The 2022 International Conference on the Cooperation and Integration of Industry, Education, Research and Application was held in Nanchang, Jiangxi Province on November 10. Vice Minister of Education Tian Xuejun attended and addressed the event.
Tian quoted President Xi Jinping’s report to the CPC’s 20th Congress, saying China would continue to implement the opening-up policy and strategy of mutual benefit and win-win partnership. Tian said efforts would be made to promote integration between industry and education and facilitate the digitalization of education, thus driving the Chinese education sector to open wider and providing new impetus to international academic-industrial collaboration.
Tian stated that the previous four editions of the conference have offered an expanding platform for cooperation in more innovative forms and achieved remarkable progress and outcomes through consultation and contribution by all participants. Against the backdrop of accelerated restructuring of the global industrial supply chain, he expressed hope that all participants could help enlarge the role of industry and promote digital application in the development of the current platform in order to increase concerted efforts between industry and education and achieve better academic research work and more fruitful industrial application.
Ye Jianchun, deputy secretary of the Jiangxi Provincial Party Committee and governor of Jiangxi Province, and Gerard van Koten, member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), among others, also spoke at the event. Over 700 experts from 44 countries and regions attended the conference online or in person. During the event, 21 cooperation agreements were signed, and nine international research centers, collaborative laboratories and cooperation initiatives were launched, including the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Alliance of Medical Universities.