Since Chongqing and Sichuan signed the strategic cooperation agreement about coordinated talent development last year, they have celebrated significant achievements.
The two parties reached 105 talent-related cooperation agreements, held 142 activities, and promoted universities and colleges in the two places to co-build 27 Double First-Class disciplines.
More importantly, they created and operated the five billion yuan (about 770.9 million U. S. dollars) worth of Chengdu-Chongqing Economic Circle Science and Technology Innovation Fund of Funds.
Sichuan and Chongqing now recognize certificates of senior professional titles issued by each other, simultaneously release recruitment information, allow the processing of affairs concerning files of transferred talent in either of the two places, and achieve cross-region utilization of the housing provident fund.
The National Development and Reform Commission supported Chongqing to build the national big data center southwest sub-center.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Education incorporated the super transient experiment facilities into the 14th Five-Year Plan of national major scientific and technological infrastructure projects to be developed by universities and colleges.
Other co-operation projects involve establishing a regional integrated industrial internet public service platform, which was also included in the 2020 industrial internet innovation and development projects by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.
The National Health Commission also approved to set up the national children’s zone (southwest) medical center, and the Chinese Academy of Personnel Science and Chongqing University co-built the Chongqing Talents Development Research Institute.
Moreover, China Association for Science and Technology, Chongqing Municipal People’s Government, Chongqing University (CQU), and Sichuan University (SCU) collaborated to develop the Centre for Urbanization and Regional Innovation Pole Development.
Relevant units in Chongqing worked with the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC) and others to apply for major national projects and successfully obtained eight approvals.
Reaching two government-school partnerships between Chongqing and SCU and Sichuan and CQU, the research institute co-founded by UESTC and Chongqing Xiyong Micro-electronics Industrial Park has enrolled their first 100 postgraduate students.
In addition, a total of 20 universities and colleges in the Chengdu-Chongqing region established an alliance, launched the co-construction of 27 Double First-Class disciplines, and assigned 55 visiting scholars in total to the other city to cultivate talented people.
The two jointly invested 20 million yuan in talent project construction to stimulate scientific and technological innovation. Specifically, they promoted cross-province utilization of scientific research funds and accepted science and technology innovation vouchers issued by the other.
Chengdu and Chongqing selected five key laboratories in the latter to be collaboratively developed, drove opening and sharing of industry-university-research institute platforms, and held the first Sichuan-Chongqing science and technology conference.
The two parties established the mutual development alliance for employment and entrepreneurship of Chengdu-Chongqing economic circle, pooling 13,000 companies and offering about 600,000 jobs. They also organized such activities as the employment and entrepreneurship week.
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