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The Inauguration Ceremony of SJTU Xieying Park Held

April 09, 2012      Author: Development Office

On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the normalization of diplomatic relations between China and Japan and the 116th anniversary of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the Inauguration Ceremony of SJTU Xieying Park beside the beautiful Siyuan Lake was held on Minhang Campus on the afternoon of April 8.

The ceremony was attended by Mr. Shuichiro Asada, Executive Managing Director of the donor SHOEI Chemical Inc., Director Yuji Akimoto, and Mr. Shin-ichi Hirano, former President of National Institution for Academic Degrees and University Evaluation (NIAD-UE) of Japan, former President of Nagoya University, SJTU Honorary Doctor and Special Advisor to SJTU President.

SHOEI Chemical Inc has donated 30 million Yen to build the Xieying Park, which is located by the Siyuan Lake on Minhang Campus and covers an area of 30,000 square meters. It is the first theme scenery spot on the campus with more than ten varieties of cherry trees.

The cherry blossoms, together with the lakeside willows, have surely lighted up this beautiful season of spring. "Xieying" in Chinese means "selecting the best"; "Ying" can also refer to cherry blossoms in Chinese. This name refers to SJTU's consistent efforts in cultivating talents with brilliant scholarship and lofty aspiration in the past century.

Translated by Chen Meihe | Reviewed by Tian Cong