XJTLU in the Media in March

April 12, 2024

During the past month, XJTLU was mentioned in media reports from outlets including Guangming Daily, China Youth Daily, CNR News, Studying Abroad Magazine, Xinhua News, Yangtze Evening Post, Modern Express, Caijing Magazine, Henan Business Daily, JSTV’s ourjiangsu.com, Suzhou Daily, and CUTV.

Researchers from XJTLU have also been included in stories and sought for comment in media outlets including Asia Research News, BNN Breaking, Digital Trends, Independent Express, Itif.Org, Luxury Topics, News Medical, Science and Technology Daily, Techno Blender, World Happiness Report and Yahoo!Finance.

Topics included higher education exploration, scientific achievements, expert insights, and student and staff achievements.

1.Higher Education Exploration
Headline: Be responsible and innovative: Exploring the “Chinese solution” to future education
Published on: 12 March 2024

Summary: On 12 March, Professor Youmin Xi, Executive President of XJTLU, wrote an article in Guangming Daily. In the article, he said that in the era of digitalisation, educators in China should take responsibility and boldly innovate. The goal is to develop a unique “Chinese solution" for future education, he said. According to Professor Xi, by encouraging collaboration, Chinese education can lead the establishment of an international industrial innovation ecosystem.

This news was also reported by Global Times, Chinese Social Sciences Net, workercn.cn and more.

Headline: Interview with Professor Youmin Xi, Executive President of XJTLU: How can Sino-foreign collaborative education achieve high-quality development and where should its future direction be?
Published on: 6 March 2024

Summary: In an interview with Studying Abroad Magazine, Professor Youmin Xi shared his insights on Sino-foreign education and its future direction.

According to Professor Xi, educational institutions should understand what society will be like in the future and its demands for talented individuals. He said Sino-foreign universities should not only award degrees. Instead, he argued, universities should provide an education that equips students with the skills and knowledge they need to thrive in the future.

Headline: Education responds to demands of industry: More and more cities realise the importance of industry-university collaboration
Published on: 4 March 2024

Summary: A recent article in China Youth Daily highlighted the recent trend of universities implementing education reforms to meet the evolving needs of industries.

As an exemplar of Sino-foreign education, XJTLU launched the College of Industry-Entrepreneurs in November 2023. This college, funded by the social and industrial sectors, operates under an academic institution with enterprise management. It combines industrial research, programme design, joint implementation, talent development, and think tank services.

2.Scientific Achievements

Headline: Is “grandparental love” really detrimental to children’s growth?
Published on: 27 February 2024


Headline: Does “grandparental love” really have an adverse effect on children’s growth?
Published on: 1 March 2024

Summary: Henan Business Daily reported on a study by Dr Lixin Ren at XJTLU’s Academy of Future Education  that was published in the Journal of Family Psychology. The study found that when grandparents provide high-quality care for children, it positively impacts the children’s socioemotional development.

This news was also reported by JSTV’s ourjiangsu.com, Yangtze Evening Post, Suzhou Daily, subaonet.com and more.

3.Expert Insights

Headline: Where did inflation go?
Published on: 28 February 2024

Summary: Dr Bo Jiang at International Business School Suzhou recently wrote an article in Caijing Magazine discussing the challenge of deflation in China following the pandemic. According to Dr Jiang, deflation is a crucial topic in current macroeconomic policies, and government can counter deflation by implementing an active fiscal policy and maintaining a loose monetary environment.

Headline: Focus on productivity | IoV industry accelerates, aiming for 100-Billion-RMB industrial cluster
Published on: 14 March 2024

Summary: Suzhou is an important hub for the Internet of Vehicles (IoV) industry in China, and it aims to become a 100-Billion-RMB industrial cluster.

In an interview with CUTV, Dr Dongyao Jia at XJTLU’s School of Advanced Technology highlighted Suzhou’s potential in collaborating with industry to further promote IoV. He also suggested strengthening industry-academia-research integration to tackle technical challenges in IoV, such as autonomous driving and intelligent transportation.

