Achievements of International Education College in the Past Decade
Kaifeng University’s foreign exchange and international cooperation began in 1995, and established friendly cooperative relationships with some Japanese schools, which marked the first step of international school-running. In 1996, the Office of Foreign Affairs was founded, and 1997 saw the establishment of Department of International Education. It started international cooperation with Australia International Education Investment Group in 2002. In the next year, Kaifeng University initiated Sino-foreign cooperative education projects, and established International Education College, opening a new chapter for international education.
1. Focus on grass-roots party construction based on fulfillment of duties and concentrating efforts
In the past ten years, the members of the Communist Party in the college were rated as Outstanding Communist Party Members or Workers for more than 20 person-times. The college students’ and teachers’ party branches won titles like Advanced Party Branches, Party's Advanced Collectives, Excellent Grass-roots Party Organizations and so on. The college labor union were rated as the Union Model Family for three times, the union members were rated as Union’s Advanced Individuals or Activists for more than 10 person-times. Three teachers won prizes in speech contest, essay competition, and Micro-lecture contest at different levels. The college has been repeatedly reported by many media such as Guangming Daily, Bianliang Evening News and Kaifeng Network.
2. Actively carry out international cooperation and exchanges and highlight the features of international education
Over the past decade, more than 130 students went to New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom and other countries for further study. Over 150 teachers and students from the cooperative colleges and universities came to Kaifeng University for short-term study tours, mutual visits, training and exchanges. The college selected and sent 12 young backbone teachers to the cooperative colleges and universities in the UK and Australia for short-term training and further study. The college also established exchanging and cooperating relationships with universities and institutions in more than 10 countries, including the University of Greenwich in the United Kingdom, Marie-Victorin College Canada and the University of Canberra in Australia.
3. Promote the construction of the Communist Youth League by that of the Communist Party to innovate the student work
Over the years, the Party General Branch of the college has attached great importance to the guidance of the League General Branch and the Student Union, making it a united collective, enhancing its combat effectiveness and promoting the development of the league work. According to the requirements of quality education and the students' characteristics, colorful second-class activities were carried out to highlight the specialty features. Social practice and youth volunteer activities were strengthened to give full play to the exemplary role of league cadres in student groups.
Looking back on the past decade, we have paid, enjoyed and gained. Looking ahead to the future, we have goals, hope and confidence. The next period is vital for Kaifeng University to realize connotative development, and is also an opportunity for International Education College to achieve scientific and spanning development.