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CAST-Beihang Research Institute of Science and Technology Organizations and Public Policy Inaugural Meeting Held

Release time:May 5, 2019 / Xiong Ting

On the morning of April 29, the inaugural meeting of China Association for Science and Technology (CAST)-Beihang Research Institute of Science and Technology Organizations and Public Policy was held at Beihang University. It was attended by Huai Jinpeng, executive vice president of the China Association for Science and Technology, Wang Zhijun, vice minister of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China, Shu Wei, executive secretary of CAST, Gong Ke, president-elect of World Federation of Engineering Organizations, Fang Xin, president of the Third World Organization for Women in Science (TWOWS) and professor of the School of Public Policy and Management of University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Cao Shumin, secretary of the Party Committee of Beihang University, Xu Huibin, president of Beihang University and many other leaders. The meeting was presided over by President Xu Huibin.

The meeting

Huai Jinpeng congratulated the institute on its establishment. He pointed out that it is the mission of CAST to vigorously develop think tanks, promote strategic cooperation and integrate science and technology into the areas such as industry, economy, society and culture. He maintained that effective science and technology organizations and public policies are the important basis for the progress and innovation of science and technology. Therefore, the joint effort between CAST and Beihang to establish the institute meets the demand of national strategy and supports major decisions and arrangements of the party and government. He hoped that the two sides can set up first-class think tank hub through the cooperation and conduct more high-quality researches that are consistent with the national circumstances and meet the demands of the new era and the international development.

Academician Huai Jinpeng spoke at the meeting

On behalf of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) of the People’s Republic of China, Wang Zhijun said in his address that MIIT attaches great importance to the construction of innovation system of industrial technology and encourages the in-depth cooperation among enterprises, universities, research institutes and relevant organizations. He expected that the two sides can come up with comprehensive, forward-looking and strategic measures on policy-making and implementation in the area of Industry and Information Technology.

Wang Zhijun, vice minister of Industry and Information Technology, spoke at the meeting

Cao Shumin warmly welcomed the guests at the meeting. She mentioned that innovation is the primary force of development. She stated that the Party Committee of Beihang University pays great attention to the think tank development and hopes to take advantage of this opportunity to establish a high-level open think tank platform that starts at a high point, creating a new participation mechanism for science and technology innovation organizations, so as to offer powerful theory and intelligence support for the development of an innovative country.

Cao Shumin welcomed the guests at the meeting

Xu Huibin also expressed welcome to the people present. He said that CAST and Beihang share the same “innovation genes” and a solid basis of cooperation. He pointed out that the co-founding of the Research Institute of Science and Technology Organizations and Public Policy is a major event in the course of Beihang’s development into a first-class university with first-class disciplines as well as a milestone in the history of cooperation between Beihang and CAST.

President Xu Huibin spoke at the meeting

On behalf of the leading group of the institute, Huai Jinpeng awarded certificates of employment to the director of academic committee of the institute. Cao Shumin was elected as dean of the institute. Huai Jinpeng, Wang Zhijun, Cao Shumin, Xu Huibin unveiled the nameplate of the institute together.

Huai Jinpeng awarded certificates of employment to the director of academic committee of the institute

Huai Jinpeng awarded the certificate of employment to Cao Shumin, who was elected as dean of the institute

Huai Jinpeng, Wang Zhijun, Cao Shumin, Xu Huibin unveiled the nameplate of the institute together

The launch ceremony was followed by a seminar entitled “The Science and Technology Organizations in the Era of New Technology”. Experts and scholars conducted in-depth discussions on the topic at the seminar.

The academic seminar

The group photo of the attendees


Reported by Song Chao

Photographed by Di Bailu

Reviewed by Tan Hualin

Edited by Jia Aiping and Xiong Ting

Translated by Xiong Ting