On 29 September, the “Haining Sub Forum of the Zhejiang University Orient Forum” was launched on the International Campus. The first sub forum had as its theme “Haining’s integration into the Yangtze River Delta”, concentrating on Haining’s incorporation in the Yangtze River Delta Integration Development Plan, and focusing on the further development of the region and the unprecedented opportunities offered at this time.
Professor He Lianzhen, Vice President of Zhejiang University and Dean of International Campus attended the forum. She expressed the view that the Haining Sub Forum took Zhejiang University -- Haining Municipal Government cooperation to a new level. It had laid a solid foundation for the further expansion of comprehensive strategic cooperation, seeking a win-win outcome for both sides. Professor He also said that the sub forum should adhere to academic guidance and build a high-quality and high-grade academic exchange platform. It should encourage an open and honest academic environment that advocates free inquiry and progressive thought. It should also bring the academic effect of Zhejiang University -- Haining Municipal Government cooperation into play for the benefit Haining.
Mr Wang Jiankun, Deputy Secretary of the Haining Municipal Party Committee, expressed the view that the International Campus had brought a new look to Haining and it had already become a vital part of the city. Heanticipated that, in the process of Haining’s integration into the development strategy of the Yangtze River Delta, the International Campus could provide continuous strong support for Haining and help to introduce more high-quality Zhejiang University programs. He also expected that the experts and scholars could provide concrete suggestions and make concerted efforts to facilitate Haining’s development.
Mr Wu Yue, Dean of the Chinese New Urbanization Research Institute of Zhejiang University and Chief Expert of the Research Center of the Yangtze River Delta of Zhejiang University, Mr Zhu Liming, Member of Advisory Committee of Haining Municipal Government, Mr Shen Guobing, Deputy Director of the World Economic Research Institute of Fudan University, gave thematic speeches. The experts, scholars, and representatives of relevant departments of the Haining Municipal Bureau had round-table dialogues, discussing the development of Haining’s integration into the Yangtze River Delta.
The “Zhejiang University Orient Forum” was established in 2003. With the aim of being “open, leading edge, interdisciplinary, and comprehensive”, the forum has invited many famous scholars from home and abroad to come to spread knowledge, interpret ideas and proffer enlightenment. Up until now, the forum, which is the most important humanities and social sciences forum in Zhejiang University, has held more than 300 academic sub forums. The Haining Sub Forum has as its focus the demands of local economic and social development, in order to contribute to the important decision-making and development strategies of Haining.
(Source: Qiushi News of Zhejiang University
Article: Chang Fan
Photography: Yuanzhi Zhu
Editor: Ping Xia
Translation: Shuaiyin Liu)