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12th Beihang University Vision Forum for International Young Scholars Convened
Release time:June 29, 2022 / Wen Li

On June 25, the 12th Beihang University Vision Forum for International Young Scholars was held online. More than 500 young scholars from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, Stanford University and other world-class universities attended the forum. Beihang Secretary of the Party Committee Zhao Changlu, Vice Secretary of the Party Committee Zhao Gang, and leaders from various schools, institutes and departments attended the opening ceremony of the main forum. The ceremony was hosted by Zhang Yi, Director of Human Resource Department of Beihang University.

In his speech, Zhao Changlu extended warm welcome and sincere greetings to young scholars from home and abroad. He pointed out that Beihang has always taken talent cultivation as the first priority. In the past 70 years, aiming at fostering virtue through education and serving the country’s major needs, Beihang teachers and students have devoted themselves to making contributions in talent cultivation and science and technology innovation, promoting the university’s development in various aspects. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of Beihang University. Beihang has recently convened a conference on talent-related work, put forward Blue Sky Cultivation Action Plan in a New Era, a strategy of developing universities through talent cultivation, and introduced a series of concrete measures, embracing a new chapter of high-quality talent work. He stressed that Beihang is more eager for talent in face of unprecedented opportunities and challenges. He hoped that the Vision Forum would serve as a platform for young scholars to focus on academic frontiers, exchange ideas and show their talents, and that more and more young scholars take this forum as an opportunity to know and join in Beihang, and achieve their careers and dreams. He said that Beihang will always take talent as the foundation of developing the university and continue to implement the strategy of strengthening the university through talent cultivation. Beihang will show its responsibility in building the important global talent center and innovation hub, thus extending welcome to the opening of the Party's 20th National Congress with outstanding achievements and striving to cultivate talent for the Party and the country in the new era.

Prof. Wang Zili, member of Chinese Academy of Engineering announced the winner of the Best Report in the 11th Vision Forum. He hoped that the winners will continue to serve the major needs of the country and devote themselves to teaching and scientific research, making more contributions in their fields, and that they can work together in Beihang, contributing to the innovation and development in the fields of aeronautics and astronautics.

Zhao Gang reviewed the development of Beihang since its birth, introduced the history of the development of Beihang’sschools and colleges, 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 of the two campuses 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 talent to join Beihang and grow together with Beihang.

In the session of special reports, three invited experts delivered cutting-edge reports in related fields. Prof. Wang Zili, Prof. Yang Shubin from the School of Materials Science and Engineering, and Prof. Xu Mai from the School of Electronics and Information Engineering gave their reports respectively. The participants said that they had gained a lot and these reports played a positive guiding role for their future scientific research work.

During the discussion session, Yang Lijun, Zhao Weisheng, Wu Ruilin, Vice Minister of Development Planning Department and Director of Discipline Construction Division, and Prof. Du Yi from the School of Physics, a representative of young talent, introduced the university’s policy in development planning, discipline construction, research platform support and resources guarantee, shared their valuable experience and insights on school selection and personal development, and answered questions of the participants.

In order to implement the university’s strategy of strengthening the university with talent and to realize the talent introduction precisely, the 12th Beihang University Vision Forum has set up 30 online sub-forums, which will be held by each school or institute from June 26, 2022 to July 8, 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 talent 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 talent from home and abroad. Vision Forum has been held for twelve times since December 2016, attracting more than 230 young talent to join Beihang.

Reported by Xue Guoqing

Photographed by Su Dan and Jin Hui

Reviewed by Zhang Yi

Edited by Jia Aiping

Translated by Wen Li

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