On July 17, Beihang University held a donation ceremony at Ruxin Convention Center on the occasion of a 100-day countdown to its 70th anniversary. Alumnus Xia Wei donated 100 million yuan to his alma mater for the establishment of funds for science and technology innovation, aiming at supporting the transformation of scientific and technological achievements and alumni innovation and entrepreneurship. At the ceremony, Xia Wei, together with Xu Zewei, Wang Jianfei, Jin Yong, Liu Fuhua and Huang Lingfeng, also donated 10 million yuan equity of Beihang Investment Co. to support the development of the university.
The donation ceremony
Among the attendees were Beihang Secretary of the Party Committee Zhao Changlu, Beihang President Xu Huibin, Vice Presidents Liu Shuchun and Zhang Guang, Vice Secretary of the Party Committee Cheng Bo and alumni Xia Wei, Xu Zewei, Wang Jianfei, Jin Yong, and Liu Fuhua. The ceremony was presided over by Zhang Guang.
In his address, Xia Wei said that one should never forget his alma mater and always be grateful. “This year marks the 70th anniversary of Beihang University. It would be my pleasure to do something meaningful for the development of my alma mater. The care, education and cultivation provided by Beihang University made my career possible, so I hope the donation will encourage more alumni to jointly support the innovation and entrepreneurship of young teachers and students and continue to make contributions to Beihang’s pursuit of building a world-class university with Chinese characteristics.”
Xia Wei delivered a speech at the ceremony
Xia Wei and Liu Shuchun signed the donation agreement on behalf of both sides
Wang Jianfei and Liu Shuchun signed the donation agreement on behalf of both sides
Zhao Changlu and Xu Huibin presented alumni Xia Wei, Xu Zewei, Wang Jianfei, Jin Yong and Liu Fuhua the donation certificate
Xu Huibin extended his gratitude to Xia Wei and Beihang Investment Co.. He noted that Beihang University always takes serving the country as the highest pursuit and its students share a strong sense of patriotism. The university has made great achievements since its founding 70 years ago. He hoped that the donation will encourage and inspire more Beihang students and also people with vision to support the development of Beihang and to make joint efforts to build Beihang into a world-class university with Chinese characteristics.
Xu Huibin delivered a speech
Zhao Changlu thanked Xia Wei and Beihang Investment Co. on behalf of the university. He said that the donation is of great significance at the 100-day countdown to the university's anniversary. Since its founding 70 years ago, Beihang has always been exploring a new way to build a world-class university. The development of Beihang can only be possible with the support and hard work of its alumni. He said that this donation showed their affections towards Beihang, signified the fruit of the university’s talent cultivation, and involved higher expectations towards the university’s development. Beihang will make good use of the donation and try to benefit more teachers and students in regards to innovation and entrepreneurship. He also pointed out that the university will also take the 70th anniversary as an opportunity to comprehensively improve the work quality related to alumni affairs.
Zhao Changlu delivered a speech
Reported by Wang Qing
Photographed by Di Bailu and Song Chao
Reviewed by Li Jianwei
Edited by Jia Aiping
Translated by Wen Li