XJTLU in the Media in July

02 Aug 2022

During the past month, XJTLU was mentioned in media reports from domestic outlets including People’s Daily, CGTN, China Daily, Xinhua Daily, Yangtze Evening Post, Modern Express, Suzhou Daily, Xinmin Evening Post and Guizhou Daily.

Researchers from XJTLU have also been included in stories and sought for comment in multi-language media outlets including The Independent, Times Higher Education (THE) Campus, EurekAlert!, The Washington Time, and Daily Express.

Topics included XJTLU’s educational development, scientific achievements, campus life, teaching methods, expert insights, further studies and employment, and student recruitment.

1. XJTLU Educational Development

Headline: XJTLU cultivates innovative talents for future development
Published on: 29 June 2022

Summary: Recently, Yangtze Evening Post featured XJTLU education models including XJTLU 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0. Professor Youmin Xi, Executive President of XJTLU, said: “Since its establishment, the University has always been devoted to educational innovation.” The three education models explore new paths in higher education to lead the future and serve society.

Special thanks to Professor Youmin Xi.

XJTLU promotes the integration of industry, academia and research
Published on: 2 July 2022

Summary: Recently, Xinhua Daily featured XJTLU, the largest Sino-foreign cooperative university in China. The University integrates education into society, leverages all the resources, and creates an innovative ecology. The article also mentioned that XJTLU Wisdom Lake Academy of Pharmacy and XJTLU-JITRI Academy of Industrial Technology reflect the XJTLU 3.0 model.

Headline: This Sino-foreign cooperative university drew the attention of 0.9 million netizens!
Published on: 29 June 2022

Summary: Recently, Yangtze Evening Post organised a series of broadcasts for universities in Suzhou. They invited Professor Youmin Xi, Executive President of XJTLU; Professor Junsong Chen, Dean of the School of Intelligent Finance and Business at XJTLU Entrepreneur College (Taicang); Professor Mu Wang, Executive Dean at XJTLU Wisdom Lake Academy of Pharmacy; and Yi Han, a graduate of BA Film and TV Production.

The broadcast introduced the University’s student-centred teaching and innovative education model, and it received more than 900,000 views.

2. Scientific Achievements

Headline: XJTLU researcher wrote a paper for the top-ranked mathematics journal
Published on: 29 June 2022

Summary: Recently, Dr Hui Zhang at XJTLU’s Department of Applied Mathematics and Professor Martin Gander at the Université de Genève published a paper called “Schwarz methods by domain truncation” in Acta Numerica, which is the top-ranked mathematics journal as measured by impact factor.

3. Campus Life

Headline: XJTLU hosts the seventh Annual Conference on Education Innovation and explores new models of future education
Published on: 5 July 2022

Summary: From 30 June to 3 July, XJTLU hosted the seventh Annual Conference on Education Innovation and the ninth Wisdom Lake Internationalisation Summit of Higher Education. Participants discussed new concepts and models of future education from different perspectives, and shared opinions on how to build an effective educational ecosystem.

This news was also reported by Xinhua Daily, Yangtze Evening Post, Suzhou Daily and Subaonet.com.

Headline: XJTLU Learning Mall’s upgrade promotes online education
Published on: 8 July 2022

Summary: XJTLU Learning Mall was upgraded to an online interactive dual platform, consisting of Learning Mall Core and Learning Mall Premium. Learning Mall Core is an internal platform for XJTLU students and academic staff, whereas Learning Mall Premium provides content and services for external users.

This news was also reported by Yangtze Evening Post, Modern Express, Suzhou Daily, Subaonet.com, China Internet Information Center, and Tencent.com.

Headline: The 2022 conference of the International Association of Media and Communication Research was successfully held
Published on: 18 July 2022

Summary: Together with Tsinghua University, XJTLU’s Department of Media and Communication co-hosted the 2022 conference of the International Association of Media and Communication Research (IAMCR), one of the most prestigious scholarly organisations in the field. The conference was held in Beijing, Suzhou, and online.

4. Teaching Methods

Headline: Receive international education and English-taught courses at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Published on: 28 June 2022

Summary: XJTLU sets the benchmark for Sino-foreign cooperative universities. The University delivers all courses in English.
XJTLU English Language Centre is one of the largest language centres in Asia. It is also the first and only institute in the Chinese mainland that has been accredited by both the British Association of Lecturers of English for Academic Purposes (BALEAP) and the Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIOL).

