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Sun Yat-sen University and Zhuhai Municipal People’s Government sign agreement on new type of strategic cooperation

Last updated : 2015-07-06
Written by: Office of Development and Planning
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On the afternoon of July 3, 2015, Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU) and Zhuhai Municipal People’s Government signed an agreement in Guangzhou to jointly promote the innovation-driven strategy and build the high level university.

Prof. Zheng Detao, Secretary of SYSU Party Committee, delivered a welcome address on behalf of SYSU. Mr. Li Jia, Secretary of the CPC Zhuhai Municipal Committee, delivered a speech on behalf of the CPC Zhuhai Municipal Committee and the Zhuhai Municipal People’s Government. Mr. Jiang Ling, Mayor of Zhuhai, and Prof. Luo Jun, President of SYSU, signed the agreement on behalf of the Zhuhai Municipal People’s Government and SYSU respectively.


Jiang Ling (front row right) and Luo Jun (front row left) signing the agreement on behalf of the Zhuhai Municipal People’s Government and Sun Yat-sen University respectively

Prof. Zheng Detao pointed out that the purpose of this agreement is to formulate a new cooperation plan and closely combine SYSU’s goal of building a world-class university with Zhuhai’s innovation-driven development strategy. Through introducing and cultivating high-level teams, setting up new schools and departments, and establishing national major innovation platforms, we shall build SYSU’s Zhuhai Campus into a modern seaside campus with relatively complete academic disciplines, first-class school running level and extensive international renown, and better serve Zhuhai’s social and economic development.


Prof. Zheng Detao delivering a speech

Mr. Li Jia said that a first-class university is the best name card for a city. Zhuhai will join hands with SYSU to build Zhuhai Campus into a first-class campus, and help build SYSU into a world-class university. He hoped that the two sides will make the five-year development plan, three-year action plan and annual work plan to deepen the cooperation.


Mr. Li Jia delivering a speech

According to the agreement, SYSU and Zhuhai city will jointly support the establishment on Zhuhai Campus of a complete discipline system, covering the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, engineering and medical sciences, with the aim to meet the demands for high-level talents and technologies to improve Zhuhai’s core competitiveness and develop Zhuhai’s pillar industries.

In the next five years, on the basis of the existing 7 schools, 12 new schools will be set up on Zhuhai Campus. The new disciplines and subject areas will include physics, electronic science and technology, chemistry, chemical engineering and technology, materials science and technology, biology, biomedical engineering, biological engineering, food science and engineering, environmental science and engineering, geography, atmospheric sciences, cultural creation, law, public administration, etc.

National level scientific research platforms in the fields of nuclear engineering and technology, marine sciences, biomedicine and food safety will be established on Zhuhai Campus, so that national and international advantageous resources will be gathered to support Zhuhai’s industrial development in modern equipment manufacturing, electricity and energy, new materials, characteristic marine economy, biomedicine, and food safety.

The Zhuhai Municipal People's Government will fully support the construction of Zhuhai Campus by providing policies and funding for high level research platforms, introduction of high level talents, international cooperation in school running, and campus infrastructure.

SYSU has launched the global recruitment of the deans, teachers and researchers for the new schools to be established on Zhuhai Campus.


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