On the afternoon of December 20, USST held the Science and Technology Conference 2019 in the auditorium. Liu Ping, vice president of USST, delivered a work report entitled “Strive to Improve the University’s Core Competitiveness and Build It into a Standard High-level School.” The report introduces in detail the achievements of our university between 2016 and 2019 in terms of internal construction, achievements transformation, cooperation and exchange, discipline-crossing, scientific research and students cultivation, analyzes and summarizes the problems and bottlenecks in the current scientific and technological work, and clarifies the main tasks and measures for the next step of scientific and technological work.
The meeting commended the collective bodies and individuals who had made outstanding contributions to USST in the fields of science and technology as well as collaborative innovation work from 2016 to 2018. Zhang Xuedian, deputy dean of the School of Optoelectronic Information and Computer Engineering, as a representative of the collective bodies with outstanding contributions, while Yu Hongliu, Professor of the School of Medical Instruments and Food Engineering, as a representative of individuals, shared their experiences with others respectively.
Ding Xiaodong, President of the University, fully affirmed the achievements USST teachers have made in scientific research in recent years. He pointed out that the scientific and technological work of the university should firmly seize the strategic opportunities, revolve around major national needs and demands, focus on talents cultivation, emphasize the fundamental work of educating students with scientific research, deeply promote the integration of science and education, and improve the overall scientific research level of USST. President Ding put forward several requirements: first, we should unswervingly adhere to internal construction, refine and give full play to the advantages of disciplinary features, and promote the development of “world first-class disciplines in work, management, talents, performance and image” and plateau disciplines by implementing the “3151” path; second, we should continue to adhere to the innovation drive, and carry out “the new 25th policy” of Shanghai science and technology innovation reform, actively creating an innovation atmosphere, and effectively promoting the transformation of innovation achievements into real productivity; third, it is necessary to continue to adhere to the problem-oriented approach, strengthen the interdisciplinary research, promote the deep integration of innovation force and actual demands, stimulate the innovation vitality of teachers, and produce a lot of totally original achievements. President Ding pointed out that 2020 is a particularly important year; it is not only the year when the 13th Five-Year Plan is over, but also the year when the 14th Five-Year Plan is being made. Based on the development needs of the country and Shanghai and the vision of building a first-class university of science and engineering with distinctive features, all the teachers and students of the university should try their best to work together to do a good job in science and technology in 2020.
Ding Xiaodong, President of the University, fully affirmed the achievements USST teachers have made in scientific research in recent years.
Wu Jianyong, Secretary of the CPC Party Committee of the university, made a concluding speech. He put forward three opinions on planning and promoting high-quality development of scientific and technological innovation work in the university from a high starting point: first, grasp the general trend, strive for consensus, improve strategic positioning, do a good job in terms of the top-down design, strengthen departments’ coordination and improve management; second, pay close attention to the implementation, make good achievements, and comprehensively improve the scientific research service of the university; third, improve the mechanism, stimulate the vitality, strengthen the work of talent cultivation and r talent recruitment, improve the incentive mechanism, fully mobilize the enthusiasm of innovation, and strive to create a new situation in the work of talent creation in the university. He hoped that all teachers and students would seize the historic opportunity of the integration of the Yangtze River Delta and the construction of Shanghai Science and Technology Innovation Center, strive to make breakthroughs in new scientific discoveries, new technological inventions, new industrial directions and new development concepts from scratch, form a batch of original achievements in basic research and applied basic research, and contribute rational wisdom and strength to the construction of Shanghai Science and Technology Innovation Center.
Wu Jianyong, Secretary of the CPC Party Committee of the university, made a concluding speech.