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Grand Opening Ceremony in Shandong Polytechnic College on “

Grand Opening Ceremony in Shandong Polytechnic College on “The Second Confucius and Mencius Cultural Festival for International Students”
Establishing brand new cultural communication and education platform of “The Belt and Road Initiative”
 

























(Correspondent Guo Qiang, Zhuang Zifan) On Tuesday morning, January 16th 2018,  jointly held by Research Committee of Traditional Cultural Education & Inheritance of Shandong Higher Vocational College and Shandong Polytechnic College. The Second Confucius and Mencius Cultural Festival for International Students met its grand opening on campus of SDPC. Education institutions, representatives from local government, and our honored guests from Germany, Great Britain, Australia, Thailand, Mongolia and Indonesia (as well as international students in SDPC from 35 countries) took active participation in.
In the opening ceremony, leaders and student representatives from SDPC, Chinese Vocational Education Outward Cooperation Union, Research Committee of Traditional Cultural Education & Inheritance of Shandong Higher Vocational College, Vocational Education Committee of Shandong, Govenment Of Jining, University of Applied Sciences Merseburg, London South Bank University and SMA NEGERI 2 SITUBONDO, addressed impressive speeches.
Afterwards , the host, SDPC singed officially on the agreements concerning cooperative education methods and faculty training operations with 14 overseas schools. At last, crews and students, along with “Lakeside Classic Art Group” demonstrated astonishing art and cultural performances to our honored guests.
In order to promote remarkable Chinese traditional culture and prompt the progress of international education, SDPC launched “The First Confucius and Mencius Cultural Festival for International Students”. Students from 10 countries abroad attended with passion and enthusiasm, assisting the activity to have profound and far-reaching social influences. Obtained sophisticated experience from previous actions and with the aspiration to create a larger international communication stage to prompt “The Belt and Road Initiative”, SDPC and Research Committee of Traditional Cultural Education & Inheritance of Shandong Higher Vocational College initiated the second festival.
In comparison, the second festival outperformed the first one no matter on size, range and levels with the theme of ”Reciprocal Flourish of Cultural, Prompt the Belt and Road”. During the 4 days, the host organized a series of meaningful activities such as “The Belt& Road”Academic Meeting of Vocational Education, Training of Chinese Traditional Culture, Training of Vocational Education, as well as Recreational and Educational Tour to the Hometown of Confucius and Mencius. Foreign students and guest from abroad not only sensed the intrinsic value and charisma of outstanding Chinese culture, but are devoted to make contributions to the future interactive cooperation.
In recent years, SDPC makes all endeavors to expand international cooperation: established connections with 51 overseas post-secondary schools and research institutions; implemented diplomacy of International Human Resource by holding international interaction activities accommodated over 1000 persons; prompted qualitatively and quantitatively on the categories of international education project with 1200 students in all existing learning territories;witnessed exceptional breakthroughs on accommodating around 150 students from 35 countries. Contemporarily, SDPC occupies the Vice Chair of Chinese Vocational Education Outward Cooperation Union and is entitled with “Education Base& Overseas Study Center Of Shandong Province Education Department”.
While striving on the enhancement of international education, directed by “The Belt& Road Initiative” and based on Peaceful Cooperation, Generous Openness, Interactive Education and Reciprocal Outcome, SDPC exerted its natural advantage being the origin of Confucianism Culture to construct “Confucius and Mencius Cultural Festival” as a bridge to communicate with specialists and students from abroad.  Creating a more friendly and convenient environment for our foreign friends to sense and learn featured culture.
 “The Second Confucius and Mencius Cultural Festival for International Students” served as a indispensable opportunity to make us cooperate seamlessly with countries alongside the Belt and Road area and hence to create a much brighter tomorrow.