NAU has attached great importance to the prevention and control of COVID-19, and has spared no effort to fight against it in a scientific way since COVID-19 outbreaks. On March 13, the third session of the 12th National Committee (Expanded) was held to make concerted efforts in effectively safeguarding the health and safety of teachers and students. The college also held several conferences on epidemic prevention and control to accurately grasp dynamic information of the college's overseas teachers and students, and further strengthened the guidance of epidemic prevention and effectively to protect the health and safety of them.
Concern and Protect Overseas Teachers and Students
The college has always been concerned about the safety and health of overseas teachers and students. One-to-one contact channels are established immediately to remind them to reserve materials and protect themselves when the epidemic was happening in China. The college also provides epidemic prevention guidance and psychological support instantly when the epidemic breaks out abroad, meanwhile, purchases masks, protective gloves and other epidemic prevention materials in consideration of short of medical supplies abroad. Epidemic prevention supplies packages were sent four times to help them overcome difficulties. As of March 10, more than 1,000 masks and 100 pairs of protective gloves have been collected to support 13 teachers and students living in the UK, USA, France and other countries.
Help Partner University, Spread Warmth
While mountains and rivers separate us, we enjoy the same moonlight under the same sky. The college signed the "Memorandum of Inter-university Cooperation", "3+2 China-France Joint Training Project Agreement for Engineers" and "Student Exchange Project Agreement" with ENIM in 2014. The two sides maintain close and frequent cooperation in sending teachers for academic exchanges and international students for exchange training since the signing of three agreements.
In the past five years, 37 students from our college have been studying and communicating in ENIM.
The college actively contacted ENIM China office with a letter of condolence to President Pierre of ENIM to express sincere greetings and support and donated 2,000 medical masks after the outbreak of the epidemic in France. On May 12, Pierre, President of ENIM, wrote back, "I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the College of Engineering of NAU for donating masks during the epidemic period. With the support and help of you, we believe that the epidemic will soon be over. Long live China-France friendship! May the friendship between the two schools be everlasting!
Building a Community with a Shared Future for Mankind was mentioned by President Xi Jinping for determination to work for an equal, open and peaceful world. The COVID-19 epidemic is a common challenge to mankind. In this special period, the whole college work together with overseas teachers and students in fighting against the epidemic. All parties involved believe that solidarity and cooperation is the only way for overcoming the epidemic and safeguarding the common homeland of mankind.
We will work together to overcome difficulties and hope that the world will overcome the epidemic at an early date.