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Huaqiao University 2018 Opening Ceremony

Release time:2018-09-09      Author:Wu Jianghui

      In this new academic year, Huaqiao University has welcomed 9,089 freshmen from home and abroad, including 6,863 undergraduates, 1,648 graduate students and 578 students of Chinese Language and Culture Education. Among them, 2,080 are international students from 34 countries and regions. And the majority of the freshmen are post-00s generation, accounting for 70% of the newly-enrolled undergraduates.

      On September 9th, the opening ceremony was held at Tan Kah Kee Auditorium of Quanzhou Campus and the Comprehensive Hall of Xiamen Campus respectively.

      Xu Xipeng, President of Huaqiao University, delivered the keynote speech entitled Achieve Colorful Youth with Diligence as the "first class" for freshmen. He hoped the students would, while staying diligent in study, become more responsible in their pursuit of dreams, more innovative to inject new vitality into life, more capable of practical skills to show their merit, and more international-minded for the bond of friendships.

      Wei Yeqiu, from Class of 1987 of the College of Civil Engineering and the President of the HQU Alumni Association in Hunan province, was invited to address in the opening ceremony. He is also the State Council Expert for Special Allowance, National Outstanding Worker in Chemical Science and Technology, and the President of China Bluestar Chonfar Engineering and Technology Co. Ltd., Professor Lan Zhang from the College of Materials Science and Engineering and Associate Professor Wang Wei from the Business School spoke on behalf of all the teachers respectively. Senior students Luo Yuchen from the School of Architecture and Wang Hanrui from the College of Tourism welcomed the in-coming freshmen to HQU. Representing the new students, Xie Xue from the College of Chemical and Engineering, and Guo Jingkai from the School of Economics and Finance, envisioned their coming campus life.

      On the ceremony, the school announced the excellent students of 2017-2018 academic year and awarded high performing students the Principal’ Special Prize 2018.


Guan Yifan, Party Secretary of HQU, presents awards to the students.


Xu Xipeng, President of HQU, delivers a speech.


School leaders present high performing students the Principal’ Special Prize 2018.


Opening Ceremony (Quanzhou Campus)


Opening Ceremony (Xiamen Campus)


International students are taking photos.


Vibrant Freshmen

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