In September, the golden autumn rises against the wind, and the fruits of September are full of red. The campus in September is full of vitality and youth. On September 3rd, the opening ceremony of the 2022 undergraduate freshmen of the University of Science and Technology of China was held in the auditorium of the east side of the school. School leaders Shu Gequn, Bao Xinhe, Yang Jinlong, Chu Jiaru, Deng Jiansong, Xue Tian, alumni representatives, Tsinghua University Professor Rao Zihe academician, College Dean Cheng Yi, relevant college leaders, teacher representatives attended the opening ceremony and sat on the rostrum. The heads of relevant departments of the organ, all undergraduate students and new students of the class of 2022 and the class teacher attended the opening ceremony. Fu Yao, deputy secretary of the school party committee, presided over the opening ceremony.
The scene of the opening ceremony of the 2022 undergraduate freshmen of the University of Science and Technology of China was photographed by Dai Rui
At about 9:00 a.m., Fu Yao announced the official start of the opening ceremony. Accompanied by the impassioned melody of the school song “Eternal East Wind”, the flag guards carried the huge school flag through the freshman phalanx and slowly walked to the podium, and the scene resounded with tidal applause.
Afterwards, the audience stood solemnly and sang the national anthem.
In the warm applause, President Bao Xinhe first expressed a warm welcome and heartfelt congratulations to all the students who worked hard and realized their dreams on behalf of the teachers, students and staff of the university. Bao Letter and pointed out that the hope of the country is in the youth, and the future of the nation is in the youth. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Youth League of China. For a hundred years, generation after generation of young people have struggled to pursue their dreams and build a country of youth with the song of youth. The University of Science and Technology of China is a university founded for the cause of “two bombs and one star” and is a university worthy of respect. Bao Xin and hope that the students will “come to HKUST and read good books” and read the “three books” of serving the country, science and inspiration with their hearts.
“Come to HKUST, read good books, here you must read the book of serving the country that is both red and professional.” Bao Xinhe said that the simultaneous progress of the red college represents the school’s original mission of always adhering to the socialist direction of running schools, adhering to the original mission of serving the country through science and education and pursuing excellence. After enrolling in school, the students all visited the school history museum, watched a series of micro-films by Yan Keats, Guo Yonghuai, Qian Xuesen, Qian Linzhao, and other scientists of the older generation, received the “Volunteer Letter for 100 Famous Scientists to Join the Party”, and felt the spiritual style of the older generation of scientists “serving the country through science and education.”. It is hoped that the students will inherit the spirit of the older generation of scientists who are determined to serve the country and overcome difficulties, read well the book of serving the country that the red profession goes hand in hand, consciously integrate patriotic feelings and the desire to serve the country into the great cause of national construction and reform and development, and continue the spiritual bloodline of “red specialization going hand in hand” from generation to generation.
“Come to HKUST, read good books, here you have to read the science book of the fusion of science and reality.” Bao Xinhe said that the integration of theory and reality represents the school’s value pursuit of adhering to the close integration of theory and practice, science and technology, and constantly exploring the truth. After 17 years of unremitting efforts, Rao Zihe, an alumnus of the University of Science and Technology of China, and his team took the lead in discovering the key drug targets of the new crown virus and provided assistance for the research and development of new coronavirus drugs. It is hoped that the students will take Rao Zi and academicians as an example, inherit the fine tradition of “a broad foundation, a new professional life”, read the scientific book of the integration of science and reality, make full use of the rich resources provided by the school, combine their own advantages and disciplinary characteristics, and create their own new world.
“Come to HKUST, read good books, here you should read inspirational books for excellence.” Bao Xinhe said, “The courage to innovate, dare to surpass, and strive for first-class” is General Secretary Xi Jinping’s sincere entrustment to the school, and it is also the ardent expectation of the students. Personal growth, school development, and national prosperity are inseparable from everyone’s persistent belief and pursuit of excellence. Hu Weiwu, an alumnus of the University of Science and Technology of China and chairman of Loongson Zhongke, led the Loongson team to develop the “Loongson No. 1” CPU Chinese. I hope that the students will carry forward the spirit of “baby cow”, read the inspirational book of the pursuit of excellence, and strive to find a suitable “talent” track for themselves, and run wonderful on their respective tracks.
