North Campus, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Guangzhou, September 21st2017:The autumn opening ceremony of CAMPUS Asia led by China, Japan and Korea was held in 306 Lecture Hall of the 9th Teaching Building on the North Campus. JIAO Fangtai, Vice president of GDUFS, CHEN Duoyou, Dean of the Faculty of Asian Languages and Cultures, ZHENG Yongxu, CEO of Guangzhou SPT Environmental Protection CO. LTD – the practice base of CAMPUS Asia attended the meeting. Relevant leaders from Office of International Cooperation and Exchange and Faculty of Asian Languages and Cultures, staff of CAMPUS Asia, international students from Japan and Korea and freshmen and sophomores of CAMPUS Asia also joined the ceremony.
The Opening Ceremony
JIAO Fangtai congratulated the 20 freshmen who were strictly selected into CAMPUS Asia among total 5001 freshmen. He introduced the history of CAMPUS Asia and the remarkable achievements since its inception. Since the trial began in 2012, the project has won the top S Level and acclaims as the best trial project in the mid-term and final assessments held by the National Department of Education of China, Japan and Korea, gaining high recognition from both the governments and societies of the three countries. JIAO combined the objectives in talent cultivation of CAMPUS Asia and proposed expectations for the Chinese, Japanese and Korean students of the project. He hoped the students can mind the world, seek the truth, be honest, cherish today and open up the future, creating a bright future for themselves as well as the development of East Asia.
CHEN Duoyou, Dean of the Faculty of Asian Languages and Cultures, expressed his hopes in the speech that students can cherish today, study extensively, enquire accurately, reflect carefully, criticize clearly and practice earnestly. Student representatives of freshmen, sophomores, Ritsumeikan University of Japan, and Dongseo University of Korea each delivered their speeches in Chinese, Japanese, Korean and English, sharing thoughts about joining CAMPUS Asia, their study and living experiences abroad.
Group photo of CAMPUS Asia
After the ceremony, ZHENG Yongxu held a college – enterprise discussion with students.