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Talent Living Water - Gulou - 2022 First International Talent Supply and Demand Matchmaking Event Successfully Held

  In the afternoon of June 2, 2022 Nanjing International Talent Supply and Demand Matchmaking (Gulou District Special Session), which was sponsored by Nanjing Science and Technology Bureau and Gulou District People's Government and executed by Xiaohu Science and Technology, was successfully held in Nanjing Institute of Water Resources Science.

  Duan Hong, Secretary of Party Committee of Nanjing Institute of Water Resources Science, Wu Shiqiang, Vice President of Nanjing Institute of Water Resources Science, academician Hu Ya'an, Chief Engineer, Wang Wang Wanghua, Deputy Director of Nanjing Bureau of Science and Technology, Fang Jing and Wang Yuchun, leaders of Gulou District, representatives of Nanjing Overseas Synergistic Innovation Centers, new research institutes, scientific and technological enterprises and other persons in charge of Nanjing, international students from universities and students' representatives, etc. Nearly 50 people participated in the activity.

  Mr. Wang Zhuanhua, Deputy Director of Nanjing Science and Technology Bureau, delivered a speech and said that Nanjing has deeply studied and implemented General Secretary Xi Jinping's important instructions on scientific and technological innovation and overseas talent gathering, adhered to the "Four Orientations", gathered the energy of opening up and innovation, and gathered the power of global talents, and continuously promoted the construction of a strong city of talents, and has introduced scientific and technological policies to support opening up and innovation for consecutive years. For many years, the city has introduced science and technology policies to support open innovation, promoted the construction of university innovation harbors with universities in Ningbo, integrated the city's high-tech parks to create urban silicon alleys of more than 1.4 million square meters, set up 31 overseas co-innovation centers in 24 countries (regions), and 5 overseas sites of talent stations, and achieved the transition from "tandem approval" to "parallel processing" for foreigners' work permits to come to China. A breakthrough was made from "tandem examination and approval" to "parallel processing" for foreigners' work permits to come to China. The international talent supply and demand docking activities have played a better role in promoting the attraction of international talents, technology docking and project landing, and this Gulou special event is an innovative exploration and practice for the cooperation between the government and scientific research institutes to gather overseas talents, and it is based on the needs of international talents, and it is a new platform for the exchanges and cooperation between the international talents and the local scientific research institutes.

  In his speech, Mr. Fang Jing, Governor of Gulou District Government, introduced the advantages of Gulou and Gulou's determination to gather, nurture and retain talents.Gulou is a source of innovation where institutions are clustered.Nanjing University, Hohai University, Nanjing Institute of Water Resources Research as the representative of a number of institutions of higher learning, scientific research institutions rooted in Gulou, famous at home and abroad, scientific research results are endless, the transformation of the effectiveness of the region's scientific and technological strength continues to grow.Gulou is an innovative highland where talents gather.As the functional core area of the capital of Jiangsu Province and the central urban area of Nanjing, the Yangtze River Economic Belt, Yangtze River Delta integration, Nanjing Metropolitan Area and other multiple strategic opportunities in Gulou convergence and superposition, Gulou anchored in the construction of the "leading national innovative city pioneer zone" goal, and in-depth promotion of innovation in the whole region.Gulou is a blessed place of innovation for building nests and businesses.Gulou is converging the efforts of all parties, focusing on the integration of production and talent, gathering innovative momentum, adhering to the full perspective of talent, adhering to the full chain of talent, highlighting the whole heart and soul to retain talent, and strive to build the modernization of human resources development pioneer demonstration area.

