Chinanews.com, Guangzhou, November 21 (Xu Qingqing and Huo Yanping) Sponsored by the Chinese Academy of Engineering and undertaken by Guangdong University of Technology and Beijing University of Chemical Technology, the Presidents Forum on "Research on Engineering Education Governance System under the Changing Situation" was recently held at Guangdong University of Technology.
Presidents of 21 colleges and universities from all over the country attended the meeting online and offline, focusing on a series of engineering education bottlenecks and key issues such as student practice, engineering teachers, quality evaluation, and engineer governance.
Ding Yangbing, deputy director of the Second Bureau of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, said that under the great changes unseen in a century, the main contradiction between engineering education and the industry has become increasingly prominent. System, serve the country's major strategic needs, and train a large number of outstanding engineers.
It is necessary to strengthen cross-coordination, improve the level of governance, and build a future-oriented, industry-oriented, and international-oriented engineering education governance system from the internal, external, and international dimensions of the engineering education community.
In the forum, aiming at the main contradiction between current engineering education and the industry, Qiu Xueqing, president of Guangdong University of Technology, shared that Guangdong University of Technology is facing the Bay Area to create talents with "industry-university integration, cross-discipline, top-notch excellence, innovation and entrepreneurship, and integration of the Bay Area" Cultivate the "Guangdong Engineering Model", and in view of the limitations of the current engineering education, put forward some thoughts and suggestions such as exploring the "undergraduate + master" through education, strengthening the training and selection of off-campus tutors, and accelerating the construction of an engineering education evaluation system.
Li Xiaonian, president of Zhejiang University of Technology, believes that in the direction of training, colleges and universities should shift from a science-based orientation to an engineering professional practice and innovation orientation. , Directed level improvement, and coordinated connotative development.
Liu Qingyou, president of Chengdu University of Technology, believes that the current convergence of undergraduate and postgraduate talent training goals can no longer meet the needs of higher engineering education leading industrial development in the future, and engineering education is moving towards interdisciplinary, cross-field, cross-country, and cross-cultural cooperation. The future engineering education should go beyond "engineering" itself.
In view of the general lack of engineering practice experience among engineering teachers, the school’s evaluation and employment system also emphasizes scientific research and neglects practice to varying degrees. Many principals believe that it is very important to cultivate teachers with engineering backgrounds to solve the problem of disconnection between talent training and engineering. .
Yang Renshu, president of the University of Science and Technology Beijing, proposed that the "two-way strategy" can be implemented to encourage teachers to go to first-class colleges and universities, to study in the front line of production, and to take part-time training, so as to continuously improve the three major functions of education, teaching, scientific research, and social services.
Luo Zhenghong, vice president of Ningxia University, proposed that colleges and universities should pay attention to cultivating the ability of engineering teachers to solve practical problems, and form such an atmosphere of solving practical problems in schools. Schools should provide relevant policy guarantees and team building guarantees.
At present, engineering education generally has a single evaluation system. Teachers are busy with papers and projects, and do not invest enough in teaching, especially in engineering practice education.
In this regard, Liang Bin, vice president of Sichuan University, pointed out that it is necessary to adjust the evaluation baton, establish a new teacher evaluation mechanism, adjust the structure of the teaching staff, smooth the channels for engineering talents to enter universities, and establish channels for university teachers to enter enterprises.
Zhu Shiping, vice president of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen), based on years of experience in overseas engineering education, proposed an educational framework of "science-technology-engineering-culture" for engineering education, emphasized the importance of professional certification in engineering education governance, and proposed to encourage Teachers apply new modern teaching methods to teaching practice and implement a diversified educational evaluation system.