[News from the News Center] Recently, Wang Dongfeng, Secretary of Hebei Provincial Party Committee and Director of the Standing Committee of Hebei Provincial People’s Congress, visit YSU for field research. He stressed that YSU should conduct in-depth study and implementation of General Secretary Xi Jinping’s major policy addresses and major decisions and arrangements of the CPC Central Committee, carry out in earnest activities to enable Party members to remain true to the original aspiration and keep the mission firmly in mind, accelerate the construction of a world-class university and first-class disciplines, and make new and greater contributions to a country and province of innovators. Xu Qin, Deputy Secretary of Hebei Provincial Party Committee and Governor of Hebei Province, also attended the activities.
Wang Dongfeng and Xu Qin visit YSU for field research. (Photographed by Zhao Wei, Hebei Daily)
At the Meta-stable Materials Science and Technology State Key Laboratoryand the School of Mechanical Engineering, Wang Dongfeng and Xu Qin visited the faculty and workers in science and technology, and watched the demonstration of scientific and technological innovations. They also hosted a symposium to listen to the reports of YSU leadership, Academician Tian Yongjun and other leading talents in science and technology, and leaders of the relevant departments of Qinhuangdao and the province, and made coordination and gave solutions to the difficulties.
Wang Dongfeng pointed out that as a well-known university at home and abroad, YSU has solid strength in personnel training, basic subject research, and transformation ofscientific and technological achievements, and has made major contributions to scientific and technological innovation in Hebei and even the whole country. It is necessary to give play to its comparative advantages, deepen education reform, strengthen independent innovation, and strive to take the lead in the “Double First-class” construction.
Wang Dongfeng emphasized that it is necessary to stick to innovation theory and actively get involvedin major national strategies. General Secretary Xi Jinping cares Hebei very much. He has paid 7 inspection visits since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, has promoted three major strategies:the coordinated development of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, planning and construction of Xiongan New Area, and preparations for Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games, which providean important period of strategic opportunity for Hebei’s development.YSU teachers and students should view the situation in big-picture terms, shoulder their own responsibility, andconsciouslyalign themselves with Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era and use it to guide practice and advance work, and offer services and support for the country’s major strategies.
Wang Dongfeng stressed that it is necessary to deepen the reform of the comprehensive education system and speed up the pace of “double first-class” construction. In order to provide education that our people are satisfied with, it is necessary to focus more on the reform of the institutional mechanism of universities, formulate and improve the incentive policies, and give great autonomy to the scientists and researchers. Besides, Qinhuangdao Municipal PartyCommittee, Qinhuangdao Municipal Government and the relevant departments of Hebei province should provide more support and services for YSU, give full play to YSU’ comparative advantages in engineering, new materials, chemistry and machinery manufacturing, and fostera strong synergy in the “double first-class” construction to promote the innovative and high-quality development of YSU.
Wang Dongfeng pointed out that it is necessary to promote the cooperation of industry, university, and institute, and boostthe independent innovation and transformation of scientific achievements. In order to build aworld-class university, it is necessary to focus on the country’s major strategies, concentrate on scientific and technological research of key technology, and strive to fill vacancies in domestic areas. We should coordinatethe cooperation of industry, university, and institute, sort out the industrial chain, innovation chain, technology chain, and value chain, and make full use ofresearchinstitutes of industrial technology, centersfor display, transaction and transformationof scientific and technological achievements, industrial development funds and other innovation platforms to accelerate the transformation and industrialization of scientific and technological achievements, and to provide strong scientific and technological support for economic and social development. We shouldcontinue cultivating and introducing high-end talents andinvigoratethe creativityof teachers, students and researchers. We should strengthen work on the training and introduction of talentsbased on the teaching and innovation platforms such as the State Key Laboratory, and retain talents with promising careers, sincere feelings, and generous treatment, thus providing a good environment for innovation and entrepreneurship for academicians, experts and otherhigh-end talents.
Wang Dongfeng noted that it is necessary to adhere to the principal accountability system under the leadership of the Party committee, and launch campaigns on specific theme. It is necessary to take the re-election of YSU Party committee as a new opportunity, adhere to and strengthen the Party’s overall leadership over all workof the university, strengthen the party building and strengthen its power to unite, and energy to fight. We should prepare well for the second round of campaigns on specific theme, take in-depth inspection and analysis, focus on and solveprominent problems, and move further forward with the full and rigorous governance over the Party, which will provide strong political guarantees, organizational guarantees, and discipline guarantees for the “double first-class” construction.
Xu Qin pointed out that YSU should adhere to the guidance of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, conscientiously implement the important expositions of General Secretary Xi Jinping on education and scientific and technological innovation, carry out in earnest activities to enable Party members to remain true to the original aspiration and keep the mission firmly in mind, cultivate people for the Party and the country, and provide strong intellectual and technical support for the Chinese dream ofthe great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation. It is necessary to put quality first, optimize disciplines,makebreakthroughs in scientific research, promote interdisciplinary integration and the transformation of scientific research achievements, and strive to achieve a new breakthroughs in mechanical engineeringand other traditional fields. It is necessary to grasp the important period of strategic opportunity for Hebei’s development, deepen the reform of education and teaching, pursue achievements in scientific research and education with endeavors in reforms and development, and achieve the hard work of research and education, reform and development, and make new contributions to the transformation, upgrading andhigh-quality developmentof HebeiProvince. HebeiProvincial Government and relevant departments will fully support YSU in advancing toward a“double first-class” university in accordance with the arrangements of Hebei Provincial Party Committee and therequirements of Secretary Wang Dongfeng.
Gao Zhili, member of the Standing Committee of Hebei Provincial Party Committee and Secretary-General of Hebei Provincial Party Committee, and Zhu Haowen, Secretary-General of Hebei Provincial Government, participated in the research.
[Translated by Xing Tong]