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The 2017 Village Investigation Program Officially Launched


On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of SUFE, the Village Investigation Program has stepped into its tenth year. On March 30th, SUFE held the initial meeting of the 2017 Village Investigation Program. The attendees included Jiang Chuanhai, Vice President of SUFE; Professor Huang Hailiang, Executive Deputy Team Leader of the 2017 project group, and the members of the group: Professor Weihang, chief expert of 2016 Thousand-Village Survey; Professor Liu Liya, chief expert of 2015 Thousand-Village Survey; and heads of the related departments including the data group, training group, the Student Affairs Department, the Youth League Committee, the Department of Publicity, the Teaching Affairs Department, the Graduate School, the Scientific Research Department and the Department of Development and Planning. Ying Wangjiang of the Department of Development and Planning presided over the meeting.

Professor Wei Hang first talked about the progress of 2016 Thousand-Village Surveyproject and the working plan of the project, and then he shared his experience. In 2016, 2,188 students joined in the project of 2016, making up 1,472 teams. The teams headed for 32 provinces including Xinjiang and Xizang, visited 1,500 villages and finished over 30,000 questionnaires. The project group will push forward the outputs of the Nine “1 Project” including an annual report, an index, the theses, etc. to contribute to the social development of our country and improve the “brand effectiveness” of the Thousand-Village Survey.

Cao Lijuan, Deputy Director of the Department of Development & Planning, illustrated the executive plan of the annual research program of 2017 from the organizing frame, task arrangement and time mode.

On behalf of the research group, Professor Huang Hailiang introduced the annual research program of 2017, “the Internet Using Condition of China’s Rural Areas,” through the backgrounds, the context, the plan and the support. He pointed out that the internet would be the breakthrough to connect the different topics of Thousand-Village Surveys for the last ten years. Using the method with features of information technology to start the research and knowing the penetrating level of the internet in every aspect of farmers’ daily lives can provide instructive suggestions for eliminating the gap of data.

During the free discussion, Professor Liu Liya, the representative of chief experts; Ni Zhixing, Director of the Student Affairs Department; Li Jinsong, Vice Dean of the Graduate School; Chen Zhengliang, Deputy Director of the Scientific Research department; Han Dongmei, leader of the data group; and Professor Lao Guoling, (the members of the project group) had a heated discussion over the organization, questionnaire design, group composition, students’ safety, training job and output transition. They put forward the proposal that the students who had participated in the survey before can help students who joined the project this year, and of enlarging the research scope to help the project be carried out successfully.

At the end of the meeting, Vice President Jiang Chuanhai confirmed the achievements the Thousand-Village Survey has made in the past ten years. The project aims to reinforce in students’ the responsibility of contributing to the country and people, the innovation of exploring and the ability to solve problems. The project is enriched continuously and now becomes a systematic program that includes students’ cultivation, scientific research, social service and subject construction. He hopes that the project constantly takes students’ cultivation as its core and reinforces subjects’ function, builds its platform, and integrates the resources to improve itself on the basis of the former experience.

The Village Investigation Program on “Rural Economy, Rural Development and Rural Demography” is held by SUFE every summer. It covers 32 provinces, near 10,000 farmer families. Since 2008, we had finished 9 researches which include “the Basic Condition of the Chinese Rural Area”, “the Medical Insurance Condition of the Chinese Rural Area”, “the Farmers’ Income Condition in China”, “Food Security in Rural Areas of China”, “Education Level in Rural Areas of China”, “the Labor Transferring in Rural Areas of China”, “the Aged-support in Rural Areas of China”, and “the Basic Financial Service in Rural Areas of China”. The annual topic for 2017 will be “the Internet Using Condition in Rural Areas of China” and the chief expert will be Professor Yue Jinfeng.

Translated by: Dong Xiaowen

Edited by: Dominic Graham

Source : SUFE News