On the morning of February 7th, an unveiling ceremony for IFLYTEK School of Artificial Intelligence, CQUPT, was held in Intelligence Valley Science Park, Chayuan, Nan’an District. Wu Cunrong, Member of Standing Committee of Chongqing Municipal Party Committee, Executive Vice Mayor of the Chongqing Municipal People’s Government, attended the ceremony and unveiled IFLYTEK School of Artificial Intelligence. Xu Yulin, Senior Vice President of IFLYTEK Company, and Li Lin, President of our university, delivered speeches successively and expressed warm congratulations to the establishment of IFLYTEK School of Artificial Intelligence, CQUPT, and sincere thanks to the municipal leaders, municipal departments, leaders of Nan’an District and all walks of life who have given strongly support and assistance to the establishment of the school.
IFLYTEK School of Artificial Intelligence jointly established by CQUPT and IFLYTEK is a collaborative innovation entity that meets the national strategic needs and conforms to the development of the AI industry in Chongqing. Our university will fully integrate both sides’ quality resources, stick to and highlight the characteristics of university-enterprise deep integration and interdisciplinary integration, and focus on promoting the construction of disciplines, high-end talents training, R&D of core technologies, faculty building, base platform construction, transformation of scientific and technological achievements and so forth in the field of AI to serve and uphold the growth of the AI industry in Chongqing.
Closely linked to the national AI development strategy and the needs of the intellectual industry development in Chongqing, IFLYTEK School of Artificial Intelligence will deeply integrate IFLYTEK’s first-class resources in technology, industry and experts in the AI field to build an AI talents training base and an innovation R&D center on the basis of our university’s discipline advantage in information communication. We will also strive to form a first-mover advantage within nationwide universities and build a domestic first-rate AI school with top talents and world-class achievements to provide a strong intelligent support for the construction of “China Intelligence Valley (Chongqing)” and the evolution of the AI industry in Chongqing.
At the initial stage, undergraduates from IFLYTEK School of Artificial Intelligence will be trained based on the earliest-set intelligent science and technology profession and the newly-added data science and big data technology profession, and the graduate education will focus on Chongqing intellectual industry needs and IFLYTEK technology development to build two to three top AI applied research programs in China. The school plans to start enrollment in 2018. It is expected that by 2020 it will have reached a total enrollment of 2,100 students, including 900 postgraduates.
Our university will explore a new innovative model of university-enterprise joint education under the management of Board of Directors, and set up a “Dual-tutor System” and a joint project research mode for talents training. We will actively put forward the establishment of “International Scientific and Technological Cooperation Base on Big Date Intelligent Computing” and “CQUPT-IFLYTEK AI Research Institute”, and build a national scientific research innovation platform, thus laying a solid foundation for improving the quality of AI talents training. On the basis of integrating faculty resources of CQUPT and IFLYTEK, we will recruit first-rate talents of universities and enterprises from both at home and abroad. We will update the talent training program and the curriculum design, strengthen education through practice, and cultivate top specialized talents for cutting-edge AI scientific and technological innovation and for industrial application.
At the inauguration of China Intelligence Valley (Chongqing), CQUPT leaders also participated in the signing activity of the big data intelligent industrial investment projects.
Wu Cunrong, member of Standing Committee of Chongqing Municipal Party Committee and Executive Vice Mayor of Chongqing Municipal People’s Government, and Xu Yulin, Senior Vice President of IFLYTEK inaugurate for School of Artificial Intelligence. (Photo by Reporter Ao Yongchun)
CQUPT leaders participate in the signing activity of the big data intelligent industrial investment project.
(Photo by Reporter Ao Yongchun)