Beijing Normal University in cooperation with UNESCO established a UNESCO Chair on Artificial Intelligence in Education (hereinafter referred to as "the Chair") in Feb. 2023.
The purpose of the Chair is to promote an integrated system of research, training, information and documentation on artificial intelligence in education. It will facilitate collaboration between high-level, internationally-recognized researchers and teaching staff of the University and other institutions in China, as well as elsewhere in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and in other regions of the world.
Prof. Ronghuai Huang
UNESCO Chair on AI in Education
The chair holder Huang Ronghuai is a Professor of Faculty of Education at Beijing Normal University (BNU) and holds multiple prestigious roles in the field. He is currently the Co-Dean of BNU's Smart Learning Institute, the Director of the National Engineering Research Center of Cyberlearning and Intelligent Technology, and the Director of the Educational Informatization Strategy Research Base in Beijing, under the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China. Additionally, he serves as the UNESCO Chair on Artificial Intelligence in Education and the Director of the UNESCO International Research and Training Centre for Rural Education.
With extensive expertise in educational informatization, smart learning environments, technology-supported innovative teaching, and artificial intelligence in education, Professor Huang has received notable accolades throughout his career. He has been honored with the National Award for Outstanding Teaching Achievement, the Science Research Famous Achievement Award in Higher Institutions, the Science Research Famous Achievement Award in National Education, and the titles of Beijing Famous Teacher and Beijing Outstanding Teacher. Professor Huang's contributions extend beyond recognition, as he has actively participated in over 100 national, provincial, and ministerial projects. His influential ideas have reached wide audiences through the publication of more than 300 academic papers and over 40 books, both domestically and internationally.
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