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Academician Chen Xiaohong Hired as XTU Distinguished Professor

Professor Chen Xiaohong, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) and member of the Business Administration Disciplinary Review Group of the State Council, was employed as a distinguished professor by Xiangtan University on April 10. President Zhou Yichun awarded the appointment letter to and pinned the university badge on Prof. Chen. Vice President Liu Changqing presided over the ceremony.
Prof. Chen noted that XTU has trained a large number of outstanding talents for the country. Now, it boasts various top-notch alumni in the circles of academy, politics and business. In the coming days, she will join hands with peers from XTU Business School to contribute to the development of related disciplines, especially the management field.
President Zhou said that it is of great significance to the university’s discipline building and development that Academician Chen accepted the invitation to be a distinguished professor here. He hoped that the teachers and students of Business School will seize the opportunity to learn from the academician and promote discipline building to reach a new high.
After the ceremony, Chen gave a special lecture on “Big Data Application and Innovation under the New Technologies and Models” , which deepened audience’s understanding of big data trend, big data and new technologies, integrated development under new models, application and innovation, and practice and exploration.
Along with Professor Liu Ligang of Liaoning University, Professor Gao Liangmou of Dongbei University of Finance and Economics, Professor Ye Ze of Changsha University of Science and Technology and Professor Zhang Ying of Central South University, Academician Chen also attended “Self-Assessment of Business Administration, Management Science, and Engineering Degree Programs & Disciplinary Building Seminar” organized by XTU Business School on the afternoon of the same day. They provided opinions and suggestions for the School to better develop related disciplines and prepare for the approval and evaluation of undergraduate teaching.