on applied and computational mathematics and published a report in the SMAI magazine, which would further facilitate the academic exchanges between China and France.
In recent years, the School of Mathematical Sciences of Xiamen University has been ramping up its efforts to globalize its school-running mode. The 3 + 1 + 1 joint training project with the School of Science at Loughborough University of Britain was launched in March 2017.The "Training Project for Innovative and Interdisciplinary Talents in Scientific Computing" co-established with the University of Bordeaux of France had already been approved as one of the "Programs of International Cooperation on Innovative Talents Cultivation" in 2017 by the China Scholarship Council. And the joint master´s degree program with the University of Bordeaux of France kicked off in 2016.
Edited by Luo Shuang