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Apr 05 2010

NYIT and NUPT Hosts Think Green Global Forum

Forum will focus on energy, education, and environmental initiatives


New York, N.Y. and Nanjing, China (April 5, 2010) – New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) and Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications (NUPT) will host the first “Think Green: Energy, Education, Environmental Initiatives” forum in Nanjing, China, on April 7-9, 2010. The two-day global forum will explore challenges and solutions as well as technological and policy breakthroughs in sustainability, and will highlight educational programs positioned to drive changes in energy practices that will benefit the world at large.

The underlying green theme serves as a platform for business, government, and academic leaders to discuss challenges, opportunities, and innovations in technology, architecture, finance, and higher education against the backdrop of China, one of the fastest-growing world powers. The Think Green 2010 forum has attracted experts from leading companies, as well as distinguished government officials from the United States and China, and leaders in higher education.

“Education plays a primal role in solving our current environmental challenges,” said NYIT President Edward Guiliano, Ph.D. “Education – through its traditional role of teaching, its role of creating knowledge through research, or simply through its role of modeling solutions – is as important as government or business in today’s global discourse on thinking green and sustainability, which is why this forum will bring together leaders in all of these areas.”

Several prominent speakers will be featured, including leaders from the 2010 Shanghai World Expo Project, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and universities in the U.S. and China. The event will be held at the Sofitel Galaxy Hotel in Nanjing, China.

For more information on the event, including forum agenda, latest updates, and speaker biographies, visit www.nyit.edu/think_green. To register for the forum, e-mail register@thinkgreen2010.org.  

About NYIT
NYIT is a highly accredited, not-for-profit comprehensive university that has been a longtime leader in technology-infused, professional education. It is home to more than 90 undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs in seven schools, from architecture to medicine. NYIT has 15,000 students worldwide at campuses in New York, Bahrain, Canada, China, Jordan, and Abu Dhabi. For more information, visit www.nyit.edu.

About NUPT
NUPT is a key provincial university established by the Jiangsu Provincial Government and Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.  In 2007, NYIT and NUPT established a long-term partnership, which includes student exchange, staff training, and research cooperation.  NUPT is home to more than 60 undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs in 16 schools with a focus on information technology and telecommunications and engineering.  NUPT is a research-oriented university that promotes international exchange and cooperation. For more information, visit www.njupt.edu.cn.


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