Jinan Municipal People’s Government and Shandong University of Art & Design signed a strategic cooperation agreement on July 11, 2020. Jinan’s mayor Sun Shutao, He Siqing, secretary of the Party Committee of Shandong University of Art & Design, Pan Lusheng, president of Shandong University of Art & Design, Yang Feng, director of the Publicity Department of Jinan Municipal Party Committee, Wang Guiying, vice mayor of Jinan, and Liu Ke, secretary general of Jinan Municipal People’s Government, attended the signing ceremony. At the event, Sun Shutao and Pan Lusheng jointly unveiled the nameplate of Jinan Cultural and Creative Design Industry Base for National Industry-Education Integration Project.
Sun Shutao delivered a speech at the ceremony. He said that Jinan is confronted with the great opportunity of the convergence of such national strategies as national comprehensive pilot zone for the shift in new and old growth drivers, China (Shandong) Pilot Free Trade Zone, and ecological protection and high-quality development of the Yellow River Basin, and Jinan is also in the crucial and golden period of accelerating the transformation of growth drivers and achieving high-quality development. On April 28, the principal leaders of Shandong province made an inspection tour to Jinan and clearly put forward to build scientific and innovative Jinan, intelligent Jinan, cultural Jinan, ecological Jinan and healthy Jinan, which once again put the cultural prosperity at the forefront.
Shandong University of Art & Design is the only design art university among the 31 independent art colleges in China. It has made active contributions in supporting the development of Jinan and deepening city-university cooperation.
Under the joint initiative of Shandong University of Art & Design and Jinan Municipal Cultural and Tourism Bureau, 12 provincial and municipal cultural and tourism enterprises had jointly established Jinan Cultural and Tourism Creative Industry Alliance with Shandong University of Art & Design, and signed university-enterprise cooperation agreement.
The strategic cooperation agreement signed by the two sides opened a new chapter in the cooperation between city and university.