A Strategic Cooperation Agreement was Signed between WUT and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region

In order to deepen the strategic cooperation between WUT and the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, leaders of WUT including secretary Xin Sijin, president Zhang Qingjie, deputy secretary Xia Jiangjing as well as vice president Wu Chaozhong went to Nanning, the capital of the Guangxi province, to sign a series of cooperation agreements with Fei Zhirong, vice president of the Autonomous Region and heads of other departments on January 3rd. People who were present at the signing ceremony included heads and professors of Party Affairs and President’s Office, Graduate School, Social Cooperation and Alumni Office, Science and Technology Cooperation and Achievements Transformation Center, School of Automotive Engineering, School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, School of Transportation, Engineering Research Center of Silicate Materials for Architectures and other departments.

Before the signing ceremony, Fei Zhirong and some heads of autonomous region met with president Zhang and his delegation, and expressed their heartfelt thanks to WUT for its long-term support to the region. Fei said that the past ten years since Guangxi and WUT signed a cooperation framework agreement, has witnessed remarkable achievements between the two sides in cooperation in industrial development, technological innovation, and personnel training. The party committee and government of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, now, are implementing the new missions and the new requirements to boost quality economic growth, according to the general goal put forward by General Secretary Xi Jinping about ‘Building a Magnificent Guangxi and Achieving National Rejuvenation’ .He believed that this new strategic cooperation agreement would provide an opportunity for WUT  to give continuous and strong support to Guangxi province in innovation platform construction, joint scientific and technological research, technical transformation and achievements transformation, talent exchange and cooperation, so as to achieve mutual benefit and win-win, improve scientific and technological innovation, promote high-quality economic development.

Secretary Xin expressed his sincere gratitude to the party committee and government of the Region for their long-term cares, supports and trusts to WUT in the its development. He said that facing Southeast Asia, adjacent to Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau, and with the southwest region to its back, Guangxi is the only coastal autonomous region in China. Thus, with unique geographical advantages and great vitality, it is the frontier and window of China's cooperation with ASEAN. This year is the second decade of strategic cooperation between WUT and the Region. At the beginning of the new year, the university has already signed a strategic cooperation agreement with the government of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, the municipal governments of Nanning and Liuzhou as well as four local companies. This once again showed that WUT attaches great importance to cooperation with Guangxi, and comprehensive strategic cooperation between two sides would usher in a new era.WUT will give full play to its own advantages in disciplines, technology and talents, and continue to provide intellectual and scientific supports for the economic and social development of Guangxi. Together, it would provide new impetus to improve people’s livelihood and to build a magnificent Guangxi. Through join efforts, the high-quality development and governing capacity of WUT would be improved, greater contributions to realize the "Belt and Road" initiative and national rejuvenation would be made.

President Zhang thanked the local government and its Science and Technology Department for their attentions to this cooperation. He said that in the past 20 years,  a series of in-depth and effective cooperation has been carried out between the two sides in the fields of automobiles, materials and transportation, which have strongly promoted the economic development of Guangxi and disciplinary development of WUT. He believed that this agreement would bring a closer and more effective cooperative relationship in all aspects, and more scientific and technological achievements will be transformed in Guangxi. Thus, the university would mobilize it resources to support the economic and social development of Guangxi.

At the meeting, WUT and the People's Government of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region renewed the strategic cooperation framework agreement to  build an innovation platform, carry out scientific and technological research, promote technology transfer and achievement transformation, strengthen talent exchange and cooperation, and participate in the “Belt and Road” initiative. WUT has signed a comprehensive strategic cooperation agreement and Guangxi Automobile Research Institute Cooperation Framework Agreement with the People's Government of Nanning and that of Liuzhou. The university also signed a series of agreements with the Guangxi Liuzhou Iron and Steel Group(GLISG), CSSC Guangxi Beibu Gulf Marine and Offshore Engineering Design Company, Guangxi Automobile Group  and SGMW respectively. The signing of these agreements will strongly promote the all-round and substantial cooperation between the two sides.

Wang Yuefei, deputy director of the People’s Congress of the Region, heads of General Office, Science and Technology Department, Education Department, the Housing and Construction Department, government of Nanning and government of Liuzhou, businessmen as well as some alumni attended the ceremony also.

During their visits, leaders of WUT and some alumni of the Guangxi Alumni Association held discussions to strengthen the cooperation between the alumni and their alma mater, and promote the common development of WUT and the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.