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Beihang University Holds 2023 Alumni Homecoming Conference
Release time:October 31, 2023 / Yao Zipeng

On October 28th, the 2023 Alumni Homecoming Conference was held at Sunrise Concert Hall, with nearly 2000 alumni returning to campus to commemorate the 71st anniversary of the founding of Beihang University. Among attendees were Beihang Party Committee Secretary Zhao Changlu, President Wang Yunpeng, Deputy Party Secretary and Discipline Inspection Commission Secretary He Xinzhou, Vice Presidents Liu Shuchun and Zhang Hailan, Vice Secretaries of the Party Committee Cheng Bo and Yang Lijun, and Vice President Zhao Weisheng.

The conference kicked off with the solemn national anthem.

In his speech, Wang Yunpeng extended a warm welcome to the alumni who returned to Beihang, as well as warm greetings and good wishes to the alumni at home and abroad. He expressed sincere gratitude to the people from all walks of life who are committed to the development of the university, and expressed sincere congratulations and high respect to the achievements of alumni in various industries. Wang Yunpeng used five "abilities", namely, the traction ability in disciplinary construction, the influence ability of talent cultivation, the innovation ability of scientific research, the competition ability of teaching staff, and the ability of attractive educational conditions, to review and summarize the achievements of Beihang’s development over the past year under the guidance of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China.

“Every little helps a mickle.” Wang Yunpeng stated that the development and achievements of Beihang are inseparable from the unity and endeavors of all teachers and students, as well as the sincere care and full support of alumni. On the great journey towards a world-class university with Chinese characteristics, Beihang hopes to work with 250,000 alumni worldwide to build a development community that is inclusive, win-win, and empathetic.

Lu Wei, an alumnus of the School of Electronic Information Engineering who was enrolled in 1979, now chief expert of Wharton Power and consultant of Shipping China, shared his steadfast dream of serving the country through aviation, fondly recalled his college years at Beihang, and sent deep blessings to his alma mater. He said, "Many alumni have made outstanding contributions in the field of Aeronautics and Astronautics, which stems from the cultivation and education provided by Beihang. We are proud of Beihang and are proud to be a student of Beihang. Happy 71st birthday to Beihang!”

Shen Shiguang, an alumnus of the School of Materials Science and Engineering who was enrolled in 1989, and now Secretary of the Party Committee of the Institute 706, the Second Academy of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp., stated that Beihang has always been his beloved alma mater. During his study at Beihang, the guidance and assistance of his teachers have benefited him for his whole life. He sincerely wished that Beihang will make a significant progress in the construction of a world-class university with Chinese characteristics and provide strong support for China's aerospace development and the comprehensive construction of a modern socialist country.

Zhu Daming, an alumnus of the School of Energy and Power Engineering who was enrolled in 1999, and now the deputy director of the Hunan Power Machinery Research Institute of AECC, noted that the eleven years spent at Beihang was unforgettable and beautiful memories for him. He cherished the cultivation of Beihang and his mentor for many years after leaving school, and was also proud of the rapid development of Beihang in recent years. “It was Beihang that planted the seeds of acquiring both ability and moral integrity, and combining knowledge and practice in my heart, which will continue to grow with my future studies and work.” He expressed his sincere love for Beihang and wished it a brighter future.

At the conference, alumni representatives who were enrolled in 1989 presented flowers to representatives of senior teachers, expressing gratitude for their alma mater and the hard work of their mentors.

After the Alumni Homecoming Conference, alumni took photos together on campus to mark the occasion.

Written by: Wang Qing

Photos by: Di Bailu

Reviewed by: Li Jianwei

Edited by: Jia Aiping

Translated by: Yao Zipeng

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