In the afternoon of September 7, 2016, a Springer Nature delegation came to ShanghaiTech, headed by Mr. Stefan von Holtzbrinck, CEO of Holtzbrinck Publishing Group and Chairman of Springer Nature.
ShanghaiTech President Jiang Mianheng extended a warm welcome to the delegates from Springer Nature and introduced ShanghaiTech attendees. Vice President and Provost Yin Jie gave a brief introduction to the university’s development with an emphasis on research.
Both sides exchanged views on the possibility of hosting joint training programs and frontier conferences. Shanghai Advanced Research Institute (SARI) Vice President Sun Yuhan, Research Fellow Zhong Liangshu, ShanghaiTech iHuman Institute Deputy Director Liu Zhijie and assistant professors Liu Zhongkai, Xue Jiamin, Huang Pengyu, Wang Haopeng and Liu Jia attended the meeting as well.
Springer Nature is the world’s largest academic book publisher, publisher of the world’s most influential journals and a pioneer in the field of open research.Springer Nature was formed in 2015 through a merger of Nature Publishing Group, Palgrave Macmillan, Macmillan Education and Springer Science + Business Media. In June 2013,a delegation from Macmillan Science and Education Group and Nature Publishing Group visited ShanghaiTech, headed by Dr. Annette Thomas, CEO of Macmillan Publishers Ltd.