ECNU held a meeting on postgraduate education in both online and offline formats on December 9.
Luan Zongtao, Chief of the Department of Degree Management and Postgraduate Education of the Ministry of Education, and ECNU leaders such as Qian Xuhong, Zhu Min, Wang Hongzhou, Yang Changli, Li Zhibin, Zhou Aoying and Dai Liyi, joined all the new PhD supervisors in 2020 for the meeting held in the main venue Science Auditorium. Representative of postgraduate tutors and students attended the meeting via video link at 33 subvenues.
It was agreed at the conference that ECNU should fulfill the mission of cultivating talents, strive to build a world-class university, and make more and greater contribution to China's education cause by fostering innovative talented people, improving its innovation ability, and serving socioeconomic development.
At present, the university boasts 30 first-tier disciplines authorized for doctoral degrees and 35 first-level disciplines authorized for master's degrees in 11 disciplines, and 21 kinds of master's degree programs and education doctoral degree programs. ECNU is now home to more than 20,000 postgraduate students and has conferred doctoral degrees to more than 8,000 people and master's degrees to over 65,900 people.
Over the recent years, the university has made fruitful explorations and important achievements in serving the socioeconomic development, education and teaching reform and innovation, international education cooperation, and degree program construction.
The university is implementing reforms to clear up postgraduate students who have failed to graduate on schedule, carry out the professor accountability system in degree programs, formulate a three-year action plan to improve the quality of doctoral postgraduate education, enforce a selection and appraisal system for doctoral students, and raise subsidies for doctoral students.
Source: Graduate School
Author: Tian Bolan
Photos by Li Xin
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Editor: Yuan Yiwei