- Category: News and Events
- Published on 04 January 2017
Dear faculties, students, alumni and friends,
As the season of spring is gradually coming back, everything turns fresh and vibrant. At this turn of the year, I would like to extend, on behalf of the University Party Committee and Administration, my sincere greetings and new year’s wishes to all faculties and staff who are working hard, to students who are diligently pursuing their studies, to retirees who are concerned about the university’s future development, to alumni at home and abroad who always think of the University, and to leaders at all levels and friends of all circles.
The year 2016 is not only the start of the 13th 5-year Plan for the University’s development, but also an important year for continuous advance toward its goal of constructing a high-level university. In the past year, we unswervingly sustained the spirit and ideal of the University, insisted on cultivating talents, exercised our responsibility with utmost care in aspects of promoting academic exchanges, focusing on innovation, and serving the community. We strived to push forward the development of a high-level university with the practical principle of taking forceful steps and delivering tangible results. The University’s strength has been further increased, and its education capability continues to grow rapidly as well.
In the year of 2016, through making efforts in outlining a blueprint, the pace of constructing a high-level university has been accelerated continuously. The educational campaign of “studies on the theoretical and practical issues of Party building” was carried out among all the Party members. We actively arranged the 10th University Congress of the Party Representatives, which has promoted the formation of the harmonious political eco-system. We successively held work conference on discipline construction, postgraduate education and scientific research, work conference on teaching affairs, work conference on student affairs, work conference on faculty construction, work conference on informatization construction. At the conferences, we carefully studied the bottlenecks which would limit the future development of the University, and defined the roadmap and timetable for the implementation of the 13th 5-year Plan. We developed and carried out a series of supporting policies and systematic measures, fully raised the curtain of the construction of the Plan, and provided system guarantee and directions for the University's scientific development in the next few years.
In the year of 2016, our vigorous efforts have paid off. Reports of fresh successes kept pouring in. We made new breakthroughs in technological innovation. One national & local joint engineering lab was approved by NDRC. Twenty six State-level research projects will be sponsored, and annual number of national fund programs exceeds twenty for the first time. Fifteen NEEPU research achievements were recognized at the 2016 Jilin Province Science and Technology Progress Awards, and of NEEPU’s fifteen awards, two were first prize. NEEPU won the first project sponsored by National Science and Technology Academic Works Publication Fund; Gratifying results of teaching construction has been achieved. Two new majors were approved, and two Jilin Province Outstanding Teaching Group, one Jilin Province Outstanding Teacher were recognized; We promoted further cooperation with industries. NEEPU signed the cooperative agreement with China Southern Power Grid Co., Ltd for constructing 5 joint laboratories such as “Green Island Miro-grid Cluster Lab”, and became a member of Global Energy Interconnection Development and Cooperation Organization and China Strategy Alliance on Technology Innovation for Metering Infrastructure; NEEPU students won thirty eight national awards in the contests such as China Internet Plus, China College Students “Internet Plus” Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition, etc. NEEPU Longzhou Team won twenty champions, thirteen runners-ups, successfully retained the CLZT Finals champion and won a third consecutive title; According to 2017 Chinese Universities Rankings released by Chinese Universities Alumni Association, NEEPU was ranked No.177, and the University’s ranking continues to move up as well as its strength and influence.
Looking back at 2016, we all worked hard and witnessed a busy and fulfilling year in the development of NEEPU. On the journey of constructing a high-level university, we have left firm footprints, and fully demonstrated our concerted endeavor and enthusiastic outlook. Turning over a new leaf, we are looking forward to a brand new 2017 and the new blueprint and visions depicted by the 10th University Congress of the Party Representatives. We'll further emancipate our mind, continue to forge ahead with full enthusiasm and high spirits and make joint efforts to open a new chapter in the University's development. Let us work together to accomplish our great goal of constructing high-level teaching and research oriented university.
May our country always be prosperous! Wish NEEPU a brighter future! Wish faculties, students, alumni and friends every success, good luck and happiness in the New Year!