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【New Hunan】41 Colleges and Universities Discussed the Education of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

2017-04-27 09:21:47

New Hunan Client news on January 7 (Reporter: Yu Rong, Correspondent: Chao Jinwen) The 2016 Annual Meeting of Teaching Management Professional Committee of General Colleges and Universities in Hunan Province was held in Hunan University of Commerce today. Ge Jianzhong, deputy director of Hunan Provincial Department of Education, Chen Xiaohong, principal of HNUC, and Liao Yongan, chairman of the Professional Committee and vice-president of Xiangtan University attended the meeting and made speeches.  Vice presidents in charge of teaching and directors of the Office of Academic Affairs from 41 colleges and universities including National University of Defense Technology, Central South University, Hunan University got together and carried out a discussion in-depth on the theme “Reforming Personnel Training Modes and Deepening the Education of Innovation and Entrepreneurship”.

Ge Jianzhong reviewed the progress achieved last year by colleges and universities in Hunan Province in terms of deepening reform of innovation and entrepreneurship education and pointed out that teaching was the core task of schools, and personnel training was the basic task of schools, which were the substantive characteristics differing universities from other institutions. In addition, he hoped that colleges and universities in our province could take personnel training as the basis, fully secure the central role of teaching; insist on taking educational reform of innovation and entrepreneurship as point of penetration, strengthen reform and construction of education and insist on taking teaching evaluation as means of ensuring and improve teaching qualities. He believed that colleges and universities should snatch genuine priorities and endeavor in pragmatic way, strive to be the best and make contributions to economic transformation and upgrade in order to build a rich, happy, beautiful and new Hunan Province.

President Chen Xiaohong made a welcome speech at the meeting. She introduced the major progress and practices of HNUC in terms of insisting on intensive development, enhancing the cooperation of production, learning and research, and cultivating innovative and entrepreneur talents, etc. in recent years. Liao Yongan introduced one-year main work of Professional Committee, and pointed out that facing the new tasks like “reform of the college entrance exam” and “Two First-rates initiative”, universities should work hard to build “first-class undergraduate teaching”, fortify the fundamental role of teaching, and improve personnel training qualities.

During the keynote speech section, Mr. Liu Zhongjie, vice-director of Xiangjiang New District of Hunan Province, introduced the main experiences of Xiangjiang New District in building national demonstration base of innovation and entrepreneurship. He suggested that colleges and universities should have the consciousness of opening up, and innovate professional thinking, and strengthen contacts with local areas and enterprises, so as to make the work of innovation and entrepreneurship down to earth, and better serve local economic and social development. In combination with the frontier dynamics of world first-class universities, Prof. Jiang Kai from Peking University shared his perspectives of how to deal with the relationship between teaching and scientific research. Vice-president Liu Guoquan from HNUC introduced the experiences and achievements of HNUC in terms of bringing advantages of commercial professions into full play and cultivating innovative and entrepreneur talents. Vice-editor in chief Lin Jinan of Higher Education Press made a report on the innovation and practice of digital courses.

During the experience-exchange section, in combination with their own reality, representatives from Hunan University, Hunan Normal University, Xiangtan University, Nanhua University, Hunan University of Technology, Hunan Institute of Science and Technology, Changsha University, and Hunan College for Preschool Education, etc. carried out a discussion in depth on “reforming personnel training models, building platforms for innovation and entrepreneurship”. They believed that colleges and universities should take educational reform of innovation and entrepreneurship as the point of penetration and top priority, set up scientific innovation and entrepreneurship educational concept, take innovation and entrepreneurship education as the internal requirements of comprehensively enhancing the quality of higher education, take innovation spirit, entrepreneurship consciousness and the ability of innovation and entrepreneurship as the important indicators of personnel training, enhance the curriculum system of innovation and entrepreneurship education, improve teaching methods, promote personalized personnel cultivating program, establish the accumulation and exchange system for innovation and entrepreneurship credits, stimulate the initiative and enthusiasm of college students and teachers for innovation and entrepreneurship, and provide intellectual support for implementing the innovation-led opening and rising strategies.

This annual meeting was sponsored by Hunan Provincial Department of Education, organized by Hunan University of Commerce. More than 300 people including all the cadres from Provincial Higher Education Department and staff engaged in teaching management of universities in Hunan Province attended the meeting.

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