SUSTech and Luohu District People’s Government sign strategic cooperation agreement
Adrian Cremin | 07/17/2021

On July 16, 2021, the Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) and the Luohu District People’s Government of Shenzhen held a cooperation agreement signing ceremony between both parties. The ceremony was presided over by Wu LAI, Deputy Party Secretary of the Luohu District Committee.

Lin ZHANG, Deputy Director of the Organization Department of the Shenzhen Municipal Party Committee, Xiaojun DENG, Director of the Shenzhen Municipal Talent Affairs Bureau, Yude LUO, Party Secretary of the Luohu District Committee, Defan FAN, Executive Deputy District Mayor, and Qikun XUE, President of SUSTech, attended the signing ceremony.

Lin ZHANG congratulated SUSTech and Luohu District for signing the cooperation agreement. He expects both parties to utilize the complementary advantages of “Science and Technology + Art” and explore new paths for the cultivation of talents in the fields of jewelry, creative design, clothing, arts, and other sectors in Shenzhen.

He added that they should seize the historical opportunity of Shenzhen’s “dual district drive” and “dual district superposition” to promote the construction of a talent chain, to empower the industrial chain, and strengthen the educational chain to gather more high-level talents from around the world. In cultivating more innovative talents, it will assist in developing Shenzhen into a city of innovation, entrepreneurship, and creativity with global influence.

Yude LUO commended SUSTech for its achievements in recent years and spoke about the development of the Luohu District. He looks forward to the advantages of SUSTech’s scientific research and education on Luohu District and promote cooperation in the fields of finance, commerce, business services, strategic emerging industries, jewelry, cultural and creative industries, and other sectors.

It will promote university-neighborhood cooperation and promote science and technology through in-depth integration of innovation and production, education and research, promoting the transformation of achievements, and achieving significant results in industrial innovation to develop the district as the hub for the Greater Bay Area and a wonderful community.

Qikun XUE said that SUSTech, a new type of research university established in Shenzhen to reform and develop higher education in China, has always adhered to the development strategy of the region and the country, and is committed to becoming a university that leads the way in the development of society through its ideas, new knowledge, and new technologies.

SUSTech will deepen its university-enterprise cooperation and empower the Luohu District to form a new highland to transform scientific and technological achievements and industrial development. He added that both parties would jointly promote the “dual zone” and serve the country’s strategic development.

Susheng WANG, Member of the Presidential Executive Council at SUSTech, and Defan FAN signed the contract agreement as representatives of both parties. In the strategic agreement, the two parties will conduct in-depth university-research-industry cooperation, build an internship and training base, and construct the SUSTech-Luohu education and scientific research platform.

The heads and representatives of the relevant departments from SUSTech and the Luohu District Committee also attended the ceremony.