On the afternoon of November 11, the Opening Ceremony of the 2020 Sino-American Universities Open Day and Chinese Foreign Universities Credit Mutual Recognition Joint Education Program was held in the Qizhi Hall of Shenxing Building. The attendees include Jiang Zuojun, the president of our university, the relevant leaders of the China Education International Education Exchange Center (CCIEE), the visiting professor and health instructor of the Sino-American Education School, and the leaders of related Administration such as the International Cooperation and Exchange Office, the Student Affairs Office, and the Human Resources Office, the Deans and the 2020 class teachers, all freshmen and their parents representatives of the Business School, School of Computer Science and Engineering, School of Electrical and Automation Engineering, School of Bio-Food Engineering, School of Materials Engineering, and 121 project alumni. The Opening Ceremony was conducted by Shen Zonggen, the vice president of our university.
President Jiang Zuojun
President Jiang Zuojun pointed out in his speech that the joint education program of is an important practice base for the "Sino-American Talent Training Program" in Jiangsu. With the support of the China Education International Education Exchange Center, the Association of State Universities and Colleges, and the Jiangsu Provincial Department of Education, our University and the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, the University of Wisconsin Stout, the University of Southern Illinois at Edwardsville, and the University of Minnesota at Duluth and other American state universities have carried out strategic cooperation and first created 1.5+2+0.5 "China-US Talent Training Program" international curriculum experimental class. In 2018, Sino-American Education School was established to promote the sharing of resources between China and the United States in terms of language enhancement, teaching in China, teaching seminars, and co-construction of courses. It also created a new talent training model. At present, nearly 200 students have gone to study in the United States, and a large number of outstanding graduates have emerged.
President Jiang Zuojun said that the mutual trust and communication between Chinese and American education circles, the sharing and integration between Chinese and American universities, the trust of parents and the efforts of students are important supports for the success of the project. In the future, the school will continue to devote itself to improving students’ cross-cultural communication, sustainable developing, learning innovation, and global perspective through Sino-American Joint Eucation. , To shape students into high-quality international talents with "CSLG" characteristics. President Jiang offered three advises to the 2020 freshmen: First, we must learn to adapt and be an ideal "China-U.S. ambassador". Second, we must be pragmatic and hardworking and be a powerful "innovator". Third, we must think carefully about independence and be a sentimental "science and engineering talent." President Jiang wished the China-US cooperation reaps fruitful results and wished the students participating in the joint training program a successful academic achievement.
Online speech from the president of the American university
President Schmidt of the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, President Frank of the University of Wisconsin Stout, and President James of the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville were unable to attend the opening ceremony due to the epidemic. The three presidents recorded a video respectively to express Welcome and blessings to the new students. The principals fully affirmed the fruitful results of the project in promoting two-way exchanges between Chinese and American college students, joint teaching by Chinese and American teachers, and scientific research, and pledged to do their best to provide students with a first-class learning environment.
Yin Kai, director of the China Education International Education Exchange Center, delivered a speech. He analyzed the trend of my country's demand for international talents from three perspectives: national policy, national development, and education development. He said that after 20 years of practice and exploration, the "China-US Talent Training Program" has innovated talent training models in terms of teaching reform, mutual recognition of credits, joint degrees, and scientific research cooperation. The exchange and cooperation between Chinese and American universities has become a model and international education brand for higher education exchanges and cooperation between China and the United States. He hopes that the students will seize the opportunity, strive to realize their dreams with faith, face the future with smiles, compose youth with struggle, and make their lives more meaningful. He also wishes the continuous and healthy development of Sino-US educational exchanges in Changshu Institute of Technology.
Offer Letter of the visiting professor appointment
Offer Letter of Health Tutor Appointment
The Dean of the School of Electrical and Automation Engineering Liu Jicheng, the student representatives of the 2020 Sino-American Education School Suning, Song Yinan, and the 121 project alumni representative of the Northern Arizona University undergraduate all-A (GPA4.0 full score) graduates, and the Master of Columbia University Zha Dangxian spoke respectively.
The opening ceremony also held the appointment ceremony of visiting professors and health tutors of the Sino-American Education School. President Jiang Zuojun and Vice President Shen Zonggen respectively issued letters of appointment to Zhao Tianli, PhD in computational economics at Cornell University, and Chen Jianxin, director of the Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine of Changshu Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, who was an expert on aid to Hubei in the first half year of 2020.
After the opening ceremony, the university Open Day event was held. Students and parents of all majors of the joint training program had face-to-face talks with relevant leaders and teachers of the Changshu Institute of Technology.
Dean of the School of Electrical and Automation Engineering Liu Jicheng (left), the student representative of the 2020 China American College (middle), and the 121 project alumni representative (right)
Awarded the title of Best Cooperation Unit of 121 Project of China Education International Education Exchange Center
Awarded the title of outstanding worker to Professor Jiang Xuefan