XJTLU in the Media in May

07 Jun 2022

During the past month, XJTLU was mentioned in media reports from domestic outlets including China Media Group (CMG), China Daily, China Youth Daily, Xinhua Daily, Yangtze Evening Post, Jiangsu Broadcasting Corporation, Modern Express Post and Suzhou Daily.

Researchers from XJTLU have also been included in stories and sought for comment in multi-language media outlets including Times Higher Education (THE) Campus, EurekAlert!, China Daily, PHYS.ORG, New York Post, UK Today News and Tech Xplore.

Topics included expert insights, scientific achievements, students’ and teachers’ stories, new programmes, employability support and campus life.

1. Expert Insights

Headline: China will no longer issue employment registration forms for graduates from next year
Published on: 14 May 2022

Summary: From 2023, China will stop issuing employment registration forms for university graduates. The form is used for new hires’ checklist and household registration. Dr Bo Xie, Director of XJTLU’s Chinese Culture Teaching Centre, says this approach encourages flexible employment and entrepreneurship, and small and medium-sized enterprises need a large number of graduates.

Headline: Suzhou: a historical city looks for modern upgrading
Published on: 16 May 2022

Summary: Suzhou is famous for its mix of modern amenities and ancient culture. Dr Yu Song, Senior Associate Professor and Director of the XIPU Institution says that Jiangnan cultural tourism could become one of the city’s developmental goals. She explained that a lifestyle that combines history and culture is extremely attractive to tourists.

This news was also reported by CICOC.CN.

Headline: Renmin University pulls itself out of overseas ranking systems
Published on: 11 May 2022

Summary: Renmin University of China has decided not to participate in any overseas university rankings. Dr Bo Xie comments that different university ranking institutions have different standards of evaluation, so some universities actively promote their high positions in certain rankings while hiding other low rankings.

This news was also reported by China Central Television, the Paper, Hua Shang Daily, China Economic Observation, Oushinet, and iFeng.com.

2. Scientific Achievements

Headline: Eating sea squirts may reverse the signs of ageing, study shows
Published on: 9 May 2022

Summary: Recently, researchers from XJTLU, Stanford University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences have reported that supplementing a diet with the sea organisms Ascidiacea, also known as sea squirts, reverses some of the main signs of ageing in an animal model.

This news was also reported by Xinhua News Daily, New York Post, UK Today News, StudyFinds, Neuro Science News, Medical Xpress, Pourquoi Docteur in French, CNET Japan and NEWS Collect in Japanese, Herald Economy and Star Daily News in Korean, El Ciudadano, RT, NotiUlti, and La Razón in Spanish.

3. Students’ and Teachers’ Stories

Headline: XJTLU team won a provincial commendation for promoting scientific and technological achievements
Published on: 30 April 2022

Summary: Recently, Dr Linxi Yuan’s team at the Department of Health and Environmental Sciences and Suzhou Setech Biological Technology Co., Ltd won a provincial award for their industry-university collaboration.

Do you want to try the plant-based diet designed by university students?
Published on: 6 May 2022

Summary: Recently, a team of XJTLU students participated in Nudge-A-Thon, a competition organised by Harvard University to promote sustainable diets on campus. They reached the final together with four other teams from China, and five teams from Harvard University.

This news was also reported by Yangtze Evening Post, Modern Express Post, Suzhou Daily, and Suzhou TV.

XJTLU student embraces cultural heritage and cultural communication
Published on: 27 April 2022

Summary: Dian Jin, a Year One student at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, recently did some field research on Kunqu, one of the oldest extant forms of Chinese opera. She says translation is the first and most important step in cultural exchange, and she hopes to introduce more Chinese literary works to international audiences.

XJTLU faculty: from teachers to educators
Published on: 23 May 2022

Summary: Recently, Xinhua Daily mentioned that XJTLU has advocated to cultivate top talents. The University has also been developing the faculty from teachers who impart knowledge to educators who help students grow.

4. New Programmes

XJTLU adds seven new undergraduate and postgraduate programmes
Published on: 13 May 2022

Summary: XJTLU now offers three new bachelors programmes and four masters programmes: BA Translation and Interpreting, BEng Biopharmaceuticals, BSc Pharmaceutical Sciences, MRes Pharmaceutical Sciences, MRes Materials Science and Engineering, MSc Digital Education, and MSc Cultural and Creative Industries.

