On the morning of December 26, the signing ceremony between Beihang University and Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) to jointly build the Aviation General Hospital (AGH) was held at the Ruxin Conference Center of Beihang University. Those in attendance included Tan Ruisong, Chairman of AVIC, Luo Ronghuai, President of AVIC, Wu Xiandong, Executive Vice President of AVIC, Li Yao, Chief Accountant of AVIC, Cao Shumin, Secretary of the Party Committee of Beihang University, Xu Huibin, President of Beihang University, Fang Jiancheng, Vice President of Beihang University and so on. The ceremony was hosted by President Xu.
Cao Shumin congratulated on the event and expressed gratitude for AVIC’s long-term support for Beihang University. She pointed out that the two sides would both make full use of their advantages to jointly build the AGH and conduct higher-level cooperation in other fields such as top-notch talents cultivation, industry-university-research innovation and the practical application of major scientific research, in order to contribute to the development of a powerful country with thriving aviation industry.
Cao Shumin spoke at the event
Tan Ruisong thanked Beihang for its effort in cultivating talents, tackling key scientific problems and providing support for the aviation industry. He stated that AVIC and Beihang had stood together through thick and thin for the past 60 years and formed deep connections with each other. He said that the joint establishment of the AGH marked a significant step of the two sides to deepen major strategic cooperation. He hoped that Beihang and AVIC can adopt a down-to-earth approach to work and make greater contributions to the aviation industry.
Tan Ruisong delivered the speech
At the ceremony, Li Yao and Fang Jiancheng signed the agreement on behalf of the two sides. Tan Ruisong, Luo Ronghuai and Wu Xiandong from AVIC as well as Cao Shumin, Xu Huibin, Liu Shuchun and Li Junfeng from Beihang witnessed the moment.
The representatives of the two sides signed the agreement
Group photo of the representatives of AVIC and Beihang
Over the years, Beihang has been committed to developing top-rank engineering programs, first-class science programs, high-quality liberal arts programs and competitive biomedical engineering programs. To meet the demands of the country’s strategic development, the university has endeavored to promote a biomedical engineering discipline with Beihang characteristics. In the 4th round of 2017 China Discipline Ranking (CDR), the discipline of biological science and medical engineering of Beihang University was evaluated as level A. In 2016, two advanced innovation centers of Beihang University, Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Biomedical Engineering and Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Big Data-Based Precision Medicine, were established. Besides, many great breakthroughs have been made by the university on pilot life support system, skydiving protection, weightlessness and overload monitor, ergonomics and so on.
Founded in 1972, the AGH was affiliated with AVIC. After 40 years’ development, AGH has become a large tertiary hospital, which integrates medical care, teaching, research, and diseases prevention. It is the leading hospital of AVIC Medical Group, undertaking the tasks of aeromedical research, health maintenance of flight crew, prevention of occupational disease, flight test life support, medical care of neighbouring residents and so on.
Reported by Yu Min
Photographed by Di Bailu and Han Siyu
Reviewed by Tan Hualin
Edited by Jia Aiping and Xiong Ting
Translated by Xiong Ting