At the 1st anniversary of Receiving President Xi Jinping’ letter to Chairs of University Committee, Presidents and Experts of Agriculture-Related Universities, Jiangsu University (JSU) held the meeting to further implement of JSU’s development characteristics and operation mechanism of agricultural machinery, and to advance the building of a first-class university with agricultural machinery characteristics on 3rd September.
Prof. Yan Xiaohong, President of JSU made a work report entitled Fostering Virtue through Education as the Foundation, Strengthening and Invigorating Agriculture as Responsibilities, Breaking a New Ground in Building a First-Class University with Agricultural Machinery Characteristics. He summarized JSU’s 60-year contribution to agriculture, introduced JSU’s achievements made in establishing the first-class discipline of modern agricultural equipment and technology, developing talents cultivated to master and love of agriculture, energizing scientific and technological innovation of agricultural machinery equipment, boosting rural revitalization, and improving international cooperation and exchange on agricultural machinery. Moreover, he introduced in detail the “095 Project”, the development strategy of JSU that designated to fully implement President Xi Jinping’s instructions.
At the meeting, JSU officially released the New Agricultural Science and New Engineering Integrated Construction Plan of JSU and the 095 Development Strategy of JSU; The Agricultural Engineering and Information Technology Research Institute, the Economic Crop Mechanization Research Institute, the Intelligent Agriculture Research Institute, the Harvesting Equipment Research Institute, the Field Management Equipment Research Institute and the JSU-XCMG Agricultural Machinery Research Institute were officially unveiled.Prof. Luo Xiwen, Prof. Chen Xuegeng and Prof. Zhao Chunjiang, Academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, Chen Zhi, President of China Association of Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers and other experts analyzed in detail the current situation, challenges and opportunities of agricultural mechanization and intelligent development in China. As the main force that drives the growth of scientific and technological innovation, universities and colleges should have the courage to shoulder the important task of bring agricultural mechanization and intelligence in China to the fore. They motivated JSU in its endeavor to realizing the goal of establishing a first-class university with agricultural machinery characteristics, cultivating more high-level agricultural machinery talents, and developing more high-end technology of intelligent agricultural machinery equipment, so as to promote agricultural machinery industry and rural revitalization. Thus JSU will usher in a new period of development.
The launching ceremony of the International Competition of Intelligent Agricultural Equipment Innovation for University Students was held. Prof. Luo Xiwen and Prof. Yuan Shouqi, Chair of University Committee of JSU, jointly launched the competition. In the concluding speech, Prof. Yuan Shouqi emphasized three important points in carrying out the principles of President Xi Jinping’s important instructions: First, we should fully understand the great significance of implementing the principles of important instructions, and remain confident and determined in path of “highlighting agriculture in engineering, supporting agriculture with engineering”. Second, it is necessary to keep in mind JSU’s founding mission, seize the opportunity, accelerate the establishment of the first-class discipline of modern agricultural equipment and technology, follow the leadership core, address the urgent needs of China, clench major opportunities, deepen comprehensive reform. Third, we should stay confident and work together to head for and complete building a first-class JSU with might and main, thus making new contributions to China’s agricultural and rural modernization.