Vegetation is luxuriant and everything thriving in the blue city of Hohhot in midsummer. On July 27, 2022-the 3rd anniversary of General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee Xi Jinping’s inspection of IMU, IMU observed the grand opening of the conference to establish IMU Advisory Council for Development Strategies(ACDS) & conference to boost its “Double-First-Class” construction. The conference was held online and offline simultaneously. More than ten academicians from Chinese Academy of Sciences(CAS), Chinese Academy of Engineering(CAE) and some other renowned institutions of higher learning in China, gathered at IMU to be appointed the members of ACDS of IMU and to draw up a blueprint for IMU on how it bases itself in northern border area of China, boosts education there to power Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region(IMAR) and builds itself into a first-class university with unique characteristics.
The purpose to establish ACDS of IMU is to strengthen the strategic guidance and top-level design for IMU and improve the influence of IMU at home and abroad and the level of its scientific decision-making. It is a strong measure to boost IMU’s “Double-First-Class” construction and its endeavors for the “ Joint Building of IMU by the Ministry of Education(ME) and IMAR Government”. ACDS of IMU consists of influential strategic scientists and renowned experts of humanities who will provide high-end counseling for IMU on the strategies to better IMU with high-level talents, arrangement of disciplines and majors, cultivation of top-notch and innovative students and high-level scientific research. Xu Ningsheng, former president of Fudan University and academician of CAS acts as chairman of ACDS. Jin Li, president of Fudan University and academician of CAS, and Zhang Qingjie, former president of Wuhan University of Technology and academician of CAS, act as vice chairmen of ACDS. And members of ACDS include the following 16 academicians from CAS and CAE: Fang Jingyun, Cheng Huiming, Zou Zhigang, Shen Yan, Shen Baogen, Zhang Yong, Zhang Yue, Meng Anming, Fan Shoushan, Zhu Shining, Zhao Dongyuan, Zhao Jincai, Zhao Guoping, ZhongKang, Nan Cewen and Liao Xiangke.
16 academicians of ACDS attended the conference online or offline. Also present were Prof. Kang Feiyu with Tsinghua University, Prof. Yan Mi, Qiushi special-term professor with Zhejiang University and director of the State Key Laboratory of Baiyunobo Rare Earth Resource Researches and Comprehensive Utilization, Zhang Fan, awardee of the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars and Lin Xinhua, dean of the School of Life Sciences of Fudan University and selectee of Program for One Thousand High-Level Talents from Abroad.
Attendees of the conference also included Bao Xianhua, deputy governor of IMAR government, Zhang Qin, deputy director general of the Organization Department of IMAR CPC Committee, Shi Mo, deputy secretary general of the IMAR government, Huang Yali, secretary of the Education Work Committee of the CPC Committee of IMAR, secretary of the Education Department CPC Group and director general of Education Department of IMAR and heads of the Staffing Department of the CPC Committee of IMAR, Science and Technology Department, Finance Department, Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Department, Industry and Information Department, Human Resources and Social Security Department and Commission on Development and Reform. The members of the leading team of IMU and heads of IMU’s divisions, offices and schools also attended the conference,
Liu Zhiyu, secretary of IMU CPC Committee, chaired the conference.
Bao Xianhua, deputy governor of IMAR government, addresses the conference.
Liu Zhiyu, secretary of IMU CPC Committee, chairs the conference.
Bao Xianhua, deputy governor of IMAR government, conferred the appointment letters on the appointed academicians and addressed the conference. He pointed out that the establishment of ACDS to plan IMU’s “Double-First Class” building is a practical measure by IMU to carry out and implement the spirit of the instructions given by Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, when he inspected IMU in 2019 and also a very important event in the educational scientific and technological circles in IMAR. Bao said that IMAR is at a key moment of industrial transformation and high-quality development when it needs high-quality education, high-level talents and high-level innovations more than ever before. Bao hoped that the experts of ACDS gave full play to ACDS as “think tank” and “brain trust” and strongly pushed forward the high-quality economic and social development of IMAR, especially the high-quality development of higher education in IMAR. He demanded that IMU should make full use of ACDS mechanism, closely contact and efficiently serve the members of ACDS, adopt advice from ACDS members, timely adjust and perfect the development ideas, plans and measures, sustainably boost “Double-First-Class” building and “ Joint Building of IMU by ME and IMAR Government”, endeavor to forge IMU into a high-level talent training center and innovation center so as to continuously pump power and energy into accelerating the building of “Two Shields(Shield for Ecological Security and Shield for Security and Stability)”, “Two Bases(National Base for Important Energy and Strategic Resources and National Base for Production of Agricultural and Animal Husbandry Products)” and “One Bridgetower(Bridgetower of Reform in the Northern part of China)”.
