Hohai University launches Changzhou new campus in the morning, June 28, 2020. The launching ceremony was held on the lakeside of beautiful Changdang Lake in Jintan District. Hundreds of representatives and guests gathered to attend the grand ceremony and witness another milestone in the development history of Hohai University.
Leaders attending the launching ceremony included Ma Xin, Vice Governor of Jiangsu Province, Xu Guanghui, Deputy Secretary-General of Jiangsu Provincial People’s Government, Ge Daokai, Director of Jiangsu Education Department and other Provincial People’s Government and Department leaders; Qi Jiabin, Secretary of Changzhou Municipal Party Committee, Chen Jinhu, Mayor of Changzhou and other municipal leaders and representatives of municipal departments; Di Zhiqiang, Secretary of Jintan District Party Committee, Shen Dong, district chief and other district leaders and representatives of all sectors in the District; and Tang Hongwu, Secretary of the Party Committee of Hohai University, Xu Hui, President of Hohai University, and other school leaders and representatives of teachers and students.
Special guests attending the ceremony included Yan Yixin, former vice chairman of China Zhi Gong Party, member of the Standing Committee of the 12th National People's Congress, and Vice Chairman of the Education, Science, Culture and Public Health Committee of the National People's Congress, Hu Jinbo, Secretary of the Party Committee of Nanjing University, Jiang Hongdao, former Secretary of the Party committee and President of Hohai University, Zhang Jianyun, academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering and President of Yangtze Institute for Conservation and Development, Deng Dongsheng, Chairman of Jiangsu Coast Development Group, Sun Jisheng, Chairman of Youon Technology Co., Ltd., and other representatives of Hohai alumni and former leaders.
After Vice Governor Ma Xin announced the commencement of the new campus of Hohai University in Changzhou, the leaders who participated in the launching ceremony jointly laid the foundation for the new campus.
Vice Governor Ma Xin announces the start of construction of the new campus
Leaders participating in the launching ceremony lay the foundation for the new campus
At the ceremony, Xu Hui, President of Hohai University, read out the Reply of the Ministry of Education on the Construction of Changzhou New Campus by Hohai University. Di Zhiqiang, Secretary of Jintan District Party Committee of Changzhou City, delivered a welcome speech. Tang Hongwu, Secretary of the Party Committee of Hohai University, and Chen Jinhu, deputy Secretary of Changzhou Municipal Party Committee and Mayor, delivered warm speeches. The launching ceremony was presided over by Shen Dong, Deputy Secretary of Jintan District Committee of Changzhou City and the District Chief.
Xu Hui, President of Hohai University, reads out the Reply of the Ministry of Education on the Construction of Changzhou New Campus by Hohai University
Tang Hongwu, Secretary of the Party committee of Hohai University, said in his speech that colleges and universities bear the mission of strengthening morality education, and shoulder the responsibility of the times to build a strong country through education. As the pioneer of China's water conservancy higher education, Hohai University has always shouldered the mission of harnessing water and pursuing better development, providing strong talent guarantee and intellectual support for the regional development strategy and local economic and social development. Moreover, Hohai University relies on the advantages of water conservancy, environment, civil engineering, economic management and other disciplines, pursues support based on high-quality service and strives for development by contribution. Therefore, it has made positive contributions in key areas related to the national economy and people's livelihood, such as science and technology innovation about water conservancy, ecological environment governance, and the construction of the Yangtze River Economic Belt. The construction of Changzhou new campus is a key measure for the University to actively respond to the construction of the Yangtze River Education Innovation Belt of the Ministry of Education and actively integrate into the construction of strong, rich, beautiful and high-quality new Jiangsu. It is also a long-term layout for the University to focus on the future leap-forward development, gain new growth drivers and achieve new breakthroughs. The whole school has reached a high degree of consensus, regarding the construction of Changzhou new campus as a major historical opportunity for the overall development of the school, closely connecting with the construction of Changzhou's five star cities, giving full play to Jintan's advantages in humanities, location, industry and ecology. It endeavors to further optimizing the discipline layout, focusing on the development connotation, aiming at the frontier of science and technology, gathering high-level professionals and improving the internationalization level of education, thus ensuring the school to achieve new results in promoting high-quality connotative development. Hohai University has the ability and confidence to further expand and strengthen its education in Changzhou. The construction of Changzhou new campus will inject strong energy into local innovation-driven development, and provide more powerful support for Jiangsu to promote the junction construction of the Belt and Road Initiative, the development of the Yangtze River Economic Belt and the regional integration of the Yangtze River Delta.
