On April 12, Beihang Party Committee Secretary Cao Shumin, Executive Vice President Fang Jiancheng and Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee Zhao Gang visited Hangzhou Innovation Institute to investigate and inspect the preparatory work of Zhongfa Aviation University.
During the tour, Cao Shumin held talks with Yuan Jiajun, Secretary of the Zhejiang Provincial Party Committee and Director of the Standing Committee of Zhejiang Provincial People's Congress. Yuan pointed out that adhering to the educational philosophy of "To advocate virtue and pragmatism and to pursue truth and innovation", Beihang University has trained a large number of outstanding talents with pragmatic and responsible spirit. Zhejiang province, a melting pot of highly innovative entrepreneurs and pragmatic and efficient management teams, has established solid cooperation with Beihang. He hoped that the two sides could conduct all-round cooperation and speed up the strategic and innovative laboratory construction in the future, so as to attract global talents and make breakthroughs in key technological areas.
Cao Shumin expressed her gratitude to Secretary Yuan Jiajun and Zhejiang Province’s support to Beihang University over the years. She highly appreciated a series of innovative measures taken by the province to comprehensively promote digital reforms. She hoped that both sides will further optimize their strategic cooperation and continuously provide high-quality services for the economic development of the province and the construction of a good education system, making joint efforts to promote China’s science and technology development and modernization construction.
On April 13, the delegates had a discussion with Ren Shaobo, Secretary of the Party Committee of Zhejiang University. They exchanged views on talent training, discipline construction and other university-running experiences, and expressed the hope to move forward hand in hand and jointly undertake the historical mission of "double first-class" construction.
Following that, they also visited Hangzhou Innovation Institute, and inspected the preparatory work of Zhongfa Aviation University. Zhang Zhenfeng, member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Hangzhou Municipal Committee and secretary of the CPC Yuhang District Committee, Wang Min, secretary of the CPC Binjiang District Committee, and Li Zhilong, mayor of the Binjiang District accompanied the inspection.
Officially launched in October 2018, Hangzhou Innovation Institute of Beihang University is located in Hangzhou High-tech Zone (Binjiang District), Zhejiang Province. As a new talent training and technology innovation platform, it is jointly built by Beihang University and the governments of Zhejiang Province, Hangzhou City and Binjiang District.
The Zhongfa Aviation University is a China-foreign cooperative school jointly established by Beihang University and École Nationale de l'Aviation Civil. In January 2018, witnessed by Chinese President Xi Jinping and French President Emmanuel Macron, Beihang University signed a memorandum of understanding with École Nationale de l'Aviation Civil to jointly build the Zhongfa Aviation University in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province.
The design rendering of Zhongfa Aviation University campus
Reported by Song Chao
Reviewed by Li Jianwei
Edited by Song Chao
Translated by Zheng Quan