During the past month, XJTLU was mentioned in media reports from outlets including People’s Daily, China Daily, Xinhua Daily, Yangtse Evening News, Modern Express Post, Jiangsu Television Station, Chinese Business View, Suzhou Daily, 21st Century Business Herald, The Paper, China Education Online, Sichuan News Net and Xi’an Net.

Topics included XJTLU’s establishment of an innovation ecosystem in the Greater Bay Area, education exploration and talent cultivation, scientific achievements, external communication and collaboration, students’ stories and admissions.

Representatives from XJTLU have also been included in stories, sought for comment, or authored content in a number of external media including That’s Magazine, SupChina, Lafent, and Times Higher Education – Campus.

1. XJTLU 3.0

PEOPLE’S DAILY:

Headline: XJTLU establishes innovation ecosystem in Greater Bay Area

Summary: On June 1, People’s Daily featured Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University’s launch of the XIPU Innovation and Education College (GBA) in Guangzhou on May 31, in partnership with the Management Committee of Guangzhou Nansha Economic and Technological Development Zone.

Designed to become an ecosystem for education, industry and innovation, the College will integrate interest-driven learning, lifelong learning, research and development, and industry training to become an international science and technology innovation hub with global influence in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA).

Professor Youmin Xi, Executive President of XJTLU, addressed attendees at the launch ceremony. He noted that the Greater Bay Area is the perfect fit for XJTLU as the region shares the University’s vision for its 3.0 model, which focuses on developing an ecosystem for education, research, innovation and entrepreneurship.

“That’s why XJTLU has come to GBA – we want to combine our resources with local government and businesses to help build a global science and technology innovation centre in the region,” said Professor Xi.

This news was also reported by China Daily, Xinhua Daily, Yangtse Evening Post, Modern Express, Suzhou Daily, South Net and The Paper.

2. Educational exploration and talent cultivation

CHINA YOUTH DAILY:

Headline: XJTLU Executive President Professor Youmin Xi: literacy education needs to be enhanced for future

Summary: On June 23, XJTLU Executive President Professor Youmin Xi was interviewed by China Youth Daily and noted that literacy education needs to be enhanced for the future. He also said that we should continue to explore new models of education that can groom specialised elites, industry talents and new vocational training, which needs to adapt to the era of artificial intelligence and digital intelligence.

CHINESE BUSINESS VIEW:

Headline: XJTLU’s approach to developing international talents

Summary: Chinese Business View published an article about XJTLU’s educational model. Professor Youmin Xi, Executive President of XJTLU, noted that there is a rapidly growing trend of public concern and demand for international education in China.

“XJTLU is exploring its own path to Syntegrative Education in practice and finding the approach to developing high-level international talents,” Professor Xi said.

CHINA EDUCATION ONLINE:

Headline: A conversation with Professor Youmin Xi: A Sino-foreign joint-venture university has its diversified educational model and the internationalisation

Summary: With China embarking on a new journey to build a modern socialist country in an all-around way and marching towards a new centennial journey, questions are frequently asked concerning China-based joint-venture universities: “How can we develop Sino-foreign cooperation in the running of schools in the context of a new era? What can Sino-foreign cooperation do in the face of the global epidemic?”

Professor Youmin Xi, Executive President of Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University gave his answers in an interview with China Education Online on June 10.

XI’AN NET:

Headline: XJTLU: Developing international talents

Summary: Xi’an Net featured Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University on June 21. As the world continues to globalise, Sino-foreign joint venture education has become an essential part of higher education in China. As a leading China-based joint-venture university adopting practices to globalise education, XJTLU is at the forefront of higher education internationalisation in China.

3. Scientific achievements

XINHUA DAILY:

Headline: XJTLU develops novel tool that could fast-track cell discoveries

Summary: Xinhua Daily published an article about a protein analysis tool developed by researchers from Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University. The new protein analysis tool – coined the Bacterial Growth Inhibition Screen (BGIS) –could fast-track the process of assessing proteins. The tool allows for quick and efficient basic characterisation of protein function with no special equipment or cost involved.

Dr Ferdinand Kappes of XJTLU’s Department of Biological Sciences says that while it won’t replace more complex and established protein analysis methods, the BGIS tool offers a viable ‘pre-screening’ method that could save scientists significant time in the lab, in turn accelerating basic science and medical discoveries.

4. External communication and collaboration

CHINA DAILY:

Headline: XJTLU Wisdom Lake Academy of Pharmacy holds the establishment of Industrial Development Advisory Board

Summary: China Daily published an article about the establishment of Industrial Development Advisory Board of XJTLU Wisdom Lake Academy of Pharmacy on June 11.

Attendees included more than 50 professionals, scholars, entrepreneurs, and investors in the field of biomedicine. Dr Yimin Ding, Vice President of XJTLU, addressed the event and Professor Mu Wang, Executive Dean of the Academy, issued appointment letters to committee members.

This news was also reported by Yangtse Evening Post, Modern Express and China Net.

JIANGSU TELEVISION STATION:

Headline: English education to prepare global workforce leaders

Summary: China’s emphasis on examination results has led to students learning the general English needed to pass tests. However, today’s China puts a strong demand on preparing students to be future leaders in the global workforce. These graduates should be able to communicate well in the English used in their professions.

