On November 16th, the opening ceremony of the Master Program in Information and Communication Engineering was held. 106 students from 16 countries attended the ceremony online and offline.
Vice President Chen Jianguo pointed out that this year marked the 70th anniversary of HUST and the 60th anniversary of international student education. Over the past 60 years, HUST has nurtured more than 15,000 professionals from more than 160 countries. Since undertaking the MOFCOM academic education program in 2017, HUST has trained 170 professionals in the field of information and communication engineering from 42 countries. They have actively engaged in the construction and economic development in their respective countries and promote the people-to-people bond between China and countries under the Belt and Road initiative. He hoped that the newcomers would study hard, deepen their understanding of the Chinese style modernization, and contribute to the building of a community with a shared future for mankind.
Qiu Caiming, Dean of the School of Electronic Information and Communications, said that EIC has established a comprehensive and internationally competitive English-taught curriculum and organized a high-level faculty team, which is committed to cultivating practice-oriented and interdisciplinary talents in the field of electronic information and communication.
JOHN ROBERT KINABO (Chinese name: Jang Feng), Head of Information and Communication Technology at LUDEWA Provincial Parliament of Tanzania, and also from MOFCOM class of 2020, expressed his sincere congratulations and best wishes to HUST on its 70th anniversary. He hoped that the new students would value the first-class education environment and strive to become a dynamic force in the field of information and communication engineering in their respective countries.
HARRISON SHONIWA MASENDU (Chinese name: Han Ruisong), Head of the Ministry of Information Communication and Post Services of Zimbabwe gave a speech on behalf of the new students. He expressed his gratitude to the MOFCOM program and the Chinese government. He hoped that all the new students could expand their professional knowledge at HUST, learn from China’s development practices, and contribute their youth to the construction of a civilized and harmonious global community.
Zhou Liping, Dean of the School of International Education made a concluding remark that the Global Development Strategy was one of the future key strategies of HUST. The MOFCOM academic education program is an important way to the implementation of this strategy. HUST will continue to provide support for the international students with their study and research to help them achieve success.
Written by: Wang Xinyi
Edited by: Meng Ziyun, Peng Yumeng