On May 30th, the kick-off meeting of the Department of Artificial Intelligence Education was held at the Science Hall. Chairman of University Council Zhao Lingyun, President Hao Fanghua, Vice Chairman of University Council Zha Daolin, vice President Xia Lixin attended the meeting.
On behalf of the Party Committee of CCNU, Zhao Daolin read out the files about setting up the Department of Artificial Intelligence Education. Xia Lixin, Dean of the Department, stated that the department was of great importance to the construction of “Double First Class”of CCNU. It would promote further system reform and would provide a good chance for all participating institutions to work together and achieve greater progresses.
Hao Fanghua emphasized that we should attach great importance to how to improve teaching and scientific ability of teachers. The Party Committee strives for breaking down barriers and creating useful platforms to set up the Department of Artificial Intelligence Education, which shows our determination to keep pace with the era as a positive response to national appeals. CCNU will build the Department of Artificial Intelligence Education into a leading base for artificial intelligence and a pilot for excellent teacher training.
Zhao Lingyun pointed out that we should have a clear idea about what we are doing. We decided to set up the Department of Artificial Intelligence Education to organize resources, take the lead in subject construction and keep pace with the general trend. Besides, we should work together and stay focused by setting goals. Furthermore, the Department needs to try their best to achieve more and plan for the future. CCNU will spare no efforts to support the Department construction.
The Department of Artificial Intelligence Education cooperates with National Engineering Research Center for E-learning, the School of Educational Information Technology and other institutes of CCNU. It aims to take the lead and become a national technological innovation center in the field of “Artificial Intelligence + Education”.