Southwest Minzu University News and Events

  • Joint Achievement of Yi Handwriting Recognition Technology by China Ethnic Languages Translation Bureau and SMU


SMU News, March 14 Yi handwriting recognition technique, jointly developed by China Ethnic Languages Translation Bureau and Professor Shama Layi, Associate Professor Wang Chengping, Jin Pin and Qumu shige of SMU, was officially launched in recent days.

SMU information technology R&D center on minority languages comprised a research group with professor Shama Layi as its core to develop Yi handwriting recognition technique. We gave full play to our strength in the research of language and information processing, tackling key problems with China Ethnic Languages Translation Bureau. Both sides took a serious discussion on Yi fonts display, input mode, handwriting styles, handwritten data acquisition and its pattern recognition law. With experiments over and over again, we managed to develop Yi handwriting recognition finally.

As early as 2014, professor Shama Layi and associate professor Wang Chengping successfully developed Yi mobile pinyin input method. So far, we have successfully completed R&D tasks of Yi mobile pinyin input and handwriting input method based on Android and iOS, promoting Yi script to step into the era of handheld communication.

At present, Yi recognition technology can be applied to Yi mobile phone input method on various Android and iOS systems, further improving the input efficiency of Yi script. The launch of Yi handwriting recognition is a major event in the cultural development of Yi ethnic group, which remarkably advanced the protection and development of Yi language and its traditional culture. It is reported that Yi mobile phone pinyin input method and Yi handwriting recognition software and app have been released on Users can download the app for free use.

  • Chengdu Branch of Chinese National Museum of Ethnology Being Put up Its Brass Plate at SMU


SMU News, Mar. 16 Recently, “Chengdu Branch of Chinese National Museum of Ethnology” has been put up its brass plate at SMU, which symbolized that SMU National Museum of Ethnology has been the cooperative unit of Chinese National Museum of Ethnology.
With the signing of a strategic cooperation agreement,the two sides,according to their respective functions and their business development needs, following the basic principles of "all-round cooperation, complementary advantages, mutual benefit and common development ", making use of their resources and advantages of the industry, will join to cultivate high-quality exhibitions, carry out academic research, strengthen cultural exchanges with the outside world, research and develop the cultural and creative products, etc., to jointly promote the development of cultural undertakings.

  • SMU Signed SCFA with China Project Education and ZPARK


SMU News, Mar. 16 On the morning of March 15, the signing ceremony for the strategic cooperation framework agreement (SCFA) and the seminar on cooperation and exchange between Southwest Minzu University (SMU) and China Project Education and ZPark was held in the First Meeting Room of Wuhou Campus. The president Zeng Ming, the vice president Ding Keyi, Wu Jingjun, the chairman of China Project Education, Deng Yanrong, the director of Zpark talent base, all attended the ceremony. Also present there were personnel in charge from the Office of International Cooperation and Exchange, the Presidents’ Office, Department of Development and Planning and Discipline Construction, Recruitment and Employment Office, the Graduate School, the Dean of Studies, School of Arts, School of Computer Science and Technology, and School of Continuing Education. Under the witness of all participants, Zeng Ming, on behalf of Southwest Minzu University, signed SCFAs with representatives of China Project Education and ZPark respectively.

Ding Keyi, on behalf of 56 ethnic groups and more than 30,000 teachers and students of SMU, extended a warm welcome to all guests and introduced our basic background. Wu Jingjun and Deng Yanrong gave a brief description of successful cases on cooperation between universities according to their business service.

At the meeting, delegates made a further communication on related subjects including Sino - foreign cooperation in running schools, internationalized talent cultivation, vocational education, IT talent pool and training, art personnel training and the preparatory education of graduates on the basis of the framework agreement.

All parties expressed their willingness, adhering to principles of joint promotion, win-win cooperation, and innovation and development, to coordinately play their respective advantages in resources, thus jointly promoting the effective development of cooperation projects.

It is known that our signed agreement is an useful attempt to implement state policies of “strengthening educational opening-up” and “mass entrepreneurship and innovation”, which will play a positive role in deepening the reform of education and teaching, and internationalized talent cultivation.

  • School's Opening Ceremony for freshmen in Grade 2016 Solemnly Held


SWUN News, October 8th 
The school’s opening ceremony of SWUN for freshmen in grade 2016 was solemnly held on Wu Hou campus and Hang Konggang campus respectively this morning. University leaders: Bian Jing, Zeng Ming,Ji Ke Yue Lin,Wang Yong,Wang Yongzheng, Ding Keyi and En Jia attended the ceremony, and more than 8000 freshmen also took part in the two campuses’ ceremony. Vice president Wang Yong, Wang Yongzheng respectively presided over the two campuses’ceremony.

On behalf of SWUN, Zeng Ming,the president of SWUN, warmly welcomed the freshmen in grade 2016 in his speech to join the big family----Southwest University for Nationalities. He, with the hope of being conscious , learning and being self-confident, being persistent and self-improvement, being ambitious and cherishing time, encouraged the students to have a dream, temper forward and devote the youth for the motherland, for the people, and for the nation.

Ji Ke Yue Lin,the deputy secretary of the party committee of SWUN, read out the decision of scholarships for freshmen in grade 2016 on Hong Konggang Campus. For those students, which won the first in the college entrance examination of provinces(municipalities,autonomous regions) and applied for SWUN as the first choice, each was granted 3000-yuan scholarship. The university leaders and guests, which attended the ceremony, issued a certificate for those students that won the freshman scholarship.

Yu Shilin,Huang Yi, Cao Jin,Yu Zhen, Li Jing,Li Ran and Wang Yuxin made an ebullient speech at the ceremony respectively. On behalf of the teaching staff, Yu Shilin, a master tutor and a professor from School of Political Studies, is an academic and technical leader and excellent experts with outstanding contributions in Sichuan. Huang Yi, a master tutor and a professor from School of Political Studies, is a national pacesetter of teachers'code of morality. Graduated from Chinese literature of SWUN in 1987, Cao Jin, a doctoral tutor and alumni representative, is a professor from Journalism School of Fudan University. On behalf of the students in high grade, Yu Zhen, a doctoral student, majoring in ethnology in grade 2016, is from Institute of Southwest Minority Research .Majoring in tourism management of School of Tourism, History, and Culture, Li Jing, an undergraduate in grade 2013, is the winning team leader of Starbucks China Youth Leadership Development Project National Championship in 2016. Li Ran, a graduate student with a major in veterinary medicine in grade 2016, is from School of Life Science and Technology. Wang Yuxin, an undergraduate with a major in electrical engineering and automation in grade 2016, is from School of Electrical and Information Engineering.

The military training mobilization meeting for freshmen in grade 2016 was also held on the opening ceremony on Hang Konggang campus. Xie Huirong, a colonel and the director of student military training office of Sichuan Military Region, attended. On behalf of the troops of military training, Li Zhiqiang, the students military training group leader, made a speech and request for all students. Bian Jing, the party secretary of SWUN, presented the students military training group with a flag, and Li Zhiqiang, the student military training group leader, received the flag. After the opening ceremony, all students in grade 2016 met with military training instructors, and the military training officially started.

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