XJTLU in the Media in August and September

01 Oct 2022

During the past two months, XJTLU was mentioned in media reports from domestic outlets including Guangming Daily, China Youth Daily, China Daily, Suzhou Daily, Guizhou Daily, Jiangsu Broadcasting Corporation, Xinhua Daily and more.

Researchers from XJTLU have also been included in stories and sought for comment in multi-language media outlets including That’s Shanghai, Times Higher Education (THE) Campus, Technology Times, Phys.Org and more.

Topics included XJTLUL Entrepreneur College (Taicang) opening ceremony, campus life, scientific achievements, expert insights, and teachers’ and students’ stories.

1. XJTLU Entrepreneur College Opening Ceremony

Headline: XJTLU officially opens its Taicang campus
Published on: 6 September 2022

Summary: On 5 September, XJTLU opens the doors of its Taicang campus, the new home of XJTLU Entrepreneur College (Taicang). This news was also reported by China Daily, Guizhou Daily, Yangtze Evening Post, Modern Express, China Youth Daily, Suzhou Daily, Suzhou TV, Guangming Daily and more.

2. Campus Life

Headline: XJTLU launches the School of Mathematics and Physics
Published on: 3 September 2022

Summary: On 1 September, the School of Mathematics and Physics held its launch event in the Central Building.

In his speech, Professor Youmin Xi, Executive President of XJTLU, said: “To realise the value of education, it is crucial to transition from just imparting knowledge to helping students grow.”

Professor Fei Ma, Acting Dean of the School, commended the strengths of the programmes in the new school: “From 2018 to 2022, 2,460 students graduated from the BSc Actuarial Science, Applied Mathematics, and Financial Mathematics programmes, among which 745 furthered their studies in G5 universities, and 34 were accepted by Oxford University and Cambridge University.”

This news was also reported by Xinhua Daily, Jiangsu Broadcasting Corporation, Yangtze Evening Post, Suzhou Daily and more.

Headline: “Finding Chinese Educators in the New Era” livestream attracted 450,000 netizens
Published on: 17 August 2022

Summary: In order to attract more educators and people who are concerned about education to participate in the crucial discussion of future-oriented educational ideas, Professor Youmin Xi launched the Campaign of Finding Chinese Educators in the New Era. The livestream attracted more than 450,000 viewers.

Headline: XJTLU welcomes 5,000 new students
Published on: 7 September 2022

Summary: From 7 to 8 September, XJTLU welcomes nearly 5,000 Year One students.

3. Scientific Research

Headline: Scientists identify ‘bottleneck’ in drug delivery pathways in stem cells
Published on: 22 July 2022

Summary: In a recent study, researchers from XJTLU and Nanjing University in China, and Western Washington University and Emory University in the US, shed some light on why the delivery of therapeutics to cells can be difficult. Dr Gang Ruan at XJTLU Wisdom Lake Academy of Pharmacy is a corresponding author. This news was also reported by EurekAlert!, Statnano, NANO Magazine, News Explorer, Swift Telecast and Technology Networks.

4. Expert Insight

Headline: Learning style has been reconstructed by the epidemic
Published on: 30 August 2022

Summary: In his recent study, Dr Xiaojun Zhang, Executive Dean of XJTLU’s Academy of Future Education, found that compared to offline learning, students feel more anxious when studying online, and that remote learning is a challenge for many students.

Headline: Chasing the Leopard: meet the guardian of Angsai’s wildlife
Published on: 23 August 2022

Summary: NFpeople recently interviewed Dr Lingyun Xiao at the Department of Health and Environmental Sciences. Dr Xiao says: “Although snow leopard is a large beast, what they need is only some small patches in this large habitat in Angsai.”

Headline: What to do when children are addicted to short videos in summer
Published on: 1 August 2022

Summary: With short videos getting more and more popular among teenagers, Yuan Yuan at XJTLU’s Chinese Cultural Teaching Centre says that if they spend too much time watching short videos, it will be difficult for them to concentrate on reading and studying.

5. Teachers’ and Students’ Stories

Headline: XJTLU’s Y-Team wins the Best Healthy Habitation Award
Published on: 15 August 2022

Summary: On 14 August, the multidisciplinary Y-Team, led by Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University and including team members from Thomas Jefferson University, Zhejiang University-University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Joint Institute, and the International Bamboo and Rattan Organization, won the Best Healthy Habitation Award at Solar Decathlon China 2022 in Zhangjiakou, Hebei province. This news was also reported by Yangtze Evening Post.

