Dear teachers and students of grade 2020：
Dalian in October is as clean as a blue sky, with emerald and flowing gold. Today, we are here to solemnly hold the Opening Ceremony of 2020 Freshmen and the Commendation Meeting of the 2019-2020 Academic Year. Here, on behalf of all teachers, students and alumni at home and abroad, I would like to extend a warm welcome to more than 5000 new students from home and abroad! I would like to extend my sincere greetings to the family and teachers who accompany you to grow up and cultivate you! At the same time, I would also like to express my heartfelt congratulations to the collectives and individuals who won the commendation today!
The year 2020 is a year that can be engraved in human history. The split crisis of the European Union, the frequent fusing of the US stock market, and the trade disputes of many countries in the world all indicate the increasingly tense international political and economic situation. Especially the sudden novel coronavirus epidemic has brought disruptive shocks and great changes to the whole society. In the face of difficulties and challenges, our Central Committee has made strong leadership and decisive decisions; the Chinese people are united and help each other; the Chinese nation forges ahead and has made great strategic achievements in the fight against the epidemic by cooperating with all nations, so that the whole world has witnessed the Chinese spirit, Chinese strength and Chinese responsibility. This epidemic has disrupted everyone's normal study and life, and truly experienced the unprecedented postponement of college entrance examination, extra-long winter vacation, and online learning. However, you persist in your dream, make unremitting efforts, cope with challenges with a positive attitude, enough wisdom, and extraordinary courage, and have withstood the double tests of epidemic situation and further education, and successfully entered a new journey of life. I heard that some of you spontaneously donated epidemic prevention materials to Wuhan at the time of the most severe epidemic situation; some of you put on heavy protective clothing under the scorching sun to help medical staff do a good job in medical services; and many of you actively joined the volunteer team for epidemic prevention and control. With your practical actions, you have demonstrated your sense of responsibility and unlimited youth. We all feel proud of you!
2020 is a milestone year for the school. The 20-year-old school is just welcoming you. From now on, you will start a new career here and spend the most beautiful youth of your life.
In the past 20 years, Neusoft, based on its deep understanding and unremitting pursuit of education, adheres to the school running concept of “Education Creates Student Value”, holds the school running orientation of Application-oriented University, and constantly explores, strives to forge ahead, and makes innovation and development, thus walking out of a sparsely populated “new education” road. From the five meta knowledge structure to TOPCARES methodology, we integrate the international advanced engineering education concept, build a student-centered digital education ecology, and make the school become the explorer of application-oriented universities. Focusing on the field of pan IT and health care science and technology, we constantly use new theories, new technologies, new applications, new platforms and new tools of the industry to update and reconstruct education and teaching, so as to dynamically adapt talent training and industry development needs, and closely integrate students’ knowledge learning and industry application. After winning the National Teaching Achievement Award for three times, our nine majors have been selected into the first batch of “Double Ten Thousand Program” in 2019, ranking first in terms of quantity among all private colleges and universities in China. We have built the first private university Science and Technology Park in Liaoning Province. In the process of deepening the integration of production and education, facing the application, and promoting the cultivation of high-quality application-oriented talents, we hope that students can fully perceive the power of science and technology and innovation during their university life. We integrate innovation and entrepreneurship education into the whole process of talent training. By integrating innovation and entrepreneurship education with professional education, ideological and political education, and quality education, we constantly improve students’ innovative spirit, entrepreneurial consciousness, and innovation and entrepreneurship ability, and promote the comprehensive improvement of students’ knowledge, ability, and quality. From the original F2F + e-learning to today’ s Blended Education, through the effective combination of online and offline teaching methods, students realize personalized learning, so that students can continuously stimulate their interest in learning and improve their learning effect in a more intelligent and convenient learning environment. In the past 20 years, the number of students in the school has increased from 1500 to more than 16,000. So far, more than 55,000 of you have taken up jobs, realizing personal value in all walks of life, and constantly creating value for economic and social development.
2020 is a new starting point. In order to create a better learning environment for students, provide them with the opportunity to contact the cutting-edge scientific and technological fields, and create more space for experimental training and innovative practice, the second phase project of the University Science and Technology Park with an area of nearly 70,000 square meters, which is built outside the east gate, will be completed by the end of this year, and the new campus with an area of 345 mu on Lvshun South Road will realize delivery for use officially in September next year. In the future, the scale, level and quality of the school will continue to improve, and we will meet more new students, and the school will provide you with a broader development space and growth environment.