4.Campus Life

Headline: Focusing on film, television, and new media art, the fourth MEGA is set to take place
Published on: 29 February 2024
Summary: XJTLU is hosting the fourth MEGA International Creative Media Festival from 10 to 16 May in Suzhou, China, and is accepting submissions for outstanding creative media works by students and professionals until 10 April.

Headline: Educational development | Global Game Jam Suzhou: Diverse opportunities for liberal arts students in the game industry
Published on: 7 March 2024

Summary: XJTLU recently held Global Game Jam (Suzhou), the world’s largest offline 48-hour game development “hackathon”. Participants need to complete game development within 48 hours, including creative development, programming, interactive design, narrative exploration, and art design.

This news was also reported by Yangtze Evening Post, CUTV and more.

5.Student and Staff Achievements
Headline: New Era in China | Magdalini Matziari: My “Time Travel” in China
Published on: 22 March 2024


Summary: Dr Magdalini Matziari at XJTLU’s School of Science is from Greece, and she has been living in Suzhou for 11 years. She shared with Modern Express her understanding of the integration of tradition and modernity in Chinese cities.

Special thanks to Dr Magdalini Matziari.

Headline: Exploring Huqiu in the Metaverse, XJTLU students win second prize in national competition
Published on: 21 March 2024

Summary: A student team from XJTLU’s School of Film and TV Arts participated in the China University Students Digital Media Technology Works and Creativity Competition. They won the national second prize and Jiangsu provincial first prize for their project “Cultural Tourism to Huqiu Scenic Area in the Metaverse.”

This news was also reported by Yangtze Evening Post, JSTV’s ourjiangsu.com, CUTV’s Kan Suzhou and more.

6.XJTLU in the International Media
Headline: SaloneSatellite celebrates 25 years of connecting talents, cultures, and projects
Published on: 26 February 2024

Summary: Luxury Topics reported that the 25th edition of SaloneSatellite, an international event for showcasing the work of young designers, will be held in Milan, Italy, from 16 to 21 April. The event brings together approximately 22 design schools and universities from 13 different countries, including XJTLU.

This news was also reported by Lux Life, Business Diary Philippines, and NEW GRAVITē.

Headline: Enter the gridworld: Using geometry to detect danger in AI environments
Published on: 27 February 2024

Summary: TechXplore published an article about a recent paper by Dr Robert Tang at XJTLU’s School of Mathematics and Physics and Dr Thomas Burns at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Japan. Their paper considers how geometry can be used to detect potential collisions in AI systems with multiple actors, such as those where humans and robots interact.

This news was also reported by Mirage News, Hitech Glitz, Today Headline, and News8Plus.

Headline: Sustainable cities: Seeds of change for a greener future
Published on: 28 February 2024

Summary: Asia Research News recently highlighted four researchers at XJTLU who advance sustainability goals: Dr Ju Hyun Lee at the Department of Urban Planning and Design, Dr Yi Lin at the Department of Chemistry, Dr Mia Tedjosaputro at the Department of Architecture, and Professor Uromi Goodale at the Department of Health and Environmental Sciences.

Headline: Join the Asia Pacific launch to discuss findings of World Happiness Report 2024
Published on: 1 March 2024

Summary: The World Happiness website reported that the World Happiness Report 2024 was released on 21 March. The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network and the University of Oxford’s Wellbeing Research Centre co-hosted a webinar and examined insights through an Asia-Pacific regional lens. Dr Shun Wang at XJTLU’s International Business School Suzhou moderated the event.

Headline: Faculty of science awarded RMB 2 million for advanced materials innovation platform
Published on: 6 March 2024


Summary: Independant Express reported that a research team led by Professor Li Yang at XJTLU’s School of Science has received a 2 million RMB project grant to develop an innovation platform to help upgrade Suzhou’s advanced materials industry.

Headline: Encouraging female researchers to hold up ‘half the sky’
Published on: 8 March 2024

Summary: Science and Technology Daily recently featured three international female experts, including Professor Uromi Goodale at XJTLU’s Department of Health and Environmental Sciences. In the article, Professor Goodale shared her perspectives on how China is opening more doors for women in the sci-tech field. 

