On March 19, the council of Beihang-AECC Research Institute of Aero-Engine and International School of Aero-Engine (hereinafter referred to as “the institute and the school”) held a conference on the Shahe Campus of Beihang University. The council members listened to reports on the construction of the institute and the school, and unfolded a discussion about the deep integration of university-enterprise production, education, research and application.
Among attendees were Cao Jianguo, Head of the council and Chairman of the Aero Engine Cooperation of China (AECC); Cao Shumin, Head of the council and Secretary of the Party Committee of Beihang University; Li Fangyong, Deputy Head of the council and President of AECC; Xu Huibin, Deputy Head of the council and President of Beihang University; Li Hongxin, Deputy Head of the council and Vice President of AECC; Tao Zhi, Deputy Head of the council and Vice President of Beihang University; as well as four academicians including Xiang Qiao, Yin Zeyong, Liu Daxiang and Chen Maozhang. The conference was chaired by Xu Huibin.
At the conference, Cao Jianguo and Cao Shumin jointly unveiled the Aero-engine System Collaborative Design Center.
In her address, Cao Shumin recognized the outstanding achievements made by the institute and the school and expected them to unceasingly play a leading role in completing basic research projects with high quality, accelerate the application and transformation of innovative achievements, and make contributions to improving the independent innovation capability of aero-engine industry.
Cao Jianguo highlighted the role of the institute and the school as a leader of university-enterprise collaborative innovation in light of the well-organized structure, working ideas and development prospects. He hoped that they could further leverage the advantages of collaborative innovation platforms, constantly enrich the content and carrier of talent cultivation and scientific research to provide an inexhaustible source in the field of aero-engine.
Tao Zhi briefed on the achievements of the institute and the school from five aspects: collaborative innovation, team building, scientific and technological innovation, talent cultivation and Party building. He also provided a report on the key work of the institute and the school in 2021. The participating academicians and leaders carried out a heated discussion about the construction and independent innovation of China’s aero-engine.
Launched in 2020 by Beihang University, the Aero-engine System Collaborative Design Center provides a platform for large-scale engine collaborative research. By introducing the innovation mechanism based on university-enterprise collaboration, university-university collaboration, school-school collaboration and interdisciplinary collaboration, the center is devoted to cultivating potential engine talents, exploring the research and development system of future aero-engines and the management system based on complex system collaborative design platform, and promoting disciplinary integration and technological innovation.
Reported by Wang Qing and Zheng Fei
Photographed by Di Bailu
Reviewed by Li Jianwei
Edited by Jia Aiping
Translated by Zang Mingming