On the afternoon of 3 March, Nanjing Normal University (NNU) and NARI Group Corporation jointly signed the establishment of NARI School of Electrical and Automation Engineering and deepen cooperation in Xianlin Campus.
Hu Minqiang, President of Nanjing Normal University said in his speech, the signing ceremony is a strong move of the both sides to thoroughly implement the spirit of the thirteenth Party Congress in Jiangsu Province, to optimize the discipline structure, to focus on the forefront of disciplines, to create a high-level platform of disciplines and research, and to explore new models of cooperation between school and enterprise, and of targeted personnel training. He also pointed out that Nanjing Normal University and NARI Group Corporation had mutual needs and complementary advantages and they had a deep, extensive basis for cooperation. The powerful combination of the both sides will have a positive effect of "1+1>2". In order to promote the follow-up establishment and better development of NARI School, which should be jointly established through consultation to meet the interests of all, both sides will further deepen cooperation in five aspects: establishment of first-class school, jointly build-up of a high-level faculty, exploration of new model of "new engineering" targeted personnel training, joint research cooperation and achievement transformation, and cultural exchanges. Hu Minqiang hope that through 3 to 5 years of continuous establishment, NARI School could become a national first-class education and research institution for high-level personnel training and high-level achievements; it could become an important personnel training base, a prospective technology breeding base and a cultural communication base for NARI Group; and it could become an important position to help "new engineering" construction and economic transformation and upgrading.
Xi Guofu, CEO of NARI Group Corporation, pointed out that NARI Group attached great importance to exchange and cooperation with domestic and foreign universities and research institutions. In recent years, NARI and Nanjing Normal University carried out extensive and in-depth exchanges in science and technology research, personnel training and other aspects, and established a good relationship of cooperation in the GIS-based platform, large data memory enhancement and other fields. It was hoped that the both sides, in the spirit of "facing the future, equality and mutual benefit, complementarity and common development", would deepen the cooperation in research and development, personnel training and team building. NARI School could be served as a platform and link to promote the high-level faculty construction, high-level personnel training and high-tech achievements of NNU, to support new technology research, new product development and new business development of NARI, and to achieve the good and fast development of the both sides. It was also hoped that NARI School would be jointly built as a domestic first-class education and research institution and make greater contribution for the progress of China's energy and power science and technology as well as its economic and social development.
The signing of the construction of NARI School marks that our university and NARI Group Corporation has entered a new historical starting point, and will open a new journey of the both sides to go hand in hand with win-win cooperation. It is believed that with the joint effort of the both sides, NARI School of Electrical and Automation Engineering will be better and better and it would make contribution to build a "strong rich beautiful high-level" new Jiangsu, as well as to develop China's energy and power science and technology.