ZZU Held 60-year Engineering (55-year Former Institute of Technology) and Innovation and Development Forum
On December 15th, ZZU held 60-year Engineering （55-year Former Institute of Technology） and Innovation and Development Forum at the main campus. Zhang Daliang, vice president of China Association of Higher Education and former director of the Higher Education Department of Ministry of Education, Xiong Chuanqin, former vice president of China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation, former president of China Chemical Education Association and former director of the Department of Humanities and Education of Ministry of Chemical Industry, Tang Xuhua, Secretary General of China Chemical Education Association, ZZU leaders Niu Shucheng, Liu Jiongtian, Jia Shaoxin, Gu Zhenqing, Xu Dongsheng, Zhao Minghao, former senior leaders of Zhengzhou Institute of Technology （Zhengzhou University of Technology）, many graduates or teachers at the former Zhengzhou Institute of Technology, current leaders of brotherhood colleges in Henan province, outstanding alumni representatives, and representatives of local alumni chapters attended the forum. The forum was hosted by Vice President Guan Shaokang.
Academician Shen Changyu, Former ZZU President and Director of State Intellectual Property Office, Academician Wang Fuming, teacher of School of Water Conservancy and Environment, ZZU, and Nie Jianguo, Academician of Tsinghua University and alumni of Zhengzhou University, respectively sent messages to express congratulations on hosting the forum and their good wishes.
In his speech, Niu Shucheng, Secretary of the Committee of CPC, ZZU, briefly reviewed the development history of the former Zhengzhou Institute of Technology and the achievements of ZZU in the past 60 years.
Xiong Chuanqin introduced outstanding achievements of former Zhengzhou Institute of Technology as a key university affiliated to former Ministry of Chemical Industry. Shen Ningfu, former dean of Zhengzhou Institute of Technology and a founding veteran of the Institute, reviewed the positive explorations of the Institute in terms of personnel training, scientific research and discipline construction. Xu Xiucheng, a young and middle-aged expert having made outstanding contributions to the state and a recipient of the National Technology Invention Award, described the hardships of the older generation during the early years of Zhengzhou Institute of Technology.
Shi Chao, Alumni representative and chairman of Beijing Superstar Group, and Zhang Jichao, representative of the alumni chapter and special winner of Guangdong Science and Technology Award, reviewed the unforgettable moments of diligent study and work at the Alma Mater. The comrades of School of Water Conservancy and Environment and School of Electrical Engineering respectively introduced their own development status and discipline construction.
President academician Liu Jiongtian made a report on engineering construction. He fully affirmed the excellent achievements and culture formed during the 60 years of Zhengzhou Universityˊs engineering and 55 years of former Institute of Technology, and made overall plans for the future development of the discipline of engineering.
Zhang Daliang made a special report on the construction of new engineering. He expounded the background, connotation and path of the new engineering construction, as well as the strategic layout, important measures and practical exploration of the Ministry of Education in the construction of new engineering.（translator Yang Qiuqiu）