Leverage the research platform to promote the integration of industry, university and research

As a national "double first-class" construction university, Wuhan University of Technology consciously bases itself on the "two overall situations", adheres to the world's scientific and technological frontier, faces the main economic battlefield, faces the major needs of the country, faces the life and health of the people, closely follows the pulse of industrial development, serves the needs of industrial development, and takes the cultivation of outstanding engineering and technical talents urgently needed by the country as a strategic goal. Actively explore the excellent engineer training mode with deep integration of production, university and research, open up the "last mile" of organic integration of school education, scientific research and innovation and enterprise practice, and cultivate an excellent engineer team with strong patriotic feelings and dedication, and outstanding technological innovation ability.

Foshan Xianhu Laboratory is the third batch of provincial laboratories built in Guangdong Province, which is jointly built by Foshan City, Wuhan University of Technology and Nanhai District of Foshan City. It was registered on December 23, 2019. The laboratory focuses on the research and development of original and core technologies in the field of hydrogen energy and ammonia-hydrogen fusion new energy, focusing on the two main lines of hydrogen energy and fuel cell technology and ammonia-hydrogen fusion disruptive technology, and strives to make breakthroughs in major key common technologies, cutting-edge leading technologies, and disruptive technological innovation. To become a global hub for attracting and gathering high-end talents, the birthplace of hydrogen core technology and new materials, and the national strategic scientific and technological force, to form a team of scientific research talents with academicians as the core and national high-end talents as the backbone, and to build the laboratory into a "national innovation and entrepreneurship center for college students in the field of hydrogen energy and new materials". As the main construction unit of the laboratory, Wuhan University of Technology has deeply integrated with the laboratory in the aspects of talent sharing, technology sharing and equipment sharing, and strives to achieve breakthroughs in the key materials and core technologies of hydrogen energy and hydrogen ammonia fusion of new energy, providing an important support platform for the training of excellent engineers.

Based on the national demand to train the industry shortage of excellent engineers

Wuhan University of Technology and Foshan Xianhu Laboratory jointly build, in response to the shortage of talents in the hydrogen energy industry and the urgent needs of national high-level talents, the establishment of a talent orientation training system, to guide the deep integration of the school. Wuhan University of Technology and Foshan Xianhu Laboratory have established a complete and sound education system from joint enrollment, formulation of training programs to achievement sharing and talent sharing. Since its establishment in 2019, a total of 198 postgraduate students in materials, automotive and other majors have deeply participated in more than 20 important research projects in the laboratory, including national major fund projects, provincial key projects and laboratory core technology independent projects. By focusing on the key technologies of leading enterprises in key fields of hydrogen energy, breaking discipline boundaries, realizing interdisciplinary research and collaborative innovation between the school and the room, breaking through the core technology difficulties in key fields of hydrogen energy, and cultivating a group of high-level talents with both scientific research and practical ability.

  • Deepen school-room cooperation to build a new pattern of training excellent engineers

In view of the disciplinary characteristics and advantages in the fields of new materials and automobiles, major projects are used as a link to deepen the cooperation between the university and the laboratory. Establish a systematic talent training model of "project - school - laboratory", and guide teachers and students to focus on the core technical issues of the industry and carry out research on key technologies through school-room cooperative scientific research projects. Implement the "double tutorial system" inside and outside the school, use the "inside + outside the school" to coordinate education and teaching staff, establish and improve the joint guidance mechanism, and promote the organic connection of the education chain, the talent chain, the industrial chain and the innovation chain. Build a project-oriented, the use of "course learning + professional practice + thesis proposal + scientific research innovation + degree results" of the whole chain of "double tutor" collaborative training mode. With Foshan Xianhu Laboratory as the carrier, focus on the core technical problems of the laboratory, under the guidance of school tutors and laboratory tutors, relying on the advantages of universities in talent and technology and the advantages of laboratories in funding and equipment, build a high-level scientific research platform and jointly train excellent engineers. Under the systematic talent training mode, postgraduate students have deeply participated in more than 20 major projects in the laboratory, applied for 42 technical patents in total, and published more than 60 core papers. To help solve the laboratory's core and key problems in the fields of fuel cell membrane electrode development, hydrogen storage and transportation, perovskite solar cells, key materials and equipment manufacturing of green hydrogen production, fuel cell system integration, and further enhance the innovation ability and problem solving ability of graduate students.

  • Promote the integration of production and education to innovate the training mechanism for excellent engineers

The ability to solve complex engineering problems is an important standard for excellent engineers, and outstanding technical innovation ability is the skill of excellent engineers. To train excellent engineers, first-class universities should take "good at solving complex engineering problems" as the starting point and end point, and reconstruct the ability system of engineering talents. The integration of production and education promotes the accurate docking and effective matching between the supply and demand sides of production and education, and is an important support for the construction of a world-class excellent engineer training system with Chinese characteristics. Foshan Xianhu Laboratory signed a joint training framework agreement with Wuhan University of Technology and Guangdong Foshan Joint Venture Graduate School of Engineering, and the three parties jointly built a talent training base based on the principle of mutual support and mutually beneficial cooperation. Wuhan University of Technology gives full play to its disciplinary advantages, actively organizes experts and scholars to provide consultation and demonstration for major projects and projects of the laboratory, and recommends outstanding students to participate in important research projects and technical research in the laboratory. Guangdong Foshan Joint Venture Graduate School of Engineering coordinates the connection between the school and the laboratory, and follows up the joint training arrangement of graduate students. The laboratory provides practice site, living environment and research platform for students. Adhere to the "from the industry, to the industry", fully mobilize the enthusiasm of universities, research institutes and enterprises, and build a coordinated education consortium and community of linkage, integration and connection. Explore the integration mechanism of "joint enrollment, joint training, joint topic selection, and shared results" and "teacher exchange, curriculum opening, platform integration, and policy smooth". In 2023, a total of 47 postgraduate students will participate in the production and education integration training program, and will carry out production internships, project research and technical research in laboratories and downstream enterprises in the future.

China Education Daily, page 10, June 02, 2023