From November 17th to 18th, the 17th National College Education Thought Seminar was held in the Art Center of our school. The seminar was based on the theme of New Age University Education. It was co-sponsored by Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Hunan University and Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and co-hosted by Hunan University and Hunan University of Arts and Science.
Professor Yu Xiangcheng, Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee of Hunan University, Professor Gu Zhengqi, Secretary of the Party Committee of HUAS, Professor Long Xianzhong, President of HUAS, Professor Shi Daning, National Teaching Master, Vice President of Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Senior Professor of Hangzhou University of Electronic Science and Technology, China Science Evaluation Research Professor Qiu Junping, Dean of Zhejiang Higher Education Research Institute, Professor Zhang Wei, former Party Secretary of Xiangtan University, and Professor Zhang Yingqiang, Dean of Huazhong University of Science and Technology, attended the seminar. The opening ceremony was hosted by Professor Yu Xiaobo, Director of Educational Science College of Hunan University. More than 400 experts and scholars from 60 universities and research institutions including Nanjing University, Xiamen University, Fudan University, Beijing Normal University and Jilin University gathered together to discuss the educational philosophy of the new era.
Mr. Pan Maoyuan, the founder of China's higher education and a famous higher education expert, sent his congratulatory letter to the seminar in particular. In his letter, Mr. Pan said: "The theme of this year is to discuss the educational thoughts of the new era. The five reference topics are all theoretically and practically important and play leading roles in the reform and development of current university education."
Professor Yu Xiangcheng, Deputy Secretary of Party Committee of Hunan University, Professor Gu Zhengqi, Secretary of Party Committee of HUAS, Professor Shi Daning, Vice President of Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and Professor Zhang Yingqiang, Director of College of Science and Education from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, delivered speeches respectively at the opening ceremony.
In his speech, Professor Gu Zhengqi on behalf of HUAS Party Committee, HUAS Administration and all the teachers and students extended a warm welcome to all the guests and expressed his heartfelt gratitude to everyone for their support. Gu Zhengqi pointed out that "National University Education Seminar" had been held for 17 consecutive sessions and lasted for 32 years. It had become a high-level forum for China's higher education sector. The experts and scholars who participated in the seminar had talked about the major theoretical and practical issues of the reform and development in China's higher education. They also conducted in-depth research and had discussions about various topics from the perspective of educational thoughts and educational concepts. It achieved important theoretical results which promoted the reform of higher education in China. Gu Zhengqi emphasized that the theme of the seminar was the call of our country and reflect the needs of the times with in-depth theory. The purpose was to face the problems in the current development of college education, explore the law of educational development, and provide some theoretical support and practical solutions for the educational development of colleges and universities.
After the opening ceremony, five experts gave keynote academic reports at the seminar. Professor Zhang Wei, former Secretary of Party Committee of Xiangtan University, hosted the report session. Professor Chen Tingzhu, Vice President of Huazhong University of Science and Technology, and Professor Zhang Zhuo, Director of Higher Education College from Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, served as a guest and exchanged views with experts and scholars during the session.
Professor Shi Daning, Vice President of Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, gave a report titledThoughts on Curriculum System and Teaching Materials. Qiu Junping, a senior professor at Hangzhou University of Electronic Science and Technology, gave a report titledNational Double-Level Layout and Construction Achievements. Professor Zhang Yingqiang, Director of Educational Science College Huazhong University of Science and Technology, gave a report titledThinking about the Chinese Model of Building a Powerful Country. Professor Long Xianzhong, President of our school, made a speech titledVillage Revitalization Strategy on Public Service Orientation Teacher Training, Professor Li Shengbing from Education Science College of South China Normal University made a report titledRebuilding University Spirit in New Era.
Professor Long Xianzhong gave a theme report on the dilemma and innovation in the implementation of the public-funded orientation teacher policy. He pointed out that the 4ACCPS training model from HUAS provided new methods of improving and promoting the transformation of schools and the new ideas also stimulated students to seek for personal development.
There were three parallel sub-forums at the seminar. More than 20 experts and scholars at home and abroad gave reports on their fields. The National University Education Thought Seminar was initiated by the Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Hunan University, and Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics in 1986. It is held every two years and has been held for 17 consecutive years. It has played an important role in higher education development in China.