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Top 10 news in 2015 of Harbin Institute of Technology, Weihai
Author: Wei-hua Guo | release date: 2015-12-31 |click rate: 920

HITWH carried out the topic education on “ Three Strictness and Three Sureness”

“Three Strictness and Three Sureness” Topic Party lecture(photo by Yu-qin Zhang)

    According to the unified deployment of central committee, the campus will carry out “Three Strictness and Three Sureness” topic education among leaders on department level from May 19.
    In accordance with requirements of the education plan, leaders on department level should follow the requirements of “Strictness to cultivate one's morality, Strictness to power, Strictness to oneself; Sureness to matters, Sureness to starting a business, Sureness to oneself”, focusing on the loyalty to the party and people, daring to take on responsibilities, combining the ideological education, party spirit analysis and setting rules together to strengthen the party spirit cultivation, insist on seeking truth from facts and improve the work styles.
     In accordance with the requirements for the central and college deployment, campus main leaders of party have to take the lead to carry out “Three Strictness and Three Sureness” topic party lectures. Each leaders of the grassroots party committee secretary should closely observe the requirement of “Three Strictness and Three Sureness”, contact with their department’s practical situation, party members and ideological work and the actual life style. The grassroots party organization have studied teacher Ke Wang‘s advanced deeds in-depth, extensively discussed the specifications of HIT. The main leaders of campus party committee made a thorough research at the primary level and put forward specific requirements of “Three Strictness and Three Sureness” topic education in-depth to practice the specification of HIT.

Campus carried out series of activities for its 30th anniversary

The 30th anniversary party (photo by Hai-yan Huai)

    This year is the 95th anniversary of the Harbin Institute of Technology as well as the 30th anniversary of HIT(WH). During this year, Weihai campus had carried out rich and colorful commemorative activities focusing on “Inheritance, Cohesion and dreaming”.
In mid-march, campus party committee issued notice that to carry out thematic education activity of “Knowing college, Loving college and Glorifying college”, lead the teachers and students change the enthusiasm of loving and glorifying college into practical action, to help teachers and students to firmly establish the sense of honor of HIT people and the master consciousness to cooperate with the Weihai campus.
    At the evening on June 6, Memorial culture PARTY was held in the stadium, and the party fully showed the spirit of HIT in Weihai campus and the development of new generation. In the morning on June 7, HIT’s one university three campuses, by means of video linkage, jointly held the flag-raising ceremony themed to forge ahead of HIT and Build China's dream”.
    During the activities, the deputy secretary of municipal party committee of Weihai and Mayor Mrs. Hui Zhang had an informal discussion with the principal of HIT Yu Zhou. They reviewed the 30 years of development of institution-locality cooperation and exchanged the views on the future prospects to deepen cooperation. The senior leaders of both Weihai and HIT, as well as senior leaders of Weihai campus and the current leadership had informal discussions respectively to recall the 30 years the profound friendship of a city and a university. 40 alumni from all over the country gathered to renew the HIT emotions.  Representatives from all over the country gathered in Weihai, together with department’s leadership and teachers' representatives to discuss the profound corporation of university-enterprise and creativeness of innovative talents. Qun-yao Gao and Yan Xiong and other well-known alumni were invited to attend Celebrity Forum.  Alumni council of Harbin Institute of Technology (Weihai) was established, and they also held the first session of the alumni meeting for the first time.
    Moving museum of HIT and the cultural corridor were also carried out during the activities.

Scientific Research Work to a New Level: Professor Ji-cai Feng’s Team Won the Second Price of National Technology Innovation

Professor Ji-cai Feng and his team (photo by Zheng Yang)

    In 2015, the campus scientific research work made new breakthroughs. Professor Ji-cai Feng’s team won the second prize of national technological invention in 2014. We got scientific research funds of RMB124 million yuan throughout the year, which has a substantial increase from last year. There were 32 projects supported by the national natural fund; 16 projects were funded by all kinds of natural fund project funding in Shandong province; 1 project was funded by provincial social science fund.
    Professor Ji-cai Feng’s team mainly solves the connection technology problems of carbon/silicon carbide composites, niobium alloy and titanium alloy(titanium-aluminium alloy ) and copper and steel in the field of advanced connection technology and its application of dissimilar materials. They invented the new technology of connection of carbon/silicon carbide ceramic and brazing materials of metal and complex reaction diffusion bonding, and determined the interface structure of carbon/silicon carbide composite material and a variety of metal connection and revealed the interface compound generated species, generated sequence and connection mechanism of carbon/silicon carbide composites and niobium connector. 

