XJTLU's 10th anniversary marked the completion of a decade of endeavour to define the University’s educational philosophy, to establish its reputation in China and to build a network with government, enterprises, peers and alumni. It also heralded a new journey to build XJTLU's international standing, explore new forms of transnational education in China, and consolidate its growing reputation as a top global, research-led university.
The 10th anniversary events celebrated the successful partnership between Xi’an Jiaotong University and the University of Liverpool to create XJTLU, as well as our University’s extraordinary achievements, unique educational philosophy, and plans for the next 10 years - and beyond. They attracted students, parents, staff, partners and supporters to share this important occasion.
The Annual Conference for Higher Education Innovation 2016 opened our official anniversary celebrations with a three-day programme focused on approaches to educational reform.
The XJTLU Alumni Association celebrated the University's 10th anniversary with a party on a cruise boat on London's River Thames. More than 500 XJTLU graduates were joined by Professor Youmin Xi, executive president of XJTLU, and special VIP guests at the event held on the cruise boat Dixie Queen.
A student writing contest, in celebration of the 10th anniversary, asked XJTLU students to write a personal narrative answering the question: ‘where do you imagine you will be in 10 years?’ Management student Huan Chen was the winner.
Our first research festival was a key part of the 10th anniversary celebrations. It featured presentations by researchers from across the University, a keynote speech by Professor Rick Rylance, from the School of Advanced Study at University of London, as well as a poster event and knowledge exchange.
Around 800 XJTLU alumni from across the world gathered together to celebrate the 10th anniversary – the largest get together of alumni in the University’s history.
The University officially marked its 10th anniversary with a day of celebrations on campus, which included a spectacular ceremony hosted by two XJTLU students, the official opening of the new South Campus, a forum on the internationalisation of higher education and the official unveiling of the ‘Liverbird of Suzhou’ narrow boat.