5. Expert Insights

Headline: How to teach strategic management? Business school professors gather for brainstorming
Published on: 4 July 2022

Summary: The National MBA Training College recently held a seminar on strategic management. More than 300 teachers from more than 170 MBA colleges participated in the event. Professor Youmin Xi, Executive President of XJTLU, shared how to create an industrial ecology in the era of digital intelligence, and discussed the trend of MBA talent training.

6. Further Studies and Employment

Headline: Over 85% of XJTLU students enter the world's top 100
Published on: 30 June 2022

Summary: In the past three years, the percentage of XJTLU graduates entering the world’s top universities has increased. In 2021, 94.91% of the students either received job offers after graduation or chose to further their studies, and 85.74% of them decided to study abroad. Among them, 33.73% entered the world’s top 10, and 85.81% went to the world’s top 100, according to the QS World University Rankings.

Headline: Universities in Jiangsu strive to prepare students for careers
Published on: 10 July 2022

Summary: Universities in Jiangsu are looking for ways to better support students in job hunting. For example, XJTLU collaborated with Deloitte, Microsoft and other enterprises to launch a series of activities, and encouraged students to participate in mock interviews. If students perform well enough in the mock interviews, they could receive an offer in advance.

This news was also reported by People.cn, JSChina, Sina.com, Xinhuanet, and Tencent.com.

7. Student Recruitment

Headline: What are the key points to look for when applying for undergraduate programmes?
Published on: 29 June 2022

Summary: Guizhou Daily recently introduced XJTLU’s undergraduate programmes including BEng Data Science and Big Data Technology with Contemporary Entrepreneurialism, BEng Intelligent Manufacturing Engineering with Contemporary Entrepreneurialism, BEng Internet of Things Engineering with Contemporary Entrepreneurialism, BSc Applied Statistics and more.

8. XJTLU in Multi-Language Media in June and July

Headline: ‘More action’ needed to avoid mass extinction, says global team of experts
Published on: 18 July 2022

Summary: “Biodiversity loss is one of our biggest environmental challenges in the world, probably more important than climate change,” says Professor Johannes Knops, at XJTLU’s Department of Health and Environmental Sciences.

Professor Knops is one of more than 60 experts who have co-authored a major global study of biodiversity loss, recently published in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. The study suggests that more species may be threatened than previously thought. The experts estimate that since 1500, 30% of species have been threatened with extinction or driven extinct. If current trends continue, this could increase to 37% by 2100.

This news was also reported by EurekAlert!, Yahoo! News UK, The Washington Time, Tired Earth, Daily Express, Phys.org, Earth.com, and El Periodista, Listín Diario, and Madridpress in Spanish.

Headline: Tech tools that boost student engagement through competition and interaction
Published on: 18 July 2022

Summary: Yuyang Zhao at XJTLU English Language Centre explains that digital tools that promote interaction and competition in class can have notable benefits to learning, based on her use of quizzes.

AUTH: The International Summer Journalism Academy starts tomorrow with students from 12 countries (in Greek)
Published on: 14 July 2022

Summary: Forty students from 12 countries and 14 different universities attended the sixth International Journalism Academy in Thessaloniki, Greece. XJTLU is among the institutions and organisations participating in the academy.

This news was also reported by GRTimes, ΜΑΚΕΔΟΝΙΑ, and ΑΠΕ-ΜΠΕ.

Headline: Strategies to motivate students in asynchronous learning
Published on: 13 July 2022

Summary: The self-directed nature of asynchronous learning makes it easy for students to disengage. Guhuai Jiang and Jiayu Zhou at XJTLU English Language Centre offer strategies that boost students’ motivation when working on their own.

Headline: Is organic farming always good for the environment? – Researchers create strategy to help decide
Published on: 12 July 2022

Summary: In a recent study, a team of researchers at XJTLU’s Department of Health and Environmental Sciences developed a method to help farmers and policymakers decide if switching from conventional to organic farming will increase biodiversity while maintaining productivity.

This news was also reported by Phys.org, Sciencemag, UK Today News, Atlanta Business Journal, Nature World News, and Eurasia Review.

