On March 31, XMU President Zhu Chongshi and Vice Presidents Yan Bin and Ye Shiman , as well the heads of the University’s various administrative offices, held a meeting in the CFLC Building with CFLC Dean Zhang Longhai, Party Secretary Chen Zhiwei, department chairs, and program directors.
During the meeting, CFLC Dean Prof. Zhang Longhai delivered a presentation on CFLC’s efforts to build world-class programs and a world-class college in terms of academic programs, faculty development, academic research, talent cultivation, social services, alumni networks, development opportunities, high-caliber faculty recruitment, and academic strengths. He also elaborated on CFLC’s “Foreign Languages Plus” concept and strategy of serving the nation’s “One Belt, One Road” initiative.
CLFC Party Secretary Chen Zhiwei expounded CFLC’s role in relation to the internationalization strategies of the state, province, city and university. She also expressed her hope that CFLC would be incorporated into the University’s development platform for high-level disciplines.
In his speech, President Zhu Chongshi talked about CFLC’s 94-year-old history and renowned Fujian translators Yan Fu and Lin Yutang. He raised five requirements for CFLC: 1. to further align its academic programs with the state’s strategic positioning; 2. to build top-class linguistic programs in service of the nation’s “One Belt, One Road” initiative; 3. to raise the standard of research by combining it more tightly with teaching and by increasing interdisciplinary, collaborative and innovative research; 4. to ensure that students acquire a solid command of foreign languages as applied disciplines and develop strong occupational skills; and 5. to work together with the University to develop solutions to CFLC’s practical issues.