, Hengyang, December 3 (Reporter Tang Xiaoqing) Nanhua University, located in Hengyang, Hunan, is one of the main training bases for "nuclear talents" in China.

For a long time, the school has insisted on taking scientific research and education as an important starting point of "three comprehensive education" (all staff education, whole process education, and all-round education) among undergraduates, and closely combined with "nuclear characteristics" to carry out scientific research and education. The education work has cultivated a large number of useful talents with innovative thinking and innovative ability for the country, and has embarked on a scientific development path of personnel training.

Students of the interest group visit Shigu College.

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Scientific research projects drive innovation ability training

  As one of the first batch of pilot colleges and departments for the comprehensive reform of "three comprehensive education" in China, the School of Nuclear Science and Technology of Nanhua University actively cultivates the scientific research and innovation capabilities of undergraduates, advocates the results-oriented model, and promotes the integration of teaching and scientific research, so that students can adapt to the economy and society Needed for development work, but also has super innovative ability.

  In order to cultivate students' innovative ability and scientific research interest, Zhao Pengcheng, member of the party committee and vice president of the college, and young teachers of different majors in the college initiated the establishment of the "Nuclear Research Club" to carry out the "Nuclear Science and Technology Academic Innovation Forum" and "Co-reading of Academic Classics by Teachers and Students" Special academic activities such as teachers and students to participate in interactive exchanges, attract and guide undergraduates to participate in relevant discipline competitions, innovation and entrepreneurship competitions, write professional papers, and apply for invention patents.

  "Explore students' potential, stimulate students' self-confidence, and inspire students' interest in scientific research. Students enter the laboratory to help senior students discover their own deficiencies in the guidance process, and junior students can conduct first-hand scientific research training," said Zhao Pengcheng. , "Nuclear Research Institute" also encourages and leads students to participate in academic activities in well-known domestic nuclear-related universities and research institutes such as University of Science and Technology of China, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China Nuclear Power Research and Design Institute, etc., to broaden their academic horizons and enhance their confidence in scientific research.

  Up to now, Zhao Pengcheng's team has guided undergraduates to successfully apply for 3 national-level entrepreneurship projects and 4 provincial-level entrepreneurship projects, and has published 30 academic papers in well-known journals in the field of nuclear science and technology such as "Nuclear Power Engineering" and "Atomic Energy Science and Technology" More than 20 outstanding undergraduates have been admitted to famous "Double First-Class" universities such as University of Science and Technology of China, Shanghai Jiaotong University, and Sun Yat-sen University.

  Chen Qi, the current president of the Scientific Research Association of the Nuclear Research Institute, has been promoted to the University of Science and Technology of China.

She said that studying and discussing with her seniors and sisters at the Nuclear Research Institute stimulated her scientific research interest in the direction of reactor thermal hydraulics.

With this enthusiasm for scientific research, Chen Qi entered the research group of Mr. Zhao Pengcheng in the next semester of her sophomore year.

  "Entering the research group, I participated in the first nuclear + x competition in Hunan Province and won the second prize. The theme of the competition this time was floating power banks at sea. At that time, I wanted to show this novel scientific research achievement in the form of animation, but due to lack of relevant professional Knowledge has caused many doubts. Under the guidance and explanation of the teacher, I made a complicated and unfamiliar thing easy to understand, which greatly stimulated my thirst for knowledge." Chen Qi said.

  Scientific research projects drive the cultivation of innovation ability. Nanhua University has allowed more and more undergraduates to participate in scientific research activities and achieved gratifying results.

In recent years, students such as Ji Nan, Wang Yuxuan, and Wang Ting have published articles in well-known domestic and foreign journals in the field of reactor engineering such as Nuclear Power Engineering.

Among them, as the first author, Ji Nan published the title "Research on the Method of Predicting Core Thermal-hydraulic Parameters Based on Adaptive RBF Neural Network" in the Chinese Science and Technology Excellence Journal "Nuclear Technology", which was listed as the cover of the ninth issue in 2022 article.

Teacher Zhao Pengcheng's team.

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Professional Tutor System Teaching students in accordance with their aptitude

  In recent years, domestic colleges and universities have been exploring a new education and teaching system for higher education other than postgraduate education—the tutorial system, so as to better implement the modern educational concept of educating all staff, educating people throughout the process, and educating people in all directions, and better adapt to the The requirements of quality education and the transformation of personnel training goals.

  "This system requires the establishment of a 'tutoring' relationship between teachers and students. According to the individual differences of students, teach students in accordance with their aptitude, and guide students' thinking, study and life." Zheng Bo, deputy secretary of the party committee and dean of the School of Nuclear Science and Technology, University of Nanhua He said that the management of the college’s tutorial system has strengthened the value guidance and innovation consciousness cultivation of undergraduates.

