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The 10th ICPA was successfully held in UESTC

published: 2014-10-26 11:58:00       hits: 

Sponsored by University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), The American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), The Chinese Public Administration Society (CPAS), Co-sponsored by Chinese Public Administration Journal (CPAJ), School of Public Administration, Moscow State University, Cape Peninsula University of Technology   (CPUT) and PA Information Research Center of UESTC, hosted by School of Political Science and Public Administration of UESTC, 2014 International Conference on Public Administration (10th ICPA) was successfully held at University of Electronic Science and Technology of China on October 24-26, 2014.

Up to 200 scholars, experts and practitioners in the field of public administration from 30 countries and regions, namely, P.R. China, USA, South Africa, Australia, Canada, Japan, Greece, UK, Korea, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Malaysia, Nigeria, The Netherlands, India etc. participated the 10th International Conference on Public Administration。

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On behalf of University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Professor Li Yanrong, Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), currently serving as the President of UESTC, warmly welcomed all the participants both from China and overseas over the Opening Ceremony. Professor Li stated that all the past ICPA sessions with strikingly featured themes each year have made ICPA a brand, a bridge and a platform in the international Public Administration field through its larger scale, higher level and increasingly strong academic influence. As a featured academic University, UESTC would accelerate the process of internationalization, strengthen the communication and cooperation with world Top-ranking universities and academic research institutions so as to improve academic research level and cultivate competitive all round talents to the society. On behalf of American Society for Public Administration, Professor Allan Rosenbaum, President of American Society for Public Administration, Executive Director William P. Shields delivered opening remarks and wished to strengthen and develop public administration by international cooperation with scholars from worldwide respectively.\

The theme of 2014 International Conference on Public Administration (ICPA 10th) was New Challenges and Advances in Public Administration. Focusing on the theme, the paper submissions have amounted to six hundred and seventy-nine pieces from both China and outside China. After peer reviews by 2014 ICPA Academic Committee, the papers collected in Proceedings of 2014 International Conference on Public Administration (10th) are three hundred and thirty-three, which offer a wide array of new knowledge and information on subjects that public administrators and scholars should find of some valuable and practical uses, and among which 8 papers have been awarded 2014 ICPA Best Paper and 10 Best Honorable Mention Paper.

Dr. GAO Xiaoping, Vice President and Secretary-general of Chinese Public Administration Society; Professor James L. Perry, Editor-in-Chief, Public Administration Review; Distinguished Professor and Chancellor's Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University and Professor Andrew Podger, Past President of Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) (2005-2010), Australian National University, delivered their keynote presentations on topics of The Governance System of China: Values and Objectives, Level and Structure; What Can Public Administration Review’s First 75 Years Teach Us About the Future? and Promoting and Nurturing Merit and Excellent Performance in Government respectively.\

Focusing on the theme of 2014ICPA, there were 6 sub-themes: Performance & Smarter Government, Good Governance, Networking and Partnerships & E-government, Innovation and Reform on Public Administration, Social Management & Human Resource Management and The Future on Public Administration. Presentations and hot discussions were conducted on the subthemes over the panel sessions.

On October 26, UESTC Lectures, which was specially designed for UESTC students, were delivered by Ms.  Antoinette A. Samuel, Executive Director of ASPA (2004-2013), Deputy Executive Director of the National League of Cities; Dr. Stephen E. Condrey, President of American Society for Public Administration (2013-2014); Dr. Patrick Mendis, George Mason University and Professor Alla Z. Bobyleva, School of Public Administration, Moscow State University on topics of Eight Factors Influencing City Development; Current Issues in HRM; Sino-American Vision and Policy in Practice for a Commercial Civilization and New Challenges and Advances in Public Crisis Management respectively.

Appointed by 2014 Organizing Committee, Dr. BAO Jing, Deputy Secretary-general of Chinese Public Administration Society, Editor-in-chief of Chinese Public Administration Journal, Professor Zhu Xiaoning, Dean of School of Political Science and Public Administration of UESTC, Professor Allan Rosenbaum, President of American Society for Public Administration and Professor Zhao Shurong moderated the Opening Ceremony, Keynote Presentations, UESTC Lecture and Closing Remarks respectively.\

Since the first ICPA was successfully held at UESTC in October,2005, ICPA has consecutively gone through 10 sessions, and Proceedings of 2005ICPA, 2006ICPA, 2007ICPA, 2008ICPA, 2009ICPA, 2010ICPA, 2011ICPA, 2012ICPA and 2013ICPA have been successfully indexed by ISI Proceedings (Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Social Science & Humanities CPCI-SSH, ex-named as Index to Social Science and Humanities Proceedings - ISSHP) through ISI Web of Knowledge in USA.\

 

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On October 26th, the conference came to a successful close. Six hundred and seventy-nine conference papers were handed in and 333 of them were indexed and would be published by UESTC Express.

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In October of 2005, the first ICPA was held in UESTC. So far ICPA has been successfully held for ten times and has a growing impact on administrative experts all over the world.