On November 11, 2014, the 22nd APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting concluded with “The 22nd APEC Economic Leaders' Declaration - Beijing Agenda for an Integrated, Innovative and Interconnected Asia-Pacific” (Beijing Agenda). With Tianjin University (TJU) as the key promoter, the APEC Sustainable Energy Center was included in the Beijing Agenda. TJU’s APEC Low Carbon Model Town Project was included in Annex C: APEC Accord on Innovative Development, Economic Reform and Growth of the Beijing Agenda.
The launch ceremony of the Tianjin Regional Innovation and Development of Marine Economy Demonstration Projects was held at Tianjin Hall. At the ceremony, 21 projects from Tianjin University were approved. These projects include 3 for public service platforms started in 2014, and 18 for high-tech transformation or industrialization, of which 13 were started in 2014.
On October 2, 2014, representatives from Tianjin University (TJU) Alumni Associations across the world gathered for the 119th Anniversary Celebration of their Alma Mater’s birthday. In witness of his parents and TJU’s faculty and students, Zheng Dong made a donation of 50 million RMB for the library on the new campus and innovation grants-in-aid program.
Science magazine published a new booklet on September 19, 2014, with the title “Human Performance in Space: Advancing Astronautics Research in China”, which revealed the breakthrough of China astronaut research and training obtained in recent years. Two new studies from Tianjin University Neural Engineering and Rehabilitation Lab (TUNERL) were selected for this publication.
On September 10, 2014, Tianjin University (TJU) welcomed the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Denmark, Her Excellency Helle Thorning-Schmidt. Her Excellency delivered a speech tilted The bilateral relations between China and Denmark-a perfect match today and in the future at Peiyang Lecture and interacted with TJU students.