Students, the new round of scientific and technological revolution has brought unprecedented opportunities and challenges to global economic construction, social development and civilization evolution. You are a generation that enjoys a prosperous age, a generation with extraordinary mission, and a generation that carries hope. As academician Zhong Nanshan said, “when we are in a prosperous age, we should live up to it.” From now on, I hope you can change your roles in your thoughts and actions, buckle the first button of the University, work hard, and achieve a meaningful and highly wonderful life. Here, I would like to make a few suggestions to you:
I hope you can build up your moral character and set the right direction in your life. Virtue is the source of water and the root of wood. University is an important starting point of life and a critical period of one’s mental growth. New technology brings many new possibilities. As the “new generation of network”, you have grown up under the background of multiple ideological trends and games. You are full of vigor, vitality and plasticity. However, no matter how the world changes, morality is still the foundation of life. The key to moral standing is to carry forward the national spirit, inherit the excellent family style, be filial to parents, respect teachers, be sincere friends and care for others. I hope you can be down-to-earth and look up at the starry sky, cultivate your moral cultivation into a towering tree with solid roots and luxuriant branches, set the right direction of life, step on the right rhythm of the times, and achieve a wonderful life.
I hope you stick to your ideals and write the most beautiful youth. College students in a new historical position are the new generation who shoulder the responsibility of national rejuvenation, and firm ideals and beliefs are the primary characteristics of the new generation. “If you don’t make up your mind, nothing can be done in the world.” Ideals and beliefs neither equate the pursuit of fame and wealth with the pursuit of career, nor regard the illusory as the goal of life. History and reality have repeatedly proved that only those who consciously integrate their personal ideals into the great cause of national development can truly realize the value of life. The year 2020 has sounded an alarm to the human society with many tests. In the face of the great changes that have not happened in the world in a hundred years, I hope you will set up lofty ideals, devote yourself to the great era, cultivate the feelings of your family and country, cultivate noble and upright spirit, integrate the Chinese dream of realizing the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation into your personal dream, grasp the direction of youth struggle, continue to practice, and take responsibility with confidence.
I hope you will keep your energy, think hard, learn well and do your best. The Internet has opened the door of fragment learning and lifelong learning. According to statistics, the amount of information in a magazine or newspaper is equivalent to the amount of information in the life of a person in the 18th century. With the rapid updating of knowledge, new technologies, new models and new business forms emerge in endlessly, which puts forward higher requirements for young people’s learning ability. If we lack the sense of crisis and sense of hardship, and cannot consciously update the knowledge structure and improve the ability and quality, we may fall into the dilemma of little knowledge but confusion, ignorance but blindness, ignorance and chaos once we encounter thorny contradictions and challenges. In the smart and modern campus of Neusoft, there are not only teachers who guide you and a sea of books to realize your dreams, but also a digital environment for you to fully touch the cutting edge of science and technology. You are fortunate to meet a booming university in the best times. I hope you can identify the direction and clear the fog in your diligence and erudition, find true knowledge and temper your skills in your application, and take the initiative to learn, innovate and explore in your good thinking, good learning and good use, so as to continuously activate your motivation, burst out your potential, expand your vision and create the future.
I hope you dare to innovate and break through the shackles of tradition. After a long history of 5000 years, the Chinese nation has contributed brilliant civilization and scientific and technological creation to mankind, experienced adversity and rise again and again, and cast the spirit of self-reliance and independent innovation. But in recent years, the weakness of some key core technologies has brought our country the risk of being “stuck” at any time. Especially in the era of knowledge explosion, independent thinking and innovation are more meaningful than blindly pursuing standard answers. I hope you can inherit Neusoft’s innovation gene and become not only learners and receivers of knowledge, but also explorers and creators of knowledge. Focus on the forefront of information technology, break through the shackles of traditional thinking, use innovation to enable development, gather forward forces, and continuously cultivate the ability to see the pattern of the intelligent era, so as to realize a new journey of youth in the post epidemic era.
Students, entering the university campus may be the first time for most students to live independently without their parents. In particular, I would like to remind you that in the face of a new learning and living environment, we must maintain a healthy body and mind. Strong physique and strong heart are the premise and foundation for students to complete their university studies with abundant energy, and are the “capital” to fight bravely, dream long voyage and realize their value. We hope that students can make it a habit and consciousness to exercise their body and mind, strengthen their physique, temper their will, have the courage to take responsibility, strive to develop and achieve their precious life.
The tide rises’ the sea and the sky are wide, and it’ s time to set sail. Dear students, a new era and a new journey for you have begun, and the future is at your feet. I hope that your growth will begin with morality, loyalty to ideals, good knowledge and innovation. With unremitting efforts, you will polish the background of youth and knock on the door of the future!