Tan Chengxu Attends the 70th Anniversary Conference of Dalian University of Technology
On June 16, the 70th anniversary of the founding of Dalian University of Technology was ceremoniously held in Liu Changchun Gymnasium. Zhu Zhiwen, deputy director of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference's Educational, Scientific and Health Committee, attended the meeting. Tan Zuojun, member of CPC Standing Committee of Liaoning Province and secretary of CPC Committee of Dalian, attended and delivered a speech. Zhang Fuhai, member of CPC Standing Committee of Liaoning Province, minister of Publicity Department and secretary of the Education Working Committee, attended and spoke. Tan Chengxu, deputy secretary of CPC Committee of Dalian and mayor, and Xiao Shengfeng, director of the Standing Committee of Dalian Municipal People's Congress, attended the meeting. Wang Hansong, Secretary of the Party Committee of Dalian University of Technology, presided over the ceremony, while Guo Dongming, President of Dalian University of Technology, delivered a speech. Zhou Yu, president of Harbin Institute of Technology and academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, and Colin Riordan, president of Cardiff University in England, delivered speeches.
On behalf of the Dalian Committee of the CPC and the Dalian Government, Tan Zuojun congratulated Dalian University of Technology on its 70th anniversary. He welcomed guests from home and abroad who took part in the commemorative activities and expressed gratitude to the University for its long-term contribution to Dalian's economic and social development. Tan Zuojun said that since its establishment in 1949, Dalian University of Technology had always taken root in Dalian, served the country, focused on the needs of the cause, strengthened the supply of science and technology, adhered to the principle of cultivating morality and talents, forged a large number of scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs, and made a great contribution in the development history of new China's construction. At present, Dalian was deeply studying and implementing Xi Jinping's socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era, accelerating the construction of a leading area for industrial structure optimization and a leading area for economic and social development, and striving to build a northeast Asia science and technology innovation and venture capital center. It was urgent to create various kinds of talents through innovation, so as to increase the salary and continuity for Dalian's revitalization and development. We sincerely welcomed elites and talents at home and abroad to make innovations, pursue dreams and realize dreams. We were eager for more big engineers to take root in Dalian and make contributions. He hoped that Dalian University of Technology would focus on the needs of Dalian's revitalization and development, strengthen the construction of innovative research and development platforms, accelerate the on-site transformation of scientific research achievements, and promote the integration of production, teaching and research. He expected that great workers would dare to challenge, be realistic and pragmatic, learn from all the strengths and dedicate themselves to the pursuit of knowledge, pursue scientific truth with fortitude and tenacity, and reach new heights in basic research bravely. Dalian would, as always, support the development of Dalian University of Technology and devote itself to helping large-scale workers build a world-class university as soon as possible. We were willing to join hands with Dalian University of Technology to build a community of destinies for coordinated development, and continue to write a chapter of the era in which our initial heart would not change and our ties would be deep.
Zhang Fuhai said that Dalian University of Technology's 70-year history of running a school was a history of breathing with the country and sharing the fate with the nation, as well as a history of advancing hand in hand with Liaoning's development. Over the past 70 years, Dalian University of Technology had insisted on taking root in Liaoning and serving Liaoning, which had strongly promoted Liaoning's economic transformation and upgrading and high-quality development. At present, Liaoning had embarked on a new journey of all-round revitalization and all-round revitalization. He hoped that Dalian University of Technology would adhere to Xi Jinping's new era of socialism with Chinese characteristics and cultivate people, and would take the lead in cultivating first-class talents. We would fully implement the party's educational policy and take the lead in implementing the "Four Services". We should adhere to the strategy of strengthening schools with talents, and take the lead in strengthening teachers' ethics and creating first-class teaching staff. Learning from the world's advanced experience in running schools, we should be in the forefront in highlighting the characteristics of running schools. The Liaoning Provincial Committee and the provincial government would unswervingly implement the arrangements of the CPC Central Committee and the State Council and fully support Dalian University of Technology in building a world-class university as soon as possible.
The conference commended Dalian University of Technology's second meritorious teacher, third outstanding alumnus and 2018 alumnus of the year. Representatives of teachers, students and alumni spoke one after another. Zhang Jun, president of Beijing University of Technology and academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, Wang Shuguo, president of Xi 'an Jiaotong University, Yang Qingshan, Party Secretary of Nankai University, Li Jiajun, Secretary of the Party Committee of Tianjin University, Chen Jie, President of Tongji University and academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, Yang Zhenbin, Party Secretary of Jilin University, Zhang Zongyi, President of Chongqing University, Qian Xuhong, president of East China Normal University and academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, Yan Zhengming, Director of Dalian Naval Academy, Kazuya Masu, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Yoshio Nakatani, president of Ritsumeikan University, Ihar VOITAU, president of Belarusian State Technological University, Paul Monks, vice president of University of Leicester, Cao Jianguo, chairman of Aero Engine Corporation of China, Liu Qitao, Secretary of the Party Committee and Chairman of China Communications Construction Company Ltd., Dong Qiang, former chairman of China state shipbuilding corporation, Chen Xuedong, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, deputy general manager and chief engineer of China National Machinery Industry Corporation Ltd., Hu Jianhua, Deputy Party Secretary and Director of China Merchants Group Co., Ltd., and officials of over 20 enterprises and institutions and financial institutions, including China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd. , China National Offshore Oil Corporation, Power Construction Corporation of China, China Renaissance Group, Weichai Holding Group Co., Ltd., Bohai Shipyard Group Co., Ltd., Shenyang Blower Works Group Corporation, Chambroad Holding Group, Fujian Fuqing Nuclear Power Co., Ltd., attended. City leaders like Xu Shaoda, Xiong Boli and Zeng Bo attended the meeting. Senior leaders and academicians of Dalian University of Technology, well-known alumni, representatives of famous universities, research institutions and companies at home and abroad, and representatives of teachers and students who have made important contributions to the construction and development of Dalian University of Technology attended the commemorative meeting.
Dalian University of Technology was established in April 1949, as the School of Engineering of Dalian University; In July 1950, the establishment of Dalian University was revoked, from which School of Engineering got independence as Dalian Institute of Technology; In October 1960, the Institute was identified as the National Key University directly under the leadership of the Ministry of Education of China; In April 1986, the graduate school was established; In March 1988, the institute was renamed as Dalian University of Technology; In 1996, DUT started the implementation of "Project 211" construction, with the joint efforts of the Ministry of Education, Liaoning Province and Dalian City; In 2001, the university started to implement the "Project 985" Construction, by the Ministry of Education, Liaoning Province and Dalian City; In 2003,the university was identified as university whose cadres were appointed by the Central Committee of CPC; In December 2012, the Ministry of Education formally approved the Dalian University of Technology to build Panjin campus; Based on the key principles of ‘strategic planning, high standard, innovative teaching and learning’, Panjin campus has positioned itself to achieve academic standards which parallel those offered on the main campus; In September 2017, approved by the State Council, DUT was selected into the “World-class University Construction Plan”, category A.