From October 20th to 21st, the 10th Sino-Japan University Presidents Forum was held in Shenyang by Northeastern University, China. Prof. Haijun Huang, Vice President of Beihang University, attended the forum and gave a keynote speech on how to foster university education in preparing students for the challenges in their future career development.
In the speech titled “Reform the Talent Cultivation in Beihang”, he illustrated Beihang’s innovative ideas and approaches about talent cultivation with practices like undergraduate enrollment by general subjects, students’ innovation and entrepreneurship, cultivation of internationalized talents, etc., winning wide attention and praise.
Prof. Huang delivering his speech
During the forum, he also held bilateral meetings with delegates from Keio University, Hiroshima University and Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) respectively on university-level cooperation.
Prof. Huang’s meeting with Keio University
Prof. Huang’s meeting with Hiroshima University
Prof. Huang’s meeting with Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
On the student forum held simultaneously, Yiting Cheng, a Beihang senior of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences, shared her thoughts about university students’ innovation and entrepreneurship with other student representatives from China and Japan.
Yiting Cheng speaking during the student forum
Besides Beihang, those in attendance included 17 Chinese universities, such as Peking University, Tsinghua University, Fudan University, 19 Japanese universities, like Tokyo University, Kyoto University, Waseda University, and seven government organizations and academic institutions: China Scholarship Council, Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Consulate of Japan in China, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), etc.
Initiated by Peking University and the University of Tokyo, the Sino-Japan University Presidents Forum has become a high-level platform for exchanges between the two countries in higher education since 2000. All participants are first-class universities and government organizations in China and Japan. The next forum will be held in Waseda University in 2019.
Reported by Cui Chen
Edited by Qing Wang
Translated by Mingzhu Li