NYIT-Nanjing Announcements
Apr 09 2010
Think Green Forum Attracts Media Attention

 

NYIT's Think Green Forum was featured by several major international media outlets, including People's Online Daily, the Xinhua News Agency, and China News. Find out what they're saying:

China Daily, May 11, 2010
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2010-05/11/content_9836584.htm

Education key in global green movement

SHANGHAI - Edward Guiliano, president and CEO of New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), said education - whether through its traditional role of teaching, or 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 sustainability and thinking green.

Speaking at a conference titled "Think Green: Energy, Education, Environmental Initiatives" - a global forum sponsored by NYIT and Nanjing University of Posts and Communications - in Nanjing in early April, Guiliano said while governments provide the necessary policy framework, bringing together business and academic communities with government "is a tested model for innovation, change, and getting things done."

Using NYIT's practice as an example, he said schools could help to stimulate and popularize new ideas by hosting energy innovation conferences, and also serving as the starting point for ideas from the classroom and the laboratory to be applied to the factory and the marketplace.

"As early as 1978, we hosted a conference on hydrogen fuel cells, which led to further development of hybrid vehicle prototypes just now coming into use. The academy, through its traditional role of teaching, scholarship and service, is particularly well positioned and compelled both by mission and compassionate imperative to play a central role in advancing solutions and policies on these vital subjects," he said.

In the battlefront against global warming, Guiliano also believes China is the right place to be.

He noted that many famous American energy and technology companies are building offices and laboratories in China, and are transferring top employees and their families here. Further, an increasing number of Chinese engineering students who studied in the U.S. are now returning to promising, rewarding, and important careers here in China.

Many of the best ideas in green technology - solar wind farms, electric cars, clean coal processing - are also being tested, applied, and brought to the market here in China, he added.

Although China also faces mounting challenges - as the world's largest car market with 2,000 cars added to its streets a day, it has surpassed the United States as the largest producer of greenhouse gases - China has made strenuous efforts to tackle those challenges.

The Chinese government, he said, has been strongly committed to developing green technology since the launch of the 863 Program as far back as 1986. The 863 Program has made it possible to take innovative ideas in wind, solar, electric, and coal energy alternatives first developed in the U.S. and Europe and apply them in China.

"We are here because Chinese and American thinkers and movers must lead along the road to a sustainable future in this century," he said.


 

Wen Hui Bao (Shanghai, 400,000 circ.), April 10, 2010:
http://www.caistv.com

 

"Think Green Global Forum" Held and Dr. Edward Guiliano Proposed Low-carbon Economy

The "Think Green Global Forum," co-hosted by New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) and Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications (NUPT), was held in Nanjing, and Business Review was one of sponsors of the forum. At the meeting, NYIT President DEdward Guiliano said that bringing down "carbon" relies on ourselves.

Developing a low-carbon and green economy is part of a global consensus today. Especially after the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, amid a fever of research and development, discussing prospective policies on climate changes and new fields and new technologies, etc. has swept through the world. While the holding of the "Think Green Global Forum" co-hosted by New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) and Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications (NUPT) in Nanjing, the "Ancient Capital of 6 Dynasties" in China, from April 7 to 9, 2010, was an event following the trend. During the meeting, NYIT President Edward Guiliano was specially interviewed by the reporter with Wenhui Daily.

Dr. Edward Guiliano said to the reporter that he has visited China many times in the past 10 years. "I come to China once every three years." In the previous years, he has visited many Chinese cities. He said the sun could not be seen in several big Chinese cities like Shanghai and Shenzhen. This year, Dr. Edward Guiliano came to China again, and saw great change in China. For example, several cities strengthened environmental governance and achieved fruitful effects.

He said that sci-tech development makes it a reality to seek for new energy resources, and research on tidal energy, wind energy, solar energy, hydroenergy, bioenergy, geothermic energy, and nuclear energy is achieving rapid progress. Last year,a solar-powered carport was born in America, and American scientists have an experimental and demonstrative venue fornew batteries and photovoltaic technology manufacturers. It is heard that the research of alternative energy in China is being conducted. In China, there are many good ideas about green technologies. From solar farms to electric vehicles, and to clean coal processing, all these are being tested, applied, and promoted in China.

