To be a Global Person –the Second "Internationalization Makes Education Better" Event Held at Wanxiang Polytechnic
On 18th, October, the event of "Internationalization Makes Education Better" in the theme of "To be a global person" was held at HangzhouWanxinag Polytechnic.
Mr. MO Xiaoping, Chairman of Party Committee, Hangzhou Wanxiang Polytechnic, Prof. ZHU Renxue, Vice president of Hangzhou Wanxiang Polytechnic, Prof. GAO Lan, Vice president of Hangzhou Wanxiang Polytechnic, and together with directors of academic departments attended this event.
Wanxiang Polytechnic has always attached great importance to the internationalization of talents’ training, the expansion of students’ overseas experiences. With the support of Wanxiang education fund, excellent Wanxiang students have stepped out of Wanxiang campus and walked into the real world. Lin Haiyang, Xu yingzi and Jiang huifei respectively went to Evans University of science and technology in Netherlands, Newcastle University in Australia and Glasgow University in the UK for further study. They are representatives of the beneficiaries of internationalized education. The three alumni made videos for this event to share with audience their very own stories. Meanwhile, Wanxiang Polytechnic has more than 600 students to participate in Wanxiang “100,000 Strong” Program as "student ambassadors". Through face-to-face communication, students not only improved their English communication skills, but also established long-lasting friendship with American teachers and students. Students ambassadors also shared their own story with the audience.
Wanxiang “100,000 Strong” Program is to welcome American teachers and students to China, “Pursuing dreams abroad” is an important step for Wanxiang teachers and students to go out and expand their international vision. Since 2011, Wanxiang Group has set up a hundred million education fund to improve the comprehensive quality of teachers and students. The college has invested more than 13 million yuan by 2018. More than 50 outstanding students are selected to attend overseas seminars in the US, UK, Singapore, etc. Student representatives shared with audience their feelings and observations on behalf of the 2019 Youth Leadership Program at Harvard, 2019 British Enterprise Leadership Training Camp and 2019 Youth Business Leaders Training Camp at Singapore-Hong Kong respectively.
The aim of Wanxiang Polytechnic is to become a university which will meet the international standards, and every year lots of foreign teachers are introduced to improve students' oral English skills. In 2018, Mr. Bailey from Canada joined the faculty team and made contribution to the internationalization of the college. Mr. Bailey made a report “New Perception of China” on behalf of the foreign teachers.
The event ended with a group song jointly performed by Chinese and foreign teachers, we are the world.
As a pioneer college to implement the concept of International Education in Zhejiang Province, Hangzhou Wanxiang Polytechnic has always been on the path of internationalization. With full support of Wanxiang Group, strong leadership of the Party and our executive management, and with the help of experts and scholars advisory groups from world’s renowned universities, Wanxiang Polytechnic has been working hard for more than a decade to improve its professional curriculum while pursuing wholesome personnel development.