Two Collaborative Innovation Centers of our school are selected into national "2011 Plan"
Publishing time and date: 2014-10-23 17:22 Author: Source: Institute on Development of Science and Technology and School of Social Sciences Visits: 23777
Website news (Correspondent: Wang Quan and Wang Jian) The 2014 "Collaborative Innovation Centers 2011" is announced recently, and two of our school's collaborative innovation centers are on the list: Collaborative Innovation Center on China's Territorial Sovereignty and Maritime Rights and Interests, and Collaborative Innovation Center on Geotechnology. Up to now, only 6 universities in China have two innovation centers (or more), while Wuhan University is the first one in Hubei Province.
The Collaborative Innovation Center on China's Territorial Sovereignty and Maritime Rights and Interests is jointly built up by: Fudan University, Wuhan University, China University of Political Science and Law, China Foreign Affairs University, Zhengzhou University, Study Center of China's Frontiers of China Academy of Social Sciences, and International Center for Economic and Technological Cooperation and Exchanges of the MWR. It ranks 1th in cultural inheritance and innovation. The Center is founded in 2012, headed by Hu Dekun, senior professor in Social Science. The Center's tasks are: to carry out research on national maritime territory strategy and policy; to provide services in rights protection on national maritime territory; to carry out collaborative innovation in areas such as relations between China and neighboring countries, and border disputes and co-operation with neighbouring countries; to create a National Think Tank on maritime territory integrating "academic research, decision-making consultation, personnel training, and public diplomacy". After years of construction, the Centre has developed an effective collaborative mechanism and established a national strategic platform. It has taken several important research tasks, and has achieved significant successes in collaborative innovation.
"Collaborative Innovation Center on Geotechnology" is jointly built up by: Wuhan University, China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, Tsinghua University, and Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics. It ranks 2nd in business and industry category. The Center is established in 2012, headed by Li Deren, academician of both Academies. The Center is founded for the developmental needs of high resolution earth observation system, and second generation navigational satellite system. Its aim is for talent training, subject construction, technology development, and industrial application. Guided by system and mechanism innovation, and with the aim of providing fast and accurate geo-spatial information service, the Center has carried out collaborative innovations in areas such as: aerospace Information acquisition, earth-sapce benchmark, space network, space communication, remote sensing, GPS and geo-spatial information services. A series of major scientific and technological achievements have been made, and a large number of outstanding scientific and technological personnel have been cultivated, contributing significantly to the development of geo-spatial information industry in China.
It is reported that since the implementation of the "2011 Plan", our school initially sets up a number of collaborative innovation centers. These centers are regarded as special districts for reform in system and mechanism. A series of collaborative innovation practices for management of personnel, finance, scientific research organizations, postgraduate training and the allocation of resources are issued. Under new management systems, the school's departments collaborate with each other in breaking disciplinary barriers and filling the vacuum of management, which has provided a security system for the Center's formation, operation and rapid development.
School official says, Wuhan University will take the “2011 Plan" as an opportunity and regard this approval as a new starting point to comprehensively promote the comprehensive complementary reform. The school will constantly improve the education quality; and promote the integrated construction of personnel, scientific research, and discipline. By implementing all these mentioned above, the school will promote its intensive development and core competence.
The "2011 Plan" is short for "Upgrading Plan for Innovation Ability of Colleges and Universities ", it is the third national project of higher education system since the "985 Project" and "211 Project". Its core mission is to promote innovation ability of both talents, disciplines and researches. By building four types of collaborative innovation models meeting the needs in the frontiers of science, cultural heritage, industry and regional development, the Center will deepen the reform in system and mechanism and change the mode of innovation in colleges and universities, thus creating new world-class advantages. This year, 24 centres are elected in the plan, among which: 4 centers are in science frontier, 5 centers are in cultural inheritance innovation, 11 centers are in business and industry, and 4 centers are in regional development.