PKU Shenzen joins SCCN
Peking University Shenzhen joins Smart Campus Cloud Network
Beijing, 23rd Nov 2018: Peking University (PKU) Shenzhen, one of the top most education institutes in China, has joined Smart Campus Cloud Network (SCCN), which is aimed to contribute to the United Nations Agenda 2030 and its Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).
SCCN is a tool to mainstream SDGs in the current education system through the exercises of ‘learning by doing’. More importantly, the network encourages the campus communities to deploy the digital technologies like IoT (Internet of Thing), AI (Artificial Intelligence), Cloud-networking, Machine-to-machine learning and Block chain to optimize use of energy, water in campus and catalyze effective waste management, sustainable transport, air pollution and nature conservation.
PKU Shenzen is a fully residential campus, spread over 55 acres and comprising of 8 schools and 30 research laboratories. As a member of Smart Campus Cloud Network (SCCN), it stands to avail global opportunity to share their practical contributory work on SDGs in the campus through a specially designed Cloud Dashboard.
“Keeping in-line with the fundamental principle and teachings of President Xi on developing shared future of ecological civilization Peking University Shenzen is excited to join the international movement of networking with universities through SCCN,” said Dr. Wu Yundong, Chancellor of PKU Shenzhen.
TERRE Policy Centre, a voluntary organization based in India, has initiated this network that now has 60 universities as its members including those from India, Portugal, Brazil, Japan, Peru and Bhutan. It is supported by UNESCO-Paris and HRD Ministry of India.
“TERRE is profoundly pleased to welcome PKU Shenzhen in its ecological and development initiative of SCCN. Deployment of the modern technologies would benefit PKU Shenzhen campus to become world-wide example of Laboratory of SDGs”, said Rajendra Shende, Chairman of TERRE and former Director of UNEP.
Prof Dr. Jinfeng Zhou, Secretary General of China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF), Executive Committee member of the Club of Rome and product of PKU Beijing said “Each campus is the educational and natural heritage of the mankind. Leveraging that wealth and treasure for the innovations for Smart future means contributing to the President Xi’s dream of open and inclusive development’.
Prof Zhou would oversee the spread of the SCCN in China, as its senior advisor.
Mr. Peng Cheng, Student – Peking University
Dinah Gengmei, Project Leader – TERRE Policy Centre
Linda Wong, Secretariat, China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation