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The opening ceremony of “2014 UESTC International” was solemnly held

published: 2014-10-21 11:45:00       hits: 

The grand opening of “2014 UESTC International” was held on the evening of October 20th. Vice President Wang Houjun addressed the opening ceremony, saying “Since the wave of globalization is sweeping over the whole world, the cultivation of international talents who are going to be the hard cores of future talents has been a globalization tendency.”

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UESTC International aims at providing a platform for our teachers and students to take part in the international communication and get information on international education, and for visitors to know more about our university’s international educational outcomes.

Montpellier School District Director Madame Muller, Director of Hérault Education Bureau, and their delegation, together with Chairman of UESTC University Council Wang Zhiqiang, Vice President Wang Houjun and heads of related departments, jointly attended the opening ceremony.

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Vice President Wang Houjun expressed warm congratulations on the ceremony, saying that UESTC had defined “Internationalization” as one of the three core strategies of our school’s future development. In recent for years, the number of long-term foreign students had been more than 400 and the rate of exchange students had also reached over 10%. Not only had we built cooperation with many world-famous universities, but also we had also set up UoG-UESTC Joint School and Confucius Institute. He encouraged active participation in international communication so that UESTC could achieve internationalization as soon as possible.

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It is known that since 2010, various colorful cultural exchange activities have been hold every year. A series of new programs have been added to this year’s “2014 UESTC International”, including “See the World” Photography Competition, Cultural Communication Ambassador, Chorus of foreign students, and so on.

 

Vice Chairman of UESTC University Council Shen Xiaorong addressed during the ceremony, pointing that our university was always aiming at training specialized, creative and international talents. UESTC had built close cooperation with nearly 200 world-famous universities, which provided an open platform for our students to understand the world better.

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After the opening ceremony, Professor Zhou Tao delivered a wonderful lecture named “What will we internationalize”.

It is learned that from October 21st to 28th, a series of activities including exhibitions of studying abroad, seminars given by foreign students, foreign language Karaoke contest, and so on.

Director of Office of Int'l Cooperation of UESTC Di Aiying expressed, “We hope these activities can provide our teachers and students with a chance for experiencing exotic cultures. Therefore, our school’s internationalization strategy and talent training will be further developed.”

Jessica