During the past two months, XJTLU was mentioned in media reports from outlets including people.com.cn, Guangming Daily, China Youth Daily, CETV, China Science Daily, Xinhua Daily, ifeng.com, Suzhou Daily, City Business Daily, Manager Magazine and more.

Researchers from XJTLU have also been included in stories and sought for comment in media outlets including China Daily, Times Higher Education (THE) Campus, Olhar Digital, Business News and more.

Topics included education-industry integration, higher education exploration, expert insights, Chinese New Year celebration, and campus life.

1.Education-Industry Integration
Headline: XJTLU explores talent cultivation by integrating education and industry
Published on: 17 January 2023

Summary: In the article, Guangming Daily says XJTLU Wisdom Lake Academy of Pharmacy and XJTLU Entrepreneur College (Taicang) cultivate top talents by seeking in-depth cooperation among university, society and industry.

This news was also reported by Xinhua Daily, people.com.cn, sdnews.com.cn, hsw.cn, yunnan.cn and more.

Headline: Suzhou Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation Zone focuses on education-industry integration
Published on: 10 February 2023

Summary: According to Xinhua Daily, XJTLU Wisdom Lake Academy of Pharmacy is an example of industry-education integration at Suzhou Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation Zone. The Academy offers intellectual support for local biopharmaceutical enterprises.

Headline: Suzhou Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation Zone enhances “industry + city + talent” integration
Published on: 17 January 2023

Summary: According to Suzhou Daily, XJTLU Wisdom Lake Academy of Pharmacy was established in response to the strategy of “Pharma Valley in China”. The Academy benefited from the governmental policies and has received several funding.

This news was also reported by Jiangsu Broadcasting Corporation, xhby.net, yangtse.com, NJTV, Taizhou TV, yznews.com.cn, cnxz.com.cn and more.

2.Higher Education Exploration
Headline: China Annual Conference & Expo for International Education takes place in Beijing
Published on: 16 February 2023

Summary: The 23rd China Annual Conference & Expo for International Education was held in Beijing from 16-18 February. Professor Qiuling Chao, Vice President of XJTLU, says in a new era of education, scientific research, learning and teaching will also change accordingly.

Special thanks to Professor Qiuling Chao.

Headline: XJTLU Taicang campus cultivates top talents with integrated education
Published on: 7 January 2023

Summary: In a recent interview, Professor Junsong Chen, Dean of School of Intelligent Finance and Business, says the School invites business executives and industry experts to design curriculum and share the latest industrial trends with the students.

Special thanks to Professor Junsong Chen.

3.Expert Insights
Headline: Educational transformation in the era of data intelligence
Published on: 31 January 2023

Summary: In his recent article in Manager Magazine, Professor Youmin Xi, Executive President, introduced the educational philosophy of XJTLU.

Headline: Professor Qiuling Chao: What should we do to build a province boasting scientific and technological talents
Published on: 18 January 2023

Summary: In an interview with China Youth Daily, Professor Qiuling Chao, a National People’s Congress Deputy of Jiangsu province and Vice President of XJTLU, says Jiangsu makes great efforts to become a province boasting top talents in science and technology.

This news was also reported by Xinhua Daily, Jiangsu Broadcasting Corporation, ifeng.com and more.

Special thanks to Professor Qiuling Chao.

Headline: The impacts of AI on education
Published on: 14 February 2023

Summary: In his recent article, Dr Xiaojun Zhang, Executive Dean of XJTLU’s Academy of Future Education, analyses the impacts of AI on education and says the development of ChatGPT offers new perspective into future education.

Headline: ChatGPT for homework? AI only aids learning, experts say
Published on: 21 February 2023

Summary: City Business Daily recently interviewed Dr Qiufeng Wang, Head of XJTLU’s Department of Intelligent Science about the popularity of ChatGPT. Dr Wang says the outputs of ChatGPT cannot be used directly, but it can be a tool assisting students’ learning.

Special thanks to Dr Qiufeng Wang.

4.Chinese New Year Celebration
Headline: Expats celebrate the Chinese New Year in Suzhou Industrial Park
Published on: 24 January 2023

Summary: Suzhou Industrial Park organised several cultural activities for expats during the Chinese New Year. Kirsty Mattison, Head of XJTLU’s International Student Recruitment and Support says through these activities, she can learn more about traditional Chinese culture.

5.Campus Life
Headline: Cultural exploration in the Sino-foreign university
Published on: 10 January 2023

Summary: On 10 January, nearly 40 student reporters from Suzhou Experimental Primary School, led by reporters from Suzhou Daily, visited XJTLU and explored Chinese and international cultures.