Era of technology transfer, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University prepares innovative careers for studies
Published on: 12 July 2022

Summary: Over the past years, Asia has become an area with facilities for rapid technological development. In designing the curriculum, XJTLU Entrepreneur College (Taicang) involves many leading companies. This enables the College to provide lessons relevant to the realisation of business needs. These industry-academic partnerships allow students to keep up with technology trends and prepare for career success.

Expert: Don't blame the pikas for the grassland degradation
Published on: 11 July 2022

Summary: According to the statistics, half of the meadows on the Tibetan Plateau are at risk of turning into black soil. Local communities often blame the pika, a small, rabbit-like mammal, for grassland degradation. However, Dr Li Li at XJTLU believes that “the key to saving the plateau’s meadows, is not to demonise the pika, but to develop a culturally acceptable solution that both controls this wild mammal’s populations and allows pastoral nomads to continue making a living”.

Headline: Use technology to hook students’ interest when teaching online
Published on: 8 July 2022

Summary: Used strategically, technology can be employed to make teaching more entertaining and engaging. Luqian Huang at XJTLU’s School of Languages shares examples of how to use digital tools to support effective pedagogies.

This news was also reported by Zipe Education.

Headline: More efficient encryption for distributed storage in Web 3.0 (in Spanish)
Published on: 29 June 2022

Summary: Recently, a team of scientists from XJTLU, Taiyuan University of Technology and De Montfort University in the UK have come up with a new, more secure encryption scheme. They explain that their scheme does not require the proxy to transfer the ciphertext to a new one, which reduces computation and operation time by allowing a new user to access the same file.

This news was also reported by America Retail.

Lessons in helping remote students obtain practical work experience
Published on: 29 June 2022

Summary: Universities face obstacles in helping distance learners access practical work experience. Ewout van der Schaft and Alex Mackrell share insight from initiatives at International Business School Suzhou (IBSS).

At this international firm’s China office, English is power and refusing to speak it is a form of resistance
Published on: 27 June 2022

Summary: At a time when more and more multinational companies are mandating English as the common corporate language, a study by Dr Xiaoyan Liang at IBSS highlights the difficulty of the shift in one office in Shanghai and shed light on the possible influence of culture on the mechanisms of organisational power and resistance.

The next frontier for mental health support: VR and AI-powered chatbots
Published on: 16 June 2022

Summary: Technology presents huge opportunities to change the face of mental health care. Virtual reality and artificial-intelligence-enabled chatbots are among the most promising innovations that many experts believe could potentially open new frontiers in psychotherapy. Professor Hai-Ning Liang at XJTLU’s Department of Computing, and Dr Russell Fulmer at the Academy of Future Education offered expert insights.

Teaching English for academic mediation and discussion using team games
Published on: 10 June 2022

Summary: Using English for academic discussion and mediation can be a challenge for students. Laura McNabb from XJTLU’s English Language Centre shares classroom games that help students learn the language skills they need.

Strong university academics, practical skills ensure future graduates’ readiness
Published on: 7 June 2022

Summary: With a future that experts say will be marked by change and uncertainty, today’s students must take more care than ever in choosing a university.

XJTLU Entrepreneur College (Taicang) prepares students from around the world to meet challenges brought about by rapid developments in new technologies. Students can study programmes in fields like artificial intelligence, big data, intelligent manufacturing engineering, internet of things, intelligent supply chain, cultural technology, microelectronic science and engineering, and intelligent robotics.

Driving sustainable behavioural change to save people and planet
Published in: June 2022

Summary: In a recent interview, Dr Ellen Touchstone, Associate Dean for Responsible and Sustainable Business Education at IBSS, says business schools must refocus the “can-do” attitude displayed during the pandemic towards meeting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

How we used a business management theory to help students cope with uncertainty
Published on: 31 May 2022

Summary: The business world is no stranger to uncertainty, especially when looking at global shifts. Recently, a team at XJTLU drew on a management theory called “HeXie” to try to give students the tools to cope with their anxiety. The team consists of Dr Zheng Feei Ma, Dr Jianli Hao, Dr Yu Song, and Dr Peng Liu.

By Xinmin Han
Edited by Patricia Pieterse

02 Aug 2022


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