2020 IEC YP (China) & International Standardization Leadership Elite Programme was held in Shenzhen from August 31 to September 6. It was sponsored by International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) China National Committee, undertaken by Market Supervision Administration of Shenzhen Municipality, and co-organized by Quality and Standards Academy of Shenzhen Technology University (SZTU) and Shenzhen Institute of Standards and Technology. By cooperating with standardization organizations, governments and enterprises to explore the training model of standardized talents, SZTU will help the standardization of China further integrate with the international community. SZTU is, therefore, expected to become a new highland for education standardization in China.
2020 IEC YP (China) & International Standardization Leadership Elite Programme is held in Shenzhen. [Photo/Party Affairs Committee Publicity Office]
After a week of activities such as training, sharing and selecting, a batch of young elites were elected. They will be appointed to the international standardization organizations, representing China in the global competition of the standardization work.
Young professionals participate in different activities during this week. [Photo/Party Affairs Committee Publicity Office]
Jan-Henrik Tiedemann, head of IEC Academy & Capacity Building, participates in activities online due to the global pandemic. [Photo/Party Affairs Committee Publicity Office]
Zhou Xiaohong, head of IEC Asia-Pacific Regional Centre, delivers a speech at the closing ceremony. [Photo/Party Affairs Committee Publicity Office]
Experts from the international standardization organizations, industrial authorities and related enterprises gave their suggestions during this week in Shenzhen. Six experts in the standardization field were appointed as Guest Professors by Quality and Standards Academy, including Zhang Xiaogang, former president of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), Zhang Gang, former counselor of the State Council of China and deputy director of the China Standardization Expert Committee, and Professorate Senior Engineer Ouyang Jinsong, director of Instrumentation Technology and Economy Institute. They will actively participate in the school’s academic and scientific research and build a professional teaching team.
Education Base of Shenzhen Product School is unveiled. [Photo/Party Affairs Committee Publicity Office]
In addition, Education Base of Shenzhen Product School was unveiled on September 4. Established at Quality and Standards Academy, the base will become an authoritative, systematic and comprehensive platform to acquire information on courses of product quality improvement.
The workshop on the five-year plan of Quality and Standards Academy was held at SZTU, generating in-depth discussion among experts, including Chen Gang, honorary dean of Quality and Standards Academy, Zhang Gang, former counselor of the State Council of China and deputy director of the China Standardization Expert Committee, Wang Yunsong, deputy director of Quality Development Bureau of State Administration of Market Regulation, Guo Chenguang, deputy director of the Standard Innovation Management Bureau of State Administration of Market Regulation and Prof. Zhang Yanhong, deputy secretary of the Party Committee and secretary of Committee for Discipline Inspection.
The workshop on the five-year plan of Quality and Standards Academy is held at SZTU. [Photo/Party Affairs Committee Publicity Office]
Associate Prof. Qiu Huiling, vice dean of Quality and Standards Academy, Zhai Jianpang, head of Strategic Planning and Development Office, Prof. Lue Qitao, dean of Sino-German College of Intelligent Manufacturing, and Prof. Cao Jianmin, vice dean of College of Big Data and Internet, offered their suggestions at the workshop.
Chen Gang, Zhang Gang, Wang Yunsong and Guo Chenguang (from left to right) share their opinions at the workshop. [Photo/Party Affairs Committee Publicity Office]
Chen Gang stated that the training of standardized talents must be supported by professional backgrounds. It is important to work with other colleges by exploring training models and developing teaching materials to achieve a win-win result.
Zhang Gang said that concepts, technologies, and methods of quality, standards and National Quality Infrastructure (NQI) should be integrated into professional training.
Wang Yunsong emphasized the urgent demand for quality infrastructures such as standard metrology accreditation and related professionals in the fields of artificial intelligence, unmanned driving, and Internet of Things. He hoped that the colleges of SZTU can incorporate the basic courses of quality and standardization into each major so as to provide needed professionals for different industries.
Guo Chenguang said that theoretical research in the field of quality and standardization should be attached great importance.
In recent years, standardization has become an important factor directly reflecting a country’s core competitiveness and even comprehensive power. It is an important strategic choice to cultivate standardized talents in line with international standards. In 2019, State Administration of Market Regulation and Shenzhen Municipal People’s Government jointly signed a declaration on promoting cooperation between IEC Academy & Capacity Building and SZTU at the 83rd IEC General Meeting. IEC experts will directly participate in the undergraduate curriculum setting, teaching and internship platforms of Quality and Standards Academy, and will give lectures and carry out other academic exchange activities.
Drafted by Daisy（姚琦）/ International Cooperation & Student Affairs Office
Edited by International Cooperation & Student Affairs Office