Professor Hai Wen gave important speech at the staff meeting of Shenzhen graduate school to celebrate the 110th Anniversary of Peking University
2008-05-20 20:40:21
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On 4th May, a meeting was held to celebrate the 110th Anniversary of Peking University. Hai Wen, vice President of Peking University, gave an important speech. Luan Shengji, Zhang Hong, and Li Guicai vice Deans of Shenzhen Graduate school and all other staff attended this meeting. Shi Shouxu, the administrative vice Dean of Shenzhen Graduate School, host this meeting.
First, Prof. Hai Wen introduced the situations that Hu Jintao, Chairman of China, had inspected. Chairman Hu gave high praise to the vital contribution made by PKU in China’s revolutionary construction and modernization and hoped all the faculties and students do their best to speed up the pace towards making PKU as one of the world-class universities and write a new chapter in the development of PKU. Then Prof. Hai pointed out that all students and teachers should strengthen their sense of mission, enhance their sense of responsibility and reconsider that how to make our graduate school better at this celebration for 110th Anniversary of Peking University.
After reviewing the 110-year history of PKU, Prof. Hai Wen pointed out that the goal of establishing Peking University is to catch up with and surpass the advanced development. He also said the most turning points in the establishing process are that we pay more attention to talents and system rather than material and technology only.
Peking University is established in accordance with international standards. It is no exaggeration to say that the history of Peking University is the history of catching up the first-class universities in the world. Which is the way to catch up with the advanced international standards? Simply speaking, it is opening up and reform. That is, we should draw on successful experiences of others to go by, recruit excellent teachers and reform leadership mechanism.
When talking about the spirit of Beijing University, Prof.Hai pointed out that this spirit is concentrated on the following areas.

First, social responsibility. When inspecting Peking University on 3rd May, Hu Jintao stressed that Peking University has always been in line with national destiny and it is also the spirit and pride of Peking University. As the top university in China, who can represent china if Peking University not?
Second, innovation. Peking University is the pioneer in movement and the spirit impetus to enable China to step in the way upward. This innovation is embodied in technology, institutional and, of course, in the reform of the education system.
Prof. Hai Wen stressed that everyone should recognize that this Graduation School is standing for Peking University and every contribution we have made is for Peking University, and actually, for our nation.
Then, Prof. Hai discussed the future development of Shenzhen Graduate School. He pointed out that, Shenzhen Graduate School had been established for 7 years. The initial aims were further developing education in Shenzhen. In addition, there were some subjects that Shenzhen has more priories to develop than Beijing.
After seven years’ exploration and consideration, we have reached a consensus on the basic direction of development of Shenzhen Graduate School, that is, we must run the Shenzhen graduate school well to make it an important part of building Peking University as a world-class university.
To complete this historical mission, it is necessary for us to form our own characteristics and complement with the Department in Beijing.
Prof.Hai Wen also pointed out some special features of the future of Shenzhen graduate school.
First,cross-discipline.In the scientific and technological Modernization, cross-discipline is more and more important. However, its domestic development is very slow. At present, our Hospital chemical genomics laboratory is the cross between biological discipline and chemical discipline, and it takes on a very good development momentum.
In future, we can integrate environmental and legal, economic and legal, environmental and economic subjects and establish cross-disciplinary research centre. Shenzhen Graduate School has the opening up conditions for cross-discipline.
Second, the application of academic. We have priority in applied research in Shenzhen. Moreover, we should make our applied research more academic value.
Third, the frontier areas. Shenzhen Graduate School must break the shackles of traditional disciplines and explore frontier areas vigorously to develop its own characteristics. Nowadays, we are focusing more on the future. As a first-class university, we must look at what our society will need after five years, and even ten years. Our goal is to train top talents who not only understand business, but also know development direction.
Fourth, the international standards. Although Shenzhen is far away from Beijing, it is close to Hong Kong which is an international city. Meanwhile, Shenzhen is a very vibrant city. So we should build Shenzhen Graduate School as an international campus from the leadership concept.
Prof. Hai Wen pointed out confidently that: it is very possible to achieve the above objectives. There will be a certain scale of hundreds of high- quality teachers and 10 top disciplines in the next five to 10 years in Shenzhen.
At the meeting, Prof.Hai Wen put forward some specific requirements regarding to administrative services. He pointed out that the management and service should be in line with international standards as more and more international elements entering into Shenzhen Graduate School.He asked the hospital administration system to increase awareness of management and service, to exchange advice to find their differences from now on to summer, to reflect on the content of the work on other sectors in addition to their owns and do a good job in every task with high standards and strict demands.
Before the meeting began, all the staff watched the CCTV news about the inspection on Peking University of General Secretary Hu Jintao.

Editor: Liu Xuezhu