The crispness of autumn with the freshness it brings makes for an ideal time to meet new people. In September, SCUT welcomed international scholars from all over the world. On September 20, the 2018 Orientation for International Scholars organized by International Office was held at the Shaw Building of Humanities. Vice President Qiu Xueqing attended the opening ceremony, with event participants including over 10 newly-appointed international scholars from the School of Foreign Languages, International School of Advanced Materials, School of Automation Science & Engineering, and School of Computer Science & Engineering.
Vice President Qiu Xueqing welcomed international scholars to join SCUT
Qiu Xueqing extended his warm welcome and sincere greetings to all newly-appointed international scholars and introduced the vast achievements of SCUT since its establishment. In his remarks, he said that SCUT is a young and dynamic university, which is eager to forge ahead and seize every opportunity to make progress. Also, he sincerely hoped that international scholars will bring their rich knowledge and academic insights into SCUT, and contribute to the school with rich research results and valuable perspectives.
In the subsequent orientation and assistance event, the staff of International Office provided international scholars with an introduction to the school’s foreign affairs management framework, the procedures for foreign experts to handle visa and residence certificates for China, as well as other relevant information about living in China. Student Ambassadors from the student volunteer organization, who will provide life services to international scholars in the future, also appeared at the event. In the final Q&A session, the staff patiently answered all questions that international scholars had since their orientation.
2018 SCUT Orientation for International Scholars
The SCUT International Office established the International Scholars Club in 2013, and the 2018 Orientation for International Scholars is the fifth regular activity since the establishment of the club. Each academic year, the International Scholars Club carries out a variety of cultural activities to help foreign scholars and teachers better integrate into China. It also aims to create a good soft environment for foreign scholars.