  Duan Hong, Secretary of the Party Committee of Nanjing Institute of Water Resources Research (NIWRR), said that NIWRR, as the earliest established comprehensive water science research institution in China, has 10 research institutes, more than 50 specialized research directions with distinctive features, and State Key Laboratory of Hydrological Water Resources and Water Engineering Science, International Joint Research Center of Water Science and Water Engineering, and 10 ministerial key laboratories, engineering research centers, and other scientific research platforms. There are 10 key laboratories and engineering research centers at the ministerial level. Over the years, a group of academicians as the representative of science and technology workers for the development of China's water conservancy, transportation and energy undertakings have made important contributions. I hope that the majority of overseas talents to join the water conservancy science and technology innovation, to join the construction of "strong, rich, beautiful and high" the great practice of the new Jiangsu. Nanjing Institute of Water Resources will also take this activity as an opportunity, and strive to play a good "Gulou District Overseas Talent Work Liaison Station" platform, and strive to overseas talents to display their talents and realize their dreams to create conditions and provide a stage to better serve the industry, return to the community, and to promote the economic and social development of the region.

  Chief Engineer of Nanjing Water Resources Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Engineering Hu Ya'an made a keynote speech entitled "scientific and technological innovation never ends". Hu academician fondly recalled the forty years of growth and work experience in HuGuGuan, closely around the science and technology innovation and talent attraction, Hu academician elaborated on the innovation of water conservancy engineering theory and practice, and pointed out that science and technology is the foundation of the country's strength, innovation is the soul of the nation's progress, called for global talents to join the Nanjing Water Resources Institute, and to realize the dream of innovation!

  Wang Yuchun, member of the Standing Committee of Gulou District Committee and Minister of Organization Department, and Wu Shiqiang, Vice President of Nanjing Institute of Water Resources, jointly unveiled the plaque for the "Overseas Talent Work Liaison Station of Gulou District", witnessing the new starting point for the integration and development of the institute and the gathering of overseas talents. Overseas Talent Work Liaison Station will serve as the site and pivot point for Gulou District to contact and introduce high-level talents at home and abroad, carry out talent attraction activities and policy propaganda, provide a bridge for the exchange and docking of talents and projects and in-depth cooperation, and also open a green channel for overseas talents to come to Gulou District for innovation and entrepreneurship, cooperation and exchange.

  The event also invited Cai Zhengyin, Deputy Chief Engineer of Nanjing Water Research Institute, Chen Qushan, Director of Institute of Ecology and Environment, Topi Helle, Chairman of Finnish Water Resources Association, and Lloyd Townley, Chairman of Nanjing Zhiyou Science and Technology Development Company Limited, to discuss and share their experience in water resources management and water governance and new ideas of international talent matching and technology exchange under the new situation. The discussion centered on the theme of "Excellent experience in water resources management and water governance and new ideas for international talent matching and technology exchange under the new situation".

  Nanjing Water Conservancy Research Institute, Jiangsu Yuji Watershed Management Technology Research Institute and other research institutes in the field of water conservancy and industry enterprises released the demand for overseas talents on the scene of the event; more than 20 representatives of the participating university students carried out in-depth docking exchanges with the enterprises. Two overseas students from Wageningen University in the Netherlands and Boston University in the U.S. expressed their ideals of serving the motherland after their studies through video, and they both said they would respond to General Secretary Xi Jinping's reply to the young scholars who returned to Nanjing University after studying abroad that "we should be concerned about the 'national affairs' and carry the 'national responsibility' on our shoulders. They all said that they would respond to General Secretary Xi Jinping's letter to the young scholars returning from abroad at Nanjing University that "we should care about 'national affairs' and shoulder 'national responsibility', vigorously carry forward the call to serve the country by studying abroad, and consciously pursue the goal of serving the country and the people.

  This activity centers on the "water resources" industry, discusses in-depth the innovative path of overseas talents docking, promotes the development of "dual carbon" industry cluster, and creates a new mode of cooperation between local governments, research institutes and enterprises in attracting and nurturing talents. Gulou will work hand in hand with the universities and research institutes in the district to gather more talents with international vision, actively integrate into the wave of innovation and development, and contribute to Gulou's strength to make Nanjing an innovation capital that global talents aspire to.