On December 25, the 11th Beihang University Vision Forum for International Young Scholars was held both online and offline in Vision Hotel Beijing. Among on-site attendees were more than 30 outstanding doctors from Tsinghua University, Peking University and other renowned universities in China, and top sci-tech leaders and young talents from Beihang University. More than 600 young scholars from Havard University, University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, Stanford University and other world-class universities attended the forum online. Beihang Vice President Wang Yunpeng, Vice Secretary of the Party Committee Zhao Gang, and leaders from various schools, institutes and departments attended the opening ceremony of the main forum which was hosted by Zhang Yi, Director of Human Resource Department.
In his speech, Wang Yunpeng extended warm welcome and sincere greetings to young scholars from home and abroad. He pointed out that Beihang, as one of the first-tier universities of higher education, has always taken talent cultivation as the first priority. In the past 69 years, Beihang has trained many talents who have made great contribution to the country. In recent years, Beihang has deepened institutional reforms on talent development and established faculty development and appraisal system on a categorized basis. Wang noted that in the future, Beihang will continue to implement the strategy of strengthening the university with talents in the new era and make greater contributions to the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation. He hoped that young talents can take this opportunity to focus on the academic frontier and fully display their talents, and realize their dreams through this forum.
Zhao Gang reviewed the development of Beihang since its birth, introduced the history of the development of Beihang’s colleges and institutes, the current situation of the construction and development as well as the future planning and goal of Beihang, and gave a detailed summary of Beihang’s achievements in talent cultivation and sci-tech innovations. He pointed out that Beihang will aim at the nation’s strategic needs and advance strategic layout in disciplines of the two campus and the construction of Shahe Campus, and realize the “dual-core development” and the double-wheeled development of talent training and scientific and technological innovation in serving the major national needs and high-level scientific and technological self-reliance. He welcomed young talents to join Beihang and grow together with Beihang.
In the session of special reports, three invited experts delivered reports on the cutting-edge technology in related fields. Prof. Qian Depei, member of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Prof. Donald Bruce Dingwell, member of both German National Academy of Sciences and German National Academy of Science and Technology, and Professor Hu Dianyin, Executive Vice President and Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee of Aero Engine Research Institute gave their reports respectively. Young talents attending the meeting said that they had gained a lot and these reports played a positive guiding role for their future scientific research work.
During the panel discussion session, Prof. Wu Ruilin, Vice Minister of Development Planning Department and Director of Discipline Construction Division, Prof. Yang Lijun, Dean of Institute of Science and Technology and Dean of the School of Astronautics, Prof. Zhao Weisheng, Executive Vice Dean of Graduate School, Prof. Gong Yongji, Vice Dean of the School of Materials Science and Engineering, and Prof. Guan Zhenyu, Assistant Dean of the School of Cyberspace Security, introduced the university’s policy in development planning, discipline construction, research platform support and resource guarantee, shared their valuable experience and insights on school selection and personal development, and answered questions of the participants.
In the afternoon, three sub-forums for outstanding doctors were held simultaneously in each conference room. Participating doctors, experts and young teachers had exchanges and discussions on cutting-edge and hot issues in their respective fields.
In order to implement the university’s the strategy of strengthening the university with talents and to realize the talent introduction, the 11th Beihang University Vision Forum has set up 29 online sub-forums, which will be held by each college or institute from December 26, 2021 to January 14, 2022.
Centering on the goal of building a “world-class university with Chinese characteristics” and the international academic frontier, the forum aims to build a platform for young talents from home and abroad to have academic exchanges and display academic achievements. It is closely integrated with the university’s annual recruitment plan to introduce outstanding young talents from home and abroad. Since December 2016, it has been held for ten years, attracting more than 220 young talents to join Beihang.
Reported by Xue Guoqing
Reviewed by Zhang Yi
Edited by Jia Aiping
Translated by Li Zhuoyang