Headline: XJTLU Students and staff together build community gardens
Published on: 15 August 2022

Summary: Over the last two years, staff and students at XJTLU have been working with Tongji University to build community gardens in Wujiang District, Suzhou. The community garden involves residents in its building and maintenance, and has created a better environment for the community. This news was also reported by Yangtze Evening Post, Modern Express and more.

Headline: Young British guy adopts animals and volunteers on weekends
Published on: 21 August 2022

Summary: Sam Evans at XJTLU’s English Language Centre regularly volunteers at Suzhou Animal Protection Centre. During the past three years, Evans has helped 12 dogs and six cats to find owners.

6. XJTLU in Multi-Language Media

Headline: Balanced approach needed on tech
Published on: 1 August 2022

Summary: In his recent study, Dr Zou Bin at XJTLU’s Department of Applied Linguistics found that university students are motivated to use an AI evaluation system to practise English, and that AI technology has supported their learning.

Headline: The trend of going intelligent
Published on: 6 August 2022

Summary: Professor Eng Hwa Yap, Dean of the School of Intelligent Manufacturing Ecosystem and the School of Robotics at XJTLU Entrepreneur College (Taicang), says that by 2025, intelligent manufacturing in China will need 9 million qualified people. However, the industry currently only has half this number. Professor Yap says to bridge the gap, more skilled people need to be trained with a greater focus on specialisation within enterprises.

Headline: Hope for coexistence between humans, livestock and snow leopards
Published on: 18 August 2022

Summary: In her recent paper, Dr Lingyun Xiao at the Department of Health and Environmental Sciences explores how Tibetan herders are able to coexist with snow leopards in their shared environment. Her research reinforced the importance of snow leopard conservation.

Headline: China to unveil global top 100 smart manufacturing companies
Published on: 22 August 2022

Summary: Recently, at the Intelligent Manufacturing for Future International Summit, XJTLU and other industrial partners announced the Global Top 100 Smart Manufacturing Companies 2022 Ranking Program. This news was also reported by Technology Times.

Headline: Narbolia rediscovers Vico Mossa, the child, the man, the architect. Nuralìa, the distant village of Vico Mossa
Published on: 1 September 2022

Summary: Recently, Dr Roberto Podda at XJTLU’s Department of Architecture analysed the more technical aspects of Vico Mossa’s professional work at the “Narbolia rediscovers Vico Mossa” event.

Headline: Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University opens Taicang campus
Published: 4 September 2022

Summary: On 5 September, XJTLU officially opens the doors of its Taicang campus, the new home of XJTLU Entrepreneur College (Taicang). The campus will eventually be able to support up to 10,000 students and 1,200 staff members.

This news was also reported by That’s Shanghai, USA Newshour, Sydney Sun, Design Build Network, The Nation (Thailand), Wipnews, Benzinga, Le Lézard; RYT9, Shafaqna, Matichon Newspapers & Online, and Siam Advisor in Thai; Herald Economy and KIpost in Korean, and many other international news outlets.

Book Title: The Routledge Handbook of Media Education Futures Post-Pandemic
Published on: 13 September 2022

Summary: In this new book, Dr Marco Pellitteri at XJTLU’s Department of Media and Communication wrote a chapter called “Using online and hyflex methods to teach media practice in China in 2020 and 2021”.

Headline: Experiential education through a simulated summit to combat human trafficking
Published on: 19 September 2022

Summary: In the article, Dr Clara Chapdelaine-Feliciati at XJTLU’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences shared some advice on setting teaching goals and planning a simulated summit to support remote learners.

Headline: Greening China’s Construction Industry
Published on: 19 September 2022

Summary: China aims to peak CO2 emissions by 2030 and become carbon-neutral by 2060. Dr Jianli Hao at XJTLU’s Department of Civil Engineering says: “One of the ways of achieving the objectives is by encouraging the refurbishment of existing buildings rather than demolishing old buildings and constructing new ones in their place. Under the Building Energy Efficiency and Green Building Development plan, it is proposed that by 2025, the area of energy-saving renovation of existing buildings will be over 350 million m2.”

01 Oct 2022


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