“Students, youth is brilliant from grinding, and life is sublimated by struggle. You are the best child in the eyes of your parents, and you are the best student in our minds. Come to HKUST and read good books. Here, you will read the best books, read the best books of service to the country, science and inspiration, and achieve the best of you. Bao Xinhe finally said affectionately that he hoped that the students would bear in mind General Secretary Xi Jinping’s earnest entrustment to the vast number of young people, shoulder the responsibility of the times, hold high the ideal sail, calm down and study hard, strive to practice the basic skills of life and career, be the “six haves” college students who develop morally, intellectually, physically, and morally, learn literature and martial arts, serve the motherland and the people, and serve the Chinese nation.
Rao Zihe spoke as an alumni representative. Rao Zihe first led the students to know Mr. Pei Shizhang, the founder of Chinese biophysics, and told the story of Mr. Pei who kept a book case “without moving in the wind and rain” during the long years of wind and thunder; In order to change his research direction for the needs of the country, in 1958, he founded the Institute of Biophysics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Department of Biophysics of HKUST, making the biophysics major an independent life science interdisciplinary discipline in China, and China has also become one of the earliest countries in the world to have a biophysical research major, creating the earliest batch of biophysical backbone talents in China.
Rao Zihe said, “The opening ceremony is often a coming-of-age ceremony, and from today onwards, everyone needs to consider how to spend their lives as adults. As an academic, I look forward to seeing you at the best age, at the best university, doing the best things with the best attitude. “I hope that the students will have more courage and a broader vision.” Please remember: no matter when, we science and technology students should fight for a breath.
Professor Qin Liping of the School of Earth and Space Sciences of the University of Science and Technology of China spoke as a teacher representative, combining his personal experience with the students to share his insights: “To exercise the ability to climb out of the trough”, “find the field that you really fit and like”, “Have the ability to think independently and not follow the tide”. Qin Liping said that the world is in a major change situation unprecedented in a century, and the solution of many difficult problems requires basic scientific research and multidisciplinary interdisciplinary collaboration. I hope that the students will exert their wisdom, work hard, and bravely undertake the mission of rejuvenation of a strong country.
Liu Yuchao, a student from the School of Chemistry and Materials Science of the University of Science and Technology of China, delivered a speech as a representative of the old students. Liu Yuchao shared his experience of his four-year study career at HKUST – “Walking Alone Fast, Traveling Far”. Strivers are always young. He said that this year coincides with the centenary of the founding of the league, and the students and students have come to HKUST, a university founded by the Communist Party of China, which will feel a heavy responsibility and a glorious mission. I hope that the students will follow the footsteps of generations of HKUST students on the campus of HKUST, and run side by side on the track of youth with the HKUST adults around them.
Gao Ge, School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China, spoke as a representative of the new students. Gao Ge said that HKUST, this piece of fertile land that has been watered for decades with the sweat of countless scientific researchers is the most beautiful appearance of the university in our minds. I hope that we can all explore the unknown with the curiosity of children, look forward to the future with the enthusiasm of teenagers, face challenges with the resilience of young people, analyze problems with middle-aged rationality, make decisions with the calmness of old age, and write the most brilliant chapter of life in the name of Science and Technology.
Finally, all the teachers and students stood up and sang the school song, and the opening ceremony ended successfully in the heroic and majestic school song.
After the opening ceremony of undergraduate freshmen, Bao Xinhe gave the first lecture of the theme report of the “Science and Society” freshman seminar for the 2022 undergraduate freshmen with the title of “Science and Education serving the country and realizing the dream of the University of Science and Technology – Striving to be a pillar of rejuvenation and being a pioneer of a strong country”.