March 28, 2016 witnessed the opening ceremony for the Russian students in HUAS Chinese Culture Workshop. Vice President Yao Chunmei attended the ceremony and delivered a speech. Hu Fangyi, Director of HUAS International Exchange Division presided over the ceremony. Leaders of Academy of Fine Arts and Safety Guard Defence Department attended the ceremony.
Vice President Yao Chunmei welcomed the Russian students first, and briefly introduced the education and the international student scholarship program for international students in HUAS. She put forward three hopes for the international students: to fully communicate with the teachers and students of HUAS while learning the Chinese painting skills; to actively take part in events in HUAS so as to further understand the Chinese culture; to warm-heartedly promote HUAS and recommend more international students to study in HUAS when they back home.
During the meeting, two international students of the Chinese Culture Workshop, on behalf of the nine students, said that they were very happy and they would cherish the learning opportunities very much in HUAS and expressed whishes to work hard to learn Chinese culture and Chinese traditional Chinese painting.
Dean Guo of Fine Arts College expressed welcome to the international students and briefly introduced the Fine Arts College to the international students, hoping the students to take full advantage of this opportunity to learn Chinese calligraphy and the traditional Chinese painting.