On March 18, a party of 48 people from Ngee Ann Polytechnic in Singapore came to our university, kicking off the overseas cultural visit and exchange activity lasting 21 days.
The welcome ceremony was attended by vice presidents of Xijing University Guo Jie and Wang Jinrong, director of the Division of Teaching Affairs Xiao Jianjun, director of the Second Division of Teaching Affairs Bian Wei, dean of the School of Medicine Zhang Yuxing, dean of the Department of Commerce & Trade Technology Ge Wei, director of the Center for General Education Weng Jianding, Director of the Center for Public Art Education Ma Guoliang, director of the Center for Physical Education Kang Jian, director of the Center for the Development and Service of College Students Yang Desen, Li Shijie from the Center for International Exchanges, management staff and teacher representatives from the School of Medicine, the entire staff of the Second Division of Teaching Affairs as well as 15 Chinese students. The welcome ceremony was presided over by Bian Wei.
Wang Jinrong gave a brief introduction to the situation of Xijing University and the cooperation between our university and higher education institutions and research institutes at home and abroad. Wang said that this is the third time that a batch of teachers and students from Ngee Ann Polytechnic have come to Xijing University, which is not only another exchange and study, mutual assistance and development between the two sides but also the cultural exchange, ideological communication, mutual learning of concepts and the integration of feelings between the two countries at large. She is confident that under the endeavor made by the teachers and students from two sides, this program will be wrapped up smoothly.
Next, vice president Guo Jie held cordial talks with the teachers and student from Ngee Ann Polytechnic and gifts were presented to each other. Then, Lu Mengya, a teacher from Ngee Ann Polytechnic, made a speech. Chen Siyuan, a student from Singaporean side and Wang Jingjing, a student from Xijing Univesity delivered their speeches, respectively. At last, teachers and students watched the promotional video of Xijing University and the electronic photo album about the first two programs.
As a state-run higher learning institution, Ngee Ann Polytechnic is one of five governmental colleges in Singapore as well as a world-class comprehensive governmental college. This visit and study activity, which was participated in by some teachers and students from the School of Medicine of our university, has a positive influence on the teaching concept of our teachers and the learning style of our students through this bilateral study and exchange, which is beneficial to the change of our teaching concepts and learning styles.