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An On-the-spot report of Xianning University depending on locality to accelerate development
http://English.xianning.gov.cn 07-12-12
 

  Responsibility is engraved in Southern Hubei

  On September 15th, a piece of news in the Xianning Daily caused a sensation, Xianning University wanted to collect extracurricular activities in science and technology project topics from all the related institutions and enterprises. The topics include all related problems such as the economy, politics, culture, social management of Xianning, promising that once the topic passes the examination of experts, it will be established and the fund committee of extracurricular activities in science and technology of the university will support it with certain funds.

  Such kind of activities have been held in Xianning University for many times, it’s the principle of the university, which is to depend on Xianning, to serve Xianning, to be the think tank for the local development.

  Mr. Li Youqing, the sectary of the party committee of the University, said that as the only Province-owned University in the southern area of Hubei Province, our university roots in Xianning, it’s the responsibility and duty of the university to serve the local development explicitly. Due to the historical tradition, which has been kept and developed continually, the construction and the development of the university has been boosted and promoted.

  Mr. Xia Zaixing, the president of the university, introduced that the college has trained over 15,000 teachers for the local middle schools and primary schools and more than 8000 persons for the local medical treatment and public health since the campus was established, most of them are core workers in the field of education or medical treatment and public health. At the same time, a group of teachers and medical workers have been cultivated for cities in the south-eastern area of Hubei.

  The university keeps close relationship with Xianning

  What makes Mr. Xia Zaixing have a deep sense is that every university has close relationship with the development of local economy and society. First, every university should realize the goal, which is to cultivate talents in the process of serving the local development; on the other hand, every university should accelerate its development and construction in the process of serving the local development

  After the formation of Xianning College in 2002, leaders of the university realized that the acceleration of the development of economic society of Xianning has posed urgent challenges to the university in the process of serving the local development.

  A series of significant construction investments and development strategies of Xianning have supplied the university with excellent external circumstance and development opportunities. What the college should do is to recognize the situation, to get up steam, to grasp chances, to clear goals, to implement effective measures, to develop the college to a new stage in both improving teaching quality and strength, to show its advantages in serving the development of Xianning.

  The guiding ideology of the university has been established, which is to serve the development of Xianning and to accelerate the development of the university, after repeated discussion and demonstration. Based on the theme of the development of economic society of Xianning, exploring how to adept the university more effectively to the cultivation requirements, which is to cultivate top-graded innovators, in related aspects such as talent cultivation mode, teaching mode, teaching methods, thinking how to combine with the development of local economy and society more closely in related aspects such as major provision and discipline construction.

  The University keeps close relationship with local development, creates industrial hotbed

  Based on the reality of the development of economic society of Xianning and the strategy of the development of economic society of Xianning, the university has been strengthening the adjustment, construction and development of its disciplines and majors. First, according to a strategy promoted by local related institutions, which is to boost the comprehensive development of Xianning by unremitting efforts, the college has been strengthening the construction of its traditional disciplines and majors in the field of medical science and education, implementing general education and general cultivation in its traditional majors such as clinical medicine and teacher education. Second, according to the strategy promoted by the local government, which is to develop the city by strengthening its industries, the university integrated some disciplines and majors and established the university of information engineering and the college of resource and environmental science and set up some related majors, which are urgently needed by the development of economic society of Xianning. Third, according to the strategy promoted by the local government, which is to organize a tourism system contains Xianning tourism district and Jiugongshan Mountain tourism circle, Chibi Ancient Battlefield tourism and Wenquan tourism circle, the university has set up a new major, which is call tourism management.

  In recent years, the university has payed more attention to applied majors, which are urgently needed by the development of economic society of Xianning, in the setting of its new majors. Based on the strategy promoted by the local government, which is to strengthen the planning and guidance for the construction of local villages and small towns, the college has set up new majors such as town planning and land and resources administration; the local government put forward that vigorously boost the construction of national programs in Xianning, which contain nuclear power station in Tongshan, Hubei Province, the second phase of the thermal power project in Chibi,Hubei Province and the wind power project in Jiugongshan Mountain, Hubei Province, the university set up some related majors such as electronic information science and technology, electrical engineering and automation. According to the policy promoted by the local government, which is to cultivate new industries, to accelerate the development of tourism industry and osmanthus spices industry, the university set up applied chemical technology, chemical production technology and tourism management. Based on the policy promoted by the local government, which is to vigorously develop the pulic service in rural area, the university set up a new major, which is called nonprofit management (in the field of health protecting )

  The university gains public praise by laborious contribution

  Mr. Xia Zaixing said it’s our duty to serve the local development, we have got public praise by means of our laborious contribution. Because of there are a lot of small lakes, the southern area of Hubei Province is listed as one of the main districts in defending and curing blood-sucking worm disease. The university has organized its students to launch social practice in epidemic areas, bringing the related courses there by teaching the local people how to prevent themselves from infecting the blood-sucking worm disease. 

  Because of the shortage of various types of blood, the university has organized its students to donate blood voluntarily. According to rough statistics, in recent years, the person-time has reached to 5000, the problem of urgent need for blood has been solved. The teachers and students of the medical college termly participate in the festivals or help local people in curing their diseases in Shuangxi Town and Qiantang Town. Teachers and students of the education major termly launch social practice in Qiantang Town for supporting the local education by holding children’s literary performance, exhibition of children’s drawings, special group activity, showing high-quality multimedia courseware, introducing a kind of advanced teaching method, what they did won compliment from all the teachers, students and students’ parents of the Qiantang Primary School.

  The university also plays an important role in local activities, such as the fourth international bamboo culture art festival, the Tenth Sports Meeting of Hubei Province, the Tea Fairs of Xianning, the university actively organized performers, referees, coaches, athletes, commentators to participate these activities, they summited to the local direction, assumed various works, finished their missions wonderfully. The university also takes advantages of itself, assuming jobs to train staff and review qualification of related industries for the local development. The base of tourism training of Xianning was establied in the university, it has been providing training, examination to general managers of hotels and restaurants of Xianning and providing training and examination to tourism guides from various scenic spots of Xianning, the result is 5 percents higher than the average level of Hubei Province.

  (Reported by Cao Haiyang and Gan Qing)


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