Shoulder Responsibilities, Build a Strong Nation
Work for Outstanding Achievements in the New Era
--Speech at the Opening Ceremony and Commendation Conference for the 2023-2024 Academic Year
Dear students and teachers,
Today, we gather here on this golden autumn day to hold the opening ceremony for the Class of 2023, celebrating your arrival with dreams in your hearts. You have gone through the double test of the pandemic and the college entrance examination, and now you are joining the big family of JISU. On behalf of the all the faculty and students, I would like to extend a warm welcome to you all and my heartfelt congratulations to the recognized outstanding collectives and individuals.
Dear students, you are destined to be extraordinary. Everything you have experienced during the past three years will become the spiritual wealth for a lifetime. Today, standing at a new starting point in life, you are about to embark on a new journey. As students of JISU, it is important for you to understand the mission and responsibilities that JISU carries, and to inherit the spirit and culture it embodies.
JISU is a rapidly developing university with bright prospects. JISU has achieved one breakthrough after another, creating several “firsts” or “onlys” in the field of private higher education in China during the past 28 years since its founding in 1995. In 2007, it became the first and currently the only provincial key university. In 2018, it became the first private university to be approved for granting master’s degrees. In the same year, it became the first and currently the only private university to be renamed as a university. In 2020, it was selected as a construction unit for the characteristic high-level applied universities (Class A) in Jilin Province. In 2023, it will become a Class A project construction university for granting doctoral degrees. Our university has now become an important base for cultivating high-quality applied foreign language and foreign affairs talents in Jilin Province and in Northeast China. It is also a cradle for cultivating “multilingual translation+” talents in Jilin Province, a demonstration base for the reform of private higher education in China, and an educational base for the integration of diverse cultures worldwide. The past 28 years witnessed the difficult and fruitful path of school running that JISU has gone through.
JISU upholds the banner of public welfare and is committed to building a century-old prestigious institution. Since its establishment, it has firmly established the concept of running the university for public welfare and explicitly written it into the university’s charter. It is the first non-profit private university in China to be funded by donations. It has undertaken the important task of exploring the model of non-profit private universities and has achieved fruitful theoretical and practical results. And it has embarked on a development path of “non-profit, distinctive, and innovative” Chinese non-profit private universities, making itself a pioneer in non-profit education in China.
This is a university with a good reputation and wide acclaim. JISU has always adhered to the educational philosophy of “everything for the growth, success, and achievement of students” and implemented the educational concept of “putting students at the center and providing the most responsible education.” It emphasizes the comprehensive development of students’ knowledge, abilities, and character. Graduates are highly regarded by employers for their good moral character, professional competence, dedication, and comprehensive qualities. The university has been honored with the title of “Top 50 Universities with Exemplary Graduate Employment Experience” by the Ministry of Education. It has also ranked first in the ShanghaiRanking’s Academic Ranking of China’s private universities for four consecutive years. The evaluation expert group from the Ministry of Education spoke highly of the university as a private university with a high level of attainment, taste, pursuit, cultivation, energy, and strength, and that it is a flag-bearer among private universities in China.
Dear students,University is the perfect place to explore the frontiers of science, a gathering place for distinguished teachers, and a fertile ground for realizing dreams. It is also a repository of ideas in modern society, aiming to enhance students’ intellect, spirit, cultivation, and culture, and to cultivate noble character. The value of university lies in nurturing academia, inspiring innovation, forging excellence, and disseminating knowledge, and help you establish the correct worldview, outlook on life, and values. University is the prime time of your life, and it is also a crucial period for laying the foundation for your future. Every choice you make, and every effort you put in will have a profound and significant impact on your life. The time here in JISU will inspire you to constantly strive for self-improvement and self-development, to explore new possibilities, and to better yourselves so as to shoulder the greater responsibilities for the country and society!
Dear students,You are living in a new era. An era of unprecedented changes, where the characteristics of global, epochal, and historical transformations are becoming clearer to see. An era of accelerated Chinese modernization, where the realization of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation has entered an irreversible historical process. An era of rapid development in the new round of technological revolution, where the foundational and strategic role of educational technology talents is becoming more prominent. And it is an era of making achievements and realizing dreams, from now until 2035 when the basic modernization is achieved, and to the middle of this century when a fully developed socialist modern country is built. Your growth trajectory will resonate with the Chinese modernization. On September 7th, General Secretary Xi Jinping pointed out during his inspection in Northeast China that “the realization of the second centenary goal is full of hope as the younger generation will become the generation that revitalizes China” You are born at the right time with important responsibilities on your shoulders. As president of JISU, I have great expectations in you.
I hope you can firmly hold onto your ideals and beliefs, and lay a solid foundation for adulthood. “Where there is a will, there is a way; where there is determination, there is success.” Ideals are the source of strength. The lofty ideals and firm beliefs of young people are the driving force for a country or a nation. Throughout history, all great achievements are made under the support and guidance of ideals and beliefs. Different eras always endow young people with unique missions and responsibilities. As the “new generation for a strong country,” you should have a broad mind, aim high and realize your own life value in contributing to the great cause of the country. Dear students, university is the most important stage for broadening your horizons. As students of JISU, you should draw confidence and strength from the profound Chinese traditional culture, and also embrace inclusiveness, broaden your international perspective, learn to appreciate and respect the rich and diverse world civilizations, enhance your understanding of different cultures, and improve your international competence. I hope you can put in practice the school motto of “bridging the East and the West, sharpening your aspirations and talents,” learn foreign languages well, be a patriotic Chinese citizen and a global communicator.
