SUZHOU, China, Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire — The official Opening Ceremony for Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University(XJTLU) was held on August 25th. The event marks the culmination of undergraduate registration with over 2200 new domestic students arriving on campus over the weekend, as well as more than 80 students from 27 different countries, in time for the start of teaching on September 2nd.
155 of this years’ intake were awarded prestigious scholarships totaling almost 7 million RMB ($1.1m).
The Ceremony was an opportunity for students and parents to come together and listen to speeches of congratulation and welcome from staff, alumni and the University’s Executive President, Professor Youmin Xi.
During his address he said: “XJTLU is a new international university born in an era which calls for reflection in higher education and the reshaping of universities” adding that the whole university is “committed to producing global citizens with international perceptions and competitiveness.”
He assured new students that “you will secure abundant resources, multi-cultural innovation experience, and more importantly, the passion to explore and to build your dream.”
One former student addressing the audience praised the University’s “internationalisation” and “cosmopolitan environment”, highlighting this as the reason for choosing to study at XJTLU.
The ceremony ended with a public Q & A session when students and parents got the rare opportunity to direct their question to XJTLU senior management in front of an audience of thousands.
Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University is an international university jointly founded by leading institutions from both China and the U.K. As an independent Sino-British venture, XJTLU is a pioneer in the field of higher education in mainland China. The campus is located in the World Heritage city of Suzhou on China’s Eastern seaboard, which boasts the fourth largest concentration of GDP in China, and offers a unique environment in which to study, live, and thrive. In addition to our many local students and staff, XJTLU is rapidly developing its cosmopolitan image and global academic potential by recruiting students and professors from all over the world.
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SOURCE: Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University