Fudan University marks 90th anniversary of journalism school
Fudan University holds a ceremony to mark the 90th anniversary of its journalism school on Nov 2. [Photo/fudan.edu.cn]
Celebrations for the 90th anniversary of Fudan University's journalism school kicked off on Nov 2.
The School of Journalism at Fudan University, the oldest journalism school in China, has produced 12,000 journalists. More than 1,000 alumni visited their alma mater for the celebrations.
Government officials from education and journalism-related departments, as well as journalism teachers from other universities, attended the celebrations as well.
Mi Bohua, dean of the School of Journalism, discussed the history of the school and the development of journalism education at the ceremony.
Gao Xiaohong, director of the journalism education committee of the Ministry of Education, Hu Baijing, executive dean of the School of Journalism at Renmin University of China, and Fritz Cropp, vice dean of the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri in the United States, delivered speeches at the ceremony.
Some students offered flowers to their old teachers in a show of respect. They also shared stories about their studies at Fudan University and their views on journalism.
A bronze statue of Wang Zhong, a journalism professor who had a strong influence on journalism research while working at Fudan University, was unveiled during the ceremony.
A national research center for journalism textbooks and an Institute of Global Media and Communications were inaugurated during the ceremony with the goal of raising journalism education at Fudan University to new heights.
Fudan University hosted an academic forum to discuss the influence of media convergence on journalism education, during which the journalism schools of Fudan University and the University of Missouri signed an agreement to cooperate in dual masters programs to train journalists with a global vision.
A document exhibition prepared for nearly a year by Fudan University's School of Journalism opened to the public that same day. It displays manuscripts of old professors and hand-sketched newspapers by students.
The exhibition was visited by deans of world-class journalism schools and many of the university's alumni.