The First National Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition of Pharmaceutical and Traditional Chinese Medicine Students of Medical and Pharmaceutical Universities and Experimental Teaching Reform Contest was held at Our University
On 11th November, hosted by National Demonstration Center for Experimental Education and China Pharmaceutical University, organized by School of Pharmacy, The First National Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition of Pharmaceutical and Traditional Chinese Medicine Students of Medical and Pharmaceutical Universities and Experimental Teaching Reform Contest was held at Jiangning Campus of our university. It was attended by Mr. Zhang Xinxiang, director of the Working Committee of National Demonstration Center for Experimental Education and Office of Laboratory and Equipment Management of Peking University, Prof. Yao Wenbing, vice-president of China Pharmaceutical University, Prof. Wang Zhenghua, vice-president and deputy secretary of Party Committee of China Pharmaceutical University, Mrs. Li Chunfeng, HR director of Zhejiang Medicine Co., Ltd., Prof. You Qidong, director of Pharmaceutical Unit of National Experimental Teaching Demonstrating Center, Prof. Xiong Hongqi, director of the Organizing Unit of Working Committee of National Experimental Teaching Demonstrating Center and Office of Equipment of Southeast University, and Prof. Zhang Tong, director of Teaching and Experiment Center of Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The opening ceremony was presided over by Prof. Hao Haiping, dean of School of Pharmacy.
At the opening ceremony, Prof. Yao Wenbing, vice-president of CPU and Chairperson of the National Advisory Committee on Teaching Pharmacy in Higher Education under the Ministry of Education, delivered a welcome speech. On behalf of China Pharmaceutical University, he extended a hearty welcome to all the guests, teachers and students, and on behalf of the advisory committee, he extended his sincere gratitude for the care and guidance offered by the National Demonstration Center for Experimental Education. He said that our university had been emphasizing on the cultivation of innovation talents in pharmacy, and exploring ways of integrating innovation and entrepreneurship education into the process of talent cultivation. The competition is of great importance for strengthening the development of innovation abilities of students of pharmaceutical colleges and universities, promoting experimental teaching reform and enhancing the exchange and cooperation among colleges and universities.
Prof. Zhang Xinxiang, director of the Working Committee of National Demonstration Center for Experimental Education and Office of Laboratory and Equipment Management of Peking University, updated information about the construction of the National Demonstration Center for Experimental Education, stressed the importance of talent cultivation in the “Double Top” Program, and hoped that by establishing an experimental teaching platform, all the medical and pharmaceutical colleges and universities could improve the quality of undergraduate teaching and promote the cultivation of innovative and enterprising talents.
Prof. Xiong Hongqi, secretary-general of Advisory Committee of Experimental Teaching in Higher Education under the Ministry of Education, director of the Office of Laboratory and Equipment Management of Southeast University, introduced the latest progress in experimental teaching reform in terms of new conceptions and achievements.
Prof. You Qidong, director of Pharmaceutical Unit of National Experimental Teaching Demonstrating Center, gave an introduction of the basic information, educational principles and platform construction of the Pharmaceutical Unit of National Experimental Teaching Demonstrating Center, and hoped that the idea that competition facilitates teaching and learning could promote innovation and entrepreneurship education and the cultivation of high-level talents with core competence of innovative abilities.
On behalf the company, Mrs. Li Chunfeng, HR director of Zhejiang Medicine Co., Ltd., expressed the urgent need for innovative pharmaceutical talents, and hoped that a new model of pharmaceutical talent cultivation could be established with an in-depth cooperation between enterprises and universities.
Subsequently, Prof. Yao Wenbing made a special report entitled “Improve the Quality of Higher Pharmaceutical Education with Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education”. He started with the enlightenment of the innovation and entrepreneurship education of MIT, analyzed the reform and challenges of the cultivation of higher pharmaceutical talents in China, and shared the practical experiences of innovation and entrepreneurship education of our university in terms of cooperation mechanism, curriculum system, teaching practice, faculty team and management system.
The competition has attracted more than 300 teachers and students from 45 colleges and universities. It is divided into innovation and entrepreneurship group for students and experimental teaching reform group for teachers. There are 117 programs competing against each other through paper review or on-site defense. Prof. Wang Zhenghua and Mrs. Li Chunfeng delivered the awards to the special prize winners.
The competition has established a platform for the exchange of college students’ innovation and entrepreneurship achievements and discussion of experimental teaching reform in pharmacy nationwide. It is of vital importance in enhancing innovation and entrepreneurship education reform and improving the quality of top-notch innovative pharmaceutical talents cultivation. Our university has won 3 special awards, 5 first prize awards and 3 second prize awards.