You Li has been selected as one of the ten students to represent UNMC for the International Student Research Forum 2015. The mission of the International Student Research Forum is to provide an international stage for graduate research students to collaborate beyond the boundaries of disciplines and nationalities. The Forum aims to attract the world’s brightest, upcoming scientists and provides an opportunity to showcase world-class education and research. This year, the International Student Research Forum 2015 will take place in the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, from July 19th to July 23rd.
In 2005, the President of the University of Tokyo visited the Graduate University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (GUCAS). Discussion centered around the development of a program which would promote the exchange of graduate student research activities between the two institutions. As a result of this meeting, the Institute of Medical Science University of Tokyo hosted the inaugural symposium in September of 2005. During this initial forum, both GUCAS and the Institute of Medical Science University of Tokyo (IMSUT) came to the agreement that it would benefit the institutions to have an even broader international scope. Thus, in 2006, the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Nebraska, USA (UNMC) was invited to become a charter member of the annual symposium now named the International Student Research Forum (ISRF).
In June of 2006, the first ISRF was hosted by GUCAS in Beijing, China. Students from GUCAS, IMSUT, the Australian Academy of Science, and the University of Nebraska Medical Center were in attendance.
The Forum has continued annually for the past nine years, hosted multiple times in Beijing, Tokyo, Omaha and Brisbane-Gold Coast.
The Forum offers a unique opportunity for students to develop professional relationships with fellow research scientists that may ultimately lead to collaboration and ultimately, considerable scientific advances.