Beihang Secretary of the Party Committee Cao Shumin, Managing Vice President Fang Jiancheng and Vice President Wang Yunpeng visited the Aviation Industry Corporation of China, Ltd. (AVIC) on the afternoon of February 27. They were received by AVIC President Luo Ronghuai, Vice Secretary of the Party Organization Li Yuhai and Executive Vice President Li Benzheng. The visit was aimed to promotethe development of first-class disciplines in Beihang, serve the national strategic needs in the field of aviation and strengthen the cooperation between Beihang and AVIC.
At the meeting
Leaders from both sides first watched a publicity video of the aviation industry. Zhang Kunhui, President and Secretary of the Party Organization of AVIC Aerospace System Co., Ltd., introduced the program of upgrading airborne systems, and Jiao Zongxia, Director of the National Key Laboratory of Flight Vehicle Control Incorporation Technology, informed the audience of the suggestions on the development of the Beihang-AVIC Innovation Center of Airborne Systems. The two sides also discussed issues like solutions to the lack of core technology, ways that universities could serve national strategy and industry, methods to match talent training with national needs, the cooperation model of the cutting-edge innovation center of airborne systems, etc.
AVIC President Luo Ronghuai spoke at the meeting
In his speech, AVIC President Luo Ronghuai pointed out that AVIC and Beihang shared one root and a common goal, and a great number of Beihangers have devoted themselves to the aviation industry of China. As airborne systems develop by leaps and bounds, he hoped that the cooperation with Beihang on the general strategy and the specific program of airborne systems could promote the cultivation of aviation talents, facilitate engineering projects based on the research achievements of universities, transform technology into soft power, and solve the key technical problems in the aviation industry.
Secretary Cao Shumin spoke at the meeting
Secretary Cao also noted the brotherhood between Beihang and AVIC. According to her, Beihang has been attaching great importance to the aerospace industry, and its discipline group of information science must serve the development of this field. She expressed her expectations that Beihang could strengthen its strategic cooperation with AVIC and tackle key technical problems with a pragmatic attitude, especially in aspects like airworthiness system and talent cultivation. These efforts are aimed at more participation from Beihang faculty and students in major national events and a truly effective role of universities in the industry-academia-research collaboration.
Other participants of Beihang University included members of the discipline group development team from the School of Electronic and Information Engineering, the School of Automation Science and Electrical Engineering, the School of Aeronautic Science and Engineering, the School of Computer Science and Engineering, the School of Instrumentation Science and Opto-electronics Engineering, the School of Software, the School of Cyberspace Security, the School of Microelectronics, Artificial Intelligence Institute and Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Big Data and Brain Computing, as well as representatives from the National Key Laboratory of Flight Vehicle Control Incorporation Technology, the National Key Laboratory of Software Development Environment and the Department of Development and Planning.
Reported by Hu Qinglei
Reviewed by ZhaoGang
Edited by Wang Qing
Translated by Li Mingzhu