On the afternoon of December 24, 2020,School of General Engineering (SGE)/ International Research Institute for Multidisciplinary Science (IRC) held the Dean of SGE/ IRC inaugural meeting and the first Management Committee meeting in meeting room D1103 of the new main building. President Xu Huibin, Vice-President Huang Haijun, leaders of various departments of Beihang University, the teachers and members of the leadership team of SGE attended the meeting.
First, the Dean of SGE/ IRC inaugural meeting was held. The meeting was chaired by Zhong Ling, Executive Vice-Minister of the BUAA Organization Department. Comrade Zhong Ling read out the Comrade Wen Dongsheng's appointment decision and announced the appointment of Comrade Wen Dongsheng as President of SGE/ IRC. Dean Wen Dongsheng first expressed his deep feelings for SGE and IRC, thanked BUAA authorities for their trust and strong support. He said he must shoulder the mission, and further promote the construction of the two schools, making it a new role for the development of BUAA. President Xu Huibin made a speech in which he fully affirmed Comrade Wen Dongsheng's achievements in BUAA and his outstanding contribution to the development of SGE. After full consideration, Comrade Wen Dongsheng was considered to be the best candidate for Dean of both the two schools. President Xu also expressed the university’s deep expectations for the merger of the two schools and said BUAA authorities will fully support the development of the two schools, hoping that under the leadership of Dean Wen , the school will become a high-level international talent pooling base, the original innovation of major achievements incubation base and international top innovation talent training base, to help the university’s dual first-class construction, top talent training and cutting-edge multidisciplinary research and development.
President Xu addressed the inaugural meeting
The Inaugural meeting site
This was followed by the first management committee meeting of SGE/ IRC, chaired by President Xu Huibin. Dean Wen reported the current situation and the development of the two schools. Dean Wen expounded the thinking on personnel training, scientific research and innovation, talent introduction and internationalization, and also analyzed the problems and challenges for the future development, and the participants deeply discussed relevant issues.
President Xu addressed the first management committee meeting of SGE/ IRC
Dean Wen reported at the first Management Committee meeting of the two schools
President Xu Huibin fully affirmed the development of the two schools presented by Dean Wen, saying that the university would fully support the development . It is proposed that the future construction should continue to inherit and develop the characteristics of SGE/ IRC.
The first Management Committees meeting of the two schools
SGE is the brand school of BUAA ‘New Engineering Science’ for its construction of international talent training and education and teaching reform. It was selected,in 2015, as the "Promoting Plan for the Internationalization of Colleges and Universities" jointly implemented by the Ministry of Science and Technology (Foreign Affairs Department) and the Ministry of Education. IRC is an international innovation platform for BUAA to bring together overseas high-level talents. It has set up an overseas high-level talent innovation and entrepreneurship base for the National Talents Work Coordination Group.