On September 18 in the midst of the cool autumn rain, the grand Opening Ceremony for International Freshmen in Autumn 2017 was held in the Third International Conference Hall, which was attended by Vice President Chen Qianbin, heads and staff of Office of International Cooperation and Exchanges and International College, and international freshmen of grade 2017.
There are 168 international freshmen from 32 countries in the fall semester of 2017, of which doctoral candidates and postgraduates account for nearly 50%. Presently, the number of international students in our university has reached 600.
Vice President Chen Qianbin delivered a speech at the opening ceremony, introducing the basic situation of internationalization of education in CQUPT, and calling on international students to tap their potential, hone their toughness, overcome all difficulties in the wave of globalization, and harvest a wonderful success of life in China.
Long Yin, on behalf of teachers, extended a warm welcome to the international freshmen, appreciated that they had made a brave choice to start a new journey in China, and hoped that they could be bold in trying new things and combine theory with practice to find their own positions.
KAHULA KONDWANI CHRISTABEL, a foreign student from Zambia, introduced his three-year study and life experiences on campus, and encouraged the freshmen to overcome difficulties, communicate with teachers and peers, and take part in activities so as to improve their own abilities.
Nossen, a freshmen’s representative from Russia, expressed his initial feeling about Chongqing and CQUPT, talked about surprises he had met, and gave thanks to CQUPT for providing them with a learning and living environment and specialized services.
Cao Hua, Dean of International College, extended welcome to the freshmen, and urged them to adapt to life and study in Chongqing as soon as possible and try to learn Chinese culture and communicate with teachers and classmates so as to understand Chinese customs and habits.
CQUPT Holds the Opening Ceremony for International Freshmen in Autumn, 2017