On the morning of September 6, the Opening Ceremony and Military Training Summary and Commendation Conference for Grade 2019 undergraduates was held in the Sports Activity Center of USST.
The military training ceremony began with the aerial film, “Time to Show Me--Military Training for the Post-2000s Generation”. The video represented the wonderful moments during the military training and showed the spiritual outlook of the new successors of USST. Since August 25, 50 instructors from the First Mobile Team of the Shanghai Armed Police Force and 29 students of USST retired from military service and have jointly undertaken military training tasks.
On the field, arranged in 39 groups, more than 4,000 undergraduates of the grade of 2019 were inspected by Wu Jianyong, Secretary of the Party Committee of the University, and went through the rostrum to have their uniforms inspected. Their eyes were bright and insightful, their steps were firm and steady, their slogans were loud and clear—perfectly showing the results of their hard training and great tenacity.
Liu Daoping, Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee of USST, read out from a list of outstanding instructors, outstanding individuals and outstanding students in military training. All the leaders presented certificates to the outstanding instructors. On behalf of the school, Wu Jianyong presented an honor flag to the First Mobile Team of the Shanghai Armed Police Force to thank the trainers for their strong support for their military training work. Yu Huaitong accepted and showed appreciation to the school’s administrators.
Liu Daoping, Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee of USST, read out from a list of outstanding instructors, outstanding individuals and outstanding students in military training.
In his speech, President Ding Xiaodong warmly welcomed the new students of Grade 2019 and expressed his respect and thanks to the armed police officers and soldiers who had worked hard for two weeks. He pointed out that this year is the first year of enrollment reform at USST, which adheres to the principle of: "a strong academic background, an emphasis on a strong practice in various fields, high standards and strict requirements in daily education" and more options for academic development. Under the background of the cultivation of better interdisciplinary talents, students admitted under the new admission policy should grasp universal principles and learn the "core knowledge" in each subject, have a strong ability in deduction and induction , which are key abilities for the future career development of the students.
President Ding Xiaodong delivered a speech at the opening ceremony and military training summary and commendation conference
“Ding asserted, “We should clarify the popular misunderstanding of university education and avoid falling into the trap of idling away time in university. The President expressed his sincere hope that students will continue to be self-motivated and eager for knowledge. Students should create more possibilities, and making their futures brighter and brighter.. He said that the school provides students with platforms and opportunities. Also, students should not obey the teacher blindly without critical thinking. We should focus more on solving problems, promoting projects and completing jobs. Students should actively participate in team building, communicate with teachers and students from different backgrounds and majors, cooperate in tackling key problems, and improve academic literacy and innovation abilities. Finally, he encouraged students to adhere to learning as the first priority of college life, to adapt to new requirements of society, to strive to be strong youth whom are talented learners.