SUSTech Education Foundation holds University-Industry Conference with Nankai University Alumni
Adrian Cremin | 05/17/2021

On May 15, some of Shenzhen’s top entrepreneurs visited the Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) to participate in the University-Industry Research Exchange Conference, which was jointly sponsored by the SUSTech Education Foundation and the Shenzhen Nankai University Alumni Association.

The event was attended by more than 50 well-known entrepreneurs and leaders in investment institutions in Shenzhen. From SUSTech, Fuquan FANG, Acting Vice President of SUSTech, Qin YE, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary-General of the SUSTech Education Foundation, and Mingzhao XING, Dean of the School of Medicine at SUSTech, were all in attendance.

Other guests included Da ZHOU, Chairman of the Shenzhen Nankai University Alumni Association and President of Kunlun Group, Jianping FAN, Co-Chairman of the Shenzhen Nankai University Alumni Association, Zili LU, Chairman of Tianjin Landun Group Co Ltd, and Yifeng CHEN, Chairman of the Key Projects Alliance of the Shenzhen Nankai University Alumni Association.

Fuquan FANG gave a speech on behalf of SUSTech. He pointed out that the University is committed to the development of society and becoming an innovative think tank for new knowledge and technologies.

The University is at the frontline of scientific and technological innovation, shouldering the mission of pushing forward the reform of higher education and it looks forward to working with more organizations and institutions in contributing to the development of society.

Qin YE spoke about the achievements of SUSTech in the past ten years and the development of the Education Foundation. He said that SUSTech’s innovative genes and Shenzhen’s industrial development have entwined together and hopes that more entrepreneurs will join SUSTech in its push towards becoming a world-class research university.

Da ZHOU said that SUSTech has achieved remarkable results in its ten years of development and that he could feel the ambition and determination of the University as soon as he stepped on campus. He believes that SUSTech’s scientific research strength will provide more possibilities for the innovation and development of many industries.

Jianping FAN also spoke via an online stream. He noted the many talented people from the Shenzhen Nankai University Alumni Association are positioned in the financial industry and that SUSTech has a lot of scientific research achievements to be transformed. He hopes that this event will further promote the integration of scientific research and industry and accelerate the development of industrial achievements.

Yandong ZHANG, Chief Scientist of Shenzhen Kaiyue Life Technology Co., Ltd., and Fei ZHANG, Director of the R&D Department at Shenzhen Nanke Zhengtu Co., Ltd., a university-run enterprise, introduced the latest research results of their companies.

Multiple faculty members from various departments throughout the University also gave presentations on some of their recent research, including Chair Professors Jintang DONG and Peng WANG, Professor Liang YANG and Associate Professor Yang FU, all of whom are from the School of Medicine, and Chair Professor Hongwei GUO of the Department of Biology.

This event was co-organized by the SUSTech Education Foundation and Nankai University Shenzhen Alumni Association, and supported by the SUSTech Alumni Association (SUSTechAA). It aims to promote the integration of science and educational achievements into society and to introduce social resources to support the development of the University.

In the near future, the SUSTech Education Foundation will also organize a series of activities to showcase the teaching achievements, scientific research, and achievements of SUSTech to outstanding technology companies in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.