Dear teachers and students,
Today, on this day of national celebration, we gather here to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China and hold a grand opening ceremony for 2019 freshmen and a recognition conference for the 2018-2019 academic year. On behalf of all the teachers and students of the school, I would like to extend a warm welcome to more than 4,600 new students from 29 provinces and municipalities and 90 overseas students from Russia, Korea, Japan and other countries. Best regards to your parents and teachers who have worked hard to nurture you! At the same time, I would like to extend my sincere congratulations to the groups and individuals who have won awards today.
Now, it is September, a golden season of a year. More than 20 days ago, you packed your bags and gathered at Neusoft campus. Before you had a chance to appreciate it, you started a stressful and busy entrance education and military training. At the University of first awareness, you may still feel a little hesitated and confused, but first of all, I want to congratulate you on choosing Neusoft as your brand new life coordinate and hope you can have a better future here!
Students, Dalian Neusoft University of Information is a university running on the road of educational dream. In the past 19 years, we have always taken "Education creates students’ value" as our school running concept, constantly work hard with innovation and forge ahead, refreshing our school running height, integrating development and inclusiveness, accumulating and inheriting unique cultural genes. After 19 years of hard work, our school has transferred nearly 50 thousand IT application talents to the society, with employment rate of over 95%. The quality of talent training and brand reputation have been widely recognized by employers and all sectors of the society. Our university is the first practice-oriented technology university held by software enterprises in China, the first laptop University in China, and the first private university in China to win the first prize of National Teaching Achievement. Together with 985 and 211 universities, we are rated as the first batch of 50 National Innovation and Entrepreneurship Typical Experience Universities and the first batch of 99 National Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education Reform Demonstration Universities by the Ministry of Education; there are 9 approved first-class undergraduate education demonstration majors in Liaoning Province, and the proportion of approved majors ranks in the forefront of all colleges and universities in the province; with our unique industrial advantages, we have established an industry university alliance with more than 100 well-known enterprises at home and abroad, and built a platform and bridge for students' education and industry, learning and practice; we have cooperated with more than 90 foreign colleges and universities to continuously expand Neusoft students to have international vision and ability and spare no effort.
Our Neusoft students actively participate in all kinds of important activities and events at home and abroad, actively and bravely compete with many well-known universities on the same stage, often bringing you surprises. Not long ago, Neusoft students won many awards when competing with 985 and 211 college students: students of School of Information and Business Management won the national special prize in the 9th national e-commerce "Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship" challenge competition; students of School of Digital Arts and Design won the national special prize in the National 3D Digital Innovation Design Competition; The students of the School of Intelligence and Electronic Engineering won the first prize in the National Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition of Integrated Circuit for College Students; in the 9th National College Students' Computer Application Ability and Information Literacy Competition, the students of the School of Computer and Software, the students of the College of Continuing Education and the students of the College of Higher Vocational Technology won the Basics of Computer competition and Office of the undergraduate group of the competition, the national first prize of Business Application Ability Competition, the national first prize of Basics of Computer Competition of undergraduate group and the national first prize of Basics of Computer Competition of higher vocational group respectively. It can be said that Neusoft students are full of self-confidence and no inferior when they compete for or PK with well-known university students at home and abroad, which fully demonstrates the outstanding professional strength and outstanding style of working hard of Neusoft students.
Students, the choice of Dalian Neusoft University of Information is to choose a period of youth to go forward for the dream. From today on, we will work together to pursue our dreams. I hope this will be a stage for you to harvest, grow, shape value, and shine! Maybe you are looking forward to the next university life excitedly at the moment, thinking about the future life path in ignorance, but you must not be confused and wasted by the so-called "Buddhist life" composed of "Phone, WiFi, soap opera; cutting class, ganging up, playing games, "; you are bewildered and blinded by the bad thoughts such as "useless reading theory" and "four years of University by playing " and so on. You need to know that all efforts will help you move forward, and all wasted time and those who have stolen laziness will also become bugs for the future life program operation and stumbling blocks on the way forward. Newman, an educator, once said that "University is the lighthouse of society, and you are the one who lights the lighthouse." I hope that you can grasp the golden period of growth, and always take seeking knowledge and learning, assiduous and clear will as the primary task, so as to realize personal value and create social value. Just like our school motto "To Learn and To Apply ", we should make efforts to "study extensively; inquire accurately; reflect carefully; discriminate clearly; practice earnestly ".
