The First Conference of the First Management Committee Was Successfully Convened
On the morning of February 27, the First Conference of the First Management Committee was held successfully in the circular academic hall of Tsinghua (Qingdao) Academy of Arts and Science Innovation Research (hereinafter referred to as "TASA"). Zeng Rong, Vice President of Tsinghua University, and Wang Qingyuan, Deputy Secretary of the CPC Working Committee, Deputy Secretary of the CPC Committee and District Mayor of Qingdao West Coast New Area, as commissioners (or representatives) of the Management Committee of the Academy, together with other officials and experts from Tsinghua University, Qingdao Municipality and Qingdao West Coast New Area, were present at the conference.
Zeng Rong Delivered a Speech
Zeng Rong recognized the achievements of TASA and highlighted the great contribution made by TASA in his speech. He said that Tsinghua University attached great importance to the cooperation between Shandong Province and Qingdao City as well as the development of the Academy. Over the past three years, TASA set up a research institute featuring striking characteristics irrespective of great difficulties. He made the following suggestions to TASA in the context of a new era, new trends, and new challenges: First, TASA should make full use of Tsinghua University's resources of comprehensive disciplines on the foundation of TASA of Arts & Design and art disciplines, and strengthen the development of interdisciplinary and innovative scientific research platform; Second, TASA should work actively from advanced and open perspectives to explore and seek innovative development; Third, it should work with the government of Qingdao to step up the commercialization of scientific and technological achievements and boost the in-depth integration of industry-university-research cooperation.
Wang Qingyuan Delivered a Speech
Wang Qingyuan reviewed the whole process of the establishment of TASA from the beginning when the consensus of cooperation was reached through endeavors made by Qingdao Municipality, Qingdao West Coast New Area and Tsinghua University. He hopes that the overall and deep cooperation between Qingdao Municipality, Qingdao West Coast New Area and Tsinghua University could be enhanced on the basis of TASA. By doing so, it can promote the integration and innovation of arts and science, empowering local industries for further development. At the same time, the West Coast New Area will carefully carry out cooperative agreements made by the Provincial Party Committee and Provincial Government of Shandong, the Municipal Party Committee and Municipal Government of Qingdao and Tsinghua University to join hands to facilitate the development of TASA.
The conference deliberated its work summary and financial statements for 2022 and the work plan and financial budget for 2023, and further defined the direction and orientation of development for TASA in the future.
Before the conference, the participants visited the International Industrial Design Laboratory, the Advanced Manufacturing and Design Prototype Workshop, the Art and Science Experience Center, as well as the "Sowing and Sprouting, Ripening and Harvesting - Special Exhibition for the Anniversary of Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University", inspected and visited by General Secretary Xi Jinping, and other exhibitions, such as the "Where Art Meets Science · A Better Future is Created" art and science co-creation international exhibition, gaining a profound understanding of the construction process and achievements of TASA.