Wuhan University further promotes the high-quality development of the university with high-level discipline construction——

Lay a solid foundation, strengthen characteristics, and create first-class

Reporter Yu Weiliang, Tian Doudou, Qiang Yuwen

On June 6 this year, the journal Nature published online the research results of Professor He Guangcun's research group of Wuhan University on the molecular mechanism of rice resistance to brown planthoppers and the research results of Professor Fu Lei's team on liquid metals. The two research results were published in this international academic journal on the same day, which is the first time in the history of Wuhan University.

From 1893 to 2023, Wuhan University, which spans three centuries, will celebrate its 3th anniversary on November 11 this year. Entering the new era, Wuhan University aims at world-class, focuses on cultivating first-class talents and producing first-class results.

Speeding up the construction of world-class universities and first-class disciplines is a strategic decision made by the CPC Central Committee. General Secretary Xi Jinping stressed that it is necessary to accelerate the construction of world-class universities and advantageous disciplines with Chinese characteristics as the top priority, vigorously strengthen the construction of basic disciplines, emerging disciplines and interdisciplinary disciplines, promote scientific research and innovation at the world's scientific and technological frontiers and major national strategic needs, and continuously improve the original innovation ability and the quality of talent training.

Fully implement the fundamental task of establishing morality and cultivating people, comprehensively optimize the layout of disciplines, and comprehensively improve the level of scientific research... At the foot of Luojia Mountain and the waterside of East Lake, between the beautiful mountains and rivers of Zhonglingyu, Wuhan University's strong characteristics and first-class endeavor song are stirred.

Build first-class, lay a solid foundation, strengthen the backbone, promote transformation, promote cross-cutting, and enhance the core competitiveness of disciplines

On September 9 this year, the first cutting-edge interdisciplinary research institute in Central China was established at Wuhan University.

On November 11, the Wuhan Institute of Mathematics and Intelligence was officially unveiled, committed to promoting the high-quality collaborative development of mathematics, statistics, computer science, cyberspace security and other disciplines in Wuhan University.

The discipline level is an important symbol that reflects the teaching and scientific research level of colleges and universities, and the discipline construction is an effective way to promote the improvement of the overall level of the university. "The school has identified 2023 as the 'Year of Discipline Construction', established a Discipline Construction Committee, vigorously strengthened the construction of basic disciplines, emerging disciplines, and interdisciplinary disciplines, and further promoted the high-quality development of the school with high-level discipline construction." Huang Taiyan, Secretary of the Party Committee of Wuhan University, said.

A few days ago, Liu Sheng, Dean of the School of Power and Mechanics of Wuhan University and academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, presided over the national major scientific research instrument development project - "In-situ/Real-time Monitoring and Regulation Experimental Device for Thin Film Growth Defects at Cross-temporal and Spatial Scales" passed the final acceptance and entered the stage of landing transformation.

"This project belongs to the cutting-edge basic research field of multidisciplinary interdisciplinarity, involving advanced manufacturing, physics, chemistry, materials science and other sub-disciplines." Liu Sheng introduced that his team has worked together for more than 5 years to carry out key technology research, and successfully developed the device, which has promoted the development of key technologies in the field of heterogeneous integration of wide bandgap semiconductor materials in China.

Focusing on the "stuck neck" problem and the practical problems of economic and social development, it is an important measure for Wuhan University to implement the "Backbone Discipline Strengthening Plan" by integrating the resources of mechanics, materials, machinery, control, electrical, power and other main disciplines of engineering, and building strong majors in advanced materials, advanced manufacturing, robotics engineering and energy storage technology.

Walking into the Institute of Industrial Science of Wuhan University, the exploration and practice of new engineering construction here is impressive. The institute integrates multidisciplinary talents such as machinery, materials, optics, and artificial intelligence to carry out research on the application of basic theories and common technologies of high-end manufacturing equipment, and has won 6 national, provincial and ministerial science and technology awards in the past 7 years. Among them, "key technologies and complete sets of processes for high-density and high-reliability electronic packaging" won the first prize of the National Science and Technology Progress Award.

The contribution capacity of the main disciplines is improving, and the competitiveness of traditional advantageous disciplines is increasing.

