President’s Welcome

Message from the President Liang Liang
Dec 20

President’s Welcome

I would like personally to invite you to attend the Data Envelopment Analysis International Conference (DEAIC) joint Conference with Taiwan Productivity Workshop, which will be held on July 7-10, 2017 in the famous historical city Hefei, China. It provides a good platform to share ideas with leading DEA and productivity researchers. Famous DEA and productivity researchers will attend as guest speakers to give us wonderful discussions and presentations.

Hefei University of Technology (HFUT) is a national key university administrated directly by the Ministry of Education. It is one of members in Project 211 and Project 985 Innovation Platform in China, featured by the combination of engineering and science. HFUT has campuses in Hefei (main campus, consisting of three campuses named Tunxilu, Lu’anlu and Feicuihu) and Xuancheng campus. HFUT offers 89 undergraduate programs, 33 first-level disciplines with authorization to confer master degrees, 12 first-level disciples for doctoral programs as well as 12 post-doctoral programs. 4 disciplines are selected as national key disciplines, 28 provincial key disciplines. HFUT’s current undergraduate student population totals more than 3,1000, and graduate student (including master and Phd student) population totals more than 1.3000. Besides, HFUT also has very beautiful campus sceneries. Tunxilu campus has a picturesque pond named Hubing pond constructed in the end of Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220). Feicuihu campus is surrounded by beautiful lake and its park. I believe HFUT is a perfect place for students and visitors to enjoy an unforgettable college experience.

Hefei, the capital of Anhui province, is a beautiful city with both a long history and youthful vitality. It is a city with a history of more than 2000 years and is noted as “a historic site famous from the Three Kingdoms Period and the birthplace of Lord Bao (an honest and upright official in Song Dynasty who has been highly respected throughout China’s history till now)”. Many places of historic interest can be found in this city, such as Bao Xiao Su Gong Temple, Li Hongzhang's former residence, the Three Kingdoms site park and so on. Besides, Hefei is also branded as “Great Lakes City, Innovation Highlands”. The urban morphology of Hefei is featured by the symbiosis of the Chaohu Lake and the city. Chaohu Lake is a beautiful lake known as one of the five largest freshwater lakes in China. Also, Hefei is an important science and education city, the modern manufacturing industry base and the integrated transport hub in China. Especially, it is the sub-center city of the Yangtze River Delta city group. The city has been designated a national garden and a national hygienic city. In the urban area, well-watered parks are arranged around the city centre. It is also a quality tourist city and has a reputation for its excellence in the comprehensive management of its urban environment.

I’m looking forward to your participation in DEAIC joint Conference with Taiwan Productivity Workshop and I encourage you to join DEA and productivity researchers around the world in Hefei in July 2017.


Liang Liang

Hefei University of Technology

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