March 27th, 2019

International Youth Science & Innovation Base settled in Shanghai Lingang

(From, Correspondent: Li Chuanjun) On March 22, a symposium and signing ceremony for the establishment of the "Sino-British Youth Science & Innovation Base" was held at the Nicheng conference center in Lingang. Dozens of representatives and guests from the international community, domestic institutions and Shanghai government departments attended the event.

Delegation members visit the factory area of SANY Group in Lingang Park

Before the meeting, the Chinese and British delegations visited the Lingang Group and watched relevant videos. At present, there are 8,600 enterprises and scientific research units in the whole park, including high-end manufacturing, intelligent manufacturing and well-known enterprises, and nearly 200 top 500 global enterprises. During the visit to SANY Group, members of delegation highly praised the Chinese national brand with independent intellectual property rights and its achievements of technological innovation.

Mr. Yuan Guohua (left), President of Lingang Group, Mr. Xiao Wunan (center), Executive Vice Chairman of APECF, and Mr. Jin Zhong (second from right), Secretary of the Party Committee of Lingang Group, attend the symposium and deliver speeches

At the symposium, Mrs. Nikki Colins, Managing Director of the British International Education Association, praised Lingang Group for its strong sense of social responsibility and its efforts to promote youth education. At the same time, she introduced the BIEA project, including the STEM scientific innovation education and BIEA International Youth Competition. Mr. Xiao Wunan, Executive Vice Chairman of APECF, said based on the principle of equality, mutual trust and mutual benefit, it is of great foresight and practical significance to choose to establish a youth quality education and training base in Lingang Group. How to build a “Lingang model” for youth education and promote it nationwide is not only a social responsibility a state-owned enterprise needs to fulfill, but also to realize its own innovation and development. Mr. Yuan Guohua, President of Lingang Group, likened youth education to spring, saying an innovative education system is a national development trend and cultivating youth is a future development strategy. Britain has rich experience in education, its experience in innovative education for adolescents, especially BIEA’s experience, is worth learning from and for reference. We hope that both sides will deepen cooperation and work together. Mr. Jin Zhong, Party Secretary of Lingang Group, presided over the meeting and delivered a speech.

Gareth Bullock (video connection), Board Chairman of the British International Education Association, Ms. Zhang Xiaohong, Director of the Liaison Department of the China International Culture Exchange Center, Ms. Yang Jing, General Manager of Lingang overseas headquarters, Mr. Li Gang, Executive Dean of Shanghai Lingang Innovation Management College, Mr. Li Xiaojun, Deputy Party Secretary and Vice President of Shanghai Dianji University, and Mr. Wang Rui, Board Chairman of Shanghai Yiru Culture Investment Co., Ltd., attended the symposium and signing ceremony.

Shanghai Lingang Economic Development (Group) Co., Ltd. is the only large-scale state-owned enterprise under the Shanghai SASAC, which mainly invests, develops and manages industrial parks and provides related services to the park. It plays an important role in promoting economic integration in the Yangtze River Delta and deepening China’s reform and opening up.

Representatives of all parties attend the signing ceremony

Editor-in-charge: Li Chuanjun