To strengthen ties between the Graduate School at Shenzhen and the Main Campus in Beijing, Lan Qin and Zhu Lijing from the Graduate Student Office led a group of 17 international students to attend the celebration of Tsinghua’s 107th anniversary. The group’s visit included the Schwarzman College, campus tour, and Zijing Celebration Night.
GSST international students arrive at Schwarzman College.
On the morning of Apr. 27th, Ms. Du Xiaojie of Schwarzman College welcomed the GSST delegation and introduced the history, philosophy, culture, and infrastructure of the College. A Q&A session followed, in which GSST students inquired further about cultural exchange in the College. After, the students led heated discussions about current world events, sharing their opinions on topics covering international relations, technology, and morality.
Ms. Du converses with GSST students in a lecture hall at Schwarzman College.
A lively discussion in the Schwarzman College courtyard.
In the afternoon, a Zijing Student Volunteer led the GSST group on a tour of famous sites around campus, such as the Auditorium, Tong Fang Bu, Tsinghua Xue Tang, and the University Library. During the tour, the group learned about the naming, history, and use of each building, gaining a deeper understanding of Tsinghua’s rich history and culture.
The students pose for a picture outside Tsinghua Xue Tang, the first classroom building.
This visit to the Tsinghua Main Campus coincided with this year’s Ma Yue Han Cup, an annual school-wide sporting competition held in honor of Tsinghua professor and physical education pioneer Ma Yuehan. Showing their enthusiasm and school spirit, 9 GSST students joined dozens of others in the preparations for the opening ceremony and sporting events.
GSST students partake in the Ma Yue Han Cup procession.
The GSST group ended the day by attending the Zijing Tsinghua Anniversary Celebration Night.
This visit gave GSST international students the opportunity to experience first-hand the rich history and culture of the main campus, and gain a deeper understanding of the values of Tsinghua University. It also established a foundation for the further development and integration of international student activities at the Graduate School at Shenzhen.
Text: Chen Jianing, Xu Peiyue, Zhu Lijing
Translation: Xi Jingyang
Pictures: Liu Xingxin, Kong Deqiang