¡¡ To actively promote the cooperation between Nankai University and Tianjin University, develop their advantages, and promote the development of China's applied mathematics research, Mr. Chen Xingshen, an internationally renowned mathematic master and foreign academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences, proposed to establish the "Nankai University, Tianjin University, Liuhui Center for Applied Mathematics" (hereinafter referred to as "Liuhui Center for Applied Mathematics"). On April 15, 2001, Liuhui Center for Applied Mathematics was officially established upon the approval by the Ministry of Education. Mr. Chen Xingshen named the center in person and was appointed the director of the first Academic Council. Requirements from the Ministry of Education said that: "Through the close cooperation between the two universities in applied mathematics and other related fields, the universities can better exploit their advantages. With continuous exploration and conclusion for the experience of intercollegiate science and technology cooperation, Liuhui Center should be developed into a principal platform for China¡¯s mathematics research, as well as an important base for high-level talents. Scientific and technological exchange and cooperation should be strengthened both at home and abroad in order to make a contribution to the development in applied mathematics, talent cultivation, as well as state, local economies.
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