Top 10 Events in JSU in 2016
1. JSU carried out the thematic education of “Studies on the Theoretical and Practical Issues of Party Building”, and comprehensively accepted special inspection of the Provincial Inspection Group.
According to the unified deployment of the central government, 456 grass-roots party organizations and more than 7000 members of the Communist Party carried out study on “Party Rules Constitution, Series of Speech, and Being a Qualified Party Member”. The education, under the leadership and classified guidance, made overall progress, focused on effectiveness and completed all tasks, which was fully affirmed by the Education Steering Group of “Studies on the Theoretical and Practical Issues of Party Building” of the Jiangsu Provincial Committee of CPC and was introduced by Education Promoting Conference of “Studies on the Theoretical and Practical Issues of Party Building” of Zhenjiang Municipal Committee of CPC. According to the unified deployment of the Jiangsu Provincial Committee of CPC, in mid March, the fourth Inspection Group of the Provincial Committee of CPC stationed in JSU and carried out special inspections for a month or so. The inspection group fully affirmed the achievements of JSU in recent years, and also pointed out the main existing problems. According to the suggestions of the inspection team, JSU organized a special governance in 6 aspects and three key links of “Clear Responsibilities, Normal Accountability, Careful Supervision” in order to further strengthen accountability and responsibility of the honest government. Yuan Shouqi, secretary of the CPC JSU committee, was elected as the member of the 13th CPC Jiangsu Provincial Committee.
2. JSU completed the preparation of development plans for the “13th Five-Year Plan Period”, and the abilities of management innovation and service development have been further improved.
Revision and improvement, JSU formed the career development planning for the “13th Five-Year Plan Period” and 8 special project planning, such as personnel training, science and technology work, discipline construction and graduate education, faculty team building, internationalization, informatization and campus culture. In addition, the plannings of each school, related research institutions and the affiliated hospital were inspected in order to form a planning system which was guided by the university master plan and supported by special projects, schools and research institutions, and then the goal and development roadmap of JSU for the next 5 years could be determined. JSU actively continued the strategy of the national “Double Tops” and “Jiangsu High-Level University Construction” to accelerate the transformation and development of JSU. The new law school and the Liberal Arts Institute set up the information department. A new round of system (revision) establishment has been completed, and a new round of job appointment and the first batch of old-age insurance registration have been successfully completed. The total construction area of Jingjiang College new campus in 2016 was 143,000 square meters, including 21,700 square meters for this year’s new construction area. JSU was awarded the first batch of “Jiangsu Safe Campus Construction Demonstration University”. The affiliated hospital has successfully completed the review and evaluation of the provincial grade hospital; obtained the ISO15189 laboratory certification issued by the National Accreditation Committee, and newly added 5 provincial-level key clinical specialties.
3. JSU made progress in the domestic and international university rankings, and comprehensive strength stepped a new stage.
In “2017 China University Evaluation” of China Academy of Management Sciences, JSU jumped to forty-first, and for the first time was listed in the 36 Research Universities, the only non-211 university. For the first time, JSU has entered the rankings of Asian universities and global universities of the Times Higher Education, 195th in Asia and 864th in the world. JSU entered USNEWS Top 1000 for the first time and ranked 977th in the world. JSU ranked 216th in the world and 42nd in China in university rankings of BRICS and emerging economies. In QS World University Star Rating, JSU was named as “Four Star University”. In World University Academic Performance Ranking (URAP), JSU ranked 528th in the world and 47th in mainland China. In 2016 global university ranking of Holland Leiden University, JSU ranked 47th in mainland China.
4. Undergraduate teaching has been firmly strengthened and the construction of quality university has been steadily promoted.
Having improved the teaching construction and quality guarantee system with the “Five-in-One”, “Four Levels of Linkages” and “Five Simultaneous Systems”, JSU passed the undergraduate teaching assessment with outstanding achievements. A total of 7 majors have successfully passed the field accreditation of engineering education professional certification, which is the best in national universities and colleges.
5. Scientific and technological innovation continued to make brilliant breakthroughs and the number of the projects set a new record.
