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JI held the International Students Virtual Summer School 2021


Correspondent: Li Jing, translated by Sun Mengyu

From July 5th to 19th in 2021, for strengthen academic exchange and cooperation, Central China Normal University and University of Wollongong jointly organized the summer camp for artificial intelligence projects. It was also a summer camp for both international and domestic outstanding college students. This project aimed to exchange academic works and experience with foreign students to broaden international perspective and promoted the extensive development of international exchange activities of our university. Influenced by the COVID-19, this summer camp were mainly held in a hybrid way (i.e. online and offline). The students finally promoted their communication and academic skills, and also enjoyed an unforgettable summer vacation. Now, we will review it together!

1. Nice to meet you

There were 28 students participating in the international summer camp, most of them are from University of Wollongong. At the opening ceremony, Professor Yu Xinguo, dean of JI, warmly welcomed all students attending this summer school and then introduced basic condition in the Faculty of Artificial Intelligence in Education and JI. After the teacher's brief introduction of the project and the self-introduction among students, the students were looking forward to the following activities!

Prof. Yu Xinguo is making the first speech at the Opening Ceremony

Students’ self-introduction

2. AI projects and lectures

The theme of this summer camp was artificial intelligence. We fortunately invited Dr. Jiang Fan (Associate Professor) from University of Northern British Columbia to give lectures. Dr. Jiang Fan led us to understand the role data mining played in artificial intelligence from the perspective of big data, and explores the history, current situation and possible future development direction of artificial intelligence from machine learning algorithms.

Dr. Jiang Fan is giving lecture


To strengthen communication and collaboration, Dr. Zhang Ting and Dr. Sun Chao provided many artificial intelligence projects for participants to choose. Students were divided into several groups according to their interests. Each group chose one from the 8 projects to explore,complete and make the final presentation together during the summer camp.

Teachers and students are discussing about AI projects

3.Experience Chinese Culture

We have also arranged various Chinese culture lectures, such as Tai Chi, Paper cutting and Mandarin Chinese. In classroom, students were enthusiastic to follow instructions from teachers and volunteers and actively showed their learning results. All students enjoyed experiencing the profound Chinese culture.


Nice tongue twister!

Take look at our Tai Chi!

Do you like our paper cutting works?

4.Enjoy the Virtual Sightseeing of Wuhan

Influenced by the COVID - 19, summer camp carried out some online classes about the scenery and culture in Wuhan. With deeper understanding on Hubei Province Museum, Yellow Crane Tower, Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge and Guo Zao culture in Wuhan, although we have different nationalities and different living styles, everyone felt the enthusiasm of the people in Wuhan and experienced the characteristic Chinese culture.

The Virtual Sightseeing of Wuhan

5.CCNU Campus Live Broadcasting

To make students know more and fall in love with CCNU, we made a CCNU campus live broadcasting. Our volunteers started from the north gate of Guizi Mountain campus, passing by many famous campus spots such as Boya square, Science Hall, University History Museum and Youming stadium and finally arrived at the south gate. Due to the time constraints, the introduction about South Lake campus are adopted as video and online presentation for students. Students can easily experience the atmosphere of humanism and CCNU own characteristics.

CCNU Campus Live Broadcasting

6.Experience and Harvest

At the closing ceremony, Professor Yu Xinguo gave a high degree of recognition and appreciation to every participants. Students have also thanked each summer camp volunteer for their hard work. At the same time, they said that through the summer camp activities of learning, they have benefited a lot.

Half a month's time is fleeting but extraordinary. Students spent an unforgettable summer vacation, learning together, sharing the unique customs and cultures, and building a strong friendship, which is believed to be a good memory for every student who participated in this summer camp.


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