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Forum Held to Celebrate SSPU’s 60th Anniversary

Sept.28, 2020 | News Center, Preparatory Office for the 60th Anniversary

   

On Sept. 28,the Forum on Future Transformation and Innovation of Application-Oriented Higher Educationwas held to celebrate SSPU’s 60thanniversary. The attendees were Yu Lijuan, Deputy Secretary-General of Shanghai Municipal People's Government, Shen Wei, Party Secretary of Shanghai Education and Public Health Committee, Mao Lijuan, Deputy Director of Shanghai Municipal Education Commission, leaders from other universities and SSPU partner enterprises, representatives of retired and current SSPU faculty and staff, and student and alumni representatives. The Forum consisted of a micro forum themedSSPU’s Yesterday, Today and Tomorrowand the theme forumFuture Transformation and Innovation of Application-Oriented Higher Education.The event was presided over by SSPU Party Secretary Wu Song.

 

SSPU Party Secretary Wu Song presided over the forum.

 

Focusing on SSPU’s yesterday, today and tomorrow, the micro forum reviewed SSPU’s development, learned the experience from other universities to push forward the university’s connotation construction. Yu Lijuan, Deputy Secretary-General of Shanghai Municipal People's Government, delivered a speech on the forum.

 

Yu Lijuan, Deputy Secretary-General of Shanghai Municipal People's Government, delivered a speech.

 

President Yu Tao summarized and reviewed SSPU’s development over the past 60 years. He stated that the university’s 60-year progress is a history aboutChange and Not Change. While expanding the university scale, elevating educational level and enhancing the strength of running school, SSPU remains unchanged in various aspects since its founding. The university sticks to its orientation and its goal of cultivating high-skill and high-tech applied talents, and persists in industry-education integration, university-enterprise collaboration and work-integrated learning.

   

 

SSPU President Yu Tao made a speech.

 

Mr. Bao Qifan, who owns the honorary titles of National Reform Pioneer, the Most Outstanding Contributor and National Model Worker, gave a speech on behalf of SSPU alumni. Mr. Yu Zemin, General Manager of COMAC Shanghai Aircraft Manufacturing Co., Ltd. delivered a speech representing SSPU’s enterprise partners. Prof. Stefan Stein, Founding Rector of University of Applied Sciences Europe, Germany, and Mr. Michael Crow, President of Arizona State University, U.S., sent a video and a letter respectively to express their congratulations as SSPU’s global partners.

 

  Stefan Stein, Founding Rector of University of Applied Sciences EuropeGermany, sent a congratulatory video.

 

Following the micro forum was the theme forumon Future Transformation and Innovation of Application-Oriented Higher Education. It focused on the reform and innovation of applied higher education in the future, guiding the direction of SSPU reform and development during the 14thFive Year Plan period. Three experts were invited to deliver keynote speeches on the forum. They are Mr. Zhou Hanmin, the member of Standing Committee of CPPCC, Mr. Qian Xuhong, President of East China Normal University, and Mr. Wang Jueming, Director of Shanghai Institute of Computing Technology.

 

 

The 60th Anniversary is a historical milestone but also a new starting point. Facing the future, SSPU will continue to carry forward the university’s fine tradition, adapt to the new requirements of national and Shanghai economic and social development, emphasize more on our orientation and social demand, and highlight characteristics and quality to better serve the construction of Five Centers and Four Brands of Shanghai.