Speech by Tang Hongwu, Secretary of the Party Committee of Hohai University
Chen Jinhu, Deputy Secretary of Changzhou Municipal Committee and Mayor, said in his speech that standing at the new starting point of promoting the construction of strong, rich, beautiful and high-quality new Changzhou and opening a new starting point to basically realize modernization, Changzhou has set the goal of promoting the construction of five star cities and promoting high-quality development, and Star City of Science and Education Innovation is one of the goals. As an important resource and carrier of scientific and educational innovation, Hohai University has a history of more than 30 years in Changzhou. It is connected with Changzhou closely and they nourish each other. It has become an important think tank of the Party Committee and the Government, an important base for talent cultivation, a vital source of innovation and development, and it has made positive contributions to the economic and social development of the city. The construction of the new campus will greatly enhance the city taste, humanistic development and industrial capability of Jintan District and even Changzhou City, and provide strong intellectual support and talent guarantee for high-quality development. It will definitely further promote the mutual connection & support, integration, coordinated development between the University and the city, and create a new situation of mutual benefit and win-win cooperation between the University and the city. Changzhou new campus bears the beautiful vision of mutual benefit and win-win cooperation and development between the University and the city. Changzhou Municipal Party Committee, Municipal Government, Jintan District Party Committee and District Government will always provide the best and most efficient services for Hohai University's double first-class construction, fully support and push forward the construction of Changzhou new campus, create the best conditions for Hohai teachers and students to work, study and live, so as to facilitate the University’s development.
Speech by Chen Jinhu, Deputy Party Secretary of Changzhou Municipal Party Committee and Mayor of Changzhou
Di Zhiqiang, Secretary of Jintan District Committee of Changzhou City, said in his speech that Jintan boasts fast and convenient transportation and natural endowment of two mountains, two rivers and six fields. The emerging industrial cluster in Jintan District has developed very well with obvious characteristics, and it is the most dynamic and potential area in southern Jiangsu. Jintan is forging ahead with the goal of building a new urban area in the west of Changzhou and creating an important growth pole. Hohai University’s development and layout in Jintan, Changzhou, is the key measure for it to further expand the scale, enhance the level, and promote the construction of double first-class; it is also a major measure of Changzhou Municipal Party Committee and the Government to further optimize the university resource distribution, enhance the development of industry and education integration, promote the post-development of Jintan, and create a Star City of Science and Education Innovation; it is also a historical opportunity for it to further accelerate the gathering of high-end talent and innovative resources, promote the high-quality integrated development of Changzhou and Jintan, and strive for the development of the first phalanx in southern Jiangsu. The construction of the Changzhou new campus has a profound impact on the overall situation. Jintan District Party Committee and District Government will give full play to provide an all-round service for the construction of Changzhou new campus with the greatest determination, the strongest energy and the most practical style, and ensure that the new campus will be built into a high-quality project and a century-old project.
Speech by Di Zhiqiang, Party Secretary of Jintan District Committee of Changzhou City
Shen Dong, Deputy Party Secretary of Jintan District Committee and District Chief, presides over the launching ceremony
With a total land area of 2,248 mu, Changzhou new campus is located in Jintan Changdang Lake Tourist Resort, Jiangsu Province, south of Shanghai-Wuhan Expressway and north of Changdang Lake. The campus has a long-term planning building area of 1.36 million square meters, including 1.18 million square meters above the ground and 0.18 million square meters under the ground, with a volume rate of 0.84. The construction area is planned to be about 700 thousand square meters, with a total investment of 5 billion yuan. It will be completed and put into use in the autumn term of 2023.