176 projects (including 2 key projects) were approved to be funded by the National Natural Science Foundation, and ranked 42nd in the country; 10 projects (including 1 key project) were approved to be funded by the National Natural Social Foundation, and the project number of the National Natural Science Foundation and the National Natural Social Foundation hit a record high. A cooperated achievement won the second prize of the National Prize for Progress in Science and Technology; 2 achievements were passed by the professional accreditation of the first prize of the Jiangsu Provincial Science and Technology Progress Award; A achievement won the first prize of scientific and technological progress issued by China Machinery Industry Federation; 2 achievements were recommended to declare the 2017 Annual National Science and Technology Award; at the same time, the number of scientific and technological awards in provincial and ministerial level was among the best, and quantity and quality of the awards made breakthroughs. The number of the patent tied for third in the country; JSU ranked 33rd in the ranking of Top 100 academic papers with the most influence in Chinese universities; JSU ranked 48th in the ranking of the academic level of Chinese university teachers and 49th in cited papers ranking of the Top 100 Universities in China. “International Joint Research Center of High-end Equipment Key Structural Health Management” was approved by the Ministry of Science and Technology, which showed great progress in the platform of the internationalized research construction in national level; “Dehydrated Vegetables Processing Technology Base” was approved by the Ministry of Agriculture; JSU won the “Golden Bridge Award” issued by China Technology Market Association; the program of “Close Cooperation between Talent Cultivation and Scientific and Technological Innovation by Production, Study and Research” was listed in Top 10 Cases in Chinese universities cooperation by production, study and research (only 2 cases in Jiangsu province).
6. Discipline construction and graduate education hit new high with unique connotation and features.
The average ranking of ESI raised 143 places from the same period of last year; among them, engineering, material science, chemistry and clinical medicine have entered the top 5‰. In the provincial key discipline declaration of “the 13th Five-Year Plan Period”, all declared disciplines were successfully approved; 7 disciplines, such as Marxist theory, mechanics, control of the of science and engineering were rated as first-grade key disciplines, and chemistry and applied economics were rated as first-grade key (cultivation) disciplines, which ranked 6th in Jiangsu province. 13 discipline master degrees like applied economics all passed the provincial qualified assessment. JSU vigorously carried out the postgraduate education reform and won the second prize of the Postgraduate Education Achievement Award; 2 online courses were approved as the major construction project of “the National Postgraduate Education Online Course Construction of Master of Engineering”; JSU won 2 first prizes, 5 second prizes and 7 third prizes in “Series of Activities in the National Graduate Innovation”. Postdoctoral work maintained the leading position, including 93 postdoctoral funds; surface funding projects ranked 11th nationwide and first in Jiangsu province; 3 postdoctoral introduction projects and 3 send-out projects were funded in “Postdoctoral International Exchange Project”. 20 industry professors were approved and ranked first in Jiangsu province; 5 Jiangsu Excellent Graduate Workstations tied for the first in the province.
7. The faculty construction has been carried out effectively and the achievements of top talents have been remarkable.
The Fifth Faculty Construction Conference was held successfully, which determined the thinking and measures of faculty construction in “13th Five-Year Plan Period" and issued series of documents of the “Jinshan Scholars Program”. Overseas High-Level Talent Forum was held successfully. There were 2 new more leading talents of the national “Ten Thousand Scholars Plan” and a winner of Henry Fok Young Teachers of Colleges and Universities issued by of the Ministry of Education. There were a new winner of level one, 14 winners of level two (ranking first in provincial universities) and 26 winners of level three (ranking first in Jiangsu universities and colleges) in “333 Program”; there were 2 innovation teams (ranking first in Jiangsu universities and colleges), 7 talents of Double-Innovation Plan, 4 Jiangsu Distinguished Professors, 1 Jiangsu Hundred Foreign Experts, 2 professors selected in the Xiangjiang Scholars Program. JSU has had 1 young and middle-aged expert with outstanding contributions, 1 scientific and technological innovation team of “Qing-Lan Project”, 7 young and middle-aged academic leaders, 7 outstanding young teachers (ranking first in Jiangsu colleges and universities); there is a “Top 6 Talent Peaks” team and 28 professors was funded(ranking first in Jiangsu colleges and universities). A total of 118 professors were approved to be dispatched for research projects at all levels, including 28 government-sponsored, ranking first in Jiangsu universities and colleges.
8. New breakthroughs have been made in internationalized development, and foreign exchanges and cooperation have been further strengthened.
