Beihang University International Engineering Education Forum 2018 was held at the Ruxin Conference Center of Beihang University from July 6th to 8th. More than 100 leading experts and scholars from foreign and domestic universities and companies attended in this forum, such as, Purdue University, New York University, George Mason University, New Haven University, Puerto Rico University, the Amgen and Quanser company; Peking University, Beijing Institute of Technology, Wuhan University of Technology, Beijing University of Technology, the University of Science and Technology of China, Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Shenyang Aerospace University, Harbin Engineering University and Beihang University.
The purpose of this forum enbraces the theme of ‘Curriculum Design to Serve 21st Century Society’, which is focusing on the frontier of international engineering education and combines the engineering education with the interdisciplinary. By the way of high-level academic reports, round tables, and group discussions, experts and scholars deeply understand and think about the outstanding problems in the training of Engineering Undergraduate Talents in China, and further discussing the training model of top innovative talents under the background of "New Engineering Construction".
The meeting lasted two days, which includes the opening ceremony and three topics, including ‘The Reform of University’, ‘Talent Needs of the society and enterprises in 21st Century’ and ‘Capacity Development of Transformational Reform’. Professor Haijun Huang, vice president of Beihang University, attended and made a speech in the opening ceremony. The opening ceremony was hosted by Professor Dongsheng Wen, the dean of the school of General Engineering and the distinguished expert of ‘Thousand Talents Program’.
Professor Huang made the report entitled "Beihang’s Thinking and Reform on the Training of Engineering Talents", and he combined with the practical experience of the Beihang University to deeply explain how necessary developing new engineering education is and how to carry out the new engineering education reform.
Professor Wen stated the theoretical and practical significance of the international education forum under the background of the new engineering era, which compares and analyses the similarities and differences between the international and domestic teaching models. It is systematically stated that the fusion of various educational modes developing the innovation and reform of the curriculum setting. By the philosophy of schooling, I4L including International, Inter-Disciplinary, Innovation, Integration and Leadership, developing the school be the world-class training base of international general engineering talents.