UIC to offer two postdoctoral programmes

UIC's application to set up two postdoctoral programmes in two first-class disciplines, Mathematics and Statistics, has been approved by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security and the China Postdoctoral Science Foundation. UIC is the only university in Zhuhai to receive this approval.

It is the first time the application has been opened to Chinese-foreign (including Mainland-Hong Kong/Macao) cooperative universities. Multiple departments organised UIC's application: the Human Resources Office, the Research Development and Knowledge Transfer Office and the Faculty of Science and Technology. With the establishment of the postdoctoral stations, UIC is able to cultivate undergraduate, postgraduate, doctoral and postdoctoral students systematically.

The stations marked another milestone in UIC's academic development after the establishment of the Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Interdisciplinary Research and Application for Data Science in 2022.

UIC's Mathematics discipline was recognised as a Guangdong key discipline and was approved to offer the master of philosophy and doctoral degree programmes in 2021. UIC's Department of Mathematical Sciences consists of two programmes, Applied Mathematics and Financial Mathematics, and has gathered first-class faculty worldwide with 24 full-time teaching staff, including one Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, all of whom have a doctoral degree and overseas research experience. Faculty members have received approximately RMB 14 million in national funding and RMB 8 million in provincial funding. It has published more than 200 papers in internationally high-impact journals, most of which are SCI papers.

The first Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Mathematics Education Forum has been held at UIC and Beijing Normal University Zhuhai

UIC's Statistics was rated as an excellent subject of Zhuhai in 2015, a first-class undergraduate programme of Guangdong Province in 2021 and a first-class national programme in 2022. Additionally, it was approved by the Ministry of Education to recruit master's and doctoral degree students in Probability and Mathematical Statistics in 2016. The programme currently has 36 full-time academics, six of whom hold nationally recognised honours. In the past three years, it has participated in 13 national projects and over 20 provincial projects, and published more than 100 SCI papers. UIC's Statistics Programme has been merged with Data Science to form the Department of Statistics and Data Science, promoting the sharing of academic resources and interdisciplinary development.

UIC's Statistics Programme organises a seminar to discuss frontier academic issues


Reporter: Cecilia Yu

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Editor: Deen He