“The Belt and Road” University President’ Forum on Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education, with the theme as “Deepening Collaboration in Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education, Building Dreams for the Future Generations”, was held in Xidian University on September 23rd. Hosted by Shaanxi Provincial People’s Government and the nine ministries, including the Minister of Education, organized by Xidian University, this forum received great support from the Xi’an Municipal Government and other companies.
More than 300 representatives from different countries and leaders from China government’s ministries, including Lin Huiqing, Vice Minister of Ministry of Education, Wu Yan, Chief of Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Zheng Xiaojing, President of Xidian University attended this forum and delivered speeches respectively. Most of them pointed out, innovation and entrepreneurship education, as key parts of higher education, should be supported and promoted, and they will offer an inexhaustible driving force for the growth of economy and society. Secondly, we need to make great efforts to establish the education community of innovation and entrepreneurship and strengthen communication and mutual learning.
Lin Huiqing, Vice Minister of Ministry of Education, delivered a welcome speech
Liang Gui, Excutive Vice Governor of Shaanxi People's Government, dilivered a speech
Wu Yan, Chief of Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, host the opening ceremony
Zheng Xiaojing, President of Xidian University, announced Xi'an Initiative Declaration and made a keynote sppech
Deepening implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative, taking advantage of the platform of innovative province and free trade zone, with preferential policy, Shaanxi province will release more potential of science and education. Besides, via this forum, strengthening cooperation and sharing great benefits should gain more and more popularity; more plausible polices and systems, including encouraging more excellent students and faculty to study abroad as well as establishing the long-term construction, need to be put forward and implemented as soon as possible. More importantly, we insist on the spirit of the Silk Road, hold the essence of cultivating talents capacity and deepen reform of innovation and entrepreneurship education, contributing more achievements to the world development and human improvements. Last but not least, Zheng Xiaojing, President of Xidian University, delivered a speech named “Promoting the University’s Education Reform and Innovation through Innovation”. It referred to three aspects：adding innovation and entrepreneurship education into the process of fostering talents, promoting comprehensive and cooperative education, and driving various benefits created by school to service the whole society. In addition, she stated that in the great transformation and reform, we have to put forward new demands to adapt to the times, so innovation and entrepreneurship is a must and effective measures to meet social needs.