On 24th October, the signing ceremony of the Cooperation Agreement between the People’s Government of Jilin Province and Jilin University on Further Implementation of Innovation-Driven Development Strategy and Building World-Class University and Cooperation Agreement between the People’s Government of Jilin Province, Jilin University and National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine was held in the central campus of Jilin University. LI Jinxiu, Vice Governor of Jilin Province, ZHANG Bojun, Vice Chairman of Jilin Provincial Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and Director of the Education Department of Jilin Province, Zagorodny Anatoly G., Vice Presidents of NAS of Ukraine, M. M. Bogolyubov Institute for Theoretical Physics Theory and Simulation of Plasma Processes Department Director, Myronchuk Anatolii, Head of Department, International Relations Department of the NAS of Ukraine, LI Yuanyuan, President of Jilin University, YU Jihong, Academician of Chinese Academy of Science, CHEN Gang, Executive Vice President of Jilin University, ZHANG Xiangdong, Vice President of Jilin University and Sun Youhong, Vice President of Jilin University, WANG Lifeng, Vice Chairman of University Council, Vice President of JLU, and LI Fan, Vice President Level, Chancellor of Norman Bethune Medical Center of JLU all attended the event. CHEN Gang, Executive Vice President of Jilin University hosted the ceremony.
On the ceremony, LI Jinxiu and LI Yuanyuan signed the Cooperation Agreement between the People’s Government of Jilin Province and Jilin University on Further Implementation of Innovation-Driven Development Strategy and Building World-Class University. LI Jinxiu, LI Yuanyuan and Zagorodny Anatoly G. signed the Cooperation Agreement between the People’s Government of Jilin Province, Jilin University and National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.
LI Jinxiu, Vice Governor of Jilin Province, pointed out in his speech that Jilin Province is currently in a crucial stage for a new round of revitalization. He noted that we should study and put into practice the guiding principles and spirit from General Secretary XI Jinping’s major policy addresses, and stick to the Four-Pronged Comprehensive Strategy, seize the important opportunity of the new round of revitalization, deepen structural reforms on the supply, implement the innovation-driven strategy, and enforce the strategic plan to utilize the five advantages through five measures for innovative, comprehensive, open, green and safe development in Jilin, thus writing a new chapter for revitalization and development. He also emphasized that the revitalization of Jilin Province could not succeed without the support of science and technology and talents, and it also calls for efforts and support from colleges, universities and other research institutes. Jilin would highly value the cooperation between JLU and National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (NASU), and take due responsibilities and obligations, closely work with the Center of International Cooperation to attract more Ukrainian talents to work and develop a career in Jilin Province. Signing this tri-party agreement, promoting the collaborations in talents import, cutting-edge scientific research and driving the development of applied technology, etc. would have a profound and significant meaning in deepening the friendship between Chinese and Ukrainian people, promoting the innovative development of higher education in Jilin Province, and speeding up the new round of overarching revitalization. He hoped that, Jilin University would take the opportunity of signing the two agreements to implement the national policies and strategies of encouraging the progress of world-class universities and disciplines’ constructions and revitalizing the Northeastern old industrial bases and keep our duties in mind, take our advantages into full performance, stick to our goals and press ahead with a pioneering spirit so that we can contribute to the reform and development of higher education and to the new round of revitalization of Jilin Province.
LI Yuanyuan, President of Jilin University, stressed in his speech that Jilin University would regard the agreements as a new start point, adhering to the faith of “innovative, coordinated, green, open and sharing”, implement the strategy of innovation-driven development strategy and pass on the spirit demonstrated in the Long March and the prominent traditions of JLU people. He said that JLU, while based in Jilin province, should radiate its influence nationwide and project the vision to the whole world, and driving the progress of constructing world-class university and world-class disciplines, actively join, serve and lead regional economic and social development, continuously improve the educational strength and international influence, and lead as well as promote the development of higher education in the Jilin Province, providing important sources of talents and intelligence to support the province’s effort to shift its growth model, make structural adjustments, improve people’s wellbeing and promote development. At the same time, JLU would also actively work with NASU to build the Center for International Cooperation for common development, endeavor to make important breakthroughs in the field of basic scientific research as well as modern science and technology. JLU would work hard to build the Center into a demonstration base for JLU’s cooperation with leading research institutes in the world and go through a wide-ranging and deep-going extension of the International communications of JLU, importing more high-quality international resources for the innovation-driven development for Jilin Province, especially the most valuable human resource. President LI Yuanyuan also pointed out that under the strong support of Jilin provincial government, he believed that the three sides would achieve more substantial and significant achievements in basic scientific research, applied scientific research, cultivation of research talents and high-level talent pools, etc.
Zagorodny Anatoly G., Vice Presidents of NAS of Ukraine, M. M. Bogolyubov Institute for Theoretical Physics Theory and Simulation of Plasma Processes Department Director, expressed in his speech that the scientific and technological cooperation between Jilin province and NASU would become an important boost for China-Ukraine relationship. The cooperation agreement signed by Jilin Province, JLU and NASU would lay a solid foundation for further promoting cooperation in science, technology and innovation, on which they can further establish a systematic and long-term cooperation mechanism. He also pointed out that the Scientific Center of International Cooperation developed jointly with JLU for basic research, applied research and modern science and technology would guarantee the large-scale high-tech cooperation programs between Jilin Province and NASU. He hoped that the agreement would serve as a platform for NASU and scientific research institutes in Jilin Province so that both sides could exchange scientific findings and practices for more effective collaborations in the future.
Cooperation Agreement between the People’s Government of Jilin Province and Jilin University on Further Implementation of Innovation-Driven Development Strategy and Building World-Class University was put forward to implement the Notice of the State Council on Issuing the Overall Plan for Coordinately Advancing the Development of World-class Universities and World-class Disciplines and Guidelines of the People’s Government of Jilin Province on Implementation of Innovation-Driven Development Strategy for All-Round Revitalization of the Old Industrial Bases in Northeast, in the context of picking up the pace of the overall level of higher education and contribute to the new round of revitalization of Jilin Province after rounds of debate and discussion among departments within the provincial government and relevant departments in JLU. It is hoped that the agreement can promote the construction of world-class universities and world-class disciplines, accelerate the transformation from scientific and technological innovations into productivity, enhance the demonstration effect and service of the cultivation of top innovative talents, accumulate powers from all areas to talents construction, and develop comprehensive, open and high-level international collaborations, which will ultimately promote the close and long-term cooperation between Jilin government and JLU to deepen the implementation of the innovation-driven development strategy and build world-class universities. Cooperation Agreement between the People’s Government of Jilin Province, Jilin University and National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine was gradually formulated in the process of interaction between NASU, JLU and Jilin. It is based on the current situation of social and economic development and prospect of China and Ukraine, and encourages the three sides to jointly develop novel technology and innovative programs, scientific and technological innovations to productivity, collaboratively organize academic activities and publish research findings, etc. Hopefully, it can deepen the mutually beneficial and long-term reciprocal scientific cooperation between Jilin, JLU and NASU, and promote more effective exchanges, thus improving the wellbeing of people in China and in Ukraine.
Other attendees of the ceremony include functional departments of the People’s Government of Jilin Province and functional departments of party affairs and formulating policies, agencies of administration, leading officials of organizations and subsidiaries of JLU, senior officers in teaching and research institutions of JLU, as well as student and faculty representatives of Jilin University.