HKUST(GZ)’s first “academic affair publicity meeting ” successfully held

At noon on September 23, the first “academic affair publicity meeting” of HKUST(GZ) was held at the University Activity Center. The meeting was chaired by Prof. Lionel M. Ni, President of HKUST(GZ), and attended by heads of relevant administrative departments.

 

At the beginning of the meeting, Prof. Lionel M. Ni stressed the vision of HKUST(GZ) that HKUST(GZ) will adhere to the high standard of schooling and strive to become a highland of innovative talent cultivation and scientific innovation, by adopting the cross-disciplinary pedagogy.

 

Aimed at building world-class, innovative and high-level research university, HKUST(GZ) will fully leverage its strengths. Upholding a “Unified HKUST, Complementary Campuses” framework, HKUST(GZ) shares the same brand and maintains the same academic standards with HKUST. Efforts has been being made to promote in-depth cooperation of two campuses, realize resource sharing and tap into complementary advantages.

 

Under cross-disciplinary academic setting, HKUST(GZ) adopts innovative academic framework of “Hub and Thrust”, sets up topic-specified labs and experiment centers, and is committed to breaking scientific fences built by humans, vertical mindset, and academic island. In terms of teaching, HKUST(GZ) will make continuous efforts to update pedagogy, promote project-based teaching and supermarkets of modules and courses, and improve digital literacy of students. In addition, HKUST(GZ) will improve social service and boost technological transfer as a science and technology university, providing fertile soil and ecosystem where inventions, discoveries and achievements in scientific and technological upgrading of teachers and students can be commercialized into products.

 

As to technological and industrial development, HKUST(GZ) encourages student innovation and entrepreneurship and vigorously develops technological transfer. Prof. Lionel M. Ni said cross-disciplinary momentum faces multiple headwinds. He encouraged teachers to explore opportunities beyond their existing disciplinary background with an open mind and in the spirit of inclusiveness and cooperation. HKUST(GZ) will also innovate mechanisms in resources and assessments to support and promote the burgeoning development of cross-disciplinary activities. 

 

When mentioning forms of cooperation between HKUST(GZ) and HKUST, Prof. Lionel M. Ni said HKUST(GZ) will put in place the Academic Affairs Committee and its subordinate committees as soon as possible. Through the governance of establishing committees, HKUST(GZ) ensures the diversity of teaching offered by professors and academic governance. HKUST(GZ) has built joint academic consultation mechanisms with HKUST to secure effective support for academic standards, degree granting and teaching resources.

 

Prof. Lionel M. Ni reiterated that teaching is the cornerstone of education and emphasized that teachers should adhere to the right direction of education reform, actively innovate teaching activities, and penetrate the student-centered education idea into every detail of course design.

 

Teaching reform and policy were also essential topics. For talent cultivation, HKUST(GZ) will adopt mentoring systems featuring individualized guidance and self-planning and personalized training modes, deploy a supermarket of courses and modules for course selection, and apply online and offline turn-based class. With a focus on fostering the design mindset of students, HKUST(GZ) empowers students with digital skills and improves their overall quality and literacy.

 

The meeting was defined by heated discussions, where participants had exchanges and discussions about multiple issues including joint supervision of students, support for scientific research, and academic leadership.

2022-09-23

今天中午,我校首次学术事务宣贯会在大学学生活动中心举行。校长倪明选教授出席并担任主讲人,全体学术人员、相关行政部门负责人参加此次宣贯会。

 

会议伊始,倪明选教授强调了港科大(广州)的愿景:以全面的学科交叉为方法,港科大(广州)将坚持高标准办学,立志成为粤港澳大湾区的创新型人才培养高地和科技创新发展高地。

 

以创办世界一流的创新型、高水平研究型大学为目标,港科大(广州)将在办学中充分发挥自身优势。坚持港科大一体,双校互补的办学框架,与港科大共享同一品牌、坚持同一学术标准,并始终推进双校深入合作,实现资源共享,优势互补。

 

在交叉学科的学术设置之下,港科大(广州)采用创新的枢纽-学域学术架构,建设基于研究主题的实验室或实验中心,致力于打破人为定义的学科藩篱、垂直思维和学术孤岛。在教学方面,港科大(广州)将持续更新迭代教学法,推进项目化教学、模块课程超市,加强学生培养过程中的数字素养训练。此外,推动作为科技大学的社会服务和技术转化,为师生的发明、发现和科技升级成果提供产品化的沃土和生态系统。

 

在技术和产业的发展方面,我校鼓励学生创新创业,同时大力发展技术转移。

 

同时,倪明选教授表示,发展交叉学科也面临诸多挑战,鼓励教师开放心态、以包容、合作的精神去开拓固有学科背景之外的机会;同时,学校也将在资源、评价等诸多方面,开创新型机制,支持和促进交叉学科活动的蓬勃发展。

 

提及港科大和港科大(广州)的双校合作方式,倪明选教授表示,学校将尽快设立教务委员会及其各下设委员会。通过委员会治理方式,保证教授治学和学术治理的多元参与,并建立与港科大的联合学术协商机制,确保学术标准、学位授予、教学资源得到有效支持。

 

倪明选教授重申了教育教学在办学中的基础性地位,并强调广大教师要坚持学校的教学改革方向,积极推进教学活动创新,将以学生为中心的教育理念落实到每一门课程设计的细节中去。

 

教学改革和教学政策也是十分重要的议题。在人才培养方面,港科大(广州)将采用因材施教自我规划的导师制和个性化培养方式,采用课程知识模块化超市的选课方式,采用线上线下兼顾的翻转课堂模式,着重培养学生的设计思维,同时为学生进行数字赋能,以培养综合素质及素养。

 

会议气氛热烈,与会者还对两校共同学生指导、科研支持、学术领导力培养等诸多议题进行了交流和探讨。

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