Science and technology plays a pivotal role in advancing the world we live in. China has been attaching great importance to science and technology education to cultivate innovative and high-level skilled talents. It is our responsibility to nurture science and technology talents for our fast developing country.

The Division of Science and Technology provides a holistic education and diverse opportunities for our students to explore their interests and achieve their full potentials. Our programmes consist of two general categories of traditional learning: life-related programmes including food science and technology, environmental science and applied psychology; computing/mathematics-related programmes including artificial intelligence, computer science and technology, data science, statistics, applied mathematics and financial mathematics.

Our programmes equip students with specific knowledge and skills to meet the exacting demands of respective industries and societies. They are also well rounded and aware of their responsibilities to the society from the training they received in our liberal arts curriculum. Our faculty take great emphasis on arming students with problem-solving skills and lifelong learning skills so that they are well prepared to tackle unfamiliar problems they might encounter in this rapidly developing world and excel in their future work. You are very welcome to explore our programmes and join us on this scientific journey.

Prof. Jianxin Pan
Chair Professor and Dean
Division of Science and Technology
September 2021

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Prof. Pan received his PhD from Hong Kong Baptist University in 1996, followed by his postdoctoral fellowship in Rothamsted Research of the UK (1996-1999), research associate in University of St Andrews (1999-2000) and lecturership in Keele University (2000-2002). During his academic pursuit in the University of Manchester from 2002, he was promoted as Senior Lecturer in 2004, Reader in 2005 and Full Professor in 2006. Prof. Pan had served as the Head of Probability and Statistics Group, on Senior Leadership Team of the School and the Director of Internationalization of the Department of Mathematics at The University of Manchester, UK.

Prof. Pan is an internationally renowned researcher in statistical science and his research interests are within statistical modeling, statistical learning, and data science with application to medicine, public health, finance as well as industry. He has published over 120 research articles in journals of statistics and multidisciplinary research, and three research monographs with Springer and Science Press. He was awarded fundings from various research councils including those in the UK and Europe.

Prof. Pan is a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, an Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute, and a Turing Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence. He was the Chair of the Royal Statistical Society Manchester Group and has been serving as an Associate Editor for several prestigious academic journals. He has successfully supervised over 20 PhD students and over 50 MSc/MPhil students.