In September 9th and 10th, CHEN Zhiya, the Chairman of the university council of Xidian University participated in the grand celebration of Beijing Jiaotong University’s 120th anniversary and gave a keynote speech in the "2016 Global University President Summit".
In his speech, ZhiYa Chen points out that in accordance with the general national “Double First-rate” strategy of higher education in China, Xidian has set its mission as “Three First-rate”, namely, to shape the first-class major, first-class discipline, and first-class university in Xidian in the future. He believes that to accomplish the goal, talents cultivation plays a vital role and universities, society and families should collaborate to cultivate the citizens of global perspective.
As one of the most important activities of the 120 anniversary celebration, it is reported that the theme of this summit is the higher education and technological innovation in the big-data era and contribution to “One Belt and One Road” construction. Representatives from more than 50 universities and related embassies in China from United States, the Great Britain, France, Russia, etc. attend the event.