XJTLU officially opens the doors of its Taicang campus, the new headquarters of XJTLU Entrepreneur College (Taicang)
SUZHOU, China, September 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — As the new academic year approaches, Xi’an Jiaotong-University of Liverpool unveils its award-winning Taicang campus to students, staff and the public on September 5. XJTLU Entrepreneur College (Taicang), established in 2019, will move to the new campus.
The campus was made possible with assistance and investments from the Taicang local government and will eventually accommodate up to 10,000 students and 1,200 staff.
It was designed with entrepreneurship, industry, interdisciplinarity and community in mind. The main building has a circular structure connecting its schools in the form of a magnet, linking them physically and symbolically.
Teacher Stuart PerrinAssociate Director of XJTLU Entrepreneur College (Taicang), said, “I am delighted with how the campus will bring together staff and students from different schools. Every space is a potential learning space.”
Professor Youmin Xi, Executive Chairman of XJTLU, said, “This opening marks the College becoming a more important part of the Taicang community and the industry-community-university ecosystem.”
In addition to XJTLU’s partnership with the local government, the College offers industry partners for each school, providing students with a unique learning environment and experience.
ECOVACS, a robot vacuum company, is one of the College’s partners. Liang ZhaoDean of the Ecology of Innovation Research Institute at ECOVACS, believes that industry-supported labs “will provide fertile ground for developing cutting-edge scientific research projects and innovation technologies.”
Xiang Ao, director of Xingwen Zhijiao Company, a subsidiary of partner group Haier, explains that the College combines a love of learning with hands-on experience. “When our business engineers come to the College to teach, they find that the students are actively asking questions and our engineers are actively helping them solve their questions.”
In additionthe College organizes site visits and internships for students.
Sun of Tianhethird-year BEng Data Science and Big Data Technology with Contemporary Entrepreneurialism student, says, “I got my second internship through Taicang’s Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Hub courses. Learning here is different – we can get experience of the real world.”
malaysian student Adrien Heng Hwa Onna third-year student in the same program, says, “When I first arrived at XJTLU’s SIP campus, I was impressed by the beautiful architecture and well-equipped facilities. idea of studying in Taicang. I mean, who doesn’t want to be part of something new?”
SOURCE Xi’an Jiaotong-University of Liverpool