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Huaqiao University 2019 Opening Ceremony

Release time:2019-09-01      Author:Wu Jianghui, Yang Can from Media Center

In this new academic year, Huaqiao University (HQU) welcomed nearly 9,000 freshmen from 36 countries and regions. Among them, about 1,700 students are from abroad, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. Dedicated to recruiting students from abroad, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, HQU aims to serve the overseas Chinese and spread Chinese culture, committing itself to the school principle of Integration of Chinese Wisdom and Foreign Expertise, Unification of Moral Character and Professional Excellence.

On September 1st, the opening ceremony was held at Tan Kah Kee Auditorium of Quanzhou Campus and the Comprehensive Hall of Xiamen Campus respectively. School leaders Guan Yifan, Xu Xipeng, Wu Jihuai, Liu Bin, Zeng Lu, Peng Pei, President Assistant Zhang Yunbo, heads of some offices, and deans or party secretaries of all colleges on both campuses attended the ceremony. Liu Bin, Vice Secretary of the Party Committee presided over the opening ceremony.  


Xu Xipeng, President of HQU, delivered the keynote speech entitled Fighting for the Future with Self-confidence as the “first class” for freshmen. He encouraged students to start from scratch and form good study habits so as to fill self-confidence with vigor; to adjust learning methods and improve learning ability so as to consolidate self-confidence; to broaden learning approaches and actively participate in social practice so as to make self-confidence down to earth; to open up learning horizon and actively take part in cross-cultural communications so as to add grace to self-confidence.

This year, approved by the Ministry of Education, HQU has become one of the pilot universities of Chinese Government Scholarship for preparatory education program, with 66 preparatory students from 28 countries enrolled in the first batch. They also attended the opening ceremony.

On the ceremony, the school announced the excellent students of 2018-2019 academic year and awarded high performing students the Principal Special Prize 2019.

In the past academic year, the university has awarded various levels of scholarships to nearly 9,000 students and honorary titles to about 4,000 students. 1308 students have achieved outstanding results in national and provincial competitions.


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 2019.

Opening Ceremony (Quanzhou Campus)

Opening Ceremony (Xiamen Campus)


Vibrant Freshmen


International students are taking photos (photographed by Peng Liqing).


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