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9 Top Universities to Tap Technology Market in Ningbo

Recently, officials from 9 top universities--Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), Northwestern Polytechnical University and Beijing Institute of Technology--gathered at HIT’s incubation base at Ningbo to exchange views on establishing a coordinated innovation platform. Experts discussed about how to develop a private technology market that radiates to the Yangtze River Delta in Ningbo, thereby achieving the commercialization of research outcomes.

The nine institutions of higher education are directly subordinate to Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the PRC and Ministry of Education of the PRC, including other six members as Chongqing University, Dalian University of Technology, Southeast University, South China University of Technology, Tianjin University and Tongji University.

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First CLC institute of lifelong learning established in Ningbo

The first lifelong learning institute for rural community learning center (CLC) in China was announced to settle down in Ningbo at the seminar on rural adult education & "Belt and Road" construction, as well as the agreement-signing ceremony of the institute. Approved by the Representative Office of UNESCO in China and China National Commission for UNESCO, the institute is the extension and development of the "construction of rural community learning center" implemented in Asian and Pacific countries since 1998 by the UNESCO. 

As is reported, the institute is jointly built by Ningbo Education Bureau and Chinese Adult Education Association, and will be coordinated and management by Ningbo Adult Education College. According to the agreement, based on their related resources, the co-builders of the institute will introduce the advanced concepts for rural education in the world,

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Unattended library under good operation

The "Fragrance Library", the first 24-hour unattended non-commercial library in Ningbo, has been under proper operation since its opening four months ago. It is reported on April 23, the World Reading Day, that the library works well with clean environment, timely return of books and no deliberate damage to books.

Reportedly, with a total area of over 300 square meters, the library has over 50 reading seats, about 15,000 volumes of books and over 20 kinds of newspapers. It is a non-commercial library built and operated by Ningbo Construction Group. The RFID smart management system of the library enables the readers to get library cards, and borrow and return books in a self-service way all day long. No deposit is necessary for borrowing books, and the readers can borrow books with their ID cards

 

Ningbo Intellectual Property Rights College inaugurated

The Ningbo Intellectual Property Rights College was inaugurated at Zhejiang Wanli University on the afternoon of April 24. By fostering the "science + law" inter-disciplinary talents, the college aims to enhance the work of intellectual property rights creation, application, management and protection, promote the transfer and transformation of the scientific and technological achievements, and provide services for the innovation-driven development of Ningbo and even Zhejiang Province.

As is known, the application and operation of high-value patents usually involve some specialized issues in science and engineering. With the improvement of the enterprises' awareness of intellectual property rights, the talents with a law major only can not meet the demands of the related positions.

To address the problem, Ningbo has decided to establish this college on intellectual property rights, with the scheme of "2+2" model for compound talents cultivation. "We will select some students from the distinguished sophomores majoring in science or engineering, and cultivate them as inter-disciplinary talents with strong legal and technological background." said Sheng Gang, Dean of the Law School of Zhejiang Wanli University. To meet the city's industrial needs, the new college will develop a series of featured courses in such emerging fields of intellectual property rights as new-generation information technology, new materials and bio-medicine.

Reportedly, the college will enroll its first 30 students this September from such sciences or engineering colleges as computer science, architecture and design, and biology and environment. In addition, the college students will have chance to have a six-month internship in enterprises or law firms in Ningbo, thus shortening the graduates' adjustment period for work

 

Summer camp of museums starts

On August 1, the 15 children of the Summer Camp of Museums organized by Ningbo Museum visited the exhibition of items from the British Museum held at Shanghai Museum. With the detailed interpretation from the narrator of the museum, the children also attended the specially arranged interaction activities. The accompanying parents of the children commented that the visiting of the museums of different places may help to broaden the horizon of their children.

The summer camp, with the theme of tour to museums, started on July 31 at Ningbo Museum. During the one-week period, the 15 children and their parents will conduct an in-depth tour to the typical and featured museums in Zhejiang Province, Jiangsu Province and Shanghai. On the first day of the camp, the children visited Ningbo Museum and experienced the integration of the technology and tradition by watching the 4D fim at the Hemudu Site Museum. In the following days, they will go to Shanghai Science and Technology Museum and Suzhou Museum. By visiting the museums with different styles and features, the children can take part in different interactive activities and learn to combine learning and creation

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