Shanghai University alive with scientific and cultural atmosphere
Updated: 2017-05-05

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Overseas students from Shanghai University perform at the school's 15th Challenge Cup International Students Tech Innovation Carnival on April 26. [Photo provided to study-shanghai.org]

Shanghai University (SHU) opened its 15th Challenge Cup International Students Tech Innovation Carnival on April 26.

An annual extravaganza, the opening ceremony was attended by local government officials, foreign consular officers, and students and teachers from SHU and 14 sister schools.

Vice President Xu Xu expressed his expectation that the carnival will be a cultural and technological platform bringing Chinese and overseas students closer together.

Ya Xia from Ukraine, a student representative, shared her dream of reporting on China's kaleidoscope of scientific and technological development.

Sabri Tunc Angili, the consul general of Turkey in Shanghai, praised SHU's endeavors in promoting cooperation between the two sides, and looked forward to tighter connections in the future.

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Khalid from France introduces the app Waud to guests. It is an integration of practicability and entertainment that foreigners can use to find a job, get academic assistance and make friends. [Photo provided to study-shanghai.org]

On the theme of "Science and Technology Change the World", the event displayed the latest high-tech achievements of Huawei, a telecom giant, as well as scientific works created by overseas students from leading institutes like Zhejiang University, Beihang University, Fudan University and Xi’an Jiaotong University.

A platform promoting intangible cultural heritages in Shanghai was particularly outstanding. It provides online to offline services, and was a joint effort of Chinese and overseas students from Belt and Road countries.

The app Waud developed by French student Khalid was also eye-catching. It is an integration of practicability and entertainment that foreigners can use to find a job, get academic assistance and make friends.

The day also witnessed the opening of the 11th International Cultural and Customs Exhibition.

Students from some 30 countries, such as Pakistan, Vietnam, France and Madagascar, not only exhibited a variety of objects and models featuring distinctive scientific and technological elements, but also put on various cultural shows and offered tasty local dishes.

As a school tradition and one of the most-anticipated festivals of the year, the event promotes an open university culture in which students from across the globe are encouraged to show their talents and exchange connections, all through tech.

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Students from Afghanistan perform at the 11th International Cultural and Customs Exhibition on April 26. Students from some 30 countries offered cultural shows, scientific exhibits and local dishes at the festival. [Photo provided to study-shanghai.org]

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