The Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development Joining Hands With Beijing Municipal People¡¯s Government to develop BUCEA
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On the morning of October 9, the signing ceremony of Joint Initiative on BUCEA¡¯s Development by Beijing Municipal People¡¯s Government and the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MOHURD) was held at the Student Activity Center, Xicheng campus, Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture (BUCEA). Mr. Yi Jun, deputy minister of MOHURD and Mr. Chen Gang, deputy secretary of the CPC Beijing Municipal Committee and vice mayor of Beijing, attended the ceremony which was presided over by Xian Lianping, director of Beijing Municipal Commission of Education.

 

As Deputy Minister Yi Jun pointed out in his address, the reform and development of the industries related to housing and urban-rural development are faced with great challenges, entailing technology support and talent support from architecture colleges and universities blessed with talent advantage and intellectual advantage. As an essential measure to promote the housing and urban-rural development and the  professional training in such areas as urban planning, construction and management and a practical action to boost new-type urbanization in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, the Joint Initiative plays an important role for the university to further consolidate consensus of all parties, bring together varied resources, boost support for the university, accelerate the pace of reform and development, improve the university¡¯s capability to contribute to the housing and urban-rural development as well as the social and economic development of Beijing. MOHURD will fulfill the agreement to boost the efforts to support BUCEA and further upgrade the university¡¯s programs and performance. It is hoped that BUCEA will seize the opportunity of the Joint Initiative proactively, striving to score greater achievements in professional training, scientific research, social service, the passing-on of culture and so on.

 

Vice Mayor Chen Gang stated in his address, as the one and only university featuring architecture in Beijing, under the guidance and support of MOHURD, BUCEA has adhered to the guideline of ¡°Quality, First and Foremost¡±, having yielded abundant results in teaching and a series of landmark achievements and having generated great social efficiency. In recent years, while maintaining a national leader in the discipline of civil engineering in architecture colleges and universities, BUCEA has witnessed a marked growth in its comprehensive strength, performance, achievements and contributions, having cultivated a large number of outstanding talents for the country and the architecture industry and having made a significant contribution to the housing and urban-rural development, the social and economic development of Beijing as well as China¡¯s architecture industry. As a major milestone in the history of BUCEA, the Joint Initiative plays an essential role in promoting the university¡¯s development and its drive to build itself into ¡°a nationally first-class internationally-renowned high-level university featuring architecture¡± and injecting impetus into the development of higher education in Beijing. The CPC Beijing Municipal Committee and Beijing Municipal People¡¯s Government will fulfill its responsibilities and obligations stipulated in the Joint Initiative , granting greater support in terms of policy, funding, etc., providing better conditions in terms of professional training, discipline development, scientific research, and creating a better environment for innovation and entrepreneurship, transformation of sci-tech achievements, etc.. We hope that BUCEA will seize the opportunity as a fresh start, making out its development plan, targeting great demands of the country and the capital, training highly qualified professionals, making breakthroughs in scientific research, promoting the transformation and application of sci-tech achievements, boosting the connotative development of the university through upholding the preeminent standard of ¡°aiming to be second to none¡± and making greater contribution to the capital¡¯s social and economic development and the country¡¯s architecture industry.

 Mr. Wang Jianzhong, secretary of the University CPC Standing Committee, also delivered an address in which he mentioned, the Joint Initiative has provided a broader platform and more opportunities for a better and faster development of the university, marking the transition into a new phase of development. From the fresh start of the Joint Initiative , BUCEA is determined to seize every opportunity and fulfill its mission and responsibilities, adhering to the requirements of the Joint Initiative , aiming at build ¡°a high-level university featuring architecture¡±, uniting the wisdom and strengths of the faculty and students, deepening the reform, strengthening the connotative development and promoting ¡°quality-improving, restructuring and upgrading¡± in an all-rounded manner, observing preeminent standard in generating the university¡¯s growth in all areas, and contributing to build Beijing into a world-class harmonious and livable capital, promote national new-type urbanization and provide talent support, intellectual support and technical support.

 Mr. Yi Jun, deputy minister of MOHURD and Mr. Chen Gang, deputy secretary of the CPC Beijing Municipal Committee and vice mayor of Beijing signed Joint Initiative on BUCEA¡¯s Development at the signing ceremony.

Under the Initiative, the municipal government will treat BUCEA as the focus of Beijing¡¯s drive to develop municipal higher education institutions and incorporates BUCEA into the capital¡¯s special plan on social and economic development, offering preferential policies with respect to the approval of major scientific research projects, talent introduction, the establishment of degree granting units, key disciplines, key laboratories and engineering centers and the quotas of the faculty, further boosting the investment in the capacity-building of higher education institutions and high-level universities under the management of the municipal government, accelerating the establishment of ¡°University Science Park¡±, collaborative innovation centers, key disciplines and key scientific research bases, . MOHURD will offer more guidance and assistance in the reform, development and construction of BUCEA, and strengthen its position as  ¡°a training base and technology service base for urban planning, construction and management in Beijing¡± and ¡°a national research and professional training base for the protection of architectural heritage¡±, giving full display to its leading position and demonstrative role in the protection of architectural heritage and the passing-on of outstanding culture. MOHURD will help the university further strengthen its feature in architecture and the development in professional disciplines, promoting the development of key disciplines, featured majors, key laboratories, practical teaching bases, engineering and technology research centers, maintaining the university¡¯s advantages in technology development and transfer, and assessment and evaluation and taking up more projects in engineering design and construction, professional research and project promotion.

 To fully implement the Outline of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Integrated Development , establish high-level professional training bases and nurture high-end think-tanks, the unveiling ceremony for the Graduate School of BUCEA was held at the same time, at which the plaque for the Graduate School of BUCEA were inaugurated by Deputy Minister Yi Jun, Vice Mayor Chen Gang and heads of BUCEA. In accordance with the Outline of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Integrated Development and Beijing¡¯s implementation plan, the establishment of the Graduate School is a significant measure to relocate non-necessary functions out of the capital and better co-ordinate the development of the two campuses, representing the university development layout of ¡°two highs¡± which signifies building Daxing campus into a high-quality undergraduate training base, and Xicheng campus into a high-level base for professional training, sci-tech achievements transformation, and enterprise-university-research cooperation.

 After the signing ceremony, accompanied by the heads of BUCEA, the officials and guests visited some key research centers and laboratories, including Engineering Research Center of Representative Building and Architectural Heritage Database with the Ministry of Education, Key Laboratory for Urban Geomatics of National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geo-information, Key Laboratory of Urban Rainwater System and Water Environment with the Ministry of Education, Beijing Key Laboratory of Heating, Ventilating and Air conditioning and Beijing Higher Institution Engineering Research Center of Structural Engineering and New Materials

Present at the signing ceremony are a total of 400 people, including Zhao Qi, deputy inspector of Human Resources Department, MOHURD, Huang Kan, a member of the Beijing Municipal Education Commission, relevant staff at Human Resources Department, MOHURD and the Office of the Beijing Municipal Government, representatives for former heads of BUCEA, professor representatives, all the county-level cadres, heads of democratic parties, personages without party affiliation and representatives for the faculty and students.

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