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Opening Speech  
  With the coming of New Year, on behalf of CSFU Communist Party Committee and Administration, we’d like to extend our sincere greetings and appreciation to all the teaching staff and retired elders who have devoted all their life to the teaching career. We hope that every one will get on well with everything.

The past year 2003 constituted a period of memorial and significance. With the guide of Chinese Government the State Council and local communist committees at various levels, we won the fight against the SARS and ensured the security and stability of the university. In the meanwhile, diverse undertakings on education, scientific research and administration have been carried out successfully. The school attendance rate goes up every year and the school management has kept expanding in scope with the rapid development of the construction of courses and majors, especially, the newly established 2 post-doctoral mobile research centers, the authorization of conferring doctoral degrees in 5 disciplines and master’s degrees in 7 subjects of study, thus providing programs of education in many disciplines at various levels and accelerating the academic development. Furthermore, the strategic adjustment of the campus layout has been drawn out that Changsha Campus is designated as the main campus and is progressing smoothly. A series of reforms have been implemented including the credit system. CSFU was authorized to have the honor to hold some prominent competitions, such as the sports item of martial competition of the 5th Nationwide City Sports Meeting, and the 7th Hunan Province College Students Gymnastics Competition. The implementation of the qualification-oriented education has been proved fruitful. All the fulfillment is bound to our joint efforts and your lofty awareness of collectivism and responsibility, so that we can overcome the difficulties on the path.

2004 is another period of paramount importance in the process of school reform and the realization of the 10th 5-Year Project and the Development Prospective in 2015. We are also confronted with arduous tasks, such as the college education evaluation and inspection of the National Education Administration, the renaming of CSFU, the overall reform of Changsha Campus etc. In order to brave the fierce competition of other higher learning, we should spare no efforts to enhance the school running and upgrade the academic level and quality.

In the coming year, guided by the principle of seizing the current opportunity to deepen the reform and promote development and maintaining stability, we should work harder with a united and pioneering spirit, achieving great success in the drive for the better-off society and national thrive through science and education and talent. A new year stands for a brand-new start and objective. As long as we persistently follow the Deng Xiaoping Theories and the Three Representatives, broaden our mind, seek for the truth, and keep the pace with the times, we will achieve more success and create a new environment.

Mr. Li Hong, General Secretary of CSFU Communist Party Committee
Prof. Zhang Huaiyun, President of CSFU

 
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