Wearing VR glasses, the portrait is fluttering, and Cave 156 of Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes is presented in front of you... In the Digital Interpretation Theater of the Cultural Heritage Intelligent Computing Laboratory of Wuhan University, Huang Xianxian, deputy director of the laboratory, clicked the mouse, and the three-dimensional model of cultural relics "cloned" by digital technology on the screen was vivid and exquisitely detailed.

The laboratory is one of the first batch of pilot construction units of philosophy and social science laboratories of the Ministry of Education, bringing together the two advantageous disciplines of library, information and archives management, surveying and mapping science and technology of Wuhan University, and integrating the core strength of multiple traditional disciplines such as history, philosophy, and literature, exploring and forming a relatively complete interdisciplinary research framework, which has laid a good foundation for the construction of new liberal arts and the innovation of liberal arts experimental research paradigms.

"Building first-class, consolidating the foundation, strengthening the backbone, promoting transformation, and promoting intersection", Wuhan University has continuously improved the core competitiveness of disciplines. At present, 11 disciplines have been shortlisted for the "National Urgently Needed High-level Talent Training Project", and 11 disciplines have been selected for the second round of national "double first-class" construction disciplines, with obvious advantages in interdisciplinary development.

Strengthen basic frontier exploration and breakthroughs in key technologies to serve the needs of the country

On May 5 this year, the "Luojia-21 01 satellite" was successfully launched into orbit. This is the "fourth satellite" developed and successfully launched by Wuhan University, and it is also the first satellite in the world that integrates remote sensing imaging, meteorological detection and water conservancy applications.

"Satellite remote sensing is an important support for improving river basin monitoring capabilities, realizing digital twin river basins, realizing new water conservancy infrastructure, and ensuring national water security." Zhang Yanjun, a professor at the National Key Laboratory of Water Resources Engineering and Dispatch at Wuhan University, is the deputy chief designer of the "Luojia-01 <> Star", "Our scientific research team is focusing on the fine management of water resources in the whole region, all-weather monitoring, prevention and control of flood and drought disasters, and striving for world-class results." ”

"Serving the major national strategies, aiming at the forefront of the world's scientific and technological development, and basing ourselves on original innovation have always been the direction of the unremitting efforts of Wuhan University." Zhang Pingwen, president of Wuhan University, said.

The project "Key Technologies and Applications of High-precision Intelligent Processing of Sky and Ground Remote Sensing Data", presided over by Academician Li Deren of the State Key Laboratory of Information Engineering of Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing, Wuhan University, pioneered the theory and methodology system of high-precision processing and data mining of satellite remote sensing without ground control in the world, and promoted the intelligent transformation of China's satellite remote sensing mapping industry from controlled to uncontrolled.

Under the leadership of Academician Liu Jingnan, a discipline leader in the field of satellite navigation technology in China, the Beidou navigation technology team of Wuhan University took the lead in building a Beidou high-precision location network, established an independent innovation satellite-ground integrated precision positioning technology system, and realized real-time centimeter-level navigation and positioning based on Beidou.

From 2018 to 2020, Wuhan University won the first prize of the National Science and Technology Progress Award for three consecutive years; In 3, 2022 national key R&D projects led by Wuhan University were approved.

Under the new situation, the status of philosophy and social sciences in China has become more important and the tasks have become more arduous. "Wuhan University is an important center in the field of philosophy and social sciences." Shen Zhuanghai, Executive Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee of Wuhan University, said, "It is the sacred duty and glorious mission of our philosophical and social science workers to grasp the pulse of the times, respond to the call of the times, and strive to contribute new increments to philosophy and social sciences with Chinese characteristics in the new era." ”

In the afternoon, Zong Fubang, a senior professor of humanities and social sciences at Wuhan University, sat at his desk to review the manuscript, picking up a red pen from time to time to annotate. After more than 60 years of teaching, Zong Fubang has established a team of unpopular teachers from the Institute of Ancient Books Collation of Wuhan University, leading everyone to deeply cultivate the study of ancient characters, phonology, and exegesis, and has successively completed masterpieces such as "Ancient Training Collection" and "Ancient Music Collection", and has won the China Publishing Government Award, Wu Yuzhang Award, and the Ministry of Education Humanities and Social Sciences Outstanding Achievement Award for many times. In 2022, the team was rated as the "National University Huang Danian-style Teacher Team".

