Top 10 Events of JSU in 2015
1. JSU carries out Education of “Three Stricts and Three Steadies”and enforces the construction of a clean and honest administration steadily.
The university CPC Committee carried out the education of “Three Stricts and Three Steadies”, insisted on combining the study of “Three Stricts and Three Steadies” and the promotion of the university development, and effectively enforced the construction of research-led university. All party members and leading cadres in-depth studied and deeply understood the significance and connotation of “Three Stricts and Three Steadies”, put forward by the general secretary Xi Jinping. They focused on party loyalty, personal cleaning, responsibility fulfillment, and strove to regard “Three Stricts and Three Steadies” as a basic criterion for the cultivation of entrepreneurship behavior in order to maintain the progressiveness and purity of the Communist Party. All levels of party organizations and members studied “China Communist Party Self-discipline Standards” and “China Communist Party Disciplinary Regulations” so as to firmly establish the consciousness of party disciplines in the pursuit of high standards of self-discipline. The university also made outstanding achievements in mass work. For example, the university union was crowned “National Model Worker's Home” and the nursing team of the affiliated hospital emergency center won the honorary title “March 8 Red-Banner Groups”.
2. The preliminary plan of personnel quotas of JSU for “the 13th Five-Year Plan Period” has been completed.
According to the principle of simplified administration, unified action and higher efficiency, the new round of defining personnel quota got successful completion in the units directly affiliated (subsidiary). Social reputation and comprehensive strength of JSU were further enhanced. According to 2015 China University Evaluation, the comprehensive strength of JSU ranked 55th; in the university rankings of the Third Session of the BRIC Countries and Emerging Economies issued by Times Higher Education of Britain, JSU ranked 181st.
3. The Constitution of Jiangsu University has been approved by Jiangsu Provincial Department of Education.
Based on study and research, carefully drafts, comments and repeated revision, the Constitution of Jiangsu University was formed through the discussion of JSU Staff Congress and the deliberation of the Presidential Meeting, the Standing Committee and the Party committee, and finally was approved by the Provincial Department of Education. According to the Constitution, the university goal is “to build a high-level research-led university with internationalization strategy”, the fundamental task is “to cultivate talents with scientific and humanistic quality, innovative spirit, practical ability and international perspective”. The approval of the Constitution further clarified the university's autonomy, safeguarded the rights and interests of students and teachers, regularized university behaviors, and consciously accepted the supervision of the government and the social communities, which laid a good foundation for establishing and improving the modern university system and running the university by law.
4. Undergraduate teaching has obtained remarkable achievements.
Energy and Power Engineering Experiment Center and the Virtual Simulation Experimental Teaching Center of Vehicle Engineering were approved as national experimental teaching demonstration center and the national virtual simulation experimental teaching center, which achieved a major leap in construction of experimental demonstration center of JSU in national level; 6 majors including energy and power engineering, vehicle engineering, business management, metal material engineering, mechanical design and manufacturing and automation, medical laboratory technology were approved as first-rate projects of Brand Professional Construction of Jiangsu Universities. Professional certification has made a major breakthrough, and showed accelerating trend. In 2015, JSU was also successfully selected as one of the “Top 50 National University Innovation and Entrepreneurship Base for Practice and Education”, the only selected provincial university. The 3rd Conference on Undergraduate education was held successfully, which made a comprehensive deployment to further strengthen the cultivation of the innovation and entrepreneurship talents, outstanding talents, elites and internationalized talents.
5. Remarkable achievements in scientific and technological work have been obtained.
One achievement won the 2nd prize for National Science and Technology Progress Award; Two achievements participated won the 2nd prize for National Technology Invention Award. These achievements ranked 25th among national universities and colleges; JSU gained a total of 17 Science and Technology Achievement Awards of the Ministry of Education and Jiangsu province. The number of Science and Technology Achievement Awards by the Ministry of Education was tied for 16th among national universities and colleges; the number of Science and Technology Achievement Awards by Jiangsu province was equal second among Jiangsu universities and colleges. 160 national natural fund (1 Key International Cooperation Project and 1 excellent Youth Project) were approved so that for 4 consecutive years the approved number ranked around 50 among national universities and colleges; 8 National Social Science Fund was approved; 58 youth projects of Provincial Natural Science Fund were approved, which ranked 2nd in the province. A project won innovation gold medal of the 7th China International Industrial Fair; 2 patents won Outstanding Award of the China Patent Award; a patent won the Gold Medal of Jiangsu Patent Project Award.
6. Discipline construction and postgraduate education have made steady progress.
4 disciplines passed “12th Five-Year” provincial key disciplines approval with grades of one Excellent and three Good. The ESI international rankings of engineering, materials science, clinical medicine and chemistry have been raised dramatically; agricultural science for the first time went up to the top 1% (tied for 34th in the whole country and ranked 4th in Jiangsu province). JSU passed both national degree special project assessment and provincial master degree assessment successfully. JSU ranked 1st in Jiangsu province as one of the first batch of 9 outstanding workstations; the proportion of the approval took the leading position in the province, for 124 graduate innovative engineering projects were approved by Jiangsu Province; 42 Jiangsu industry professors were authorized, which ranked 2nd provincial. Postdoctoral work maintained the leading position in China; food science and engineering won the title of “the National Excellent Postdoctoral Research Station”; a total of 105 national postdoctoral funds for the whole year and the 57th batch of postdoctoral aid ranked 6th among national universities and colleges and 1st in Jiangsu; two postdoctoral international exchange programs were funded with a total of 120,000 yuan. graduate education reform was carried out, and the school won 4 Provincial Graduate Education Achievement Award and 33 practical subjects of the National Institute of Graduate Education and the Provincial Department of Education.
