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SZU and Mudanjiang Sign Collaboration Agreement and Inaugurate Postdoctoral Training Base

2021-07-06  

      On April 26, 2021, Prof. Tao Yitao and her party attended a signing and inauguration ceremony in Mudanjiang city, Heilongjiang province. Under the agreement, the Postdoctoral Program of Theoretical Economics Shenzhen University (SZU) will collaborate with Mudanjiang Economic and Technological Development Zone (ETDZ)  in jointly building a postdoctoral joint training base. Prof. Tao Yitao, Director of the China Center for Special Economic Zone Research (CCSEZR), Shenzhen University (SZU), a key research base of humanities and social science under the Ministry of Education, President of the Belt and Road Research Institute of Shenzhen University and also Director-General and President of the Belt and Road Research Institute (Shenzhen) for International Cooperation and Development (BRRI), and others visited Mudanjiang. The ceremony attendees include Meng Lengmei, Deputy Director of the Representative Office in Shenzhen, the People’s Government of Heilongjiang Province; Han Zhongxue, Associate President of the Belt and Road Research Institute (Shenzhen) for International Cooperation and Development (BRRI); Prof. Zhong Ruoyu, member of the standing committee for the original Party committee and Vice President of Shanxi University of Finance and Economics, professor of CCSEZR, SZU; Tan Jun, Chairman of Shenzhen Victan Trading Co., Ltd.; Hai Ling, Chairman of “Belt and Road · Intangible Heritage League”, Chairman of Shenzhen Dahai Wisdom Culture Education Co., Ltd., Chairman of Shenzhen Jiucheng Investment Co., Ltd.; Zeng Yongming, Secretary-General of SZU Alumni Golf Club, Chairman of South China Enterprise Listing Service Center; Han Jun, Assistant to the President of BRRI and Liu Haolan, Executive Secretary of CCSEZR.
      The municipal committee and municipal government of Mudanjiang attached great importance to this ceremony. Mr. Yang Tingshuang, secretary of municipal party committee of Mudanjiang also attended the ceremony. Other attendees include Han Xuesong, standing member of municipal committee and deputy mayor of Mudanjiang, secretary of Party working committee in the ETDZ; Hou Xinbo, standing member of municipal committee of Mudanjiang, secretary of organization department; Qi Zhongyan, deputy mayor of Mudanjiang; Sun Jishun, secretary-general of municipal government of Mudanjiang; Song Jingdong, deputy secretary-general of municipal government of Mudanjiang, director of management committee of the ETDZ and Liu Chenggang, director of Science and Technology Bureau. Song Jingdong, deputy secretary-general hosted the signing and unveiling ceremony.

The signing and unveiling ceremony was held by the management committee of Mudanjiang ETDZ.
 
      Deputy mayor Han Xuesong said in his speech that Mudanjiang is in a golden period full of opportunities for vigorous development. In the Eighth Plenary Session of the 12th Municipal Party Committee last year, Mudanjiang launched the strategies of revitalizing the city by promoting technology, talent, industry, culture and tourism development and by opening-up. The partnership puts into practice the guiding principles of the plenary session of Municipal Party Committee and typifies the successful school-government collaboration. Leveraging the advantages of the Postdoctoral Program in human resources training, R&D and technical guidance, Mudanjiang will further establish a multi-facet, multi-field and all-round strategic collaboration with SZU, to accelerate the translation of research results, and promote the school-government win-win collaboration. By joining hands, the two sides will make the postdoctoral joint training base a model program of collaboration between Heilongjiang and Guangdong provinces, and to make new and greater contributions to revitalizing and modernizing Mudanjiang.
Deputy Mayor Han Xuesong delivers a speech
 
      Prof. Tao said in her speech that the establishment of the Postdoctoral Program and the joint training base of Mudanjiang ETDZ reflects the accurate connection between school and local government under the pairing assistance system encouraged by the Party Central Committee. The base will become a platform for exchanges between bright minds of the two cities, and represent a promising win-win and mutually beneficial cooperation model. Both parties will leverage their respective strengths in factor endowment to innovate and expand talent training and introduction model and cultivate high-caliber people with talent for Mudanjiang city. The joint training base will also aim at solving real-world problems and provide intellectual support for the economic development and social prosperity of Mudanjiang city. This collaboration mechanism is of great practical significance for implementing the national strategy of revitalizing the old industrial base, drawing on and sharing the successful experience of Shenzhen SEZ, improving the professional quality, ability and pioneering spirit of cadres, especially the training, exchange and local introduction of high-caliber professionals.

Director Tao Yitao delivers a speech
 
      Deputy Secretary-General Song Jingdong and Prof. Zhong Ruoyu signed the Agreement of Collaboration Between National Mudanjiang ETDZ and Postdoctoral Program of Theoretical Economics SZU in Jointly Building Postdoctoral Joint Training Base on behalf of the Administration Committee of Mudanjiang ETDZ and the Program respectively in the presence of Secretary Yang Tingshuang, President Tao Yitao, Director Meng Lengmei, Deputy mayor Han Xuesong and Secretary of Organization Department Hou Xinbo. After signing the Agreement, Secretary Yang Tingshuang and Director Tao Yitao inaugurated the postdoctoral joint training base together.

Both parties witnessed the signing of the collaboration agreement for the postdoctoral joint training base

Secretary Yang Tingshuang and Prof. Tao inaugurated the postdoctoral joint training base together
 
      After the signing and inauguration ceremony, Secretary Yang Tingshuang, Prof. Tao and others had a field inspection on the joint training base in the building of the Administration Committee of the Mudanjiang ETDZ. The base has arranged an office for post-doctors to conduct researches and exchange events. Then the two sides had an in-depth discussion on the postdoctoral training modes (for example, dual-supervisor system) and follow-up work.

Visit the postdoctoral office in the joint training base
 
      Furthermore, Prof. Tao and her party also paid a field visit to the New Cultural and Creative Industrial Park and the Comprehensive Bonded Zones of Mudanjiang city. In particular, they visited two new Internet enterprises (Mudanjiang Erfei Culture Communication Co., Ltd. and Lang Tu Teng International Tourism Group) and the Bonded Logistics Center of Mudanjiang city.

Prof. Tao and her party visit Mudanjiang Erfei Culture Communication Co., Ltd.

Prof. Tao and her party visit Lang Tu Teng International Tourism Group
 
      The signing of the collaboration agreement and the unveiling of the postdoctoral joint training base further expanded the high-caliber talent training, the scientific research and result translation mode of Shenzhen and Mudanjiang, and boosted quality development of local economies.