Prof. Allen Renear (Dean) and Prof. Stephen Downie (Associate Dean), from the School of Information Science, UIUC, US, visited our school on March 20, 2017. They unveiled the plague of NJU-UIUC Joint Informatics Laboratory. Additionally, they gave us lectures and communicated with our faculty and students.

The title of Prof. Allen Renear’s lecture is “Towards an ontology for digital objects” which had theoretical depth.

Meanwhile, Prof. Stephen Downie and Dr. Peter Organisciak made a joint speech: Creating New Big Data Scholarly Research Services, which had practical value.

Prof. Allen Renear and Prof. Stephen Downie’s visit contributed to teaching and research work in our school, and also promoted the international cooperation between us.