A delegation from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), led by Prof. Brennan Van Dyke, Director of Science Division of UNEP visited UCAS on the afternoon of July 25th. Wu Yueliang, Vice-President of UCAS, met with the delegation at the Zhongguancun campus.
Wu welcomed the guests and briefed them on UCAS’s unique two-phase educational mode and disciplinary advantages, especially in the environmental sciences. Wu expressed his hope that UCAS can promote scientific and educational strengths of related fields through cooperation with UNEP.
Prof. Brennan Van Dyke appreciated the reception at UCAS. She introduced UNEP’s main responsibility, organizational structure and international programs. She also expressed her wish that UNEP and UCAS can cooperate in the field of environmental science.
The two sides also discussed establishing a joint program and cooperation between faculties.
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is an agency of the United Nations tasked with coordinating its environmental activities and assisting developing countries in implementing environmentally sound policies and practices. It was founded in 1972 and headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, and is one of only two U.N. organizations headquartered in a developing country. All the U.N. members, U.N. specialized agency members and International Atomic Energy Agency members can join UNEP. It plays a critical and irreplaceable role in global environmental movements.