Erudition brings new ideas and wisdom. In college, you will have more free time and more opportunities for personal choice. In the professional field, I hope you can actively play your initiative, make full use of the learning environment and resources provided by the hybrid education mode, and study the hot and cutting-edge knowledge of the industry in online and offline ways. On the basis of systematically, solidly and comprehensively mastering the knowledge and skills required by the specialty, we should read more books outside the specialty and actively expand our vision and pattern. Always remind yourself that it's books, not mobile phones, massive reading and in-depth study that accompany you, rather than quick browsing and shallow tasting.
Careful inquiry, tracing to the source. Professor Li Zhengdao, Nobel winner, once said that "man is made up of question marks". Interrogation has four meanings: first, it is necessary to be comprehensive and not only to know one thing but not to know the other; second, it is necessary to pay attention to the details and not to be careless; third, it is necessary to dare to doubt, and if there is something unclear, it is necessary to pursue to the end; fourth, it is necessary to be diligent and inquisitive, which is not only a learning method, but also a valuable spirit. There is no end to learning, and there is no end to learning. I hope you can inquire carefully and deeply, instead of using your own ideas and being righteous.
Be proficient in thinking and understanding. Einstein once said that "the value of university education is not to learn a lot of facts, but to train the brain to think". In today's world, the rapid progress of science and technology is unimaginable. Artificial intelligence, advanced manufacturing, big data, genetic engineering, etc., almost every day, there are new technologies, new applications, new theories, new products, unlimited information at hand. However, information is not equal to knowledge, and knowledge is not equal to wisdom. The difference here is in-depth thinking of "seeing it and knowing it". Students, you should insist on thinking carefully, instead of stopping only on the surface and refusing to ask for a better understanding.
Distinguish right from wrong, eliminate false and save true. The ancients said that "to believe in books is better than to have no books". The purpose of university is to pursue truth. Only on the way to study, we should be diligent in thinking, bold in questioning and careful in proving, and have our own independent thinking, not only books, not only on top, only reality, so as to obtain true knowledge. Especially in this rapidly changing Internet era, in the face of massive information and divergent opinions, only a clear mind, learn to distinguish clearly, can we not lose ourselves and go with the flow.
Strive to be diligent and practice learning. "Youth is not reserved for youth" and "youth must be done early. How can youth grow?" this is our forefathers' warning to future generations. Since there are gains in learning, we should try our best to practice what we have learned, work hard in practice, and work hard from the unity of knowledge and practice. As a young student, you have a great opportunity. The key is to step steadily, lay a solid foundation, and work hard. I hope you will be erudite and persevere in your study and practice, and never be impatient and impetuous.
Students, as college students, should not only study hard, but also be healthy and upward. This is a wonderful time, and you all have the right to choose a more valuable life. Therefore, in the next four years, you should not only learn to dabble in the digital world, but also try to walk off the network, approach your classmates, walk out of the dormitory, go to the playground, bathe in the sun, exercise your body and mind; learn to measure the width of interpersonal relationship with sincerity and frankness, and measure the length of pattern years with health. Only with a good mind, a strong body and a harmonious interpersonal relationship can we obtain the source of strength to realize self-worth and social value.
Students, the year 2019 when you entered university is an extraordinary year. In May, we just celebrated the 100th anniversary of the May 4th movement. In another two days, we will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. After 70 years of ups and downs, we have the honor to witness the tremendous changes of the great motherland. General Secretary Xi Jinping pointed out that the university is a place to cultivate virtue and cultivate talents. It is a place for young people to learn knowledge, grow talents and fly their dreams. In this great festival, you have opened a new starting point for college life. I hope that the students will seize the opportunity, enhance their sense of responsibility and mission, bravely shoulder the historical responsibility in the process of realizing the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation, and integrate their life dreams into the current of the times; closely link their future with the future of the motherland, and never bear the great era or the youth ideal!
Have a dream not to feel the end of the world far, and set sail at the right time. You are the youngest master of Neusoft. In the next four years, I hope you have lofty aspirations, build the future with ideals, and be the Neusoft people who dare to pursue dreams; I hope you are diligent and erudite, write the future with diligence, and be the Neusoft people who are enterprising; I hope you can apply what you have learned, lead the future with innovation, and be the Neusoft people who keep pace with the times; four years later, I hope you have dreams, be thankful, cut through thorns, and sing for a long time, and become a Neusoft person who can be used to a great extent and bear heavy responsibilities! Students, let's go!