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SPPM Hails New Graduates Students of 2012

In the evening of August 23rd, Tsinghua SPPM welcomed the new cohort of graduate students at opening ceremony which was held at the Lecture Hall of Main Building, Tsinghua. Around 300 students admitted nationally and internationally participated in this grand event. Prof. Wu Yongping, Associate Dean of SPPM hosted the ceremony.

Mr. Peng Long, a doctoral candidate (2011) and Ms. Liu Xiya, a master candidate (2012) shared their experiences at SPPM with new students. Additionally, Prof. Yin Chengzhi representing SPPM faculty delivered a short speech. Dean Xue Lan congratulated students to be admitted at SPPM when the school reforms the recruitment of MPA since it was launched in 2001. He addressed new students by analyzing the mission and value of MPA education in the era of globalization. Additionally, he elaborated the new model of talents training in public administration, which are Chinese chrematistics, International Perspective and Tsinghua Brand. In the end, with school’s value of “Cultivate the morality to serve the public”, he raised some hopes for students.

Lastly, a lecture was given by prof. Fang Huijian, the former party secretary of Tsinghua University and the former dean of 21st Century Development Research Institute on Tsinghua history.