This news was also reported by subaonet.com.

6.XJTLU in Multi-language Media

Headline: A journey of familial discovery, a century-old story of a western family and China
Published on: 9 February 2023

Summary: China Daily recently interviewed International Business School Suzhou’s Dr Ellen Touchstone about her and her family’s deep connection with Suzhou. Dr Touchstone has been living in China for more than 10 years. One hundred years ago, her grandparents, Cary Touchstone and Mabel Ellen Thomas came to Suzhou separately. They fell in love, got married and started a family.

Headline: Enchentes: pesquisadores desenvolvem forma de prevê-las (Floods: researchers develop a way to predict them)
Published on: 1o January 2023

Summary: In a recent study published in the Journal of Hydrology, researchers from Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China; Chung-Ang University, Korea; and the University of Liverpool, UK, proposed that an alternative method is more appropriate for analysing flood frequency in a changing environment. Mengzhu Chen, the first author of the paper, is a PhD student at XJTLU’s Department of Civil Engineering.

This news was also reported by Phy.Org, EurekAlert!, Innovation News Network, Quick Telecast, Environmental News Network, Scienmag, Envirotec, Bioengineer.org, AlphaGalileo, Zephyrnet, and Hebden Bridge News.

Headline: The power of events to build belonging among students
Published on: 12 January 2023

Summary: In her recent article, Xiaotong Lu at XJTLU Entrepreneur College (Taicang) says that hosting a series of events can building a sense of belonging among students. She also suggests that universities involve more students in organizing events.

This news was also reported by Business News.

Headline: Lights, camera, action: how to get students to turn on their cameras
Published on: 16 January 2023

Summary: In her recent article, Dr Clara Chapdelaine-Feliciati at XJTLU’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences shares some tips on enhancing student engagement in virtual learning environments, and the benefits of turning cameras on.

Headline: ‘Uncomfortable heritage’: how cities are repurposing former slaughterhouses
Published on: 27 February 2023

Summary: In her recent article, Dr Yiwen Wang at XJTLU’s Department of Urban Planning and Design analyses how London, Madrid and Shanghai repurpose and reuse their former slaughterhouses.

Headline: Analysis: Does foreign education matter that much in Hangzhou, China?
Published on: 13 February 2023

Summary: Recently, students at Cambridge A-level Centre of Hangzhou Foreign Language School participated in a survey about choosing universities and careers. The results showed that some students chose international universities in China, for example, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, even after they received offers from top universities in the US.

Headline: Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi (1927-2023)
Published on: 7 February 2023

Summary: Sandro Rolla recently wrote a memoir of Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi, a Pritzker Prize-winning architect from India. In 2019, Doshi organised a workshop with Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University and helped a group of 30 Chinese and Indian students work on the premises of the Mill Owners’ Association Building.

Headline: Così gli anime giapponesi hanno formato l’educazione di genere di una generazione (Thus Japanese anime formed the genre education of a generation)
Published on: 25 January 2023

Summary: In a recent article, Emmanuel Lugli interviewed Dr Marco Pellitteri, Associate Professor at XJTLU’s Department of Media and Communication about the popularity of the Japanese anime in Italy in the 1980s.

Dr Pellitteri says that at the beginning of the 1980s Italian television had almost 400 private networks, schedules that had to be filled, better if with programmes at bargain prices like anime. And the Italians bought them in large quantities hoping that some would have the same success as the first series, such as Atlas Ufo Robot, which reached hypergalactic share peaks.

Headline: XJTLU adds new masters scholarships for expatriates
Published on: 16 January 2023

Summary: This year, XJTLU has extended its Master’s Friendship Scholarships. Now it offers up to 30% of the total tuition for students from Russia, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nigeria, Ghana, and international students who live on the Chinese mainland at the time of application and will be full-time master’s students.

This news was also reported by That’s Shanghai and Opera News.

Headline: Covid-era exemption for China’s joint ventures ‘could remain’
Published on: 30 December 2022

Summary: Dr Li Na, Associate Professor of Practice at XJTLU’s Academy of Future Education, recently has been sought for comments in an article about joint-venture universities on THE Campus. She says the past two years “have made the benefits of gaining an international degree within China more visible to the public”.

“For example, parents can save money and keep their children around. Students can learn in an international environment as global citizens but not in an entirely unknown environment,” she says.

By Xinmin Han
Edited by Patricia Pieterse

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