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New sub-committee for S&SE ASIAN UN unveiled at YNU

Updated: 2021-05-17(Yunnan University)

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The South and Southeast Asian University Network Sub-committee of Emerging Engineering Education is unveiled at Yunnan University on May 12. [Photo/ynu.edu.cn]

The South and Southeast Asian University Network (S&SE ASIAN UN) Sub-committee of Emerging Engineering Education was established on May 12 at Yunnan University (YNU), with an inaugural meeting and the first computer science education forum held on the same day.

During the meeting, engineering departments of 15 domestic and foreign universities were elected as governing units, and engineering departments of four universities became founding member units. Two senior experts were hired as consultants for the sub-committee.

Li Chenyang, executive secretary-general of the S&SE ASIAN UN and executive vice-president of YNU, addressed the inaugural meeting, pointing out that cultivating future-oriented engineering professionals is a common challenge faced by the international higher education sector, before adding that the reform of higher engineering education has become a positive step taken by universities worldwide.

He said that the newly unveiled sub-committee aims to support member universities to cooperate in the field of emerging engineering education and offer a platform for higher education to serve regional economic and social development.

Li also proposed that the sub-committee's future work focus on scientific research and innovation, talent cultivation and industry-university collaboration.

Computer science education is an important part of emerging engineering education. During the forum, a total of 11 experts and scholars from the sub-committee's governing units shared their viewpoints on topics such as student quality training and ability improvement, and reform in computer curriculum systems and teaching content, discussing discipline construction and talent training, among other areas.

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The inaugural meeting is held online on May 12. [Photo/ynu.edu.cn]