Special Guest Country 2015

We are proud to announce that China has been elected as this year "Special Guest Country" by the Symposium Executive Programme Committee.
A wide range of Chinese-themed initiatives will be organized throughout the week to enrich both our scientific and social programme and give all Symposium delegates the chance to have in-depth insight into the Chinese world and culture.
All activities have been arranged with the scientific support and cooperation of a specialized Chinese Local Organising Committee made up of delegates from Chinese Universities and research institutes.

  • Opening Lecture

    Monday 5th October, h. 12.20

    Prof. Pinjing He (Tongji University, Shanghai) will close the opening session with a lecture on "Waste management in China: Emerging challenges and new opportunities". Up-to-date data on the generation, characteristics, collection, treatment, legislation requirements and management of household solid waste in Chinese cities, towns and rural areas will be presented and compared. Recent emerging challenges and new opportunities will be listed and discussed.

  • Ping Pong tournament - Pīngpāng qiú 乒乓球

    Monday 5th October, h. 21.00

    Pīngpāng qiú (乒乓球) is the official name for the sport of table tennis in China, also referred to as ping pong. Chinese players have won the men's World Championship 60% of the time since 1959. The ping pong community in China continues to produce many world-class players, and this depth of skill allows the country to continue dominating recent world titles after a short break during the 1990s. This sport played an important role in China's international relations; in April 1972, the US table tennis team were invited to visit China, an event later called "Ping Pong Diplomacy".

  • Tai Chi Quan performance - Taijiquan 太極拳

    Thursday 8th October, h. 22.00

    Tai Chi Quan is an ancient Chinese form of exercise established over 700 years ago. Although Tai Chi was originally a Martial Art it is mainly practiced today as an excellent form of exercise with many health benefits. A Tai Chi performance played by Chinese delegates will be presented to the public during this year's edition of our Sardinia's Got Talent. Furthermore, a traditional Tai Chi Qhuan lesson will be guided by a Chinese teacher in the early morning of Tuesday 6th, on the beautiful beach of Forte Village Resort. Lesson will start at 7:00 am and wil last max 30 min. 

  • Best Chinese Paper Award

    Friday 9th October, h. 21.00

    Among others, a special award will be presented to the best paper by a Chinese author during the Symposium closing Gala Dinner.

  • Chinese Pavilion


    A dedicated corner will always be available in the Symposium Exhibition Area to give all Symposium participants the chance to discover Chinese culture and learn all about the history and traditions of this marvellous country.