Jin Li, vice chairman of ACDS, president of Fudan University which is the cooperative university of IMU and academician of CAS, addresses the conference.
Jin Li, vice chairman of ACDS, president of Fudan University which is the cooperative university of IMU and academician of CAS, also addressed the conference. He emotionally recalled the friendly exchange and mutual help between Fudan University and IMU and foresaw the blueprint of further exchange and cooperation between two universities. Jin said that IMU is the first university that the CPC and Chinese government established in the border minority areas and it has always been basing itself in the northern part of China, realistic and pragmatic and striving for excellence and made irreplaceable contributions to boosting ethnic unity and keeping border areas stable. He pointed out that Fudan University and IMU have, for many years, carried out in-depth and dedicated cooperation and the establishment of ACDS marked that there would be more combined power to boost the new round of “Double-First-Class” building of IMU and support IMU to cultivate first-class students and make first-class achievements and first-class contributions.
Wu Limin, deputy secretary of IMU CPC Committee and executive vice president of IMU, addresses the conference.
Wu Limin, deputy secretary of IMU CPC Committee and executive vice president of IMU, announced the appointees of IMU ACDS and reported to the conference the “Double-First-Class” building of IMU. Wu elaborated on the status quo of IMU and its development ideas from such aspects as university’s history, conditions, discipline building, faculty, scientific research, social service and existing challenges. He pointed out that the aim of IMU development is to take the building of CPC at IMU as its top priority, enhance the scientific level of the CPC building of IMU with reforming and innovating spirit, strengthen the political function and organizational ability of the grassroots CPC organizations of IMU, promote comprehensive and strict governance of the CPC at IMU to develop in depth and lead and push forward the high-quality and connotative development of IMU with high-quality CPC building. Wu also said that IMU would focus on the CPC central Committee’s strategic positioning for IMAR, serve the economic and social development of IMAR, build IMU into a high-level scientific research institution and construct high-level innovating research teams under the guidance of the “Double-First-Class” building of the discipline of biology, form the well-arranged ecological system of disciplines with unique characteristics and produce a batch of significant innovative landmark achievements in such research fields as reproductive biology of mammals, biology of forage grass and featured crops, new energy and new materials and forging the sense of the community of the Chinese nation. Wu stressed that IMU would fully put into practice the spirit of general secretary of the CPC Central Committee Xi Jinping’s instructions that “IMU should be open and develop in the competition to be a first-class university with unique characteristics.” Wu also said that IMU would concentrate its energy on building the innovation center for materials chemistry, the innovation center for biomedicine, the germplasm innovation and reproduction base for grassland livestock. Wu pointed out that IMU would try its best to explore the mechanism to cultivate medical students from undergraduate period to postgraduate period, which gives prominence to the characteristics of “medicine+ science” and “medicine+engineering” in order to cultivate the inter-disciplinary medical students that the country and the region are in dire need of. Wu said that IMU would keep boosting the innovation of its system and mechanism to realize the high-quality and connotative development of IMU.
Bao Xianhua, deputy governor of IMAR government, confers the appointment letters on the appointed academician members of ACDS.
The members of ACDS present at the conference give their advice on the IMU building and development.
Zhang Qingjie, vice chairmen of ACDS, former president of Wuhan University of Technology and academician of CAS on energy and materials, chaired the parts of the conference for guidance of IMU work and exchange of ideas. Focusing on IMU’s aim to become a first-class university with unique characteristics and new situations and new developments of higher education at home and abroad and starting with the key problems that are influencing the high-quality development of IMU, the members of ACDS present at the conference provided their high-end counselling and gave their advice that conforms to the actual situation of IMU and accords with the laws of the development of higher education on the IMU’s strategy to enhance itself with high-level talents, overall arrangement of its disciplines and majors, cultivation of top-notch innovative students, building of its scientific research platforms, output of high-end research achievements and international exchanges. What the members of ACDS suggested is very significant for strengthening the strategic guidance and top-level design for IMU, improving the influence of IMU at home and abroad, bettering its scientific decision-making and boosting “Double-First-Class” building and “Joint Building of IMU by ME and IMAR Government”.
