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IMNU research bases, laboratory get green light

2019-08-15

Three key research bases for the humanities and social sciences and one key laboratory in Inner Mongolia Normal University, or IMNU, passed their evaluations conducted by the Education Department of Inner Mongolia autonomous region on July 29.

The research bases and laboratory included the Inner Mongolia University Party Building Research Base, the Inner Mongolia Folk Culture Research Base, the Inner Mongolia National Education Research Base and the Laboratory of Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Use.

Various directors and professors reported on the basic information of the research centers and the laboratory at IMNU to the experts from the Education Department. 

In addition to the reports, the experts also conducted a comprehensive evaluation of the facilities through on-site inspections and inquiries.

1505455972931020490.jpgThree key research bases of humanities and social sciences and one key laboratory in Inner Mongolia Normal University passed their evaluations conducted by the Education Department of Inner Mongolia autonomous region on July 29. [Photo/IMNU]

Inner Mongolia University Party Building Research Base

Relying on the Marxist College of IMNU, the base was approved to be a key research base for the humanities and social sciences in colleges and universities in Inner Mongolia in 2019.

Research fields: Marxist party theory, contemporary interpretation of Marxist party theory, comparative party research, research on the history of the Communist Party of China, research on the basic issues of the Communist Party of China, research on strengthening the party's political construction in the new era, research on anti-corruption work in colleges and universities, and research on strengthening ideological and political education in colleges and universities. 

Inner Mongolia Folk Culture Research Base

The Inner Mongolia Folk Culture Research Base was established in December 2008. The chief expert is Professor Dr. Zagel, a doctoral supervisor. The base is a key social science research base, focusing on folklore study in Inner Mongolia. 

Research results: Mongolian Folk Culture (2017, published by Inner Mongolia People's Publishing House); Encyclopedia of Inner Mongolia Folk Customs (2015, Mandarin version); Inner Mongolia Traditional Culture (2017, Mandarin version)

1505890006983023458.png A view of the Liberal Arts College at Inner Mongolia Normal University [Photo/IMNU]

Inner Mongolia Ethnic Education Research Base

Led by vice president of IMNU Zhao Donghai, the Inner Mongolia Ethnical Education Research Base relies on the Education College of IMNU. 

Research areas: Inner Mongolia ethnic education policy research, ethnic education curriculum and teaching studies, ethnic education history studies, China-Mongolia-Russia ethnic education comparative studies and ethnic education psychology studies.

Laboratory of Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Use

The Key Laboratory of Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Use is based on the College of Life Science and Technology at IMNU. The laboratory has built one museum for animal and plant specimens from the Mongolian plateau, which houses more than 500,000 specimens.

Research areas: research on characteristic plants and traditional plant knowledge in Mongolian Plateau, protection of rare and endangered animals, regulation of insect diversity and its beneficial groups, biodiversity conservation of grassland desert ecosystems and restoration of degraded ecosystems.

Research results over the past three years: 92 published papers, including 20 SCI articles, 28 CSCD articles, 20 journals, 14 editorial academic works and four authorized patents. 

1505875737280054340.jpgThe teaching building of the School of Life Sciences and Technology at Inner Mongolia Normal University [Photo/IMNU]