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Gala held to celebrate 95th anniversary of Sun Yat-sen University

Last updated :2019-11-15

Source: Publicity Department
Written by: Liu Qianyu, Tang Qingwang, Hao Jun
Photo by: Ye Ziqi, Guo Yulin, Zeng Ao, Li Jinfeng
Edited by: Wang Dongmei

November 12 marked the 95th anniversary of the founding of Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU) by Dr. Sun Yat-sen. SYSU held a celebration gala in the newly-built Gymnasium on Guangzhou South Campus. The gala was also live broadcast to the Gymnasium on Guangzhou East Campus and the Gymnasium on Zhuhai Campus. Secretary Chen Chunsheng, President Luo Jun and other members of the university leadership, as well as faculty, staff, students and alumni attended the event.

SYSU held a gala in celebration of its 95th anniversary.

Guo Dongwen telling the story of “Founded by Dr. Sun Yat-sen”
The gala included four chapters: Founded by Dr. Sun Yat-sen, People’s SYSU, Taking the Lead, and Striving to Be World-Class, reviewing the university’s history and educational practices during the past 95 years.

Drama: Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s Expectations

Poetry Recital: Wedding on the Execution Ground
At the beginning of its establishment, Sun Yat-sen University attracted renowned academic masters to nurture pillars of the country. It maintained its determination to save the country through education, and passed on the traditions of revolution.

Deng Lu telling the story of “People’s SYSU”

Dance: The Peach Blossoms
In the socialist construction period, Sun Yat-sen University became “People’s SYSU”. The teachers and students devoted themselves to national modernization construction and people’s welfare, writing a chapter of building the university rooted in China.

Wang Zhichen telling the story of “Taking the Lead”

Dance: The Angel’s Safeguard

Entering the reform and opening-up period, Sun Yat-sen University took the lead in exploring, persisting and striving forward. The quality of talent cultivation, the level of academic research, the ability to serve the country and the local society, as well as the international influence reached new heights.

Kang Yi telling the story of “Striving to Be World-Class”

Dance: The Gobi Desert
Entering the new era, to realize the Chinese Dream of national rejuvenation, Sun Yat-sen University is implementing the requirement of being rooted in China, connecting to the world, taking hold of the present, and facing the future. It has drawn a new blueprint for strategic development, put forward a new goal of talent cultivation, and comprehensively advanced the reform and opening-up. It is actively and steadily marching forward in the new journey of building a world-class university with Chinese characteristics.

Chorus: Sing a Song of Praise to the Motherland
The gala ended with the chorus “Sing a Song of Praise to the Motherland” by all faculty, staff, students and alumni present, expressing our love for our great motherland.

Sun Yat-sen University will inherit the good traditions, respond to the call of the era, scale new heights, and make new achievements in building a world-class university with Chinese characteristics!