People’s Daily Online University Presidents Forum kicks off in Taiyuan

The Party secretaries and principals of more than 60 universities attended the 4th People’s Daily Online University Presidents Forum, held in Taiyuan in North China on Oct. 25, 2018.

They exchanged their opinions on building first-class universities, cultivating excellent graduates as well as other topics related to university education.

Luo Qingyu, a member of the Communist Party of China Shanxi Provincial Committee and secretary of Taiyuan Municipal Party Committee gives a speech.

Luo Qingyu, a member of the Communist Party of China Shanxi Provincial Committee and secretary of Taiyuan Municipal Party Committee, and Zhang Shouying, deputy editor-in-chief of People’s Daily, attended the forum.

Zhang Shouying, deputy editor-in-chief of People’s Daily, gives a speech.

The forum is a high-level dialogue on university spirit and innovative concepts, as well as a platform to share wisdom and pool consensus, Luo said in a speech delivered to the forum.

It provides advanced experiences for mutual learning between universities, and serves as a valuable opportunity to improve university education, he added.

The forum also saw the launch of a speech contest themed “new talents of the new time.” The contest will last a year, to pay tribute to China’s 40th anniversary of reform and opening up this year, as well as the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China next year.

Ye Zhenzhen, president of People’s Daily Online, addresses the forum.

A list of the top 165 influential Chinese universities was unveiled during the forum by Vice President of People’s Daily Online Tang Weihong, to praise their far-reaching influence in news publicity and public image.