On Nov. 12th 2020, a team consisting of International and Chinese students won the third prize in the Chengdu-Chongqing Economic Circle Innovation Competion for International Students. Their project, AliveU- the Smart Campus Service Platform, was advised by Prof. Liu Jun, Dr. Xiong yunyu, Ms. Jin Pei, Dr. Nan Ying in Sichuan University.
This achievement is an outcome of education innovation and reform which has been carried out for years in our school. Apart from traditional industrial placement, we set up research internship for undergraduate students intending for further study. Students elected can join with the professors’ projects therefore to enhance the research ability. In activities like this competition, international and Chinese students opportunities to collaborate and learn from each other, hence refreshed their insights and broadened their horizon. Meanwhile, this project is a joint fruit between majors, and between schools and companies. It provided opportunities for students to transfer their thoughts and ideas into practice.
Rebecca is giving a presentation of the project
此次竞赛由重庆市人力资源和社会保障局，重庆市教育委员会，四川省人力资源和社会保障厅，以及四川省教育厅主办，是首次面向留学生群体的双创竞赛。不巧的是，受疫情影响我院留学生大多留滞在海外，旅游管理专业目前在成都留学生的不过十人，而且所有留学生中无一人有过竞赛经验。面对这个全新的挑战，旅游管理专业刘俊教授为项目的确定提供了决定性思路，金培老师和南英老师根据学业表现，选择了几位优秀留学生，鼓励他们参与竞赛。2017级Dimuth, 2018级Lim Zhi Yin, Choo Wei Xin, 和Rebecca Martha Dorothy Horlick毅然接受了这一挑战，中国本科学生冯冰负责总体分工协调。
Organized by Chongqing Human Resource and Social Security Bureau, Chongqing Educational Commitee, Sichuan Department of Human Resource and Social Security，and Sichuan Department of Education, this is the first innovation and creation competition ever held among international students. Unfortunately most of our international students were at their home overseas due to the pandemic. Not to mention that none of them have had any experience in such competition. Prof. Liu Jun offered constructive opinions for the idea of the project. Ms. Jin and Dr. Nan from the department of International Tourism and Hospitality nominated some outstanding students based on their academic performance and encourage them to have a try. Despite those difficulties, Horagampita Dimuth Tharaka Gamage from batch 2017, Lim Zhi Yin, Khoo Wei Xin, and Rebecca Martha Dorothy Horlick from batch 2018 took the challenge. Feng Bing, a Chinese undergraduate student was assigned as team leader.
Feng bing and Rebecca were answering questions from judges
With great support from dean of the school and head of the International Office, the team battled against 49 projects from Chongqing and 59 from Sichuan, and entered the final round. After another half-month training and preparation, the team won the third prize in the final. This is the first time our international students in the tourism school winning a group prize in a competition.
Rebecca receiving the award representing the team
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