The Opening Ceremony of the Beutler Institute - Class of 2019
On September 29, the opening ceremony of the Beutler Institute for freshmen of Class 2019 was held in Xiamen University.
It was attended by Mingzhi Zhang, Secretary of CPC Committee of School of Life Sciences, Professor Dawang Zhou, Deputy Director of the Beutler Institute and Dean of School of Life Sciences, Professor Zhongning Lin, Vice Dean of School of Public Health, Professor Maoqiang Xue, Vice Dean of School of Medicine, Professor Qinxi Li, Vice dean of School of Life Sciences, Zhaojun Huang, Deputy Secretary of CPC committee of School of Public Health, Liping He, Deputy secretary of CPC committee of School of Medicine, Professor Kairui Mao, Tutor Representative of the Beutler Institute, Fangjie Cao, Han Li, Yuyuan Wang, Wenyan Lin, Sengwei Zhan, teachers of New Oriental Education & Technology Group. The ceremony was held by Haorui Ge, Deputy Secretary of CPC committee of School of Life Sciences.
With the inspiring national anthem, the ceremony kicked off. Prof. Dawang Zhou gave a detailed introduction to the two training schemes of the Institute, i.e. the general education program and the talented undergraduate training program. He mentioned that named in honor of Dr. Bruce Beutler, the winner of 2011 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, the institute gathers top teachers at home and abroad and provides first-class software and hardware support, making the Institute an outstanding platform for educating students and facilitating interdisciplinary study. Prof. Dawang Zhou emphasized that students must cherish the resources and environment of the Institute and try to make a difference in the future.
Tutor representative Prof. Kairui Mao educated students with the example of Chinese Women Volleyball Team and said that the students should set up grand life goals and lofty ideals and be brave to try and dare to challenge in achieving these goals.
Yingxin Wang, a 2016 undergraduate student at the School of Life Sciences shared her experience in the Institute and her gratitude toward the training she received in the Institute.
Jing Zhang, a representative of the freshmen freshman from the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences expressed her determination in future study in the Institute.
Subsequently, the ceremony carried out “Gift Book Donation”. Zhaojun Huang Liping He, Rong Fan, Ziyang Jiang, Yu Zhao donated books to freshmen representatives.
Also, Prof. Zhongning Lin, Prof. Maoqiang Xue, Prof. Qinxi Li awarded English Tutor offer letters to teachers of New Oriental Education & Technology Group.
The ceremony ended in the singing of the School Song of Xiamen University.