On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of Shanghai International Studies University (SISU), the opening ceremony of the Key Laboratory of Applied Brain and Cognitive Sciences at SISU was held at Songjiang Campus, on the morning of December 8, 2019. It is presided over by Mr. Pan Yu, Dean of the School of Business and Management (SBM) and Deputy Director of the Key Laboratory of Applied Brain and Cognitive Sciences and attended by Academician Zhu Gaofeng, the first Executive Vice President of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, Mr. Li Yansong, President of the SISU, Mr. Xu Yong, the Party Branch Secretary of SBM, Mr. Rao Hengyi, Executive Director of the Key Laboratory of Applied Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Mr. Wang Fenghua, Executive Vice President of SBM, Ms.Yang Xiaolan and Mr. Wu Yunqiao, Vice Presidents of SBM, Ms. Wang Li, Deputy Secretary, and members and students of the Laboratory.
Mr. Zhu Gaofeng and Mr. Li Yansong announced the official launch of the Key Laboratory of Applied Brain and Cognitive Sciences. Mr. Zhu Gaofeng extended his blessings to the Laboratory and expressed his expectations to its future development. He pointed out that Applied Brain and Cognitive Sciences is highly valued by world-class universities, and it develops very fast but requires long-term efforts. Mr. Zhu Gaofeng stated that the Laboratory must be on track as soon as possible and he encouraged the researchers to conduct frontier researches through innovation and real practice so as to promote the development of academic Programs of SISU and the scientific study of humankind. Mr. Li Yansong expressed his gratitude and appreciation on behalf of SISU to the teachers and staff members of various departments who participated in the preparation work of the Laboratory. He reiterated the important role played by the Laboratory and stated that the construction work must be finished as soon as possible in order to provide a platform for research teams and students to carry out their projects, and to promote the development of academic programs of SISU with the interplay of Languages, Management, Economics, Journalism and Communication.
Accompanied by Mr. Li Yansong, Mr. Zhu Fengfeng visited ERP Sound-muffling Laboratory, Near-infrared Brain Imaging Laboratory, Eye Movement Laboratory, TMS Laboratory, tDCS Laboratory, Sleep Laboratory and Group Behavior Laboratory. Professor Rao Hengyi, Executive Director of the Key Laboratory of Applied Brain and Cognitive Sciences and other researchers gave professional introductions to the equipment in each laboratory.
Mr. Mitchel B. Wallerstein, President of CUNY Bernard M. Baruch College, Mr. Yang Dan, President of Beijing Foreign Studies University, Mr. Zhang Xinmin, Vice President of University of International Business and Economics, and other Presidents of renowned universities at home and abroad also visited the Key Laboratory of Applied Brain and Cognitive Sciences.
The launch of the Key Laboratory of Applied Brain and Cognitive Sciences is to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Shanghai International Studies University and it demonstrates SISU’s firm determination to explore Neurocognitive Science which is critically important to the development of frontier science. In the future, the Laboratory will continue to explore in the fields of Cognitive Neuroscience, Management, Economics, Linguistics and etc.