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10th Anniversary of the Joint Program School of Mathematical Sciences, Jiangsu University
Date:2022-06-20   View:

       On June 18, the 10th anniversary development forum of Sino-foreign cooperativeeducationof the school of mathematical sciences was heldin the lecture hall of Jiangsu University..

The meeting is conducted in a hybrid mode with offline and online synchronous live broadcasting.Arcadia provost and senior vice president for AcademicAffairs JeffreyRuttenbeck, president Tao Tang of Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University United International College, presidentXiaohongYanof Jiangsu University, vice presidents LixinTian and Hong Chen, professorJinhuiLinof Xiamen University,who is the chairmanof the China Association of Higher Education on Sino-Foreign Cooperative Education, vice director Ru Yixian of the Foreign Cooperation and Exchange Division of Jiangsu Provincial Department of Education attend this celebratory event. The conference was hosted by vice presidentChen Hong.

The Sino-foreign cooperative education project of the School of Mathematical Sciences of Jiangsu University has a high construction platform. In 2017, it was approved as a high-level demonstration construction program cultivation site for the Sino-foreign cooperativeeducation in Jiangsu Province. In 2019, it was also approved as a Sino-foreign cooperation research platform in Jiangsu Province, and won the first batch of national first-class undergraduate specialty construction sites. It passed the assessment of high-level demonstration construction projects for Sino-foreign cooperativeeducation in Jiangsu Province in 2020. In 2022, the Ministry of Education approved increasing the enrollment scale of the project from 30 to 60.

The president,Xiaohong Yan, affirmed the achievements of theSino-foreign cooperativeeducationprogram ofthe School of Mathematical Sciences, and pointed out that the key to the success of the program is high-quality development and high standards of joint construction and sharing. He hoped that the students of the international mathematics class should establish an open vision, adhere to lifelong learning, actively absorb the newest ideas and culture, and strive to grow into internationally competitive individuals with an international perspective and global competence.

The Arcadia provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs,JeffreyRuttenbeck pointed out that the program has deepened the partnership between the two universities, and fulfilled the mission of providing unique and extraordinary global opportunities for students. He hoped to carry out in-depth cooperation in training students and strengthening exchanges between teachers and staff.

The vice director, Ru Yixian,congratulated on the achievements of the school's mathematics Sino-foreign cooperation program and hoped that the programcould achieve further development in international exchanges and cooperation.

The dean of the school of Mathematical Sciences,ZhitaoZhang, comprehensively summarized the achievements in discipline construction, innovative talent training, and social benefits in the past ten years of theSino-foreign cooperativeeducationprogram ofthe School of Mathematical Sciences, and also put forward the future development plan of the project.

Several awards were announced at the event:

Outstanding Contribution Award: DianchenLu, a professor at Jiangsu University, and Dr. XizhongZheng, Ph.D., professor of Computer Science and Mathematics at Arcadia.

Outstanding Teaching Team: ateaching team led by HouqingFang, a professor at Jiangsu University.

2022 Student Pine-KnightAward: Gold:YannanNiu; Silver:LongLing; Bronze: LindongLiu.

Congratulatory letters from some universities, such as Columbia University and Washington University in St. Louis, as well as blessing videos and congratulatory letters from teachers and students of Sino-foreign cooperation programs were also displayed.

        The celebration also featured two invited presentations.TaoTang, a professor and president of the United International College of Beijing Normal University and Hong Kong Baptist University, gave a talk titled, “Fusion of Chinese and Western: Through the Present and the Past--New Type of Internationalization Education of UIC.” JinhuiLin, a professor and director of the Research Center of Sino-Foreign Joint Programs at Xiamen University, gave a talk about “The Development Situation and Policy Trends of Sino-foreign Joint Programs.”

        More than 200 university administrators, faculty, students, alumni, and students’parents participated in the celebratory event, including over 50 who took part online from China,theU.S. and other countries. (School of Mathematical Sciences, International Office)

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