At the forum, Dr. Guiliano delivered a wonderful speech entitled "Think Green: Energy, Education, Environmental Initiatives." He recalled that Chinese Government launched the 863 Program in 1986, which emphasized developing green technology. The program may have preceded the U.S. and Europe in presenting the conception of wind energy and solar energy utilization, and alternative energy of electric power and coal, and to bring it to fruition. He said China's wind power generating power has multiplied each year since 2006. In 2003, China had no such industries as solar energy. Today, the quantity of solar batteries made by China is more than that of other countries. He found, in surprise, that the quantity of solar heaters made by China accounts for 50% of the world, and the application is more extensive than other countries. Moreover, China's Green Gen program is a hi-tech and low-emission thermal power technology, which is expected to put into production this year.

He said China is the largest developing country in the world, and there are 2,000 new vehicles on the road in China every day. China has become the largest country in auto manufacture and consumption. Thus, it is a new subject for not only the world but also for China to reduce car exhaust emissions and to seek alternative energy.

When asked how China and the U.S. will develop low-carbon economies, Dr. Guiliano said a relatively better solution to such global issues as energy, climate, and sustainable development relies on 1. technology; 2. commerce and market economy; 3. government and policy support; 4. education; and 5. breaking traditional boundaries among departments, enterprises, and even countries, and it is very possible to realize such goals relying on our strength, teamwork, and brainstorming.

Lady Barbara Thomas Judge, Chairman of United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA), also attended the forum. Lady Judge was Juris Doctor of the Law School of New York University, and a founder of the International Transaction Department of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Since 2004, she has been serving as chairman of the UKAEA, and independent director of Massey Energy Company (U.S.), Magna International (Canada), and Nevada Bekaert (Belgium).

"Mean is the fundamental of the world and harmony the way." Dr. Edward Guiliano wrapped up the interview with a sentence of a sage of ancient China 2,500 years ago. It is affirmative that he is full of confidence of the future of a green world.


People's Daily Online, April 8
http://edu.people.com.cn/GB/11323816.html

Chinese and U.S. Experts and Scholars Call for Green Education

People.com.cn, Nanjing,  (by Shen Lin & Zhang Qian) - Today, at the Think Green Global Forum organized by Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications and New York Institute of Technology, Chinese and US experts and scholars appeal to colleges and universities that they shall prioritize the concepts of green development and sustainability in their education of students. Both NUPT and NYIT understand that the core of low-carbon and greed economy development lies in concept innovation and knowledge innovation.

On this basis, the two jointly launched this year's Think Green Global Forum. "Today, the public attention focuses on industries and transportation, which can directly manifest emission reduction effects. However, sufficient attention must be given to basic research and education activities related to the issue. In China, our development of green development and sustainability concepts lags behind the western countries. Colleges and universities in China shall manifest the sustainability concepts in their education programs,"said Dr. Yang Zhen, President of NUPT.

Dr. Edward Guiliano, President of NYIT, also said that the concepts of environment sustainability shall be integrated into all aspects of a university. More than 100 scholars, experts, government officials, and delegates from the industrial community from China and US attend the Forum and carry out in-depth discussion on topics including education concerning energy, environmental protection, and sustainable development, carbon capture and storage, next-generation fuels, and green information technology etc.


Xinhua News Agency, April 8
http://news.xinhuanet.com/society/2010-04/08/c_1222882.htm

Chinese and U.S. Education Experts Join Each Other to "Think Green"

Xinhuanet.com, Nanjing (journalist: Ling Junhui). The Think Green Global Forum 2010, jointly hosted by Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications and New York Institute of Technology, opens today in Nanjing. Nearly one hundred education experts, distinguished business leaders, and government officials gather here in Nanjing to explore sustainability challenges and solutions, technological and policy breakthroughs, as well as educational programs positioned to drive changes in energy practices.

