Dear UASR members,
My thoughts are always with you as soon as I wake up each morning. The world is now suffering from the unprecedented outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. First and foremost, on behalf of the University Alliance of the Silk Road (UASR) and Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU), I would like to extend my deep concern and support to you and your faculty and students.
Members of UASR are bound up with the Spirit of cooperation, openness and inclusiveness, mutual learning and benefit. We are brought closer to one another because of the fighting against COVID-19. It’s exactly the time when concerted efforts are needed among all UASR members.
I would like to share with you how XJTU has counter-measured the outbreak in the past 60 plus days, we have been closely monitoring the situation and giving our best efforts to minimize the demerits of the pandemic. Indeed, a series of practice-proven measures were enforced: we consistently put people’s health and safety first by implementing a daily online health report of body temperature and other relevant physical symptoms and attached greater importance on wearing face masks in public places and to wash hands frequently; we adopted strict entry control among all campuses, postponed the opening of spring semester, while providing online lectures concerning 3,000+ courses. Besides, we organized medical professionals to compile and publish A Handbook on Prevention & Control of COVID 19 on Campus in multiple languages and shared with our members....All the above-mentioned efforts have tremendously contributed to a campus with no confirmed and suspected cases till now.
UASR is a warm and love-filling family that enables us to share cooperative results and overcome hardships and difficulties together as well. I’m strongly assured that we are blessed with the capability, confidence and courage to combat the common enemy. Moreover, should you have problems or need any further help, please feel free to let us know. UASR will do its utmost to render whatever help needed to you without hesitation.
Let me end by an old Chinese saying, there’s no such winter that will never leave, neither will be the coming of spring. May you safe and sound and we are looking forward to renewing our friendship and partnership with you sooner in 2020.
WANG Shuguo, Ph.D
Chairman of UASR
President of Xi’an Jiaotong University