On July 15, the Signing Ceremony of Cooperation Consortium of Lintong Universities was held in the International Report Hall of Coal Science and Technology Center in Lishan Campus of Lintong. Our university established the Consortium of Lintong Universities together with Xi'an Polytechnic University and Xi'an Vocational University of Automobile.
Participants to the Signing Ceremony include Dong Xiaolong, Secretary of Education Work Committee of Provincial Committee, Liu Jianlin, Deputy Director of Provincial Education Department, Zou Lin, Deputy Director of the People's Government of Lintong District, Liu Jiangnan, Secretary of the Party Committee of Xi'an Polytechnic University, Gao Ling, President of Xi'an Polytechnic University, Yang Junli, Secretary of the Party Committee of Xi'an Vocational University of Automobile, Li Ruiming, President of Xi'an Vocational University of Automobile, Jiang Lin, President of Xi'an University of Science and Technology, relevant university leaders of the member universities involved in the Consortium, experts in teaching supervision, heads of relevant departments and representatives of teachers and students. Zhou Xiaode, Secretary of the Party Committee of Xi'an University of Science and Technology, presided over the Signing Ceremony.
Dong Xiaolong pointed out that the Consortium of Lintong Universities is of great significance to promote the co-construction and sharing of higher education resources in our province, giving better play to the aggregation effect and speeding up the establishment of first-class universities. The Consortium of Lintong Universities should take this opportunity to give full play to the advantages of geographical proximity, distinctive university-running characteristics and broad cooperation space to further deepen cooperation and jointly build first-class universities. The Consortium of Lintong Universities should fully implement the fundamental task of cultivating talents, constantly improve the quality of personnel training, take promoting the healthy growth of students as the starting point of all work and strive to form open systems, flexible mechanisms, connected channels of communication and various choices of personnel training systems; We should firmly grasp the important strategy of serving the central province, deeply integrate into the main battlefield of economic and social development, earnestly shoulder the mission of "four services", actively participate in the major initiatives of Belt and Road Initiative, innovative drive and poverty alleviation, comprehensively enhance the capability of serving regional economic and social development, and make greater contributions to catching up and surpassing acceleration; We should base ourselves on Lintong, take root in Shaanxi and face the Northwest, build the community of shared interests of the Consortium of Lintong Universities in a deep level, so as to provide successful examples for the development of university consortiums and offer replicable and transferable experiences for universities in the whole province and even the whole country.
In his speech, Jiang Lin said that Xi'an University of Science and Technology, Xi'an Polytechnic University and Xi'an Vocational University of Automobile have been engaging in increasingly close communications with each other and the achievements keep emerging. These three universities have converged into an important force in the territory of higher education in our province.The establishment of The Consortium of Lintong Universities is not only a strategic choice to implement the construction plan of "double-first-class" and "four-first-class" in an all-round way in China, but also a practical measure to benefit the development of the three universities' educational causes. Under the framework of Cooperation Agreement on The Consortium of Lintong Universities, the three universities will take elective courses, minor majors and teaching supervision at cross-university level. Excellent teachers and teaching resources can also be shared among universities. Extensive cooperation in the areas of teachers' mutual employment, students' study and exchange, university students' innovation and entrepreneurship and educational resources sharing will be carried out, so as to make substantial progress in the work of the consortium, rally together the powerful forces of "mutual benefit and win-win, striving for first-class, and innovative development", and make new and greater contributions to helping Shaanxi catch up with and surpass others and build a strong province of higher education.
Zhou Xiaode, when presiding over the meeting, proposed that The Consortium of Lintong Universities constantly strengthen its own construction, constantly aggregate and amplify the consortium's high-quality resources effect, effectively promote the cooperation agreement to blossom, and build a long-term mechanism of three universities' cooperation in talent cultivation, cooperation and innovation, and cooperation and development, thus jointly making due contributions to national and regional economic and social development and to the construction of a strong province of higher education.
At the Signing Ceremony, President Jiang Lin of Xi'an University of Science and Technology, President Gao Ling of Xi'an Polytechnic University and President Li Ruiming of Xi'an Vocational University of Automobile signed the Cooperation Agreement on The Consortium of Lintong Universities. Wang Guirong, Vice President of Xi'an University of Science and Technology, Dai Hong, Vice President of Xi'an Polytechnic University, and Zhang Ling, Vice President of Xi'an Vocational University of Automobile signed the Agreement on Undergraduate Exchange and Cultivation of The Lintong University Consortium and the Agreement on Cross-university Supervision of The Lintong University Consortium. The meeting also announced the first Steering Committee and Teaching Supervision Committee list of The Consortium of Lintong Universities, and issued Letters of Appointment for the first teaching supervision experts.