On March 31st, Sino-French Engineer School of Beihang University held its graduation ceremony for the 7thbatch of engineers and the graduates of 2018 at New Main Building.
The graduation ceremony
Representatives of government, schools and business attended the ceremony, including Jean-Maurice Ripert, French Ambassador to China; Xu Huibin, President of Beihang; Hervé Biausser, President of École Centrale Paris; Gérard Creuzet, Global Vice President of École Centrale Paris; Philippe Bardol, Chief Executive Officer of Safran China; Aline Penot, Vice President of EDF China; Xia Yi, Human Resource Manager of Schlumberger. Zhang Wei, Vice Director of Sino-French Engineer School, chaired the ceremony.
First, all the staff stood up and sang the national anthem. Then, Prof. Hong Guanxin, Scretary of the Party Committee and Chinese Director of Sino-French Engineer School, read out the list of graduates of 2018. Gilles Fleury, French Director of the School, announced the 2018 diplôme d'Ingénieur list. Academician Xu Huibin, Prof. Hervé Biausser and Prof. Gérard Creuzet issued the certificates. Besides, some excellent graduates were commended during the ceremony.
Academician Xu Huibin, Prof. Hervé Biausser and Prof. Gérard Creuzet issued the certificates
On behalf of master’s supervisors, Prof. Wang Yunhong congratulated these students on their graduation. She wished that in the environment of interdisciplinary and multicultural integration, the students could become the pride of Beihang University with their international vision, qualities of a general engineer, professional skills, strong mind and global view.
Representatives of the graduates Liu Pan and Long Xingtong delivered addresses in Chinese and France respectively. They expressed their sincere thanks to their university, school and teachers, promising that they will live up to the Beihang motto and contribute to the communication and cooperation between China and France.
Prof. Wang Yunhong, Liu Pan, Long Xingtong (from left to right)
Mr. Jean-Maurice Ripert, Prof. Hervé Biausser and Academician Xu Huibin expressed their appreciation for the students. As the ever-changing age spells great responsibility for the graduates, they wished that these young people could become spokesmen and spokeswomen for the cultural, economic and technological communication and cooperation between China and France, promoting the development of Sino-French friendship.
Mr. Jean-Maurice Ripert, Prof. Hervé Biausser and Academician Xu Huibin (from left to right)
Co-established in 2004 by Beihang University and École Centrale Paris, Sino-Franch Engineer School of Beihang University was selected into the first batch of the Program for Training Outstanding Engineers led by China’s Ministry of Education as a pilot major. It is accredited by CTI and EUR-ACE twice successively, and can issue Bachelor’s and Master’s degree of Beihang University and diplôme d'Ingénieur of France. The school adopts the elite education mode by integrating “preparatory-engineer” and “bachelor-master” education creatively in China. Until 2018, the school has trained 7 batches, a total of 602 graduates with two degrees. It has made a desirable difference worldwide and become a model of Sino-French cooperation in higher education.
Reported by Yin Chuantao
Photographed by Wang Yuchen and Song Chao
Edited by Yu Min
Translated by Zhao Yue