Ministry of Education: a New Model of Provincial Cooperation to support the Development of 14 Colleges and Universities in the Central and Western regions
Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, 22 Nov (Reporter Gao Lei) the reporter learned from the News briefing of the Ministry of Education on the 22nd that thanks to the new model of joint construction of provinces and provinces, 14 universities in the central and western regions have developed rapidly, and the new pattern of coordinated development of directly affiliated universities and joint construction universities has initially emerged.
According to Liu Changya, director of the Development Planning Department of the Ministry of Education, in order to solve the problem of uneven regional distribution of high-quality higher education resources and inadequate development of higher education in the central and western regions, since February 2018, The Ministry of Education has adopted a new mode of joint construction of provinces and provinces to support the development of a university in 14 provinces (autonomous regions and bingtuan) in the central and western regions where there are no directly affiliated colleges and universities. Over the past year, the joint construction mechanism of the Ministry of Education, the local government, the joint construction of colleges and universities and the corresponding cooperative colleges and universities has basically taken shape.
In order to promote the development of joint construction colleges and universities, the Ministry of Education has signed joint construction agreements with provincial (regional) governments and bingtuans, customizing the "one school, one policy" joint construction manual for joint construction colleges and universities, refining the responsibilities of all departments, provinces and schools, and the current key construction tasks. The Ministry of Education has also formulated plans for the construction of local leading characteristic industries in 14 schools, 30 disciplines and four categories of industries, so as to promote the integration of production and education and the cooperation between schools and enterprises. Guide the joint construction of colleges and universities to enhance their comprehensive strength in the process of serving local economic and social development.
According to reports, there are still some problems and obvious shortcomings in the reform and development of jointly built colleges and universities. For example, the relative lack of high-quality resources, the weak ability of high-level leaders, the linkage mechanism of superior disciplines to build characteristic subject groups is not perfect, and the docking with the demand of local leading industries is not close enough.
Liu Changya said that in the next step, the Ministry of Education will support and guide each university to build a set of high-level research facilities, break through a key technology, strive to create a first-class discipline, and promote the development of a leading characteristic industry. Through the convergence of resources and the superposition of policies, we can guide the joint construction of colleges and universities to take the connotative development road with improving the quality as the core, and enhance the comprehensive strength of the discipline and the ability to serve the local economic and social development.