This news was also reported by China Daily, Xinhua Daily, Yangtze Evening Post, Jiangsu Broadcasting Corporation, Jiangnan Times, Modern Express Post, Suzhou Daily and China News.

5. Employability Support

Pandemic changed millennials’ career hopes
Published on: 28 April 2022

Summary: Many graduates in China have reported difficulties finding work during the pandemic. Kun Wang at the Student Admissions and Career Development Office says that’s why the University launched a series of activities to support students, such as holding virtual job fairs and building online platforms.

6. Campus Life

Headline: The Power of Museums | Hold onto your true self in technological empowerment
Published on: 17 May 2022

Summary: International Museum Day (IMD) is observed on 18 May every year, and this year’s theme is “The Power of Museums”. To celebrate IMD, XJTLU Museum and JiangsuNow jointly launched a campaign. Many people submitted their art works and shared their thoughts on the power of museums.

7. XJTLU in Multi-Language Media

New study reveals impact from COVID-19 pandemic on supply chains
Published on: 20 April 2022

Summary: In his recent study, Dr Martin Lockstrom, Senior Associate Professor at International Business School Suzhou (IBSS) investigated to what extent companies’ supply chains have been affected by the pandemic and what measures they have taken to mitigate the effects.

Manga mania
Published on: 4 May 2022

Summary: In the article by Mara Accettura in the magazine D di Repubblica, Dr Marco Pellitteri, Associate Professor at XJTLU’s Department of Media and Communication, talks about the great burst of popularity and sales of manga books in Italy and says the phenomenon is not new.

Why studying in China will get you set for life
Published on: 4 May 2022

Summary: The article introduces XJTLU as an international joint-venture university. In 2021, XJTLU debuted at 122 in Times Higher Education’s Asia University Rankings. The University is located in Suzhou Industrial Park, China.

Trabajó en compañías de 3 continentes y propone combinar modelos de desarrollo de productos (He has worked in companies on 3 continents and proposes to combine product development models)
Published on: 8 May 2022

Summary: Recently, Puntal featured Eduardo Martres, Associate Professor of Practice in Industrial Design at XJTLU. In 2015, he received The People’s Republic of China Friendship Award, the highest distinction awarded by the Chinese government to foreign experts.

Coordinating co-authors
Published on: 11 May 2022

Summary: Co-authoring with other researchers sometimes can be challenging. In their article, Steven Bateman at XJTLU’s School of Languages and Dr Jie Zhang at the Department of Accounting suggest some approaches that will stave off conflicts and misunderstandings, while allowing researchers to remain sufficiently focused on the project at hand.

: Tips for sharing your research and professional expertise with consumer media
Published on: 17 May 2022

Summary: Dr Samuel Kwok, Associate Professor of Practice at IBSS, shares a guide to engaging with the mainstream consumer media. His key tips, based on his experience in working with media and commentating on business case studies, are to “connect, listen, focus, and share”.

Upscale hotels benefit from EV charging stations, study shows
Published on: 19 May 2022

Summary: A recent study by researchers at XJTLU and Fudan University analysed actual business data to quantify the impact and benefits of hosting charging stations at hotels.

Dr Lixian Qian, Senior Associate Professor at IBSS and the first author of the study, says that the methods used in this research will allow the evaluation of electric vehicle incentive policies in other markets worldwide, including in China.

This news was also reported by SCIENMAG, Tech Xplore, Manufacturing Business Technology, and Industrial Equipment News.

Headline: Training students in effective teamwork and collaboration
Published on: 24 May 2022

Summary: The ability to work effectively as part of a team is a vital life skill. Steven Bateman at XJTLU’s School of Languages, and Yan Jin and Dr Jie Zhang at IBSS explain how they support and train students in teamwork.

Headline: Researchers use bacteria to enhance concrete resistance
Published on: 25 May 2022

Summary: Recently, researchers at XJTLU’s Department of Civil Engineering applied denitrifying bacteria to recycled coarse aggregate (RCA) and enhanced the concrete’s strength and durability. The treated RCAC can withstand 225 freeze-thaw cycles, which is 75 more than those without treatment, making it suitable for widespread usage in cold areas.

By Xinmin Han
Edited by Patricia Pieterse

07 Jun 2022


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