On May 30, Jiangsu Television Station reported on CEAPA - BALEAP 2021 International Conference held online last month. The conference was the first-ever joint international conference of two authoritative EAP organisations: CEAPA (China EAP Association) and BALEAP (British Association of Lecturers in English for Academic Purposes). More than 100 scholars worldwide attended the Conference to discuss how EAP can adapt to different teaching contexts, meet global trends, and address challenges encountered in localisation.

This news was also reported by Yangtse Evening Post.

YANGTSE EVENING POST:

Headline: Opening ceremony of XJTLU Campus Culture Development Advisory and Promotion Committee with first meeting

Summary: Yangtse Evening Post published an article about establishing XJTLU Campus Culture Development Advisory and Promotion Committee and its first meeting on June 9. There were 12 professionals appointed as members of the Committee.

The Committee, organised by XJTLU Museum, aims to build a high-end think tank that guides XJTLU campus culture and arts development with professionals’ resources, and help XJTLU campus culture become more diverse.

This news was also reported by Modern Express and Suzhou Daily.

5. Students’ stories

XINHUA DAILY:

Headline: XJTLU first-year students won special prizes of MCM/ICM 2021

Summary: Xinhua Daily published an article about XJTLU students winning special prizes at MCM/ICM 2021. XJTLU had the best achievement of all time in the 2021 MCM/ICM competition, with student teams winning two special awards, 12 first prizes and 18 second prizes. Only 1% of the 16,059 teams in the world are awarded a special prize.

Qiuyi Chen, Zhenyao Zhu and Xiaotian Ji, all Year One students from the Department of Foundational Mathematics, won special prizes in the competition at their first participation. It is also the best achievement of a Year One team in XJTLU’s history.

6. Admissions

JIANGSU TELEVISION STATION:

Headline: Preliminary admission list of Jiangsu comprehensive evaluation 2021 released by 14 universities

Summary: Jiangsu Television Station reported on Jiangsu’s comprehensive evaluation pilot project on June 3. In the programme, 23 universities across China, divided into two types (A and B) had experimental pilot projects this year. Currently, 14 universities based in Suzhou, including Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, released preliminary admission lists for the Jiangsu comprehensive evaluation 2021.

This news was also reported by People’s Net.

GUIZHOU DAILY:

Headline:197 students from Guizhou Province enrol at XJTLU: joint-venture education enables you to study internationally from home

Summary: Guizhou Daily published an article about Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University on June 24. XJTLU is one of the earliest Sino-foreign joint-venture education institutions approved by the Ministry of Education of China. The University results from a historic partnership between Xi’an Jiaotong University and the University of Liverpool, and the academic reputation is enhanced by this collaboration. XJTLU combines East and West’s best to offer students a unique educational experience that prepares you to be a future leader.

CHUNCHENG EVENING POST:

Headline: XJTLU: developing international talents

Summary: Chuncheng Evening Post published a full-page article about Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University on June 24. The report says that choosing high-quality international education gives students opportunities to explore their life possibilities with access to the world’s leading knowledge structure, broad global vision, multi-language environment and international networking.

21st CENTURY BUSINESS HERALD:

Headline: Gaokao guideline: how do you study internationally from home?

Summary: 21st Century Business Herald’s article on June 16 says studying in a Sino-foreign joint venture university instead of a famous traditional university is becoming a new choice for students. Especially with the global pandemic, high school students who prefer universities with a high level of internationalisation are likely to switch their attention to Sino-foreign education. The article also says that students can enrol at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University either from college entrance examination or from comprehensive evaluation based on college entrance examination scores. The latter is only applicable to students from Jiangsu Province and Guangdong Province.

SICHUAN NEWS NET:

Headline: Study internationally from home: 136 students from Sichuan province enrol at XJTLU

Summary: On June 21, Sichuan News Net publish an article about Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University and its ranking, internationalization, high-quality education and programme.

This year, among the 136 students from Sichuan province enrolled at XJTLU, 39 students study arts, and 97 students learn sciences. All students are enrolled in significant category programmes.

7. Multi-language media highlights

LAFENT:

Headline: [Seoul International Garden Expo] Artist’s Garden

Summary: On May 16, Lafent reported that the production named “The Pink Island” by Dr Teo Hidalgo Nacher and David Vardy from Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University obtained the Gold Award of Seoul International Garden Expo.

CHINA DAILY:

Headline: The 15th anniversary of Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

Summary: On May 20, China Daily reported that Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University celebrated the 15th anniversary of its founding.

CHINA DAILY:

Headline: XJTLU establishes new academies to explore education models

Summary: On May 26, China Daily reported that Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University launched two new academies and opened its innovative lifelong-learning platform to the public to celebrate its 15th anniversary on May 22.

THAT’S MAGAZINE:

Headline: China Insight Enhances Academic and Career Possibilities

Summary: On May 28, That’s Magazine highlighted that the Diploma in China Studies at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University helps educators better understand China. It will provide online and offline education to someone who wants to join the programme in autumn 2021.

