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Academician Chen Xiaohong Appointed as Deputy Director of the Management Science Department of 8th Science and Technology Committee of Ministry of Education

2020-12-11 10:28:22

On the afternoon of December 9, the plenary session of the Science and Technology Committee of the Ministry of Education and the national conference on science and technology work in colleges and universities was held in Beijing. The meeting organized and mobilized science and technology professionals in education front to gain a deep understanding and implement the spirit of the 5thplenary session of the 19thCentral Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), appointed the members of the 8thScience and Technology Committee of the Ministry of Education, and entrusted the Science and Technology Committee with main tasks going forward. Chen Baosheng, Minister of Education, attended the meeting and delivered an address. Chen Xiaohong, HUTB President and CAE Academician, was appointed as the Deputy Director of the Management Science Department of the 8thScience and Technology Committee.

 

At the meeting, Minister Chen Baosheng summarized recent progress in science and technology innovation work in colleges and universities from seven perspectives, and analyzed new developments they face in science and technology innovation going forward. He stressed the irreplaceable role of colleges and universities in science and technology independence. As China enters the new stage of development, colleges and universities should give full play to their strengths, support high-quality development through science and technology innovation, and proactively contribute to the development of the country and nation. Colleges and universities should gain a deep understanding and implement the spirit of the 5thplenary session of the 19thCentral Committee of CPC, and act upon the new concept of development. Guided by the “Four Orientations” initiative and national strategic demand, the Ministry of Education should focus on optimizing the science and technology innovation support system for colleges and universities, building a national strategic science and technology force, giving full play to the supporting and leading role of science and technology innovation in talent training, strengthening basic research, enhancing critical and core technology research and supply capacity, promoting the transformation of science and technology progress and industry innovation, accelerating the training of high-quality science and technology professionals, increasing the opening up of science and technology, further deepening system and mechanism reform, fostering a high-quality science and technology innovation support system suited to the new development paradigm, and comprehensively promoting high-quality development of science and technology innovation in colleges and universities. In the context of new requirements, the Science and Technology Committee should further improve its work by setting top-class targets, conducting strategic research, provide valuable consultancy service in policy-making, holding high-standard exchange sessions and setting a role model in study style and work style.

 


As a senior advisory body established by the Ministry of Education to guide science and technology work in colleges and universities, the Science and Technology Committee of the Ministry of Education (hereinafter referred to as the “Science and Technology Committee”) serves as a think tank for the country and the Ministry of Education. Department members are experts working in the field of department of the Science and Technology Committee, and participate in the specific work of relevant departments of the Science and Technology Committee. The Science and Technology Committee, which is composed of famous scientists and management experts having strategic thinking, high academic attainment, innovation capacity and academic influence in their respective fields, is responsible for decision-making consultation, strategic research, policy recommendation and appraisal and evaluation.

 


Academician Chen Xiaohong’s appointment as the Deputy Director of the Management Science Department of the 8thScience and Technology Committee of the Ministry of Education will play a positive role in helping HUTB build a “Double First-Class” college, speed up the training of innovation-oriented talents, stick to the “Four Orientations” initiative, better contribute to the implementation of the national strategy of innovation-driven development, and yield more remarkable results.

 

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