On March 10th, Opening ceremony of 2017 Spring Semester, also International Student Honoring Ceremony of 2016 Autumn Semester, was held at Room 410 of International Exchange Center. Professor Ren Wendong, Vice President of Dalian Polytechnic University (DPU), attended the ceremony and delivered a speech. Relevant responsible persons of International Office, DPU, teaching faculty, and ninety-five international students from Pakistan, Russia, Mongolia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, and South Korea were also present at the ceremony.
The ceremony started with an introductory video of DPU which impressed international students deeply.
Vice President Ren Wendong delivered the welcome speech on the ceremony.
Then Vice President Ren Wendong extended a warm welcome speech to all attendees. He said that China enjoyed a long history and rich cultures. China not only had rich cultural heritage like Jing Opera, calligraphy, and scroll painting but also had inclusiveness welcoming international students to study in China. He also said: “As a romantic metropolis, Dalian has achieved fast development and welcomes foreign friends. International students bring their youth and exotic cultures to DPU and DPU welcomes all of them.” At last, he gave three suggestions to international students. First, take care of themselves; second, treasure their time and study hard; third, be friendship promoters and spread splendid Chinese cultures.
International student representatives delivered speeches.
Student representatives delivered speeches. They shared their experiences and wishes. They expressed their great gratitude for the hard working and care of teachers.
Finally, nine international students who are from South Korea, Indonesia, Russia, and Kazakhstan were honored for their outstanding academic performance in 2016 autumn semester. It greatly motivated and inspired freshmen. The ceremony was closed in a warm and exciting atmosphere.
International students were honored on the ceremony.