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New Year’s Dinner at ZNU
Post Time:03/02/2017 Browse Number:

On the evening of December 29, 2016, just ahead of the New Year’s Eve, Zhejiang Normal University held a dinner party to congratulate the foreign faculty members and their families on the coming holidays. The celebration took place in the International Exchange Center. Chen Dexi, Secretary of the ZNU Party Committee, and Yang Ling, Deputy-Secretary of the ZNU Party Committee, were presentat the event.

In his speech to all the foreign experts and their families, Chen Dexi summarized the university’s achievements of 2016, expressed the appreciation for the work of foreign experts, and wished everyone happy holidays. Chen Dexi also expressed his hope that departments and institutes of the university are also going to recognize the significance of the foreign teachers’ contribution to the educational process. Finally, he assured that in the future foreign teachers will benefit of better services to fully play their role and strengthen their efficiency. After that a Ukrainian member of the foreign faculty, Yevgeniy Shawar, delivered a speech. Other members of the foreign faculty prepared poems and songs to share their best wishes and hopes for the New Year.

With the continuous progress of the university’s internationalization, the number of foreign faculty members is growing every year. In 2016, the university recorded the presence of 76 foreign experts from 18 different countries, including Julian Barnard, who won the 2016 West Lake Friendship Award issued by the Provincial People's Government. The award is given in recognition of outstanding contributions to the economic and social development of Zhejiang Province, and so far 13 foreign experts of ZNU have been honored with it. (By Yang Kai, translated by Nataliia Litvinova)

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