"The core of low-carbon and green economy development lies in concept innovation and knowledge innovation," said Dr. Yang Zhen, President of NUPT. He said that it is a good time to discuss climate change and new technology research in new domains in this Forum when the Copenhagen climate change summit just closed.

"Innovation is the soul. It is the mission of our education workers to encourage young people to innovate and let the young generation play their role," said Dr. Edward Guiliano, President of NYIT. According to Dr. Guiliano, colleges and universities shall play an important role in changing the old mode, shaping and commercializing new technologies. "NYIT is willing to share more research fruits and practices with the education community of China through this forum," he said.


Xinhua News Agency, Jiangsu Channel, April 8
http://www.js.xinhuanet.com/xin_wen_zhong_xin/2010-04/08/content_19464620.htm

Chinese and U.S. Education Experts Discuss Sustainable Development

Xinhuanet.com Jiangsu Channel, Nanjing (journalist: Ling Junhui). On April 8, The Think Green Global Forum 2010, jointly hosted by Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications and New York Institute of Technology, opens today in Nanjing. Nearly one hundred education experts, distinguished business leaders, and government officials gather here in Nanjing to explore sustainability challenges and solutions, technological and policy breakthroughs, as well as educational programs positioned to drive changes in energy practices.

“The core of low-carbon and green economy development lies in concept innovation and knowledge innovation,” said Dr. Yang Zhen, President of NUPT. He said that it is a good time to discuss climate change and new technology research in new domains in this Forum when the Copenhagen climate change summit just closed. In recent years, in addition to its advantages in electronics and IT, NUPT has expanded its research to emerging domains like nanometer materials, geographic information, and network of things, opening new prospects for its education innovation.

“This year’s forum will focus on the most challenging issues of the 21st century - energy, environment, and education - and seek direct, innovative, and wise solutions. “Innovation is the soul. It is the mission of our education workers to encourage young people to innovate and let the young generation play their role,” said Dr. Edward Guiliano, President of NYIT. According to Dr. Guiliano, colleges and universities shall play an important role in changing the old mode, shaping and commercializing new technologies. Through setting up examples of sustainability and globalized systems, NYIT shares “low-carbon action” with many communities in the world. “NYIT is willing to share more research fruits and practices with the education community of China through this Forum,” he said.

In the two-day forum, over 40 leaders in relevant fields from China and other countries, including Mr. Martin Schoenbauer, Executive Director of US Department of Energy, Lady Barbara Judge, Chairman of UK Atomic Energy Authority, Professor Wu Peiheng, academician of China Academy of Sciences, will give keynote speeches and carry out discussion on topics such as education about sustainable development, carbon capture and storage, green structures and buildings, and new-generation fuels.

It is reported that NUPT started its exchange with NYIT in 2007. The two universities cooperated with each other in fields of joint labs, teacher training and visit, and mutual acceptance of course credits etc. This forum provides an opportunity for them to expand their cooperation and exchange.


Longhoo News Agency: http://xw.longhoo.net/2010-04/09/content_2390990.htm


China News: http://news.china.com.cn/rollnews/2010-04/09/content_1502495.htm


 

 

The Prospector (Vancouver) Investment and Exploration News, April 6, 2010

http://www.theprospectornews.com/0406_04.php

NYIT Co-Hosts “Think Green” Forum

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.thinkgreen2010.org. 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.
 


Energetica India,  April 5, 2010

New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) and Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications (NUPT) Hosts Think Green Global Forum Forum will focus on energy, education, and environmental initiatives
 
New York, N.Y. and Nanjing, China (April, 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.



Federal News Service, New York, April 5    

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.thinkgreen2010.org. To register for the forum, e-mail register@thinkgreen2010.org. For more information about USfednews please contact Sarabjit Jagirdar, US Fed News, e-mail - htsyndication@hindustantimes.com.

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