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Talents Conference Building Chongqing into An Overseas Talent Pool


Chongqing– The 2021 Chongqing Talents Conference kicked off on November 20 at Chongqing Yuelai International Convention Center in Liangjiang, New Area. This session held overseas sub-venues for the first time in London, UK, and St. Petersburg, Russia.

Yuelai International Expo Center (photo/Qifan Yang)

In the St. Petersburg sub-venue, more than 100 job vacancies were released by leading enterprises, including Liangjiang-based Chang’an Auto and TYLI China.

Over 40 overseas talents signed letters of intention to work in Chongqing, including 23 Ph.D. students, eight master students, and nine undergraduates from Saint Petersburg State University and Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University.

In the meantime, an overseas talent liaison office has been set in St. Petersburg as another approach of Chongqing to widen its talent pool.

Andrey Tarshin, head of advanced manufacturing technology and marketing development at St Petersburg Polytechnic University, expressed in the online interview that he believed international cooperation was essential to maintaining the capacity to develop further. He also described the great economic development witnessed over the past two decades of China and revealed their ambitions to set up a representative office for St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University in Chongqing.

Saint Petersburg sub-venue in Russia. (photo provided to iChongqing)

In the London sub-venue, 23 overseas entrepreneurial projects were signed and will be implemented in Chongqing, covering strategic industries like artificial intelligence and biomedicine.

The British sub-venue. (photo provided to iChongqing)

Chongqing has been continuously attracting talents from home and abroad in recent years and has gathered 346 high-level talents, including the academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and 500 thousand innovational and enterprising talents.

Wang Mingyuan, who graduated from Belarusian National Technical University with a master’s degree, settled in Liangjiang New Area and was recruited as a researcher at Chongqing Research Institute of HIT in Liangjiang Collaborative Innovation Zone.

Liangjiang Collaborative Innovation Zone. (photo provided to iChongqing)

Wang said, Chongqing is a fast-rising city, and Harbin Institute of Technology has a robust scientific research capability. The institute is a powerful combination and an ideal platform to pursue a career in science.

Born and raised in Shanxi, Wang said that he is satisfied with his life in Chongqing, “The institute has established a comprehensive system to support our research, where we enjoy maximum freedom to carry out our research. Life-wise, I live in a talent condo provided by Liangjiang New Area, and everything I need is within walking distance, where the whole area is well-designed with the exquisite environment.”

“Honored and grateful, that’s how I feel about me joining the institute and making a contribution to the development of the south-west region as a scientific worker,” Wang added.

As one of the most important destinations for talents home and abroad in Chongqing, the new area, with its favorable talent policies released and increasingly enriched R&D resources gathered, is becoming more and more appealing to talents, especially those from overseas like Wang Mingyuan given its proactive engagement in international cooperation.

Chongqing Liangjiang International Cooperation Center, where the Trade and Economic Multifunctional Platform for the SCO Countries is set, and Industrial parks, including Sino-German Industrial Park, Sino-Swiss Techno Park accommodating European firms settled in Liangjiang New Area, are boosting international cooperation, which is widening the talent channel for the new area.

With the establishment and operation of the Western Returned Scholars Association, an innovational and enterprising park for postdoctoral fellows, and Chongqing European Center in Liangjiang New Area, talents are provided with an increasingly optimized environment to pursue a career.

(Co-produced by Shuyu Guo, Liangjiang New Area Media Center)


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