Changzhou Institute of Technology (CIT) demonstrated its strengthen once again by scoring 35 MOE-approved projects for University-Industry Collaborative Education Program, which were recently published by the Ministry of Education for the year of 2021. These additions, together with those previously approved project for the year, amount to 47, setting a new high over the years.
The University-Industry Collaborative Education Program is a move taken by the Ministry of Education to implement the gist of policy documents such as The Opinions of the General office of the State Council on Deepening the Industry-Education Integration and TheOpinions of the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and Chinese Academy of Engineering on Accelerating the Construction and Development of New Engineering Education and Implementing the Education and Training Plan 2.0 for Outstanding Engineers. It is designed to explore new modes of university-enterprise cooperation and new ways of teaching reform for innovation and entrepreneurship. With the support and cooperation from the government, enterprises and universities, it will drive forward the reform in talent development as well as the research and implementation of new engineering education, new medical education, new agricultural education and new liberal education to meet the latest needs of industrial and technological development.
CIT has stayed oriented to grass roots and committed to service for locals in recent years, attaching great importance to the industry-education integration and university-enterprise cooperation. To press forward with the collaborative education by means of industry-university cooperation, it develops active connections with industrial enterprises through the university-government-enterprise cooperation platform and the industry-university cooperation projects. Continuous efforts have led to deeper reform in education and teaching, improvement on the quality of application-oriented talent development, and enhancement of its ability to serve the regional economic and social development. Up to now, CIT has scored 190 projects for University-Industry Collaborative Education Program, which mark a great leap forward in terms of quantity, quality and influence.
CIT will further make institutional improvements, strengthen process management, and provide project-related policy guidance as a continuous move to explore the innovative mode and path for industry-university cooperation and collaborative education. Well aligned with the University-Industry Collaborative Education Program, it makes full use of such platforms as the Industrial College, co-built labs, "five in one" practice bases to press forward with "five integrations”, that is, integration of specialty structure with industrial structure, specialty standards with vocational requirements, collegiate resources with industrial resources, campus culture and corporate culture, and administrative system and market mechanism. All these efforts will lead CIT to a win-win result of talent and industry development, create a new dimension for collaborative education, and contribute to building CIT into a first-class university of application technology.