2019 BFSU ISS's opening ceremony and experts appointment ceremony
The 2019 BFSU international summer session’s opening ceremony and experts appointment ceremony were held in the seminar hall on the 5th floor of BFSU library on July 1. Vice President Sun Youzhong attended the ceremonies hosted by Li Liwen, Director of the Office of Undergraduate Studies and presented appointment certificates to the international experts.
Mr. Sun extended his gratitude and warm welcome to the international experts from different countries and students who joined the program. He gave a brief introduction to the outlook for the majors and language programs in BFSU. This was the 4th time that we had organized such a program. We received a record number of applications from experts of different countries. This time the summer session includes new courses for different majors in order to maintain the diversity of the student body, teaching languages and cultural activities. That’s why this year the program attracted more students than ever. As a complement to the liberal education of BFSU, the summer session program has promoted the international development of undergraduate programs. Mr. Sun said that he hopes that the newly appointed experts can cooperate with BFSU teaching and research faculty to improve the summer session program.
Frederick Cheungkong Lau, professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, spoke at the ceremony on behalf of the newly appointed experts. An old friend of BFSU, he first recognized the quality of the summer session and then told the stories of his Chinese studies. By sharing his teaching experience in BFSU, he showed great eagerness for cross-cultural communication. In the end he extended his good wishes for the students.
Lu Xianding, an international student from the University of Malaya. He said that he felt honored to be given the opportunity to study in BFSU, a university marked by both sophisticated language teaching and international visions. As a Malaysian student, he would like to experience the unique charm of the Chinese culture.
A total of 33 international experts from 11 countries joined this summer session, which provides a wide range of courses including language studies, political science, sociology, economics, history, public relations, regional development, communications, literature and arts. This year, the summer session enrolled 348 students from domestic and international universities.
Jin Limin, Director of the Office of Confucius Institutes, Chang Fuliang, Dean of School of Spanish and Portuguese Studies, Wang Kun, Vice Dean of Office of International Exchange and Cooperation, international experts and student representatives presented the ceremony.
（Office of Undergraduate Studies）