Shanghai, China – Asia
Yu Lizhong was the deputy director of the Geography Department, deputy director of the State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research, chief of Research Office and the assistant president of East China Normal University (ECNU). He was the vice president of ECNU from 1997 to 2002, and the president of Shanghai Normal University from 2003 to 2005. He was appointed as the president of ECNU in January 2006. He is a member of the Science and Technology Committee, (Ministry of Education), member of expert group for National Natural Science Foundation of China, trustee of the Chinese High Education Association, trustee of Chinese Geography Association, trustee of China Disaster Prevention Association, co-chairman of the Geomorphology and Quaternary Research Group of China, co-chairman of the Geographic Education Group of China, chairman of Shanghai Science Promotion Committee for Youth, chairman of Shanghai Geographical Society, senior advisor of Shanghai Association of Science and Technology, and member of editorial boards of a number of national journals, such as “Journal of Geography”, “Oceanography and Limnology”, “Yangtze Basin Resources and Environment”, “Advance of Earth Science”, “Lake Science” and “Wetland Science”.