On the afternoon of Sept. 22, Li Ming, secretary of the CPC Wujiang District Committee, led a delegation to visit Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU), where they met with Wang Shuguo, the president of the university, and attended a symposium on cooperation in developing talents and promoting science and technology in the intelligent equipment industry.
On behalf of the university, Wang Shuguo welcomed Li Ming and his entourage and expressed his expectation for further deepening cooperation in the future. In his speech, Wang pointed out that the XJTU upholds the concepts of “coordination, openness, sharing, innovation and green development” and actively fulfills social responsibilities. It has been working hard to build itself into a global scientific and educational highland and a platform of innovation which serves the development of Shaanxi province. The university looks forward to extensive cooperation with enterprises and localities in implementing the new development concept and promoting high-quality development. Wang also noted that prioritizing the innovation-driven industrial development, Wujiang has a strong demand for high-end talents and will surely benefit from its close cooperation with the XJTU in scientific research, technology transfer, achievement transformation and talent training.
Li Ming introduced the economic and social development of Wujiang District to the leaders of the university and fully affirmed the fruitful results achieved in cooperation of the two sides in personnel training, scientific innovation and technology transfer.
Li Ming said that in recent years, Xi’an Jiaotong University has developed rapidly and has made remarkable achievements in basic scientific research. The delegation’s trip to the XJTU is part of Wujiang’s efforts to take the lead in exploring new ways for industrial development in accordance with the essence of the speeches made by General Secretary Xi Jinping on promoting technological innovation. It is also one of the effective measures taken by Wujiang to further promote the school-district cooperation. Li Ming pointed out that the district is striving to accelerate the construction of the demonstration zone for ecological green development in the Yangtze River Delta (YRD) region and build itself into a base for scientific and technological innovation and institutional innovation with a deep talent pool. It needs to join hands with colleges and universities in the training of talents in key areas and strengthening the government-industry-university-research cooperation, so as to boost the development of the real economy.
At the subsequent symposium on strategic cooperation, the two sides signed an agreement aiming at a long-term cooperation in developing talents and promoting science and technology in the intelligent equipment industry. According to this agreement, Wujiang District will set up an intelligent equipment R&D and talent workstation in the XJTU’s High-end Equipment Research Institute to jointly explore a win-win model of collaborative development of scientific research and industry.
Li Ming pointed out in his speech that Wujiang and the XJTU have established a close cooperative relationship in technological innovation and talent training. At present, the district is deepening the integration of the industrial chain and the innovation chain, Li said, stressing the need to attract more high-quality talents. He expressed his belief that through the broader and deeper school-locality and school-enterprise cooperation, the two sides can jointly make breakthroughs in key core technologies and help build Wujiang District into a highland of scientific and technological innovation and a main carrier for the transformation of scientific and technological achievements in the YRD region.
When addressing the symposium, Hong Jun, member of the standing committee of the Party committee of Xi’an Jiaotong University and assistant to the president, introduced the university’s school-running principles and characteristic disciplines. He said that the XJTU will deepen the integration of its innovation chain and talent chain with Wujiang’s industrial chain and promote the transformation of more scientific and technological achievements in Wujiang, so as to inject a new kinetic energy into the improvement of the district’s innovative ability and core competitiveness.
During the event, the recipients of the Innovation Technology Scholarship (Grant-in-aid) program were presented with certificates. Established by Wujiang in 2016, the program selects 20 scholarship winners and 20 grant-in-aid recipients in Xi’an Jiaotong University each year to encourage students to work hard and actively participate in scientific and technological innovation activities.
Before the symposium, Li Ming and his entourage visited the exhibition hall of Xi’an Jiaotong University.
District leaders Fan Jianlong, Yang Bin and Chen Jianzhong participated in the event.