On the afternoon of October 28, 2021, LIAN Cong, the deputy mayor of Bao’an District, led a delegation to and visited the School of Design. Vice President and Provost Prof. ZHANG Dongxiao, Dean Prof. Thomas KVAN, Deputy Dean Prof. HE Renke, and other colleagues joined the guests for an in-depth discussion revolving around the directions, methods, and platforms of future collaboration.
Speech by Prof. ZHANG Dongxiao
During the meeting, Prof. ZHANG, on behalf of the university, extended a warm welcome to Ms. LIAN and the delegation for their visit. He briefly introduced several collaborations between the university and the Bao’an District and expressed the great significance attached to the establishment of the School of Design and the incubation of the Shenzhen Institute of Design and Innovation by the university. He expected that the School can adopt a forward-looking approach, strengthen planning and work closely with Bao’an District by focusing on the industrial needs and characteristics of the District and the School characteristics.
Speech by Ms. LIAN
Ms. LIAN expounded on the new development outlook of Bao’an and the vision of building an applied science and education town in Fenghuangling Mountain. She acknowledged and appreciated the progress and outcomes achieved by the School and hoped that the two sides can leverage respective advantages to comprehensively and substantively collaborate in scientific and technological innovation and industry-education integration so as to empower the District to develop characteristic brands of “industrial design” and world-class advanced manufacturing center.
Speech by Prof. KVAN
Prof. KVAN introduced the School from the aspects of education goals, characteristics, discipline development, and talent cultivation and looked forward that the two sides can intensify communication and collaboration centered on strategic industries related to industrial manufacturing and industrial design, promote the talent development and empower industries with design by joining hands with enterprises.
In the Meeting
The government delegation includes the officials from the Education Bureau, Science, Technology and Innovation Bureau, Industry, and Information Technology Bureau, Planning and Natural Resources Bureau, and Hangcheng Street Party Working Committee of Bao’an District. Relevant personnel in charge from the SUSTech Office of Domestic Cooperation and Major Projects and the School joined in the discussion.