Beijing, 23rd March, 2018 (BISTU)— BISTU President Wang Yongsheng and other delegation members visit Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT) for implementation of the request “strengthening cooperation and coordination and working together to achieve greater effects” proposed by Lin Keqing, member of Beijing Municipal CPC Standing Committee and Secretary General of Education Working Committee of CPC Beijing. It is aimed at learning from leading universities and seeking more supports. BIT President Zhang Jun and Vice President Chen Jie, together with directors of relating divisions, meet with BISTU delegation.
Zhang Jun says that BIT has long, shining history and it has inherited fine traditions while innovating all the time and contributing greatly to the nation in respect of academic research, education, talent nurturing, social service, and cultural construction. A new round of “troika propellers”, i.e., science and technology revolution, industry reform, and fast development of Chinese economy, has brought in brilliant opportunities for development of higher education. It is expected that BISTU and BIT work closely together, centered on national key strategy, to actively serve construction of Beijing as Four Centers and municipal preparations for Beijing Winter Olympics. In the future then a win-win stage would be achieved in respect of talent nurturing, discipline construction and academic research of the two universities. Says Zhang Jun.
Following his thanks to BIT’s warm reception, Wang Yongsheng introduces history, current development and three-step objectives of BISTU. Wang Yongsheng points out that in terms of academic discipline and programs, BISTU and BIT share quite a few commonalities. Both institutions have conducted fruitful collaboration in “internal training project for students, talent introduction, joint research, and coordinated innovation”. He hopes that the two institutions, with support of Beijing Municipal Government, will continue to strengthen cooperation so as to actively serve the construction of Beijing as Four Centers, help solve problems and barriers with which Beijing’s social economic development faces, and contribute to higher education in Beijing. BISTU sincerely hopes that academic discipline and program strengths of BIT, as a ministry-supervised university, would be a help for BISTU in respect of academic discipline construction, high level talents nurturing, and construction of research platforms.
Both institutions exchange ideas on details of cooperation including academic research innovation, education of postgraduate students, team building for faculties. And some new areas of collaboration are also explored.