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Privately-run Vocational Education Summit Forum Held in Ningbo

Nowadays it is a common phenomenon in China that on one hand it is diffcult for college grads to get employed and on the other it is hard for companies to employ enough people. To address such a problem, the third national summit forum for the privately-run vocational education was held in Xikou, Ningbo, on December 2nd. Professors from more than 50 vocational schools attended the forum in an effort to find out ways to develop vocational education. Experts from college and educational institutions of Japan, Germany and Korea also attended the forum.
The forum, first held in Zhejiang, China, was sponsored by the Ningbo Dahongying University, which is one of the three vocational colleges that have the qualifications for undergraduate education.
The attendees discussed on how vocational schools cooperate with enterprises, how public-run vocational schools and privately-run ones cooperate with each other and how vocational schools cooperate with their foreign counterparts. They agreed that it is necessary for privately-run vocational colleges to seek multi-cooperation and opening-up.

Striding towards the commanding height of development in science

Introducing the international giant corporation IBM, setting up the platform for core technology of smart logistics, with the help of which to establish the network for logistics, are just two examples among the big moves made by the newly-established Ningbo International Smart Logistics Park.

Huawei Smart Health Research Institute was officially unveiled. The cooperative talk on the project of Shuguang Cloud Computing Center was successfully completed. Bitian Cloud Computing Center was officially registered. Still under construction, Ningbo Industrial Base of Smart City Software Research and Development has already seen the achievements of the above-mentioned projects.

Complete node trace code information and successful docking of municipal platforms both indicate the success of the trial operation of the 100 nodes of newly-built Ningbo Meat and Vegetable Safety Trace System.

In a word, whether in Ningbo International Smart Logistics Park, or in Ningbo Industrial Base of Smart City Software Research and Development, or in the construction site of Ningbo Meat and Vegetable Safety Trace System, one can always feel the atmosphere of the smart city construction and witness the countless accomplishments.

In this era of informationalization, Ningbo took the lead in taking into consideration the smart city construction in its development strategy. It is even included as one of the strategic deployment of the "six quickening" strategy of the 12th Five-year Plan.

Afterwards, Ningbo sped its pace in drawing up the platform for action in quickening the smart city construction (2011 – 2015), aiming to build a "smarter Ningbo". The objectives are to invest 4.07 billion yuan in the construction of 31 programs (including 87 projects), to keep Ningbo's lead in the level of informationization, and to make distinctive accomplishments in constructing smart application system, smart industrial base, smart infrastructure and residents' ability in information application.

As is known, to build the smart city, infrastructure construction is a top priority. Early in April this year, "Star-and-cloud Plan & the Federation of Cloud Computing Industry" was co-established by China Telecom and Ningbo Municipal Government. In cooperation with such cloud computing giants as Huawei, ZTE and Datang Telecom, Ningbo Telecom endeavors to build the 100 million-level cloud computing industry chain.

Hangzhou Bay smart equipments and products developing and manufacturing base and high-tech park software research and development industry base both make great achievements. IBM's fourth research and developing base landed in Ningbo, the other three being in Beijing, Shanghai and Xi'an. Huawei smart health pilot site kicked off. A batch of strategic emerging industries, such as India's Tata Corporation, SOSINO headquarter and Shuguang cloud computing center, all found their way in Ningbo.

As for ordinary citizens, "smart city" is already part of their life. A mobile phone makes it possible for senior citizens to deal with emergencies without stepping out of their homes. "Smart public traffic system" makes it possible for passengers to be informed of the journey of buses. Among the 87 smart city construction programs, over one third is livelihood related.

In the first Smart City Technology and Application Products Expo held in September 2011, Ningbo became the biggest winner. Ningbo is selected as the comprehensive pilot zone for smart city construction by Zhejiang Provincial Government, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and Standardization Administration of China. The "think tank" composed of 12 experts will guide Ningbo in its future construction. 16 smart city cooperative programs with a total investment of 6.5 billion yuan are introduced into Ningbo.

"Quite a number of cities in China are engaged in smart city construction, but in terms of the completeness of the organizing system and planning measures and the number of technical solutions, there is no denying that Ningbo takes the lead." commented informationization expert Pan Yunhe.

With its global vision, international standard and native foothold, Ningbo is aiming at opening a wider "road of wisdom" and making a strong and committed stride towards the commanding height of a new round of development

3rd Ningbo Contests of Science and Technology opened

On the morning of November 5, the 3rd Ningbo Contests of Science and Technology opened in Ningbo No.7 High School. Over 700 contestants from 24 elementary school and 15 middle schools participated in the 10 contesting items. The contest ended on November 6.

The contest was hosted by Ningbo Administration of Sports, Ningbo Education Commission, Yinzhou Committee for the Care of the Next Generation, Ningbo Association of Sciences, Ningbo Municipal Committee of the Youth League, and Ningbo Women's Federation. It is undertaken by Jiangdong District Education and Sports Bureau, Ningbo Model and Wireless Association, Ningbo No.7 High School and XIAMEN 3-CIRCLES BATTERY CO., LTD. The contesting events range from aviation, space shipping, navigation, car model, to wireless products making

Job fairs for college graduates scheduled

It was learned from the Ningbo talent market there will be an Employment Service Month for 2012 college graduates with the theme of “fly your dreams”from November 20 to December 25.
On November 20,a job fair will be held at Ningbo Human Resource Building to open the Month and a fair on December 25 to close the Month, and concurrently a special fair for vocational school graduates will be held. Almost 200 enterprises will attend the two fairs.
During the month, special recruitment fairs will be held for 2012 graduates in Southern and Northern Higher Education Parks respectively. The first will be held in Ningbo Institute of Technology, Zhejiang University on November 26 and the second at Ningbo University, there will be about 300 enterprises to attend the two fairs.
Besides comprehensive recruitment fairs, there are special featured fairs for college graduates. The first will be held at Zhejiang Wanli University on December 10 and the second at Ningbo University of Technology on December 17

Ningbo establishes government scholarship for international students

Administrative Measures of Ningbo on Government Scholarship for International was recently released. The government scholarship aims to attract more international students to the higher education institutions. The scholarship is from 6,000 to 30,000 yuan.

The applicants for the scholarship should meet the following conditions: they should be foreign candidates or students of colleges in Ningbo for Ph.D, MA, BA or 2-year BA programs or those long-term students have made advanced studies in colleges in Ningbo for at least one semester.

According to the Measures, The quota for the scholarship should be 15% of the total of the international students in Ningbo. The scholarship is in four categories: A, B, C and D.

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