On November 2, 2015, the delegation from the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs (SAFEA) led by Mr. XIA Mingjiu, Deputy Administrator of SAFEA, inspected the talents introduction work of BJTU and attended the inauguration ceremony of the "Hanergy School of Renewable Energy of BJTU". Mr. XIA Mingjiu and BJTU President NING Bin jointly inaugurated for the "Hanergy School of Renewable Energy" and conferred the appointment certificates for Prof. Jin Ho Kwak, Dean (Foreign side) of the Hanergy School of Renewable Energy and Academician of Korean Academy of Science and Technology as Prof. Barry Morris, Vice Dean (Foreign side) of the Hanergy School of Renewable Energy.
Mr. XIA Mingjiu spoke highly of the achievements BJTU has made in the internationalization efforts and talents introduction in recent years. He positively affirmed the construction progress of the Hanergy School of Renewable Energy. He hoped that with the joint efforts from all the faculty and students, the School would make new breakthroughs in such aspects as operational mode, teaching and scientific research as well as talent cultivation, which exerts a demonstration effect for the comprehensive reform of the Chinese universities and realization of the goal of building it into a world-class university.
President NING Bin expressed gratitude to the guests on behalf of the university. He said with the great supports from the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs, BJTU has made great achievements in the work of talents introduction in recent years. The "Hanergy School of Renewable Energy" approved this year would be definitely provide a sound platform for promoting the internationalization work and reform of the higher education system and mechanism of BJTU. He hoped that the School would play a leading role to strive for the construction of the world-class university with its own distinctive features.
Vice President CHEN Feng gave the report on the history, basic facts and internationalization efforts of BJTU and put forward the future planning of the talents introduction work of BJTU. He said BJTU would serve the national initiatives by adhering to its own characteristics and promote the work of talents introduction by taking resources from all the parties.
Prof. JIANG Jiuchun, Dean of the School of Electrical Engineering, reported the work progress and work plan for the next step of the Hanergy School of Renewable Energy.
Prof. Jin Ho Kwak and Prof. Barry Morris gave speeches, introducing the working plans and expressed confidence to the future development of the Hanergy School of Renewable Energy.
Mr. XIA Mingjiu was accompanied by Mr. NIE Biao, Director General of Department of Cultural and Educational Experts of SAFEA, Mr. LIU Maozhou, Inspector of Department of Cultural and Educational Experts of SAFEA and Mr. CUAN Haichun, Deputy Director of the Planning Office of Department of Cultural and Educational Experts of SAFEA. Principals from the related departments and offices of BJTU were also present at the meeting.