On the morning of March 5th, the first flag-raising ceremony was held at the First Sports Stadium. HUAS Secretary of the Party Committee Gu Zhengqi, President Long Xianzhong, Deputy Secretary Gong Weiming, Vice President Li Daping, Secretary of Discipline Inspection Committee Zeng Yan, Vice President Li Hongge, Vice President Liu Chunhui and President Assistant QiHeng attended the ceremony. All the directors, officials, teachers and students ( 16,000 in total) attended the ceremony. It was hosted by Mr Li Hongge.
The ceremony began at 7:00 o’clock. The flag bearers walked to the stage in a graceful poise and raised the flag with the national anthem. All the faculty members and students solemnly saluted under the national flag.
Zhao Zhengyu from Civil Engineering College delivered a speech on behalf of all the students. He solemnly stated that all HUAS students were ready to follow the principles of the 19th CPC National Congress to spare no efforts in their studies and determined to work hard to improve themselves in every aspect. They would try their very best to be a university student with both high quality and right morality in the new semester.
President Long Xianzhong also made a speech saying that the first flag raising ceremony of 2018 was a spiritual baptism for all the teachers and students and hoped all people could get back to work and studies with a positive attitude and great enthusiasm. Mr.Long gave a short view of what HUAS achieved in 2017. Last year HUAS made remarkable progress in speeding up the process of transformation,cultivating students with practical skills, deepening the two-level management reformation. The school administration also worked hard to improve the quantity and quality of scientific research. As a result, the employment rate for graduates increased to the highest in HUAS history, which also attracted more and more international students from different nations. The campus atmosphere and teaching quality were greatly improved.
President Long also emphasized that 2018 world be the year of implementing the policy of 19th CPC National Congress and the 40th anniversary for the reforming and opening-up policy. It would be the key year for the building up of a full well off society. Moreover, it would be a year marking the 60th anniversary for the establishment of HUAS. Therefore, in the new semester of 2018, with utterly new resolutions, everybody should work tirelessly to make their own contributions to the cause of making HUAS a nation-renowned applied technology university.