Recently, the opening ceremony of the 3rd Master's Program in Nursing jointly hosted by Wenzhou Medical University and Burapha University in Thailand was held at the 7C306 conference room of the School of Nursing. Zheng Manman, vice-dean of the Graduate School, and Lin Geyin, deputy director of the International Affairs Office, were invited. Leaders of the School of Nursing, including Secretary of the Party Committee Li Xudong, Deputy Secretary of the Party Secretary Zhou Enhong, and Vice President Zhang Chunmei, together with Chen Chun and Xia Lingzi, Chinese teachers of the program, and other staff took part in the ceremony. 27 postgraduate freshmen participated online or offline. The representatives of Burapha University, including Dr. Pornchai Juallamate, the president of Nursing School, Dr. Chintana Wacharasin, the Thai leader of the program, and teachers of Thailand, joined the ceremony online.
At the ceremony, Dr. Pornchai Juallamate and Zhang Chunmei respectively introduced the two universities in terms of regional culture, overview of schools, composition of the students, level of teachers, and teaching facilities. After that, Zheng Manman presented appointment letters of adjunct professors of Wenzhou Medical University to those teachers from the Nursing School of Burapha University. Group photos were taken to mark the occasion.
Li Xudong pointed out that the postgraduate period is an important stage to promote spiritual growth, strive for excellence, conduct academic research, and carry out scientific and technological innovation. He encouraged the students to make full use of both universities’ quality resources and profound histories in research and education to make achievements in their study and research, grow into high-level nursing talents equipped with core competence, and contribute to human health. After the ceremony, Dr. Chintana Wacharasin made a detailed explanation in terms of curriculum, learning content, graduation requirements, and regulations. He also patiently answered questions proposed by students.
The China-Thailand Master's Program in Nursing is the first approved Sino-foreign cooperative postgraduate education program of our university. The program adopts a "2+0" culture mode and follows a teaching plan jointly developed by Wenzhou Medical University and Burapha University. Students who fulfill all the training plans and meet the requirements for the awarding of degrees can acquire the Master's degree in nursing conferred by Burapha University in Thailand. Currently, there are 74 students in the program, including freshmen of 2021.
(Text translated by Chen Zhiyi and reviewed by Sun You.)