Welcoming the student cohort for 2019

Ran YI
25, 2019

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On 25 August, all eyes are on the budding research-oriented university as it welcomes 195 doctoral students of 2019 at the Yunqi International Convention and Exhibition Center. This marks the third official opening ceremony for students who will commence their doctoral studies at Westlake University in the upcoming September.


Aim high, stay focused, and research. The university’s resounding educational philosophy has won the hearts of many people from around the world.


As the first private research university of PR China, Westlake University currently only admits doctoral students in life sciences, science, and engineering. This year, the university has 195 new family members, which makes the university home to 899 Westlakers.


Noteworthy is the diversity and internationality of this year’s newcomers. 19 of the 195 new students are top graduates from world-leading universities in Europe, North America, and Oceania, such as, to name a few, John Hopkins University, the University of Sydney, Technical University of Berlin, University of Pittsburgh, King's College London, University of Copenhagen, University of London, University of Maryland, Nanyang Technological University, University of Southampton, etc.


Scientific thinking and dedication are core values of the university. At the ceremony, Professor Shi expressed his best wishes for the new family members: “It is my sincere hope that each and every one of our new students can develop their scientific thinking ability making it a natural instinct. In the following years, I hope that all of you will seize every moment of your life here, make use of the resources available to you, dedicate your efforts to your research, and unlock your infinite potential.”