THE PIE BLOG:

Headline: XJTLU: breaking barriers to reach the future

Summary: On May 28, Professor Youmin Xi, Executive President of Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, wrote an article about the future of education for The PIE Blog. Professor Xi emphasised that the future of education is about bringing together multiple worlds. In order to create a robust higher education sector, universities need to form partnerships with each other, industry and the community.

THAT’S MAGAZINE:

Headline: XJTLU Celebrates its Past by Embarking on the Future

Summary: On June 1, That’s Magazine highlighted XJTLU’s development and exploration. XJTLU, a partnership between the University of Liverpool in the UK and Xi’an Jiaotong University in Shaanxi province, started with one building and 164 students 15 years ago. In 2021, XJTLU has launched its new academies and opened its innovative lifelong-learning platform to the public to celebrate its 15th anniversary.

THAT’S MAGAZINE:

Headline: Upgrade Your Teaching with a New Master’s Degree


Summary: On April 24, That’s Magazine introduced the new MA programme in Child Development and Family Education from the Academy of Future Education and a new MA programme in Applied Linguistics with a Specialisation in Multilingualism from the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

SUPCHINA:

Headline: The history of Chinese animation, from groundbreaking ‘Havoc in Heaven’ to crappy-looking ‘Kung Fu Mulan’

Summary: On June 2, SupChina used the comments from Zhonghao Chen, a lecturer from the Academy of Film and Creative Technology, and Dr Hui Miao from the Department of Media and Communication at XJTLU on the film named “Havoc in Heaven”. Dr Marco Pellitteri also shared his opinion on “animation outsourcing” in China.

CHINA DAILY:

Headline: With maturity, a new view of China

Summary: On June 10, China Daily published an article about Stella Rüggeberg, a student who did a masters degree in China Studies at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University. She shared her feeling about studying and life in Suzhou.

SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST:

Headline: 4 reasons Sino-British university education in Suzhou, China, increasingly appeals to international students

Summary: On May 21, South China Morning Post interviewed two XJTLU graduates who introduced the benefits they believe comes from studying at the University. Firstly, it’s a great opportunity to enjoy the ‘best of both worlds’; secondly, a warm and welcoming student experience; thirdly, a great foundation for the real world; and fourthly, a rewarding international academic environment.

TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION – CAMPUS:

Headline: Solving future problems today: Making HyFlex learning work for all

Summary: Trent Montgomery, an Educational System Engineer from the Management Information Technology and System Office, wrote an article about effective hybrid flexible teaching for Times Higher Education – Campus on June 17. In the article, he shares the key considerations for developing effective hybrid flexible teaching that will boost universities’ educational offerings in the long term.

TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION – CAMPUS:

Headline: Global virtual exchange: promoting international learning

Summary: Dr Christopher Brighton, from the Department of Educational Studies, introduced a model of global virtual exchange on Times Higher Education – Campus on June 15. He said that the model could help students enhance their intercultural communication ability.

TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION – CAMPUS:

Headline: Making the most of online educational resources: a case study

Summary: On June 8, Dr Pascal Grange, from the Department of Physics, shared a case study to explain how online educational resources can be used to complement teaching and enhance students’ opportunities for learning on Times Higher Education – Campus.

TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION – CAMPUS:

Headline: Supporting self-directed learning across cultural boundaries

Summary: On May 31, Times Higher Education – Campus introduced research by Dr Qian Wang, Dr Chang Xiong, and Dr Jiajun Liu from XJTLU, showing that the Western teaching model based on ‘self-directed learning’ is effective among Chinese students coming from different educational and cultural contexts.

TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION – CAMPUS:

Headline: How to foster collaboration among students trained to compete

Summary: On May 27, Dr Jie Zhang, Dr Qing Ye and Steven Bateman from XJTLU, introduced how to help students finish their group tasks in an online and offline hybrid environment and ensure that team members are collaborating qualitatively on Times Higher Education – Campus.

TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION – CAMPUS:

Headline: Supporting students’ emotional needs in distance learning

Summary: On May 20, Times Higher Education – Campus introduced simple online teaching methods by Yanfang Si from the Language Centre, which could help students feel connected and supported and satisfied the needs of their emotion from a distance.

PHYS.ORG:

Headline: Study exposes increasing flood risk in the UK

Summary: On June 3, Phys.Org highlighted a research paper, published on the Journal of Hydrology by a PhD student Mengzhu Chen and Dr Konstantinos Papadikis, Dean of Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University’s Design School. The result shows flood protection measures in the UK need to be reconsidered.

This news was also reported by EurekAlert!.

EUREKALERT!:

Headline: Novel tool could fast-track cell discoveries

Summary: On May 6, EureAlert! reported that researchers from XJTLU have uncovered a new protein analysis tool—coined the Bacterial Growth Inhibition Screen (BGIS)—that could fast-track the process of assessing proteins. The tool allows for quick and efficient basic characterisation of protein function with no special equipment or cost involved.

The news was also reported by Phys.org.

Translated by Ke Tang

Edited by Yunji Tao, Guojuan Wang, Tamara Kaup and Patricia Lain

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