Wednesday, September 23, 2015

2015 Hopkins-Nanjing Center Opening Ceremony

The Hopkins-Nanjing Center Opening Ceremony marked the official start of the 2015-16 academic year. This academic year will commemorate the HNC’s 30th anniversary in June 2016. Vice President Yang, Chinese Co-Director He and American Co-Director Neil Kubler all welcomed the new cohort and gave their thoughts on the road ahead for the HNC. 

Vice-President Yang gives his remarks at the opening ceremony
Vice President Yang and Chinese Co-Director He remarked on the HNC’s 30 years of contributions to improving mutual understanding between the US and China. American Co-Director, Neil Kubler, spoke to the change he has witnessed in China in becoming a more open society. He also echoed Co-Director He’s sediments for the need for China and the US to learn from one another. 

Co-Director Kubler called on the HNC students to make the most of their time at the HNC. He encouraged the new students to “be willing to take risks and engage in what some have called ‘uncomfortable learning.’ Believe me, you learn more if you try something new, than if you keep doing what you’ve done before. ”  

The HNC cohort for the 2015-2016 year

We hope all of the new students have a smooth transition to the HNC and a great year!