On June 26th, “China Perception – The 3rd 100 International Doctors Explore Optics Valley” sponsored by the China Scholarship Council and hosted Huazhong University of Science and Technology was held in Wuhan. More than 100 international doctoral students from 7 higher education institutions in Wuhan, including Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan University, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan), Central China Normal University, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan University of Technology and Zhongnan University of Economics and Law went to some star enterprises in Wuhan, such as Fiberhome Technology Group and Hankoubei Group. Through the journey, they had a multi-dimensional understanding of the development of Optics Valley and Wuhan, and became more aware of China's progress.
The event was opened on the morning of June 26 at the Fiberhome Technology Group. At the opening ceremony, the leader from China Scholarship Council read a congratulatory letter from the CSC on this activity. As stated in the letter, Optics Valley is a miniature of China's concept of innovative, coordinated, green, open and shared development. This event is aimed to encourage international students on Chinese government scholarships in Wuhan to walk into local high-tech enterprises, and gain an in-depth understanding of Wuhan and the technological innovation achievements of Chinese enterprises during the past four decades of reform and opening up, as well as how technological innovation contributes to China’s Development.
Prof. Nie Ming, Vice President of Huazhong University of Science and Technology and Ms. Zhang, and Ms. Zhang Li, deputy General Manager of Wuhan Fiberhome Technical Service Co., Ltd. addressed the opening ceremony. Professor Nie Ming said that Huazhong University of Science and Technology attaches great importance to cultivating international students. Up to now, the school has cultivated over 6,000 talents for more than 150 countries around the world. In 2017, the school recruited 4,049 international students from more than 150 countries around the world. He emphasized that while vigorously developing international student education, the school also attaches great importance to carrying out various cultural activities for international students to help them perceive Wuhan, understand Hubei Province, and discover China. Professor Nie Ming encouraged international students to grasp the current opportunities and integrate into the development of Wuhan in the context of China's rapid development. From the perspective of talent demand for enterprise development, Ms. Zhang affirmed the positive role of “China Perception -100 International Doctors Explore Optics Valley” series in attracting and developing international talents. She said that the Fiberhome Group welcomes international students to do internship or work in Fiberhome Group.
The Group also introduced the “One Belt, One Road” University-Enterprise Cooperated Training Base of Service Trade International Talents to the international students. The base was jointly established by the Fiberhome Technology Group and Huazhong University of Science and Technology. After the establishment of the base, the school and the enterprise jointly combine the content of higher education courses with the needs of industrial development, and work hand in hand in terms of the development of teaching materials, construction of teaching staff, textbook development, curriculum design, employment&internships and technology communication. This base could explore new paths for promoting service trade and cultivating service outsourcing talents. International students can use this platform to join the Fiberhome Group by obtaining internships and employment opportunities.
After the opening ceremony, the international students visited the laboratory and exhibition hall of the Fiberhome Technology Group, through which, they learnt more about the frontiers of product and technology development of FiberHome Technology Group.
On the afternoon of the 26th, the international doctors came to Hankoubei Group by bus to visit the Wuhan Commercial Museum and the small commodity market. At the Wuhan Commercial Museum, they learnt about the history of Wuhan's business development and the important role of Wuhan in the history of China's business development, especially Wuhan's achievements in foreign trade. When they came to the small commodity market, the international students couldn’t help but sigh that there were so many kinds of goods with good quality and reasonable price. Many international students even purchased some daily necessities.
The “China Perception” activities are organized by the China Scholarship Council for international students on Chinese government scholarships with the aimed of encouraging the scholarship winners to conduct social practice and acquire cultural experience in China. Since its launch in 2015, the event has effectively enhanced the awareness and understanding of Chinese government scholarship students on China's economic, social development, traditions, history and culture, and strengthened their the sense of honor.The “China Perception – The 3rd 100 International Doctors Explore the Optics Valley” hosted by Huazhong University of Science and Technology actively responded to General Secretary Xi Jinping’s “One Belt, One Road” initiative and implemented Premier Li Keqiang’s instructions of “To Be China’s and even the world’s Optics Valley” and answered the call of “Millions of University Students Start Business in Wuhan” plan by Wuhan municipal government. With the support of the relevant departments of the Wuhan Municipal Government, this activity helped over 100 international doctoral students to experience the rapid development of the Optics Valley and Wuahn, learn of convenient and quality government services and get to know about enterprises’ innovation and vitality. In addition, this activity built a exchange platform for high-caliber international talents and Chinese high-tech industry and helped international students to perceive. The “China Perception – The 3rd 100 International Doctors Explore the Optics Valley” turn out a complete success.