Welcome remark by the host Jiangsu University

Shouqi Yuan

President, Jiangsu University

Good morning. Ladies and gentlemen,

First of all, on behalf of Jiangsu University and as the host of the 2nd International Congress on Advanced Materials, I would like to extend warmly welcome to all of you coming from across the world.

It is really a great honour for us to host the 2nd International Congress on Advanced Materials. I hope that we can find more opportunities of pursuing academic exchange and cooperation, which will promote and benefit to our academic researches.

Jiangsu University is a comprehensive university affiliated with Jiangsu Province, which is a province with strong economy, science, technology and culture in China. Equipped with a variety of academic disciplines, academically renowned scholars, innovative research teams, abundant advanced teaching and experimental equipment, and high-quality teaching resources, Jiangsu University offers important support of talents, science and technology to the economic and social development in Jiangsu province, and even to the whole country.

The economic globalization has not only accelerated the international flow of capital, resources, knowledge and talents, but also made it practically impossible for any single entity to meet the challenges of the 21st century, alone. With more than 100-year's history, Jiangsu University hopes to make various exchange and cooperation with universities, research institutes and other social sectors home and abroad, to share and utilize international education, talents and sci-tech resources, to take part in the social change and to lead the trend of the day.

As one of the vital foundations of human civilization, materials science plays active and indispensable roles in the development of modern science and technology. Nowadays, material science and engineering have developed rapidly. With the aims of the congress this time and in the following two days, we gather together to discuss the state-of-the-art technologies on advanced materials and to exchange and communicate about what your research groups and labs have achieved in these areas.

I hope that you will enjoy this congress and return home with new insights and vigour.

Finally, I wish a big success of the AM 2013 congress and sincerely wish you a nice, enjoyable stay in Zhenjiang.

Thank you very much!