On 8th September, 2019, hundreds of international students gathered together at the Chen Ruiqiu Building lecture hall in Minhang Campus to learn their first lesson at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Leaders of the international student management departments both from inside and outside SJTU were invited to give lectures on study and life issues that the new international students were most concerned about. The department leaders responsible for student training were also invited to participate in the session.
Vice-president Xuemin XU of Shanghai Jiao Tong University addressed the audience in the beginning. She warmly welcomed all of the international students to study in this renowned school with over 120 years of history and encouraged everyone to press ahead and work hard in the future. She also expressed sincere wishes that everyone would make progressive achievements and enhance cultural exchanges with their Chinese friends here.
The Dean of the School of Design, Xing RUAN, with the theme of “Dispassion and Passion – Some Musings on Teaching Methods”, started his speech from his overseas study experience and made valuable suggestions for the future study and research of international freshmen from the perspective of a professor.