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Four Week Internet of Things Study Tour Program Sponsored by the Australian New Colombo Plan(NCP)Successfully Held at BIT

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Translator: Zhang Weiqi from Office of International Affairs

Editor: News Center of BIT  Zhao Jie


  Studying at BIT has allowed me to be immersed in another culture while building skills and gaining knowledge.

                                                                                                 ——Alexandra Grant from Australian National University



  The entire trip was a blast from start to finish. … I found China an immensely interesting country, with all its history and people, it was truly awesome.

                                                                                                     ——Harley Dyson from Swinburne University of Technology




  The program at BIT helps create the foundations for my own study which I wish to further pursue and potentially make a career.

                                                                                          ——Joshua Townsend-Long from University of Technology, Sydney


  These words came from three out of the fourteen Australian students who have participated in a four-week study tour program themed “the Internet of Things” hosted by Beijing Institute of Technology from 27 November to 23 December of 2016.




  With the theme of Internet of Things, this program consists mainly of catered lectures and project design experiments, together with extra curriculum courses as Chinese language and culture classes, Chinese cultural experience, site seeing activities, and three industry visits to SAP Beijing, IBM, and Beijing Automotive Works.



  The program closed on the morning of 23 December, when all participants presented their final reports of experiments during the four weeks. For most of them, knowledge, experience, horizon, cultural shock and friendship were their valuable gains from this program.


  All the 14 students were sponsored by the New Colombo Plan , the signature initiative of the Australian Government launched in 2014. This program aims to lift knowledge of the Indo-Pacific in Australia by supporting Australian undergraduates to study and undertake internships in the region. In 2017, the NCP is supportingaround7400 mobility students and more than 1200 will participate in projects in China, one of the most popular destinations. The “Internet of Things” Study Tour Program is BIT’s first program for NCP sponsored students from its key partner institutions in Australia.


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