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On the afternoon of February 12, 2018, SMU held 2018 Chinese New Year Party, celebrating the Year of the Dog. Prof. Jin Yongxing, Chairman of SMU University Council, Prof. Huang Youfang, President of SMU, Heads of every Department and School as well as SMU students gathered to celebrate the New Year.
During the party, Prof. Jin Yongxing first gave his blessings to teachers and students. He wished all a happy and prosperous new year. Then Prof. Jin concluded our achievements in the past year concerning teaching, scientific research, international cooperation and so on. Finally, he hoped SMU students could remain enthusiastic and hard-working for further achievements in the year of Dog.
Then, Prof. Huang Youfang extended his greetings. He pointed out that SMU ranked 63th in the Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings, which shows that SMU has been recognized by society in the field of talents training, innovation for scientific research and International Education. Our university will strive to make SMU to become a better and more open university with a higher level of scientific and technological innovation.
At the party, Dance Troupe,
Chorus, Orchestra as well as international students presented various wonderful
performances. International students from Ghana, Kenya, Indonesia deeply
experienced Chinese Spring Festival by singing and dancing with Chinese
teachers and students. The splendid performances made for a great party, and
SMU was looking forward to a more successful year of 2018.