Vice Governor Urges XTU to Leap Forward in “Double First-class” University Construction
Vice Governor of Hunan Province Xiang Lili inspected Xiangtan University’s 40-hectare new campus, and held a meeting on March 14, 2017. He urged XTU to take the opportunity of national initiative of “establishing world first-class universities and world first-class disciplines (double first-class)”, to innovate university operation, and strive for leap-forward development. All provincial and municipal governments and departments shall give full supports to XTU’s construction and development.
President Zhou Yichun introduced XTU’s history and achievements. The university remained ranking 80th nationwide in terms of comprehensive education conditions. Remarkable achievements have been made in the areas of undergraduate education, featured discipline construction, research-oriented development, social service, cultural inheritance, military project research and innovation, and informatization. He also reported the development plans, and asked for supports in such areas as “double first-class” construction, campus infrastructure budget, talent policy and financial support, studies on Mao Zedong Thoughts and construction of School of Marxism, surrounding environmental management and improvement.
Vice Governor Xiang gave directions for XTU’s development. He urged XTU to take the opportunities to innovate education and management mode with open mind, pick up the pace to build the university at the “double first-class” standard, and leap forward to become a modern university with distinct features. He also called for joint efforts of ministry, provincial, municipal governments and the whole society, to raise the profile of XTU. Meanwhile, XTU shall contribute to local economy and society to realize common development.