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New Year Greetings for 2019

As another new year of the prosperous era begins, KUST opens its new chapter. At the time of departing from the old and welcoming the new, we celebrate New Year's Day together, looking back the achievements in the past year and looking forward to the future. We would like to extend our holiday greetings, best wishes and sincere thanks to all teachers and students, retired staffs, alumni at home and abroad, leaders at all levels and friends from all walks of life who have long concerned and supported the development of the university.

 

The wind is blowing vigorously over the sail of our goal, and the ocean is breaking the waves of thousands of miles to press ahead. Looking back to 2018, the whole university, guided by Xi Jinping thought of socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era, conscientiously implemented the spirit of the 19th National Congress of the CPC and the second and third plenary sessions of the 19th central Committee. Focusing closely on the grand goal of "Double First Class" initiative, KUST stimulated vitality with reform, developed with innovation, and promoted connotation with struggle. Therefore, we made another historic contribution: the comprehensive reform was deepened continuously; the subject of chemistry entered the top 1 % of ESI's international rankings; fifteen majors entered the " first square" of global engineering education; nine people won the first batch of national innovative talents awards such as the " National Innovation Prize" and the “He Liang He Li foundation award”; and the scientific research funds exceeded the 1.1 billion yuan mark; we won a second prize for national teaching achievements, a prize for international scientific and technological cooperation, and a first prize for technological invention of the Ministry of Education; we were approved the title of " National Top 50 Universities for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in 2017" and " National Demonstration Base for Joint Training of Postgraduates with Engineering Degree" and became a university jointly built by the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense and Yunnan Provincial People's Government; KUST ranked 67th  by Cuaa. Net in 2019 among Chinese universities and continued to win the top spot of non "Double First Class" universities… This is a hard-won yet outstanding achievement made by all staffs of KUST with wisdom and painstaking efforts! It is also a new chapter written by the unique sense of mission and responsibility of staffs of KUST in the development of the school project in the new era.

 

As a Chinese saying goes: In the old year, thousands of pieces of prosperity have occurred, and in the new year, hundreds of more will be added. Looking ahead to 2019, we will always commit to a correct and firm political direction, always keep the strategic orientation of deepening comprehensive reform, and take cultivating people with morality as the fundamental task. We will pass the reform baton with a broader vision and more persistent endeavor to accelerate the establishment of world-class universities and first-class disciplines. That is how we can present honors for the 65th anniversary of KUST with outstanding achievements and celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.

 

I sincerely wish all staffs of KUST a happy New Year, earnestly hope that the school will be better in the future.

 

Also, I bless the motherland more prosperous.

 

Let's cast our lives together, draw a wonderful life together, realize the dream of KUST and create a bright future together!

 

 

                                                         ZHANG Yingjie, Chair, the University Council

 

                                                         WANG Xueqin, President

 

                                                         January 1st, 2019

 

 

Translated by: LIAO Wenpei, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Cultures

Edited by: Prof. GAO Mei, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Cultures

Edited by: KUST News Center (Chinese)