Professor Xiao-fei Xu Was Appointed Principal of Harbin Institute of Technology (Weihai)

Principal Xiao-fei Xu

    In the morning on January 7, the faculty conference was held in G building Room 202, secretary of discipline inspection commission of HIT; Ju-jin Cai announced that vice principal Xiao-fei Xu hold a concurrent post of principal in Harbin Institute of Technology (Weihai).
    Professor Xu Xiao-fei, a former dean of the school of Computer Science and Technology and School of Software and the principal assistant in HIT, and he  became the vice president of HIT since November 2014. In 1988, he received a doctor degree from department of computer science and engineering in HIT and was promoted to full professor in 1993. He is China's PhD graduates with outstanding contribution in China, enjoys special government allowances from the state council, and is named the advanced worker of national 863 program CIMS theme and one of the cross-century talents of the ministry of education.
    Over the past year, Xiao-fei Xu put forward and implemented the campus managing strategy, and made clear about the characteristics of campus development strategy, constantly promoted the teaching reform, actively promoted the campus construction in line with the high level of world-class university.
Professor Ke Wang’s Model Deeds Caused Strong Reactions among Shandong’s Universities

Model Deeds Report of Professor Ke Wang (photo by Rui Lan)

    On June 27, Professor Ke Wang’s advanced deeds was reported as the headlines in China Education Newspaper, party committee of HIT and provincial party committee of Shandong had the decision to learn from Professor Ke Wang. Campus in Weihai decided to set up a report team of Professor Ke Wang’s advanced deeds and had successively made special reports in HIT, HIT (Shenzhen) graduate school, University of Jinan, Shandong Normal University, Linyi University,etc.
    Qi Huang, the deputy secretary of provincial party committee of Shandong and Shu-quan Wang, the secretary of party committee in HIT spoke highly of the publicity of typical advanced deeds of Professor Ke Wang. Professor Ke Wang is a vivid example of practice of “HIT specifications”, a model who observing people's teachers' professional ethics, an excellent representative who actively practice the socialist core values. His pursuing academic truth, teaching knowledge and being a sincere person had caused strong repercussions in the college and Shandong province.

Continual Deepening of the Higher Education Reform

Entrepreneurship class( photo by Xuan-yue Tan)

    In 2015, the campus deepened the reform of the education teaching in a number of measures and constantly improved the quality of personnel training.                
    During the first summer semester, 54 professional courses 20 professional elective courses, 70 selection courses and 101 practice courses had been started.  161 students attended summer school and 272 participated in all kinds of enterprise internship.
     We have been approved the construction of 36 innovative training classes and 33 professional introductions. Project plan was the first time set up for freshman grade. We promoted the reform of project-based learning and courses study, with a total of more than 500 items and 456 items of setting up innovative entrepreneurial project. We went ahead with the project of outstanding engineers training plan in 5 experimental majors, and 64 students enter the engineering talents plan for the first time.
     In addition, the campus also actively promoted the use and construction of online courses such as MOOC, and introduced two network platform of 26 MOOC courses with a total of 5400 students taking the classes; organized university-enterprise united BBS and further promoted university-enterprise joint ventures; continued to promote the reform of college English teaching and expanded the class teaching for IELTS and TOEFL.
Education Internationalization is over the Horizon

Professor Atilla was discussing with teachers from the School of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering(photo by Hai-rui Sui)

