From 20:00 to 23:00 on the evening of December 8, the Sub-forum of New Type Power Systems, hosted by the Department of Electrical Engineering and Applied Electronics (EEA) of Tsinghua University, was held online through the Zoom platform at the 3rd International Forum of Engineering Education (IFEE2022). Professors and presidents from ten well-known universities at home and abroad including Virginia Tech, Imperial College London, University of Exeter, Tsinghua University, Tianjin University, Xi'an Jiaotong University, North China Electric Power University, Harbin Institute of Technology, Taiyuan University of Technology and Changsha University of Science and Technology were invited to offer suggestions for the cultivation of talents in the field of electrical engineering in the new era. The forum was co-chaired by Professor Kang Chongqing, Dean of EEA and Associate Professor Li Dongmei, Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee of the Department of Electronic Engineering.
Group photo at the sub-forum
At the sub-forum, Wang Chengshan, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and professor of Tianjin University, Professor Saifur RAHMAN of Virginia Tech, Professor Goran STRBAC of Imperial College, Professor Zhongdong Wang, Vice President of the University of Exeter, Professor Bie Chaohong, Vice President of Xi'an Jiaotong University, and Professor Zeng Xiangjun, Vice President of Changsha University of Science and Technology, gave keynote report firstly and shared their views on engineering education and talent training in the field of energy storage, “electrical +” talent training for new type power systems, engineering talent training in local universities for the “dual carbon” strategy, and combination of electrical engineering and data science for engineering talent training.
Academician Wang Chengshan gave a keynote report
Professor Saifur RAHMAN gave a keynote report
Professor Goran STRBAC gave a keynote report
Professor Zhongdong Wang gave a keynote report
Professor Bie Chaohong gave a keynote report
Professor Zeng Xiangjun gave a keynote report
In the roundtable session, Professor Zeng Rong, Vice President of Tsinghua University, Professor Bi Tianshu, Vice President of North China Electric Power University, Professor Sun Hongbin, Vice President of Taiyuan University of Technology, and Professor Wang Shujuan, Dean of the School of Electrical Engineering of Harbin Institute of Technology, made free and in-depth discussion on the demand for talents, discipline organization, curriculum reform and industry-education integration.
Discussion among guests
Discussion was heated at the forum, and audiences from home and abroad participated online. A Freshman of engineering raised a question of how to combine basic theoretical learning with practice effectively from the perspective of students, which resonated all experts and received patient and meticulous professional answers from the guests.
This forum not only enhanced the extensive exchange among universities at home and abroad, but also broadened the train of thoughts and clarified the orientation of engineering education and personnel training under goal of new type power system construction.