Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Work

[ 02-09-2017 ]

Graduate and postdoctoral education of the CAGS assumes a task of cultivating high-caliber geoscientific professionals for the country, the MRL and CGS. The CAGS recruits and brings about graduates and post-doctoral students in the following five first-class subjects: geology, geological resources and geological engineering, chemistry, geophysics and mining engineering. It the only institution under the MLR that is authorized to offer doctoral degree and to run postdoctoral research programs. 

1 Directions of Graduate Education

In 2015, the CAGS recruited graduates of 8 doctorate authorized specialties and 11 master degree authorized specialties.

(1) Analytic chemistry, (2) solid-earth physics, (3) mineralogy, petrology, study of mineral deposits, (4) geochemistry, (5) paleontology and stratigraphy, (6) tectonic structural geology, (7) Quaternary geology, (8) mineral Mineral reconnaissance and exploration, (9) earth probing and information technology, (10) geological engineering, (11) mineral processing engineering.  

2 Graduates Recruited in 2015

  In 2015, 35 Ph.D candidates and 40 mater students were enrolled, 9 Ph.D candidates were jointly trained by the Academy and Peking University, 10 Ph.D candidates by the CAGS and China University of Geosciences (Beijing) and 10 Ph.D candidates by the CAGS and China University of Geosciences (Wuhan), 40 mater students were jointly trained by the Academy and China University of Geosciences (Beijing).. 

Graduates of the CAGS enrolled in 2015

Specialty

Number of graduates to be recruited

Doctorate

Master

Doctorate

by joint training

Master

by joint training

Analytic chemistry

/

2

/

0

Solid-earth physics

/

2

/

0

Mineralogy, petrology, study of mineral deposit

5

14

10

6

Geochemistry

6

3

0

8

Paleontology and stratigraphy

2

3

3

1

Tectonic geology

9

7

6

4

Quaternary geology

0

1

1

0

Mineral reconnaissance and exploration

4

0

1

0

Earth probing and information technology

2

1

1

0

Geological engineering

7

7

7

1

Mineral processing engineering

/

0

/

0

Geological engineering

(for specialty degree)

/

/

/

20

Total

35

40

29

40

 

Spring fun games of 2015

The 6th Autumn sports meet

Field training courses in the Luanchuan Molybdenum Mine, Henan Province

Field geological class in Yunnan Province attended by teachers and students from Germany headed by Prof. Roland Oberhänsli of University Potsdam, president of the IUGS, and graduates and teachers from the CAGS 

 

 

3 Academic Degrees Conferred on Graduates in 2015

In 2015, 34 doctorate fellows, including 8 by joint training, and 61 master students, including 35 by joint training, finished their courses. Among these students, 30 were conferred Ph.D, 8 received Ph.D of China University of Geosciences (Beijing). 26 students received master’s degree and 35 had master’s degree of China University of Geosciences (Beijing). 95 graduates, as the first authors, published 217 research papers in Chinese and international academic journals, including 41 SCI-indexed papers (18 in international SCI-index journals) and 17 EI-indexed papers. The quality of graduates training work was significantly improved and remarkable progress was made in the graduate education of the Academy. 

 

Graduates of the CAGS who finished school in 2015

Specialty

Number of graduates

Number of graduates

with degrees

Doctorate

Doctorate by joint training

Master

Master by joint training

Doctorate

Doctorate by joint training

Master

Master by joint training

Analytic chemistry

2

0

2

0

Solid-earth physics

2

0

2

0

Mineralogy, petrology, study of mineral deposit

9

1

7

17

9

1

7

17

Geochemistry

3

0

4

1

3

0

4

1

Paleontology and stratigraphy

2

0

1

0

2

0

1

0

Tectonic geology

7

3

3

2

9

3

3

2

Quaternary geology

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

Mineral reconnaissance and exploration

0

2

1

2

0

2

1

2

Earth probing and information technology

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

Geological engineering

3

2

5

13

5

2

5

13

Mineral processing engineering

1

0

1

0

Total

26

8

26

35

30

8

26

35

 

Academician Li Tingdong, director of the Academic Degrees Committee, CAGS confers a degree on a student  

A group photo of graduates at the graduation ceremony of 2015

4 Awards

Zhu Qiaoqiao and other 7 graduates and Li Yun and another graduate jointly trained by the CAGS and other universities were granted the national scholarships of 2015. Li Qiang and other 4 graduates received the Cheng Yuqi Award for Outstanding Degree Theses. Hu Qiaoqing and other 4 graduates won the Chen Yuqi Award for Outstanding Graduates. 4 students received outstanding graduate awards issued by Beijing Municipality. 7 students were chosen as outstanding graduates of the Academy and 33 graduates received the honorary title of “Merit Student”.

 

Chen Yuqi Award for Outstanding Degree Theses in 2015

Title of thesis

Author

Supervisor

Metallogenesis of iron polymetallic deposits in Altay, Xinjiang

Li Qiang

Yang Fuquan

Seismic faulting mechanisms in the Wenchuan earthquake fault zone

Wang Huan

Xu Zhiqin

Li Haibing

Dynamic changes of lakes in the Tibetan Plateau and Inner Mongolia–Xinjiang Lake area and their response to climate fluctuation in the past forty years

Yan Lijuan

Zheng Mianping

Minerals, alteration and fluid characteristics research of the Rongna (southern Tiegelong) high-sulfidation epithermal-porphyry Cu(Au) deposit, Tibet

Yang Chao

Tang Juxing

Mineral magnetic characteristics and paleoenvironmental implications for Xiarinur Lake sediments in the Hunshandake sandy land, Inner Mongolia, since the last deglaciation

Tang Ling

Wang Xisheng

Li Haiqing, leader of the CGS, confers awards on merit students

 

Academician Zhao Wenjin confers Cheng Yuqi Award for Outstanding Graduates

 

Leaders of the CGS confer titles of “Merit Student” on graduates

 

5 Postdoctorate Program

In 2015, 38 researchers were enrolled in the postdoctorate program, among whom 22 engaged in geology and 16 in geological resources and geological engineering, 1 was supported by the 2015 Hong Kong Scholar Program and 1 was recruited jointly by the Academy and the postdoctoral program. As of December, 2015, 125 postdoctoral fellows worked in the postdoctorate program, with an average age of 32. Among them, 20 postdoctorate fellows finished their research program, of whom 8 remained in the institutions running the research program, 8 joined other organizations and 4 return to their original units. 

In 2015, 16 postdoctoral students received financial assistance from the National Natural Science Foundation of China, 5 was supported by the Chinese postdoctorate science foundation and 9 received special research funds from relevant institutes. They published 132 scientific papers, including 32 SCI-indexed and EI-indexed papers.