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快乐12开奖结果一定牛:British academic says Chinese universities on right track

Xinhua | Updated: 2019-03-13 09:07

四川快乐12开奖记录 LONDON - Universities in China are on the right track to succeed and can boast a high level of achievement, according to a British academic.

Paul Thompson, vice-chancellor of the Royal College of Art in London, says China's university system has performed well in recent years.

Chinese universities continually prove to be high performers in the Times Higher Education world university rankings.

In its 2019 rankings published last year, THE noted that China was "among the best represented countries" in the top 200.

"Just keep doing the things you are doing, because they are already very good," Thompson says.

The RCA is the only entirely postgraduate art and design university in the world.

Its alumni include painter David Hockney, Hollywood film director Ridley Scott and suffragette campaigner Sylvia Pankhurst.

The RCA focuses on discovering and releasing creative talent. It draws on students from around the world, building bridges between Westernized urban culture and - in China's case - artistic traditions with deeper and very different roots.

"The world of contemporary art is without borders; whether it's the commercial art market, whether it's the kind of museum shows that are on display, I think that we would say there is a difference, and an interesting difference (between the West and China).

"At the undergraduate level, the teaching style is different, particularly in painting," Thompson says.

"We see incredible technical competence; incredible draftsmen and women of a very high standard of painting coming out of China, and that's what we love. We'd love to see some of those people come over here and then mix with some of our students."

Chinese academics are also making a contribution to the RCA. Thompson mentions Steven Jia Wang, an alumnus of Tsinghua University, who works as joint head of the RCA's Global Innovation Design and Innovation Design Engineering programs.

Chinese students have made an impression on the RCA in recent years.

"Chinese students at the RCA are brimming with inventiveness, creativity, innovation and wit. I think there's every reason why China... is creating remarkable products, services and companies," Thompson says.

"I think there's greater awareness of the opportunities for Chinese students to study overseas. There are more students coming to the United Kingdom, to the United States. It was certainly not the case 20 years ago. There is a big increase."

Thompson cited the example of the 2018 RCA Show, in which Ling Ling, a Chinese student with a first degree in business design from Jiangnan University and who is now studying for an MA in design, uses gamification together with a superhero story to motivate children suffering from chronic diseases.

Her first project was a toy gun designed to stimulate the muscles of children with cerebral palsy.

Ling says in a presentation on the RCA's website that in her second project she used the Chinese legend of Sun Wukong, also known as the Monkey King from the classical Journey to the West, combined with a superhero role-playing kit, to engage and educate children with Type 1 diabetes.

The purpose is to inspire children through play to "be more brave and positive when facing a chronic disease", she says.

Chinese students are creating extraordinary projects, Thompson says.

"We see strongly innovative people who are good at taking an idea and eventually commercializing it."

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