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IFT students join Macao-Jiangsu exchange programme

中文摘要 / Summary in Chinese

A group of 10 IFT students joined the 2017 Macao and Jiangsu University Students Cultural Exchange Programme. The activities took place in the cities of Nanjing and Changzhou, in Jiangsu Province, Mainland China, and the programme ran from 18 to 24 June.

The programme was organised and sponsored by the Macau Jiangsu Friendship Association and the Macau Youth Entrepreneur Association. It was attended by a total of 58 Macao students from 5 higher education institutions.

The aim of the 7-day scheme was to provide participants with opportunities to learn more about the latest technological, educational, cultural, economic and social developments in Jiangsu Province. The initiative also targeted promotion of exchanges between higher education students from Macao and those from, respectively, Nanjing University and Changzhou University.

As part of the programme, Macao students toured the Nanjing University campus and that of Changzhou University, attending seminars at the 2 institutions. One of the highlights of the exchange programme was a visit to Nanjing University’s creative centre, where participants were given tasting samples of chocolate produced via a 3D printer, experienced virtual reality games, and were entertained by a dancing and singing robot.

The programme featured visits to well-known historical and heritage sites in Jiangsu Province. They included: Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s Mausoleum; the Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum (the tomb of the Hongwu emperor, the founder of the Ming dynasty, a site featured in the UNESCO World Heritage List); and the Yancheng Ruins, dated from China’s Spring and Autumn Period (771 to 476 BC).

Participants also toured the site of the recently established Jiangsu-Macao Cooperation Park, in Changzhou. The park aims to foster cooperation in creative and cultural industries – among other fields – between Macao and Jiangsu.

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