    In 2015, campus set the internationalization as one of wings to deepen the comprehensive reform of education, internationalized operation of college began to bear fruit.
    The campus employed Professor Atilla Incecik, the international academic master from University of Strathclyde of UK as the dean of School of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering to strengthen the top-level design of subjects. We have successfully held 2015 International Workshop on Marine and Naval Engineering, and laid a good foundation for the preparation of international school of Marine science and Engineering. The college has build relationships with nearly 60 foreign first-class universities, firstly built a group of high-level university international network of international cooperation. We have promoted several international joint personnel training plans such as “2 + 2”, “3 + 1 +1”, signed18 cooperation agreements, and 129 students have studied abroad in well-known colleges in America, UK, South Korea and Australia and accepted 89 foreign students. The implementing of “plan for promoting international capacity of college students”, strengthening the foreign language teaching, holding the summer TOEFL/IELTS training classes have improved the students' foreign language level and ability of cross-cultural communication.

College Students' Innovative Entrepreneurship Competition Climbed to a New Height

 The Scene of College Students' Innovative Entrepreneurship Competition(photo by Huan-ran Li)

    In 2015, we constantly strengthen the students' innovative training around the training target of “top creative talents “and the requirement of “the public business and the mass innovation”. Students took part in all kinds of innovative entrepreneurship competition and won 510 provincial levels and above awards including 311 national awards and 40 international awards, which had increased dramatically since 2014 and several games had got a historic breakthrough.
    We had won one second price of the 14th “Challenge Cup”, The national University Student Extracurricular Academic Science and Technology Competition, one national third prize award, one third prize of “Wisdom City”, one special-class award of Shandong province, four first prize awards, four second prize awards, two third prize awards and we got excellent organization awards. Students participated in the National Air and Space Model Championship for the first time and won the national second prize; one national second prize of Freescale Smart Car Contest, one national first prize of Electronic Design Contest and five national second prizes, and they all achieved a historic breakthrough. Campus attended National Robotics Competition and International Humanoid robot Olympic Games for the first time as a team, and robots won the second place of the Humanoid Robot Tossing, third price of Alfa robot Boxing, the first-class award of ”double dance” and the other one national second prize and 2 national third prizes. Three cars designed and manufactured by HRT team won the second awards of electro mobile and Baja, the fourth place of, the first prize of the design contest of electro mobile and oil tanker. We have won 21 individual awards and are the number one among universities all over the country.

Enrollment Quality Hit a New Height

The 2015 freshmen registered (photo by Xuan-yue Tan)

    In 2015, the campus enrolled 2680 students from 29 provinces and autonomous regions across the country, including 160 from the State Poverty Special Plan. The points to key university fractional line were constantly improved. Heilongjiang’s scores for science is 128 over than key university fractional line, which is the first province breakthrough grades line of more than 100 points. According to statistics, there are four provinces which are admitted to the key university line of 90 points; there are 7 provinces which are admitted to the key university line of 80 points; 14 for more than the line of 70, 19 for more than 60 and 25 for more than 50 points. In 2015, Shandong’s scores for science are 65 more than the line and scores for liberal arts are 33 more than the line, and they both got higher rankings than 2014.

College students' center is completed and the construction of library started

The College students' center(photo by Yu-qin Zhang)

Library’s working sketches

    On November 12, the students’ center completed. By the end of December, the first infrastructure projects funded by the country---the construction project started.
    The students’ center’s three party agreements are carried out by the government of Shandong province with an investment of RMB 35 million yuan. It   contains two monomer projects: the west part is a college student activity center, with a main building of four floors and the part is one floor, including report hall, Multi-function hall and college students’ community activities rooms, training rooms and art activity rooms, with a total construction area of 6553.54 square meters. The east part contains a basketball stadium and a table tennis hall on the first floor and badminton hall and other accessories on the second floor with a total construction area of 5145.49 square meters. Part of the sports stadiums has been put into use, and the students’ center is under the decoration as a request of the users.
    The construction area of library is 17600 square meters with the project total investment of RMB77.56 million yuan, including basic construction investment capital of RMB 65 million and college self-raised RMB12.56 million yuan. The implementation of the project will meet the needs of the college’s daily teaching and research, improving basic conditions and offering the atmosphere for education and improving the quality of students. At present, the library construction project has completed construction drawing design and project bidding work, and has been into the construction stage. 

(News Center  Article poster: Yu-qin Zhang)