Wuhan University is one of the earliest universities in China to study and disseminate Marxism. Based on the advantages of the first batch of national key Marxist schools and the "A+" discipline of the Ministry of Education, the School of Marxism of Wuhan University has carried out in-depth research with 18 major projects of the National Social Science Fund, and has formed a number of high-level achievements such as the "Dictionary of Marxism".

We will further promote large-scale cultural projects such as the compilation of "Minzang" and "Han Opera Art Dictionary", focus on the implementation of the strategy of building a strong cultural country, integrate the essence of Eastern and Western cultures, and cultivate leading and strategic achievements. To stimulate innovation vitality and enhance competitiveness, Wuhan University now has outstanding comparative advantages in humanities and social sciences, continuously improves its ability to serve the government, and the number of major bidding projects approved by the National Social Science Fund ranks among the top universities in the country.

Fully implement the fundamental task of establishing morality and cultivating people, and continuously improve the quality of talent training

When the bell rang, Hu Yulin, a professor at the School of Electronics and Information of Wuhan University, walked into the classroom of the School of Foreign Chinese Language and Literature to explain to the students the strategic topic of strengthening the country through science and technology in the course of "Introduction to Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era". "Teaching science and technology to liberal arts students should be more engaging. In order to teach this course well, the school organized more than 10 colleges to prepare for the course collectively. Hu Yulin said.

Since 2020, Wuhan University has implemented the teaching reform of the course "Introduction to Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era", and the teachers of the six departments have collaborated to build a course to create a wonderful and professional ideological and political course led by famous teachers.

Insisting on educating talents for the party and the country, Wuhan University has fully implemented the fundamental task of cultivating people with virtue and continuously improved the quality of talent training.

The "Ten Articles for the Construction of Ideological and Political Courses" and "Twenty Articles for the Construction of Great Ideological and Political Courses" were introduced, and 4 high-quality ideological and political courses for undergraduates were continuously created, and a network of "Great Ideological and Political Courses" practical teaching bases covering the whole country was built. Wuhan University gives full play to the advantages of Marxist theoretical disciplines and philosophy and social sciences, vigorously promotes the reform and innovation of ideological and political theory courses, unremittingly uses Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era to cast souls and educate people, strives to strengthen the education of socialist core values, and guides young students to fasten the first button in life. "Innovative Exploration of the 'Five Integrations' Teaching Model of Ideological and Political Courses in Colleges and Universities in the New Era" won the first prize of the 2022 Higher Education (Undergraduate) National Teaching Achievement Award.

On the campus of Wuhan University, 86-year-old academician Zhang Zuxun still sticks to the front line of teaching, and the basic course "Introduction to Surveying and Mapping" taught by him and several academicians has gone through 27 years. Wuhan University firmly promotes high-level talents to teach public basic courses, major platform courses and professional compulsory courses for undergraduates, and the proportion of professors teaching undergraduates has reached 100%.

Wuhan University has vigorously built three compulsory courses for general education, namely "Introduction to Humanities and Social Sciences Classics", "Introduction to Natural Sciences Classics" and "Introduction to Chinese Spirit", and optimized the four major general education modules such as "Chinese Culture and World Civilization", and continuously improved the general education curriculum system with the characteristics of Wuhan University.

At night, the Wuhan University Undergraduate Engineering Training and Innovation Practice Center was brightly lit, and the students were immersed in scientific and technological innovation projects. The school encourages students' personality development and innovative development, creates Hongyi Academy, cultivates top-notch innovative talents, and incorporates innovation and entrepreneurship education into the undergraduate training program, and is selected as the first batch of national universities with typical experience in innovation and entrepreneurship and the first batch of demonstration universities for deepening the reform of innovation and entrepreneurship education. In 2022, the micro-nano satellite "Qixing-<>", independently developed by students of Wuhan University, was successfully launched, which amazed many people.

Grasp the key elements, focus on building a high-quality undergraduate education and excellent graduate education system, and continuously improve the quality of talent training at Wuhan University. 11 basic disciplines have been selected into the 2.0 base of the Top Student Training Program, and 82 first-class undergraduate majors and 115 first-class undergraduate courses have been approved by the Ministry of Education's "Double Ten Thousand Plan". (People's Daily)