7. The construction of faculty has reached a new stage.
JSU focused on the theme of “high-end, youth, internationalization” and vigorously implemented the strategy of developing the univeristy by talents to make greater achievements. New breakthroughs have been made on Distinguished Professor of Ministry of Education Changjiang Scholars and the national “1000 Talents Program”. A professor was selected for the National 100,000 of Talents Project; a professor was awarded the National Young Experts with Outstanding contributions; two professors received the Special Allowance of the State Council. Two newly approved, Jiangsu “Double Innovation Team” ranked first in the province; especially the foreign academician team was the only one in the province; six newly approved “Double Innovation Doctor” ranked second in provincial universities. 3 Jiangsu Distinguished Professors and 32 training candidates of Jiangsu provincial “Top 6 Talent Summit” were approved, the number of which ranked 2nd in the province. A total of 71 professors were approved to be dispatched for research projects by the national and provincial levels, of which the provincial research projects ranked first in provincial universities and colleges.
8. Internationalization of JSU has been promoted.
A total of 10 international conferences were held in Jiangsu University, including “The 22nd Tri-U International Joint Seminar & Symposium”. International joint laboratory agreements were signed with the University of Leeds in England, Wayne State University in America, University of Leicester in England, and Chiang Mai University in Thailand. And Confucius Institue of the University of Graz in Austria held a grand celebration of its 5th anniversary. Four “High-End Foreign Experts Projects” of culture and education and two key Introduced Intelligence Projects were approved by the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs. The Sino-Foreign Cooperative education program for undergraduates in mathematics and applied mathematics, jointly organized with the Acadia University, has passed the evaluation. JSU has established long-term friendly relations with 99 universities or research institutions in 29 countries and regions. There were more than 1500 international students from 108 countries. 3 foreign students made outstanding achievements in the United Nations Writing Contest and were invited to make speeches in United Nations Headquarters. Nearly 650 students took part in overseas study tours. The International Literature Center for Pearl S. Buck was set up as an information exchange platform for academic research of Buck. The related collection has reached more than 1000 kinds, which is the most complete documentation center for the number and types of literature resources of Pearl Buck at home and abroad at present.
9. A new atmosphere for the publicity has developed.
There were more than 400 reports by media above the provincial level, including more than 100 in-depth reportings and 5 front-page headlines. JSU was awarded “Jiangsu Provincial Advanced Units for Education Campaign” for 4 consecutive years, and also was named “Top 10 New Media Force in Provincial Education System”. Participating in the election activity of “Students Must favorite university Presidents 2015” jointly launched by the China Institute of Higher Education and China Youth Daily, President Yuan Shouqi was selected for the final competition. The new version of the university publicity film has been completed and officially released. “Dream-True Youth”, one of “Dream of Jiangsu University” microfilm series, based on “give me a home” as the prototype which is lanched by JSU’s Committee of Caring about the Younger Generation, won “the Mircrofilm Golden Cross Award” held by Zhenjiang Literary Federation and the 2nd Prize of the First Micro Film Contest. “Six Practical Activities” was organized to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Chinese People's War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression and the World Anti-Fascist War. Yan Chongnian, the Lecture Room speaker and Bai Yansong, the famous CCTV host were invited to give lectures in Humanity Lecture Hall. A cultural achievement was awarded the 2nd prize in the 8th National Outstanding Achievements of Campus Culture Construction.
10. New achievements have been obtained in the work of the Communist Youth League.
The Third Students Affairs Conference was successfully held. An achievement was collected in “Library of Achievements in Moral Education in Universities” by the Ministry of Education. A professor was listed in the Ideological and Political Education Program for Young and Middle-Aged Talents by the Ministry of Education. JSU has been qualified for the enrollment of “Special Ph.D. Program for College Educational and Ideological Tutors” of the Ministry of Education. For 5 consecutive years, JSU has done well in financial aid for the college students among Jiangsu universities and colleges. JSU won the Seventh Annual National College Educational and Ideological Tutors Nomination Award, 2014 Annual Jiangsu College Educational and Ideological Tutors Nomination Award and 2014 Jiangsu College Students Annual Figures. Two training programs were selected as the demonstration training program for college educational and ideological tutors in Jiangsu province in 2015. A student entrepreneurship project entered China Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition Finals. Due to the outstanding achievements of Committee of Concerning about the Younger Generation, they won the title of “National Advanced Unit Concerning for the Next Generation”. JSU, in the Fourteenth “Challenge Cup” National University Student Extracurricular Academic Technology Works Contest, won the “Champion Cup” for 5 consecutive years; in the Eighth National College Social Practice and Technology Competition of Energy Saving and Emission Reduction, JSU won a top award, a first prize and a second prize; JSU was awarded the title“the Advanced Unit in the National Summer Social Practice”; for five consecutive years, the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation awarded “Benevolence 100”Outstanding Organization Award to JSU. A project won Bronze Award in the Second China Youth Volunteer Service Project Competition; a project was funded by “2015 Stimulating Action of the Hope Project”; a league branch won the honorary title of “the 2014 ‘May 4’ red flag Youth League Branch” (only 2 winners in Jiangsu Province); a manuscript won the first prize of outstanding research achievements of the National School Communist Youth League. A student won the “Chinese University Star of Self-Improvement”; another student was listed in "Jiangsu Top 100 Youth"; the men's volleyball team finished second in the China University Volleyball League Finals.