The 2nd Sino-French Seminar on Higher Engineering Education, which lasted for one and a half days, concluded on the afternoon of April 29 at DGUT. With “Promoting Sino-French Exchange and Cooperation to Train Outstanding Engineering Talents” as the theme, the seminar invited 18 higher education experts and scholars from China and France deliver 18 impressive speeches on Sino-French joint education and creative talent training.
From the perspective of Sino-foreign joint education practices, the experts and scholars held valuable discussions and proposed unique insights on topics such as the complete training process of engineering talent, entrepreneurship education practice, specialty integration innovation, training system innovation, practice mode innovation, and enhancing of school-operation characteristics. Among the experts and scholars, Hong Guanxin, Dean of the Sino-French Engineer School of Beihang University, shared the main measures related to the co-development of the ECP engineering practice model. Luo Xiaobing, Dean of the Sino-EU Institute for Clean and Renewable Energy at Huazhong University of Science and Technology, shared the explorations and practices related to the international talent training model for new energy graduate students. Frederic Toumazet, the French Dean of the SJTU-Paris Elite Institute of Technology, shared the main initiatives related to continuous innovation in school operations over the past 10 years. Wang Wei, Dean of IFCEN, shared information on IFCEN’s talent training system. Yin Ling, Executive Dean of the DGUT-CNAM Institute, shared the explorations and practices related to international engineering talent training for intelligent manufacturing, oriented toward the Greater Bay Area. The sharing of these practical experiences had a highly positive effect on promoting and improving the development of Sino-foreign joint education.
Yang Minlin, member of the Party Committee and Vice-President of DGUT delivered the closing speech, where, he expressed his sincere appreciation to the members of the Sino-French Alliance for Higher Education Development Cooperation for their participation in this seminar. He remarked that members of the Sino-French Alliance not only exchanged ideas and shared practices during the seminar, but also enhanced understanding and realized shared values. The seminar enabled them to have a deeper and broader understanding of their peers by sharing their respective development statuses and discussing the problems and challenges they faced. The seminar not only led to ideation but also enhanced mutual understanding, laying a solid foundation for mutual support in the process of operating schools in the future. As he concluded his speech, he once again thanked all the experts and scholars for their impressive speeches and sharing of valuable experiences and looked forward to seeing them again at the next seminar.
During the seminar, it was mentioned by the host’s representative that the seminar coincided with the 30th anniversary of DGUT and the successful completion of the first cycle of operating the DGUT-CNAM Institute, which led to an assessment on joint education. DGUT and CNAM successfully held the 2nd Sino-French Seminar on Higher Engineering Education, which not only highlighted the important position of the DGUT-CNAM Institute in international education and created a good academic atmosphere for the 30th anniversary of DGUT, but also fully demonstrated the achievements and soft power of Sino-foreign cooperation in education and further improved the level of education opening to the outside world.