Higher Education in China is a journal founded by the Ministry of Education of P.R.C. in 1965 and is now operated by MOE. It is dubbed as the “No. 1 journal on higher education”. The journal has been focusing on authoritative interpretation and direction guidance, and upholding “correcting wrong public opinions and publicizing academic principles” and has been always trying to solve key issues, hot issues and difficult issues in higher education. It functions as a top-level platform for theoretical research and work communication in the higher education area.
In the Higher Education in China Volume 2 of 2018, the paper by Professor Li Baizhan and Professor Zhou Xuhong, an academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering and the former president of CQU, titled An International Approach to Lead the Cultivation of Top-notch Innovative Personnel in Colleges and Universities in the New Era, was published in the “theoretical perspective” column. The paper probes directly into the urgent need for cultivation of top-notch innovative talents given the increasingly intense international competition in the new era of economic globalization, and points out that the international approach to lead the cultivation of top-notch innovative talents is the reflection of observation of the education law and the appeal of the age. To form a global education view, a three-level three-dimensional cultivation goal involving harmonious people, Chinese people and international people should be set up for cultivation of top-notch innovative talents. To cultivate “harmonious people”, we need to highlight the “value of people” in cultivation, and emphasize on the inner harmony of a person, i.e., being mentally healthy; in addition, we need also to stress the harmony between people and nature, and integrate the ecological harmony, green and low-carbon development and sustainable development into the process of education. Furthermore, we should emphasize the combination of science and humanity, to cultivate outstanding talents that value green and human-centered development. To cultivate “Chinese people”, we need to stress the “family-country feelings” in cultivation. Internationalization should take the characteristics of
into consideration. It is not simply copying the cultivation system and teaching materials of western countries. Moreover, it should be a two-way process, which means we should export Chinese elements and telling Chinese stories when learning from western countries. To cultivate “global people”, we need to highlight “the global view” in cultivation, so as to equip the cultivated talents with the view and capacity needed to plan for and solve global issues. They should also be open-minded, inclusive and ready to take in everything, and should keep in mind harmonious coexistence, co-construction and sharing and common development.
The paper also summarizes and shares Chongqing University’s practice and exploration of the international approach to lead the cultivation of top-notch innovative talents. Please click the following link to read the full paper.
Attachment: Higher Education in China: An International Approach to Lead the Cultivation of Top-notch Innovative Personnel in Colleges and Universities in the New Era