Delivered on Dec.31,2018, by University Party Secretary Mr. WANG Hanqing,
and University President Mr. ZHANG Zhuohua
Dear teachers, students, alumni, friends,
We bid farewell to the year of dog and welcome the year of pig. On the occasion of the coming of New Year's Day's festival in 2019, on behalf of the university's party committee and administration, we would like to extend our sincere greetings and best wishes to the vast numbers of teachers, students, staff, and alumni at home and abroad who teach in USC, study in USC, and love USC, as well as friends from all walks of life and parents of students who have long cared about and supported the development of the school.
2018 is the university's "reform year" and "school anniversary year", there are many big events and even more happy events. All teachers, students, and staff will thoroughly study and implement Xi Jinping's socialist thinking with Chinese characteristics in the new era and the spirit of the 19th CPC National Congress, conscientiously implement the spirit of the national and provincial education conferences, adhere to the fundamental task of building ethics and cultivating people, stick to the development thinking of "one foundation, three realities, one road, three constructions", promote development with reform, gather people's support with development, take a solid step in the course of striving to build a first-class undergraduate courses and a first-class university.
2018 has been an unforgettable year.
The university ushered in its 60th anniversary, successfully held a series of school activities such as "I add glory for USC", "welcome alumni come back to the alma mater, build a famous university", which made a systematic summary of the school history and school-running experience, gathered the strength from alumni and all sectors of society, displayed the entire school teachers and students' good spirit outlook, obtains high appraises from alumni home and abroad as well as the community from all walks of life.
2018 is a year of solid progress.
The school focuses on the "three major fortifications" and constructs the "three major systems", that is, to do a solid job in personnel training and improve the quality of education and teaching; to do a solid job in scientific research to achieve a high level of results; and to do a solid job in serving the society.
Make a success of the application and transformation of achievements in the battle against fortifications.
We should vigorously create a good atmosphere of advocating scholarship and respecting talents, establish a value system for USC, perfect such indicators as specialty construction, discipline construction, and party building, and establish an index system for USC.
"four consciousness" and "four self-confidence" should be strengthened, excellent traditional culture, nuclear culture and medical culture should be inherited, and the development idea of "one foundation, three realities, one road and three constructions" should be further consolidated, and the discourse system of USC should be established.
The great discussion of educational and teaching ideas initiated by the school has made the concepts of establishing morality and cultivating people, putting people first, "taking the undergraduates education" as the foundation, and "quality as the foundation" deeply rooted in the hearts of the people;
It has become the conscious behavior of teachers, students and staff to keep working at reform, teaching, undergraduate course and quality.
2018 has been a fruitful year.
Triumphant news keeps pouring in.
Two national scientific research platforms and 12 provincial and ministerial scientific research platforms were added, including "demonstration international scientific and technological cooperation bases for nuclear energy and nuclear safety" and "national and local joint engineering research centers for airborne pollutants control and radioactive protection in the built environment".
Approved the first batch of national "new engineering" research and practice projects; received 124 natural science funds in Hunan province, ranked first among provincial universities; in the Yangtze River Delta, Pearl River Delta, Changsha-Zhuzhou-Xiangtan and other places four innovation academies has been established;
USC were selected into the top 50 universities with typical experience in innovation and entrepreneurship in 2018, and selected into the first batch of pilot units of the comprehensive reform of the "three all-inclusive education", and were approved by the Ministry of Education for the first batch of quality projects of ideological and political work in colleges.
Teacher Ma Jun was named the person of the year of the 10th National College Counselor (10 in all), and for the first time, USC was listed in the World University list of Thames higher Education, tied for the 65th place among mainland universities, and ranked second among the provincial colleges and universities.
Ranked 77th in the Alumni Association's 2018 list of highly cited papers on the ESI of Chinese Universities and No. 1 in the provincial colleges and universities; a full coverage of the university was published in the front-page headline of China Education News with an article named “ keeping the undergraduate education as foundation: strengthening undergraduate Teaching in South China University”;
The provincial leaders, including Xu Dazhe, deputy secretary of the provincial party committee and governor, Li Wei, chairman of the Provincial Committee of the Chinese people's political Consultative Conference, and Wu Guiying, vice governor, visited the school one after another and gave the school a high degree of affirmation.
In 2018, under the reform, innovation and enterprising spirit of the teachers, students, and staff throughout the school, the school's party building, ideological and political work, teaching and research, improvement of people's livelihood, foreign exchanges, assistance in the village, and other work have steadily risen, and there have been new ones in the course of steady progress.
The school presents the gratifying scene as "every day has a small change, every month has a middle change, and every year has big changes".
The achievements made in the university development embodies the concern and support of leaders at all levels, the help and love from all walks of life, the deep affection and kindness of the alumni, and the wisdom and painstaking efforts of all teachers, students and staff.
Here, on behalf of the school party committee, the administration, we express the highest respect and the most heartfelt thanks to you all!
The old year has already made some achievements, further more successes would be attained in the upcoming new year.
In 2019, we will continue to study and implement the spirit of the 19th CPC National Congress under the guidance of Xi Jinping's thoughts on socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era, comprehensively study and implement the spirit of the national and provincial education conferences, and adhere to the fundamental task of building morality and cultivating people, continuously deepen the development thinking of "one foundation, three realities, one road and three construction", actively adapt to the national innovation-driven development strategy and the strategy of innovation leading of Hunan Province, never forget our initial aspirations, bear in mind our mission, continue to shoulder the responsibility tightly, grasp the reform in the hand, keep the people's livelihood in mind, focus on reform, focus on development, and focus on the main business, and therefore strive forward to build the school as soon as possible into a high level of teaching and research university of provincial first-class, domestic well-known, with international influence, distinctive characteristics, which can be used as a tribute to salute the 70th anniversary of the founding of the people's Republic of China dedication;