希望你们练就过硬本领，构筑成才优势。“大志非才不就，大才非学不成”。学习是重塑自我、收获成长、实现理想最根本的途径。当今世界，知识加速更迭，交叉融合不断推进，ChatGPT代表的人工智能技术深度影响着人们的学习和生活，对未来人才的知识结构和能力素质都提出了更高要求。大学，最重要的事情是打好基础，学会如何学习，“不积跬步无以至千里，不积小流无以成江海”。无论学习方式如何变化，学习内容如何更新，学习标准如何提高，为学之要，贵在勤奋、贵在钻研、贵在有恒。著名教育家苏霍姆林斯基曾说，“真正的教育是自我教育”。玉不琢不成器，大学带给你们的是能力的塑造。思辨能力、学习能力、创新能力是你们增强未来发展后劲的核心素养。同学们要充分利用yh86银河国际-官方网站- App Store的优势，在学精外语专业的同时，广泛涉猎其他专业知识，在交叉融合中拓宽自己的知识体系，用人工智能等信息技术赋能成长。正所谓“纸上得来终觉浅，绝知此事要躬行”，既要读万卷书，又要行万里路，在躬身实践中锤炼专业特长，培养语言综合运用能力、跨文化交际能力、实践创新能力和适应发展能力。希望你们传承“自强自律、求是求新”的学风，担起学习之责，深耕专业领域，拓展知识广度，强化创新思维，练就过硬本领，努力成为可堪大用、能担重任的栋梁之才！
I hope you can polish your skills and build your advantages. “Great aspirations cannot be achieved without talent, and great talent cannot be developed without learning.” Learning is the fundamental way to reshape oneself and achieve ideals. Knowledge is rapidly changing and inter-disciplinary study and integration is constantly advancing. Artificial intelligence technologies like ChatGPT are deeply influencing people’s learning and lives, and they are placing higher demands on the knowledge structure and competence of future talents. Dear students you should know that in college, the most important thing is to lay a solid foundation and learn how to learn. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, and a river is formed by the accumulation of small streams.” You should cultivate your ability in independent thinking. No matter how learning methods change, how learning content updates, or how learning standards improve, the essence of learning lies in diligence, in-depth study, and perseverance. The famous educator Lev Vygotsky once said, “True education is self-education.” Just as a jade needs to be polished to become a valuable object, you become talents as university education shapes your abilities. The core qualities that will enhance your future development potential are critical thinking, learning ability, and innovation ability. you should make full use of the advantages of studying at a foreign language university. While excelling in your foreign language major, you should also explore a wide range of knowledge in other disciplines, broaden your knowledge system, and empower your growth with information technologies such as artificial intelligence. As the saying goes, “Knowledge gained from books is shallow, true understanding comes from practice.” You should not only read extensively but also travel extensively, honing your professional expertise through practical experience, cultivating language proficiency, cross-cultural communication skills, innovation abilities, and adaptability. I hope you can inherit the academic tradition of “self-improvement, self-discipline, seeking truth, and seeking innovation,” take up the responsibility of learning, delve deep into your professional field, expand the breadth of your knowledge, strengthen your innovative thinking, and develop solid skills. Strive to become talents who are capable and responsible of shouldering heavy responsibilities!
I hope you can cultivate noble character and accumulate a solid foundation for success. “Without virtue, one cannot aspire to greatness.” While abilities determine how high a person can climb, one’s character determines how far he or she can go. As university students, only by constantly cultivating moral character can you truly achieve long-term stability and success. You should embrace a humble and open-minded attitude, recognize your own strengths and appreciate others, encourage each other in learning, support each other in life, broaden your growth path by learning from others, and elevate your life through harmonious differences. “Great things are achieved by starting from the minor details.” It is through difficulties that courage and perseverance are demonstrated, and honing that one can achieve excellence. Success is not achieved overnight, but rather through the accumulation of efforts over time.
亲爱的同学们，一入吉外门，一生吉外人。今天的吉外，正大力弘扬“创新创造、真抓实干、戮力拼搏、提质增效”的二次创业精神，向着建成精品、非营利、应用型、国际化、特色鲜明的高水平yh86银河国际-官方网站- App Store砥砺奋进！让我们携起手来，向新出发、不负韶华，用汗水浇灌收获，以拼搏笃定前行，在新的征程上奋楫争先，跑出更快的吉外速度、书写更优的吉外成绩，共同开创更美好的未来！
Dear students,Now you are a JISUer. Today, JISU is vigorously promoting the spirit of “innovation, practical work, and quality improvement” in its second entrepreneurship, striving to become a high-level foreign language university with high quality and distinctive characteristics and one that is non-profit, application-oriented and internationalized. Let us join hands to embark on a new journey and make the most of our time and move forward with determination. Let us strive to be at the forefront in this new journey and jointly create a better future!