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Hainan University research facilities fledging under Ministry-Province Joint Construction

Updated: 2019-07-26

A seven-member task force of the Ministry-Province Joint Construction program visited Hainan University (HNU) on July 20 to investigate its research facility.

There are 14 provinces that have no universities under the direct administration of the Ministry of Education. Each province has one key university selected into the program and enjoys the same treatment with those directly under the ministry.

The delegation, led by Gong Shiyuan, vice president of China Agricultural University, examined documents regarding HNU's constitution, management system, development plan, and disciplinary system. A field trip was paid to the colleges of law and tropical crops to investigate their teaching platforms and labs.

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The delegation conducts field research at HNU.

Gong suggested that the university bring in more top-notch talents and improve their treatment. The colleges should be given adequate autonomy, while being put under a stricter evaluation system. Teachers' salaries are advised to vary with their capabilities.

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Gong Yuanshi, vice president of China Agricultural University, speaks at the conference.

Qi Huan, vice dean of the College of International Law of the China University of Political Science and Law, noted that HNU should enhance international exchanges and cooperation amid the construction of the Hainan Free Trade Zone and Free Trade Port.

Luo Jie, dean of the College of Tropical Crops, introduced the construction plan for research facilities at the conference. Proposed are tropical crops seed breeding facilities, a tropical green bio-pesticide R&D platform, a tropical produce storage and processing platform, as well as a public platform for basic tropical crops analysis and tests.

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A symposium is held between the Ministry-Province Joint Construction program delegation and representatives of Hainan University on July 20.

His collleague in the College of Law Wang Qi noted that law is a traditional advantageous discipline of HNU and enjoys a wide-reaching influence over scientific research, talent cultivation, and cultural inheritance. The discipline is faced with great opportunities in the construction of large-scale research facilities.