This news was also reported by The Belt and Road News Network.

Headline: How innovative is China in the robotics industry?
Published on: 11 March 2024

Summary: According to an article on the ITIF website, Chinese robots are often considered to be of lower quality compared to Western counterparts; however, their competitive advantage lies in their lower price. Many companies, especially those outside of high-income countries, are willing to make a trade-off between cost and quality. The article quotes Dr Anwar Majeed at XJTLU Entrepreneur College (Taicang) as saying: “It is worth noting that its products are estimated to be 30 percent cheaper than their European and Japanese counterparts allowing them to be more attractive to rising economies.”

This news was also reported by Policenama.

Headline: Fourth MEGA International Creative Media Festival seeks submissions
Published on: 13 March 2024

Summary: Yahoo!Finance reported that the fourth annual MEGA International Creative Media Festival is accepting submissions for outstanding creative media works by students and professionals until 10 April 2024. The festival will take place from 10 to 16 May 2024 in Suzhou, China.

XJTLU’s Academy of Film and Creative Technology hosts the annual global event to celebrate creative media, exhibitions, graphics, and art. The festival features its International Creative Media Competition; Film, New Media and Creative Technology Summit; and showcases for digital media arts. It aims to facilitate communication among those in the film, television, and creative media fields and to support collaboration between academia and industry.

This news was also reported by finanzen.net, AsiaOne, The Manila Times, The Korea Herald, Vulcan Post, and more.

Headline: Domus Academy presents UNFOLD, the exhibition-event that brings together students and design schools from all over the world at the Milan Design Week
Published on: 13 March 2024

Summary: Informazione.it published an article stating that Domus Academy, Italy, recently launched the UNFOLD project during Milan Design Week 2024. This event brings together institutions and schools around the world, including XJTLU, in an exhibition called “Unfolding complexities”.

This news was also reported by Gazzetta di Milano and Politicamentecorretto.com.

Headline: L’Italian Design Day 2024 a Chongqing con il console generale Schina (The Italian Design Day 2024 in Chongqing with Consul General of Italy in China)
Published on: 18 March 2024

Summary: AISE reported that Italian Design Day 2024 was held on 14 March in Chongqing, China. Dr Roberto Podda and Dr Alessandro Cece, both at XJTLU’s Design School, attended the event.

This news was also reported by Ichongqing.

Headline: This one feature could prevent motion sickness, but the Vision Pro doesn’t have it
Published on: 18 March 2024


Summary: An article in Digital Trends reported that a popular VR headset does not include a feature that a recent study indicates will help prevent motion sickness. The study’s findings show that achieving a frame rate of 120fps is crucial in preventing dizziness. The research paper was co-authored by researchers from XJTLU and Purdue University in the US.

This news was also reported by Head Topics, Es de Latino, TECHTELEGRAPH, Wemedia,Yours Bulletin, UploadVR and more.

Headline: A rediscovery of past design for the future
Published on: 20 March 2024

Summary: Chinese ice-ray lattice, or “binglie” as it is called in Chinese, is an intricate pattern that looks like cracked ice and is a common decorative element used in traditional Chinese window designs.

Techno Blender published a story about a paper authored by Dr Iasef Md Rian, Associate Professor at XJTLU’s Design School, in Frontiers of Architectural Research. The paper explores the geometric qualities of ice-ray patterns and expands the possibilities of integrating random patterns into structural designs, especially the lattice shell design, which is often used in spherical domes and curved structures.

Headline: Revolutionizing cysteine-rich peptide production for drug discovery
Published on: 22 March 2024

Summary: News Medical has reported that chemists can now produce an important class of small proteins called cysteine-rich peptides in their naturally folded 3D structure more reliably and much faster, thanks to methods that mimic what happens inside cells. The advance, achieved by researchers at XJTLU and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, is published in the journal Angewandte Chemie.

This news was also reported by Bioengineer.org, Phys.Org, AZoLifeSciences and Head Topics.


By Xinmin Han

Edited by Tamara Kaup

April 12, 2024


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