On the afternoon of October 18, the opening ceremony for AHUT 2019 international students was held at the students center of Xiushan campus. Dr. Liu Xinyue, Chairman of the university council, met with Mr. Liu Baoli (Executive Secretary of Organizing Committee of China-ASEAN Education Cooperation Week, Former Chief of Department of International Cooperation and Exchanges, Ministry of Education, PRC.) and Mr. Yu Shucheng (President of China Campus Network and Former deputy secretary of China Association for International Education ). President Wei Xianwen, vice President Gu Mingyan and Mr. Hong Yunzhi (President of Anhui Institute of International Students Management), leaders of the Administration and Admission Office, the Graduate School and relevant schools attended the opening ceremony.The ceremony was presided over by Vice President Gu Mingyan.
President Wei Xianwen warmly welcomed 100 international students from 23 countries on behalf of AHUT. He introduced the development of the school in the past 60 years and hoped that international students actively cultivate a global vision of the world, firmly establish a sense of community with a shared future for mankind, strive to tolerate and accept different cultures, actively play a role as a bridge between China and other countries, and make positive contributions to the integrated development of human society. He also inspired all the international students to have the ambition of studying for the country and to cherish the opportunity to study in China, to have a heart of gratitude and great ambition, study hard, seek true knowledge and become really capable. At the end of the speech, President Wei encouraged international students to deeply perceive the unique charm of Chinese civilization, and be a friendly ambassador of cultural exchanges between China and countries around the world.
Mr. Liu Baoli introduced the development of the opening-up of education of China in the new era under "the Belt And Road" initiative, and fully recognized the achievements of international education of AHUT in the past 60 years. He encouraged students to gain knowledge, skills,friendship and success in Anhui and in AHUT.
Ms. Deng Qing delivered a speech on behalf of teachers. Besides, Baraka Kashabira Jonathan as a junior student representative and Islam Nasherul as freshman student representative also gave their speeches. The ceremony also awarded certifications to our international students who have won the Anhui Scholarship, the AHUT President Scholarship and the outstanding student leaders.
At present, there are three levels of 416 international students from 51 countries studying at AHUT, including bachelors, masters and doctors, and has become the second largest destination of international students among colleges and universities in Anhui Province. In2018, AHUT has become one of the 93 universities that have successfully passedthe quality evaluation of international education by the Ministry of Education.