The principal of GZU (Gzuizhou Universtiy), Zheng Qiang gives a report on education in KLU on May 9th. Crowded with the faculty and students, more than 300 people present the lecture hall, some of them even squeezing on both sides of the aisles or beside the porch of the gate in order to admire the charm of the hot online celebrity. “The wonderful speech winning non-stopping claps, arouses the audience’s laughter with tears, and meditation", a young teacher says after the report.
For a country, he thinks, universities play an essential role on a region or even a country’s social economy development and continuous industry improvement. Therefore, a powerful country depends on its cultures actuated by its education. Based on his own experience and philosophy of running Guizhou University, Zheng points out that "self-confidence, introspection and self-improvement" is the key to the construction and development of Guizhou University, thereafter tremendous movements must be done once new concept and reform are confirmed.
Patriotism, the objective of ideological and political education
Singing the song “embroidering national flag”, Zheng reveals his humanistic feelings as well as his worries about the weakening humanistic literacy among the young generation. He calls on the young to respect history and their ancestors so as to rebuild national pride, self-respect and belief.
An online celebrity Principal, the brother “Qiang”
Zheng Qiang enjoys various honors, Chang Jiang Scholars professor, National Outstanding Youth Science Fund winner, selected as New Century Talents Project candidate, and claiming special government allowances. He used to be the deputy party secretary of Zhejiang University, a doctoral supervisor and an expert in the field of polymer materials science and engineering, whose reports culminate with constant applause, whose quotations prevailing on campus and network as an "online celebrity principal". However, he said, "While walking on campus, my students call me Brother “Qiang”, which is my happiest moment."
“A powerful country depends on its cultures actuated by its education.”
Zheng expounds his ideas from three aspects: universities function and orientation at home and abroad, Guizhou University development and measures, thinking on China's education hot issues in his report themed as “conception and measures on construction of high-level university among regional local colleges --- take Guizhou University as an example”.