  In 2013, Zeng Wenjie, who graduated from Xi'an Jiaotong University with a master's degree, came to work in the Experimental Center of the School of Nuclear Science and Technology, Nanhua University.

Years of experience in leading classes has given this professional teacher his own thinking on how to guide students in scientific research.

In 2017, under the guidance of Zeng Wenjie, an inter-professional and multi-year undergraduate professional research group "Nuclear Reactor Control Undergraduate Interest Group" was established.

  In order not to affect students' academic study, interest groups usually communicate on weekends.

"A free academic atmosphere requires group members to strengthen their own learning more self-disciplined, master more professional knowledge, and maintain curiosity and enthusiasm for science. Therefore, scientific research and education are not only an important way to cultivate students' research ability, but also to guide students' all-round development. Important method." Zeng Wenjie said.

His case of scientific research and education was recommended to participate in the "Top Ten" education demonstration cases of colleges and universities in Hunan Province, and was supported by the Hunan Provincial Ideological and Political Quality Education Project.

  Nanhua University also integrates the professional tutor system into the scientific research interest group.

"Undergraduate students will show strong interest and great curiosity at the beginning of scientific research, but after in-depth scientific research activities, boring scientific research life and repeated failures often wipe out students' interest. In order to maintain students' research enthusiasm, we use scientific research interest The group will help each other and brainstorm to find the cause of failure, so that undergraduates can maintain their passion for exploration in scientific research activities.” Zhao Lihong, Secretary of the Party Committee of the School of Nuclear Science and Technology, said that by promoting the comprehensive reform of talent training mode and curriculum teaching reform, not only let undergraduates The nuclear engineering and nuclear technology and nuclear physics majors of the institute have become the first-class undergraduate majors in the country, and have also produced a number of iconic and leading major innovations in the fields of nuclear fusion key technologies and spent fuel reprocessing.

Teacher Zeng Wenjie exchanged scientific research issues with students.

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Strengthen the independent training of high-end nuclear discipline talents

  Nanhua University has a long history with "nuclear".

In 1959, Hengyang Institute of Mining and Metallurgy Engineering was born in response to the strategic decision of the Party Central Committee to develop the atomic energy industry and to meet the needs of developing nuclear weapons and building the nuclear industry.

After adjustment and renaming, the college became one of the predecessors of Nanhua University - former Central South Institute of Technology.

Since its establishment, the college has opened nuclear majors such as smelting, mining, mineral processing, nuclear electronics, and chemical analysis to train senior professionals in uranium smelting and other fields.

  In recent years, the application of nuclear technology, as a rapidly developing strategic emerging industry, has been deeply integrated into many aspects such as economy, security, and people's livelihood, and has become a powerful carrier to promote high-quality economic development.

The Department of Nuclear Science and Technology of Nanhua University closely revolves around the “Three Highs and Four New” strategy of Hunan Province and the talent demand of Hengyang City’s “One Nuclear, Two Power, Three Colors and Four New” industrial chain development, and cultivates, introduces and makes good use of talents in an all-round way.

"Facing the strategic development needs of the national nuclear industry, we have clarified the goal of building a discipline platform of 'two rooms, two machines and one stack'." Zheng Bo said.

  "Two chambers, two devices and one stack" refers to the standard radiochemical laboratory, the key laboratory of radon in Hunan Province, the advanced magnetic confinement fusion stellarator, the Nanhua accelerator scientific device and the digital reactor.

"Relying on the Nuclear Energy and Nuclear Safety Demonstration International Science and Technology Cooperation Base of the Ministry of Science and Technology, and through in-depth cooperation with the Australian National University, the first large scientific device in Hunan Province and the first fusion star simulator in China have settled in Nanhua University, and the first in the country to realize plasma The discharge fills the gap in China's advanced magnetic confinement fusion stellarator device." Zheng Bo said.

  At present, nearly 150 countries and regions around the world have carried out the application, research and development of nuclear technology, and the global industrialization scale of nuclear technology application has reached nearly one trillion US dollars.

China's nuclear technology industry has begun to take shape, with huge room for future development.

This has greater demand and higher requirements for nuclear professionals.

  "We insist on giving equal importance to the introduction and education, realize the trinity of 'talent-platform-discipline' in the key advantageous fields, and form a benign supporting interaction pattern, forming a talent introduction and education model of 'big team gathers people, big platform trains people, big projects motivate people, and big contributions make people'. , to achieve the agglomeration effect of "attracting talents with talents, gathering talents with talents", creating and cultivating the "teaching effect" of passing on from generation to generation in key advantageous fields, strengthening the independent training ability of high-end nuclear discipline talents, and building a first-class teaching staff." Zhao Lihong said, Nanhua University has become one of the universities in China with complete nuclear disciplines, complete training levels and the largest undergraduate training scale.