On August 27, 2011, the Academic Committee of the National Center for Mathematics and Interdisciplinary Sciences at the Hefei Site held the 1st meeting at the School of Mathematical Sciences (SMS). The meeting was hosted by Jiayu Li, the Associate Director of the Academic Committee and Executive Dean of SMS at USTC. The Director of the Academic Committee and Dean of SMS at the USTC, Academician Zhiming Ma delivered the welcome address and issued the letters of appointment to committee members.
The Academic Committee of the National Center for Mathematics and Interdisciplinary Sciences at the Hefei Site is the highest organization for academic review at the Center. The members are all experts and professors from different institutes at USTC. Their main duty is to review education plan, research plan and academic achievements.
The meeting was ended with the speech by Prof. Zhiming Ma who wished the committee would promote interdisciplinary research between mathematics and other disciplines. It is anticipated that the Center would not only solve problems and nucleate new research directions but develop new mathematical methods, thereby promoting the development of mathematical research.