On October 24th, colleges and universities in Beijing held the founding conference of the union of education through practice at Jiufeng Experimental Forest Farm of BFU. Wang Hongyuan, Secretary of the Party Committee of BFU and Director of Innovation and Development Center of Ideological and Political Work (BFU), provided great supports, and Sun Xinli, Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee of BFU, and Ma Chizhi, Deputy Director of the Publicity and Education Department of Beijing Municipal Education Committee attended the conference which was also joined by more than 60 students and representatives from 20 member institutions. The conference was presided over by staff from the Publicity Department of the Party Committee of BFU.
The official in charge of the Innovation and Development Center of Ideological and Political Work in BFU (hereinafter referred to as “the Innovation and Development Center”), on behalf of the preparatory group of the union, presented the working report in terms of its establishment background and preparatory work, and announced the list ofboard members of the union.The attending leaders jointly unveiled the plateofthe “Union of Education Through Practice among Colleges and Universities in Beijing” and awarded certificates to its members.
Sun Xinli delivered a speech at the conference and pointed out that the founding of the union is of great significance in integrating the information, talents and base resources of member institutions, strengthening our exchanges and cooperation, and establishing various forms of dialogue mechanisms so as to realize the “education through practice” in Beijing with common goals, jointly-developed mechanisms, shared resources, and coordinated development for cultivating builders and successors of socialism in an all-round way.
Sun also provided the following guidance. Firstly, enhancing political awareness andconverging consensus. The plans and requirements ofthePartyCentral Committee and the Ministry of Education should be fully implemented, and the “education through practice” is the essential developing direction. Secondly, building a long-term mechanism with joint efforts. The rules of talent development ought to be observed, and a comprehensive plan is also needed, which focuses on developing a long-term mechanism with common goals, shared resources, talents communication, complementary advantages, and coordinated development. Thirdly, making an in-depth cooperation for future development. Through deepening cooperation between universities, with sub-national governments and associations, colleges and universities can better support each other and make more young teachers and students realize their Chinese dream and devote themselves to the national development.
Ma Chizhi expressed his warm congratulations and expectationson the union.He emphasized that the members should not only obtain a national overview, cooperate with partners with strength, and endeavor to create brands, but also consider the specific conditions in sub-national areas, help the underdeveloped, and make balanced coordination to make our union’s due contribution for the development of Beijing.
The conference approved the Regulationson the Union of Education Through Practic eamong Colleges and Universities in Beijing , and selected BFU as the presidency, and Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China Agricultural University, and University of Science and Technology Beijing as vice-presidencies. The representatives of teachers and students from 20 member institutions made in-depth and detailed discussions on education experience and the spirits shown by the youth during the anti-epidemic period as well as the path to build a long-term mechanism of education through practice.
It is reported that, under the guidance of the Ministry of Education and Beijing MunicipalEducation Committee, the union serves as a cooperation and exchange platform aimed atenhancing the quality of ideological and political work in colleges and universities and further its community building. The union is jointly initiated by the Innovation and Development Center, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China Agricultural University, University of Science and Technology Beijing and BFU, aiming to explore the path of education through practice and develop a targeted and effective education.