ECNU, Chongming District establish strategic partnership


ECNU and Chongming District establish comprehensive strategic partnership.

ECNU and Chongming District Government of Shanghai signed a framework agreement on May 14, announcing the establishment of a comprehensive strategic partnership between the two parties.

Chongming District head Li Zheng and ECNU president Qian Xuhong signed the agreement at ECNU’s Zhongbei campus, witnessed by district government officials, Tang Hailong, Wu Zhaozhong and Wang Jing, and ECNU leaders, Tong Shijun, Yang Changli, Fang Ping, Li Zhibin, Wang Rongming, Zhou Aoying and Dai Liyi.

The agreement heralds a new era of closer cooperation between ECNU and Chongming district: both parties agreed to optimize resource allocations in co-developing Chongming Island into a world-class ecological island as well as fulfill duties in scientific innovation, environmental awareness, transformation of scientific achievements, education quality and talent cultivation.

The agreement signing ceromony is held at Zhongbei campus.

In building up Chongming as a world class island, ECNU vowed to make full use of its strength of international cooperation in scientific innovation, and provide intellectual support for sustainable social and economic developments in Chongming District.

Both parties will jointly set up the Chongming International Ecology Research Institute for the convenience of eco-tech innovation and transformation, with an emphasis on teacher cultivation, education research, and fundamental teaching practice. In effect, these initiatives intend to facilitate economic and social development on the ecological island.

ECNU will also implement a postdoctoral and undergraduate training curriculum, internship opportunities, and innovation and entrepreneurial agendas in Chongming.

Leaders of both sides attend the ceremony.

Also on the same day, ECNU signed an abundant package with schools and government agencies in the district, including Chongming Middle School, as well as Chongming’s Water Supply Bureau, Environmental Protection Bureau, Science Commission, and Chongming Education College.

ECNU and Chongming District have cooperated since the 1950s when the University chose Chongming Island as the sample collection site for a study on the Yangtze River Delta. In the 1960s, ECNU scholars determined the cause for erosion along Nanmen Port on the island and proposed a treatment plan. Since then ECNU researchers have continued surveillance, research and maintenance of its ecological environment.


East China Normal University