Liu Zhiyu, secretary of IMU CPC Committee, delivered his thank-you address. He said the establishment of ACDS of IMU means that IMU has its own top “think tank”, “brain trust” and “advisory body”, which is sure to have wide and far-reaching influence on boosting the high-quality development of IMU. Liu also said that IMU would stick to the guidance of Xi Jinping’s Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, completely study and implement Xi’s elaborations about education, his ideas about bettering the work about the ethnic minorities, the spirit of his important speeches and instructions for Inner Mongolia and the spirit of his instructions given when he inspected IMU. He stressed that with the support and help of ACDS IMU would further boost its “Double-First-Class” construction and improve its comprehensive strength across the board so as to make more contributions to the building of “Two Shields”, “Two Bases” and “One Bridgetower”. He said that IMU would put into practice the requests of regional leaders for ACDS, sustainably enhance the building of ACDS, give full play to the council, gradually perfect the expert-advising system that provides opportunities for airing views freely and adopting good ideas, and enhance the modernization of IMU’s governing system and governing ability. Liu assured that IMU would try to provide conveniences and set the stage for ACDS members when they carry out their work, regularly inform the members of the development of IMU’s key work like “Double-First-Class” construction and seriously do the work well in communication, service and support for ACDS so as to let the good ideas of the members of ACDS timely and effectively integrated into the decision-making process of IMU and live up to the care, trust and support of the CPC Committee of IMAR, IMAR government and the academicians of ACDS.
Before the conference, Jin Li, academician of CAS, inspected the Innovation and Reproduction Base for Germplasm of Grassland Livestock(IRBGGL) and Zhao Dongyuan, academician of CAS, inspected the Scientific Innovation Center for Material Chemistry(SICMC).
Jin Li, academician of CAS, inspects IRBGGL.
Zhao Dongyuan, academician of CAS, inspects SICMC.
On the afternoon of July 27, 2022, the discipline groups of biology, physics and chemistry and materials science of ACDS, respectively held their own symposiums on the discipline construction and inspected the disciplines concerned. With their own professional and academic strengths, ACDS members made a complete and full analysis of important and difficult problems of IMU about its “Double-First-Class” construction, its “Joint Building by ME and IMAR Government”, its development during “14th Five-Year Plan” period and its comprehensive reform.
The discipline group of biology of ACDS, holds the symposium on the discipline construction and conducts inspection.
The discipline group of physics of ACDS, holds the symposium on the discipline construction and conducts inspection.
The discipline group of chemistry and materials science of ACDS, holds the symposium on the discipline construction and conducts inspection.
Striving in the new journey, IMU will accomplish its goals in the new era. While the whole country is striving for its second centenary goal, IMU will, under the guidance of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, fully act on the guiding principles from the CPC's 19th National Congress and the plenary sessions of the 19th CPC Central Committee, seriously put into practice the important elaborations of general secretary of the CPC Central Committee Xi Jinping on education and his important thought enhancing and bettering the work about ethnic groups. IMU will acquire a deep understanding of the decisive significance of the establishment of both Comrade Xi Jinping's core position on the CPC Central Committee and in the CPC as a whole and the guiding role of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, and boost the consciousness of the need to maintain political integrity, think in big-picture terms, follow the leadership core, and keep in alignment with the central CPC leadership. IMU will stay confident in the path, the theory, the system, and the culture of socialism with Chinese characteristics. IMU will firmly uphold Comrade Xi Jinping's core position on the CPC Central Committee and in the CPC as a whole and uphold the Central Committee's authority and its centralized, unified leadership. IMU will carry forward the spirit of the CPC when it was established. With forging the sense of the community of the Chinese nation as the main line, IMU will deepen the education on the ethnic unity and ethnic progress, continuously consolidate the basis for the thought of the community of the Chinese nation, put into practice the new development philosophy in a complete, accurate and full way and serve the formation of new development model. IMU will fully act upon the spirit of the important speeches and instructions of Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC for IMAR, especially the spirit of Xi’s instructions that “IMU should be open and develop in the competition into a first-class university with unique characteristics.” when he inspected IMU. IMU will fully implement the CPC’s principles about education, stick to and enhance the overall leadership of the CPC and develop in the socialist direction, follow the path of higher education of socialism with Chinese characteristics, adhere to the basic task to cultivate students with good values, uphold the principle to cultivate students for the CPC and the country and keep the teachers and students at the core in its development. IMU will carry forward its good tradition to “uphold the truth and strive for the excellence”, base itself in the northern part of China to endeavor to be superb in China and strive to be excellent in the world. IMU will make itself powerful with high-level talents and make itself excellent with unique characteristics and strengths. IMU will accelerate the “Double-First Class” building and “Joint Building by ME and IMAR Government” so as to build itself into a first-class university as soon as possible and make more new contributions to building beautiful and prosperous Inner Mongolia and realizing the Chinese dream.