The new campus will, based on the feature of water conservancy, adhere to Hohai University's 100-year-old school-running tradition, and combine its campus culture and discipline characteristics in planning and design according to the concept of water is the soul, garden is the body, and people-oriented, and integrate with the overall planning of Changdang Lake Tourist Resort to create a campus space with water management, parks in groups, inheritance and sustainability, forming a modern new campus that combines the historical and cultural tradition of Hohai University and obvious regions and disciplines of Changzhou new campus.
As one of the main campuses of Hohai University, Changzhou new campus will aim at building a world-class research university with distinctive features, take the double first-class construction as the leading role, and respond to such national strategies as the Belt and Road Initiative and the Yangtze River Economic Belt. In addition, it will meet the industrial layout of the Yangtze River Delta, lead the future development direction of intelligent manufacturing, green manufacturing, Internet plus, new materials and new energy industries, actively integrate into the Yangtze River Education Innovation Belt, and deeply integrate international high-end educational resources. Gather high-level innovative talent, and build the new campus into an intelligent, modern and internationalized campus featuring independent innovation of industrial technology with characteristics in southern Jiangsu and combination of production, education and research, embodying education-oriented, subject integration, ecological harmony, openness and convenience. In this way, it will make new and greater contributions to the development of higher education in Jiangsu and the new Jiangsu of being strong, rich, beautiful and high-quality.
The construction of Changzhou new campus is a partnership between Hohai University and Changzhou City on a larger scale and a higher level on the basis of more than 30 years' cooperation in running schools. It is a new starting point for deepening the integration of the University and the city. Changzhou new campus will implement integrated management with Nanjing Xikang Road Campus and Jiangning Campus, and integrate undergraduate, master and doctoral cultivation. It is planned to have 20 thousand full-time students. In the future, secondary colleges such as mechanical engineering, IoT engineering, AI, finance, industrial design and top-notch talent training (Hua Lookeng Honors College), Changzhou Graduate School and Industrial Technology Research Institute will be set up, and at the same time, Chinese-foreign cooperatively-run schools will be established in cooperation with world-renowned universities.
Changzhou is a well-known city in the south of the Yangtze River with profound historical background. Since ancient times, it has attached great importance to education and cultivated many famous people. In recent years, Changzhou has adhered to the strategy of giving priority to the development of education and solidly promoted the comprehensive reform of education. Continuously optimize the school layout and strengthen the construction of talent team. All kinds of education at all levels in the city have developed in a balanced manner, and the whole society has focused on the education with more attention, respect and support. Changzhou always insists on innovation as the first power and talents as the first resource. Improve the system and mechanism to encourage and support scientific and technological innovation, and optimize the innovation ecology. Promote the organic connection between education chain, talent chain, industrial chain and innovation chain, and continuously improve scientific and technological strength, innovation ability and industrial core competitiveness.
During the 13th Five Year Plan, Jintan District fully implemented the ecological protection and tourism infrastructure project of Changdang Lake. The roads around the lake and flood control barriers were basically formed and the landscape along the lake was accelerated. The hydrophilic space was also continuously expanded, and the Changdang Lake National Wetland Park was successfully established. The construction of Changzhou new campus marks the development focus of Jintan District to shift from Qianzi Lake to Changdang Lake, which will further enhance the outlook of Changdang Lake, and inject academic quality and cultural connotation into the development of Changdang Lake. It will also promote Jintan's urban functions, accelerate the integration of production and city development, build a strategic highland suitable for living, learning and traveling, and promote the development and construction of Changdang Lake and the economic and social development of the whole region. After the completion of the new campus, the District will rely on Hohai University to gather high-end talent and innovative resources, inject strong momentum into high-quality development, promote the transformation and upgrading of local industries, and accelerate the realization of high-quality integrated development of Changzhou and Jintan.