President Guo Lihong visits Fudan University

 A delegation led by president Guo Lihong, and joined by vice chairman of CPC committee Sun Guohua, vice president Gao Ling and Zhang Yunxiang of NWU visited Fudan University on June 8th. Cheng Xiaoman, executive vice-president of Fudan University, Gou Yannan, assistantto the president and directors in related departments attended the meeting and discuss about the comprehensive reform and the 13th five-year plan(2016-2020) . Guo Lihong introduced the history of NWU and the great contributions of two outstanding alumnus of Fudan University Shao Lizi and Yu Youren, have made to the development of NWU. He pointed out that 2015 is not only the end of the 12th five-year plan(2011-2015) but also the beginning of the 13th five-year plan(2016-2020). The country strives to complete comprehensive reform in education by 2020. Northwest University, as a comprehensive university with the longest history in northwest region, insists on promoting intensive development with characteristics, continues to develop into comprehensive, research-orientated and international university. We shall overall promote NWU into top university with first-class discipline in the perspective of top-notch, distinctive advantages, and research-based. We shall transform the centralized management system, and distribute the management responsibilities into schools and departments. Chen Xiaoman welcomed NWU delegates, and introduced Fudan University in terms of personnel management system reform, university management system reform, and the development plan of the 13th five-year plan. He firstly introduced the adjustment of administrative positions since the comprehensive reform. He indicated that the affiliated schools should accomplish the according discipline development planning, personnel planning, curriculum design and teaching activities arrangements, before the university assigns teaching and administrative positions, and other related recourses. The schools then act actively and independently on the running mode and implementation plan, based on their own discipline developing status. The university majorly supervises and evaluates the schools, and can make planning strategy that is of vital importance at a higher level. Both sides have also communicated on discipline development, resource allocation and the distribution of rights and responsibilities between universities and its schools.