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Beihang Leaders Attend Celebration Conference of 40th Anniversary of CAHE and World University Presidents Forum
Release time:August 7, 2023 / Lu Meili

On July 30, the 40th Anniversary of China Association of Higher Education (CAHE) was held in Beijing. Zhao Changlu, Vice President of CAHE and Secretary of the Party Committee of Beihang University, attended the conference. Meanwhile, the World University Presidents Forum, jointly organized by CAHE, Peking University, and Tsinghua University, was held from July 30 to 31. Beihang President Wang Yunpeng attended the forum and delivered a keynote speech.

On July 30, at the 40th Anniversary of CAHE, Cai Dafeng, Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress and Chairman of the Central Committee of the Democratic League, attended the event and gave a speech. Among the attendees were also leaders and representatives from relevant authorities including the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Civil Affairs, China Association for Science and Technology, Beijing Municipal People’s Government, etc.

From July 30 to 31, the World University Presidents Forum was held in Beijing under the theme of "An Era of Transformation and the Mission of Universities". More than 500 guests from 36 countries and regions participated in the forum.

At the main forum, 40 university presidents expanded discussions around five sub-topics. Regarding “Future Required Competence for Talents and the Transformation of Training Mode”, President Wang Yunpeng stated in his speech that to cultivate outstanding scientists and excellent engineers for the future, universities need to nurture four kinds of abilities in their students, including a shaper sense of questioning, excellence in organizing and coordinating, a passion for innovation, and open global competence. Wang Yunpeng expressed his hope that in the context of global educational governance, Chinese and foreign universities will strengthen cooperation, jointly explore high-quality, internationalized scientific and educational integration, and cultivate high-level talents with scientific knowledge, humanistic literacy, engineering capabilities, and international vision.

Beihang has dispatched nearly 60 volunteers to participate in tasks including guest reception, vehicle guidance, hotel reception, and conference services, serving nearly a thousand people in total.

This year's World University Presidents Forum is a large-scale, high-level, and influential event for international educational exchange, aiming to create a new academic platform for communication, cooperation, and integration between China and foreign countries.

Reviewed by Li Jianwei

Edited by Wang Qing

Translated by Lu Meili

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