On November 9, Sino-German Higher Vocational Education Innovation Center (“Sino-German Center”) organized the School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering and the School of Materials and Environmental Engineering to have a cooperation intention exchange meeting with BASF (Zhanjiang) Integration Base. Pu Jianping, HR Director of BASF Greater China and his colleagues; Tang Kesheng, Director of International Office; Chen Hong, Dean of School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering; Wang Wenbin, Vice Dean of School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering; Luo Dawei, Vice Dean of School of Materials and Environmental Engineering; and directors of various majors of the schools attended the online meeting. The meeting was chaired by Yang Chen, Deputy Director of Sino-German Center.
Tang Kesheng warmly welcomed Pu Jianping and his colleagues and introduced SZPT’s basic situation, educational achievements, international exchanges and school-enterprise cooperation experience. He stated that BASF Group is a world-leading German chemical giant, and Shenzhen Polytechnic, as the vanguard of China’s vocational education development, looks forward to cooperating with BASF to create a new benchmark of Sino-German vocational education cooperation featuring integration of industry and education and collaborative education.
First of all, Pu Jianping expressed thanks to Martin Fleischer, Director of Sino-German Center, for connecting the cooperation between the two sides, and mainly introduced the construction planning, the demand for talents and the existing school-enterprise cooperation projects of BASF (Zhanjiang) Integration Base. Since 2018, BASF Integration Base has cooperated with vocational colleges to offer directed class. So far, nearly 500 students have participated in the class. Next year, the first session of directed class students will graduate to work in BASF.He stressed that school-enterprise cooperation is a multi-win choice to achieve the unity of economic and social benefits, and hopes to further cooperate with our college in the future.
Wang Wenbin introduced the basic situation of the School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering from the aspects of development history, teaching achievements, scientific research platform, university-enterprise cooperation, foreign exchanges, etc. According to the talent needs of BASF, he focused on the introduction of six majors offered by the School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, and elaborated on four aspects: training objectives, main courses, employment direction and professional achievements.
Luo Dawei introduced the college structure, faculty strength, teaching achievements, scientific research achievements, talent training and major construction of the School of Materials and Environmental Engineering. He stated that the majors of fine chemical engineering and material engineering technology of the school are highly matched with the talent needs of BASF. Through the study of basic and professional courses, students can be qualified for the research and development, testing, production and other positions in chemical companies. Graduates have been employed by lots of large chemical enterprise, such as Wanhua Chemical and CNOOC.
At the meeting, the two sides raised specific questions on their respective introductions, such as the source of students, the destination of previous graduates, employment intention and salary level. They also had a heated discussion on the direction of future cooperation, and both sides showed their expectations for future cooperation. In the end, Pu Jianping said that the future development of BASF Integration Base depends on the service from a large number of talents. He hopes to cooperate closely with our college in the future and constantly find new convergence points in communication.
It is reported that BASF is the world’s largest and leading chemical group with a history of more than 150 years, ranking 134thin the Fortune Global 500 in 2021. Zhanjiang Integration Base is BASF’s largest overseas investment project so far, built and operated by BASF independently. When completed, the base will be BASF’s third-largest integrated manufacturing facility in the world, only after Ludwigshafen Base in Germany and Antwerp Base in Belgium.
(Huang Qingyu, Sino-German Higher Vocational Education Innovation Center)