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Professor Zhou Yong Appointed to be the First Director-General of CAAS Resources & Environment Branch


     From Nov. 9 to 11, 2007, the inaugural meeting and symposium of the Chinese Association for Applied Statistics Resources & Environment Branch was held in Guangzhou University. This meeting was hosted by CAAS Resources & Environment Branch and jointly organized by SUFE, Institute of Applied Mathematics, AMSS, CAS and Guangzhou University, with wide support from International Institute for Applied Econometrics, Guangdong Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Guangdong Society for Mathematics, CAAS Guangdong Branch, etc.

     Centered on the influence of resources and environment on the sustainable development of China’s economy and the application of statistical methods in resources and environment research, this conference offered a platform for extensive communication in resources and environmental protection, economic statistics, statistical theory, applied statistics and other fields.

     The first leadership team of director-general, standing directors and directors was elected at the conference, with Professor Zhou Yong of IAR Center for Environment and Natural Resources Studies appointed as the first director-general, Dr. Tan Jijun and Dr. Zhou Yahong as standing directors, and Dr. Tian Yongge and Dr. Xu Ke as directors.