The size of 1897 international students, including 1391 degree students, ranked 42nd nationwide and 2nd in Jiangsu province. JSU passed the international enrollment quality certification; the website of international students’ enrollment was named as “the National Top 10 Overseas Recruitment Website” by the Ministry of Education. International cooperation has made new progress. For example, set up “ the Belt and Road” International Talents Cultivating Alliance and join in the Jiangsu-Ontario University Alliance, ASEAN University Alliance Majored in Engineering and International Education Innovation and Development Alliance; JSU held 9 high-level international academic conferences, attended the University President Round-table Conference of China and India, and the 3rd Jiangsu - Macao - Portuguese University Cooperation Association. JSU undertook the world's first innovation project of China approved by NOCFL. The construction of the Sino foreign cooperation platform has been carried out in a down-to-earth manner, with the addition of 22 friendly overseas universities and scientific research institutions and 6 projects approved as “high-end foreign experts projects”. The internationalized level of teachers developed rapidly, with 342 teachers going abroad for study or short-term exchange. JSU recruited more than 70 professional and language foreign teachers, with the proportion of over 24% for the overseas experienced teachers. 2 foreign teachers were selected for “the Jiangsu Hundred Foreign Experts Plan” and won “Jiangsu Friendship Award” issued by the Jiangsu provincial government. Three courses were selected as the English Learning Brand Course by the Ministry of Education. More than 780 students have overseas experience, among whom 19 graduate students and 7 undergraduate students won the national fund, amounting to 5 million yuan; students won 4 Best Paper Awards in “23rd Tri-University International Joint Seminar & Symposium”. Chinese and foreign students team participated in “stay and travel in China - overseas students sunshine sports culture tour” and won the championship in Jiangsu once again.
9. New achievements have been obtained in the work of the Communist Youth League and college students innovation and entrepreneurship.
One project was selected as elaborate project of the college educational and ideological tutors by the Ideological and Political Affair Department of the Ministry of Education in 2016. For six consecutive years, JSU was honored in “the Excellent Funding Performance Evaluation of Jiangsu Province”. JSU won the Advanced Unit for Jiangsu College Students Psychological Health Education, the Advanced Individual and the Outstanding Contribution Award, Jiangsu College Educational and Ideological Tutors Annual Figures, Jiangsu College Educational and Ideological Tutors Nomination Award and Jiangsu College Students Annual Figures, the Nomination Award of “Chinese College Students Self-Improvement Star”, the Nomination Award of “Chinese College Students Sports Star”. 1011 graduates of 2016 were admitted to Peking University, Tsinghua University, Fudan University, Zhejiang University and other famous universities as postgraduate students, and 174 graduates went to Harvard University, University of California at San Diego and other world famous universities to go on study. JSU has been awarded as the first batch of College Communist Youth League to strengthen the Youth Teachers Liaison Service Demonstration School in Jiangsu province. Both student union and postgraduate student union won the title of “the Top 10 Student Union”. JSU won the Advanced Unit of 2016 National Summer Social Practice. JSU won “2012-2016 Benevolence 100 Outstanding Contributions Award” issued by China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation. A student club won the title of “the National Top 100 Sports Charitable Organization”. 2 gold medals (4 consecutive years) were obtained in 2016 “Entrepreneurial Contest of Youth” of the National University Students Entrepreneurship Competition, and1 silver medal was obtained in the 2nd Chinese “Internet+” Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition. JSU successfully held the 2nd National Undergraduate Intelligent Agricultural Equipment Competition and the 9th National College Students Energy Conservation and Emission Reduction Competition, which made great achievements and was reported by the evening news of CCTV 1. The Student Association of Science and Technology won the title of “Top 100 Organizations” in 2016 National College Students Entrepreneurial Society Activities.
10. The publicity of ideology and culture has been comprehensively strengthened, and a new atmosphere has been created for internal and external publicity.
A project was selected as innovative case of fostering innovation and practice of socialist core values in the provincial education system. The construction of campus culture and professional ethics has been vigorously strengthened. JSU launched series of activities to commemorate the 95th Anniversary of CPC and the 80th Anniversary of the Victory of Long March, held the first contest of the Chinese Classic Chanting, organized the selection of the 3rd the Person of “Touching the Heart of Jiangsu University” and “Jiangsu University Spirit Solicitation”. The number of excellent news of JSU newspaper ranked 5th among colleges and universities, and the College Students Press Corps was named as the Most Popular Top 100 Campus Media. Public opinion guiding ability under the background of new media has been promoted; official micro-blog was listed in Top 100 nationwide and Top 10 in Jiangsu province, and the third place in the national total list of college public number ranking in October. JSU won the National College Excellent Network Program Nomination Award. Micro film Dream-True Youth won the grand prize of excellent works of network publicity and ideological education in colleges and universities (only 8 nationwide); another 2 works won the grand prize of the 4th “Sunshine Campus” Excellent Mirco Film Contest, and JSU won the Excellent Organization Award. Publicity of JSU was praised by Jiangsu Provincial Department of Education for 5 consecutive years. There are a total of more than 650 articles for the whole year, including more than 430 reports at or above the provincial level, 4 front-page headlines, 34 front-page articles. JSU was reported twice by CCTV evening news and more than 110 times by major TV stations and newspapers.