2018 International Cooperation Conference on Industry, Academia, Research and Practice (Harbin) Held in HEU

On the morning of June 15th, the opening ceremony of 2018 International Cooperation Conference on Industry, Academia, Research and Practice (Harbin) held in the Sunshine Hall of the Qihang Activity Center. SUN Yao, Deputy Minister of Education, SUN Dongsheng, Deputy Governor of Heilongjiang Province, Chen Feng, Director of the National center for the Schooling Development Program of the Ministry of Education, TAO Hongjian Counsellor of the Department of International Cooperation and Exchange, XING Aiguo, Deputy Secretary General of the Provincial Government, ZHAO Guogang, Director of the Provincial Department of Education, CHEN Yuanfei, Deputy Mayor Harbin and other leaders attended the meeting.

The 145 experts and scholars from universities, research institutes and enterprises in Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Singapore, Germany and other countries and regions have focused on two strategic fields of science and technology---materials and artificial intelligence. Experts and scholars had discussions from various levels of industries, universities and research institutions. They provided a “world program” for a multi-stakeholder collaboration and diversified cooperation of industry, academia, research and practice. It will contribute to forming a new pattern of international cooperation and exchange that is benignly interactive, pragmatic and efficient, and win-win. President YAO Yu presided over the opening ceremony. He welcomed the guests and on behalf of the organization, expressed gratitude to SUN Yao, Vice Minister of the Department of International Cooperation of the Ministry of Education as well as all the people of the National Center for the Schooling Development Program who contributed to the conference. YAO pointed out that the international community has increasingly recognized the idea of building a peaceful human society, universal security, common prosperity, openness and tolerance. It is hoped that through this conference, all attending guests and scholars will carry out in-depth exchanges and positive interactions, seeking truthful results and new ideas, establishing cooperative relations, forming a long-lasting cooperation mechanism for industry, academia research, and practice, promoting mutual development, achieving common prosperity with practical results. These actions make due contributions to building a community of human destiny.

Our university has been the first to carry out expert system research in the area of artificial intelligence since the 1980s. In 2002, China's first national key laboratory for underwater intelligent robots was approved for construction at HEU. Great achievements have been realized since in biometric recognition and artificial intelligence academic development. In recent years, our school has focused on the field of marine autonomous unmanned intelligent equipment, and has maintained its leading position in the field of underwater robot clusters and unmanned water platforms. In the field of digital intelligent manufacturing, the digital engine developed by our school has shifted from a traditional design to a  predictive design, achieving the system design and synchronous test of each system through software. At the same time, technological breakthroughs have been achieved in large-scale nuclear power plant simulation, numerical pools, and smart ships.

 In this cooperation conference, our university gave full play to the advantages of local university, building a platform for academic exchange, scientific and technological cooperation in materials science and technology discipline, computer science and technology discipline. Meanwhile, this conference promoted in-depth exchanges and cooperation between the universities, enterprises, and scientific research institutes in China, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and other countries. Facing a new round of global technological and industrial changes, HEU will serve the country’s strategic needs, participating in and leading international scientific plans and projects actively, and deepen international scientific and technological exchanges and cooperation.

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