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赫尔大学校长新年致辞:不忘初心 继续前进

时间:2016-12-31来源:HullChina

赫尔大学校长Calie Pistorius年度致辞

赫尔大学校长Calie Pistorius年度致辞

在2017年1月底本人赫尔大学校长任期圆满结束之前,很荣幸这篇年度报告给我提供了一个绝佳的机会,不仅可以反映出刚刚过去的,那个激动人心的学年,而且还可以回顾我在大学七年任期内的成就。

能够领导如此优秀的大学进行一段全新的组织结构革新,对我来说,这是我至高无上的荣誉,并且,英国高等教育正在发生新的变化。

赫尔大学秉持着一个非常明确的愿景,并且一直持续着雄心勃勃的战略投资策略。我们推出了赫尔大学历史上最大的投资计划,并通过我校工作人员的无私奉献,以及不懈地努力来加强我们的学术能力。不仅如此,我校还持续提高在国际上的知名度; 在实践的过程中不断加强与工商业的合作与交流,牢固树立赫尔大学作为一个主要的大学组织来辐射并且帮助周边地区的发展。

我们2亿英镑的投资计划现在正在有条不紊的进行中,其中包括:为学生提供新的课程和项目,通过改造大学的系统和设施来提高教学和研究的水平,提高大学员工以及学生的体验度,提供更完整的物理以及IT研究所的基础设施。更重要的,是赫尔大学与英国和海外企业、组织之间的伙伴关系。

自上一份年度报告以来,我们已经更新了学校的学术和专业服务的结构,提供一贯优秀的教学和学习环境以及无与伦比的学生体验度。自2016/17学年以来,赫尔大学已有科学和工程学院; 艺术,文化和教育学院; 商业,法律和政治学院; 健康和社会关怀学院; 以及赫尔约克医学院(与约克大学合作项目)。 随后我们将满怀期待的迎接一个新的健康科学学院。

随着我们校园持续的转型,赫尔大学在今年取得了很多成功 – 本年报中列出了其中的一些成就。

其中,最值得注意的是我们提高了研究生就业能力的基准,完成了高等教育毕业生的就业调查。赫尔大学在全英国的毕业生就业率从第20位上升到第8位,并且超过96%的毕业生毕业后六个月之内可以找到理想的工作或选择继续深造。这一项成就,成功证明了整个大学工作人员的辛勤工作,并且为日后的发展,打下了坚实的奠基石。

其次,我们很高兴在2015/16年度QAA高等教育评审中,获得组委会对我校学生学习条件以及学习质量的赞扬。我校被泰晤士高等教育世界大学排名列入世界前3%的大学,并被认为是世界上最国际化的160所大学之一。 另外值得注意的是我们建立一个孔子学院,以及在海事和海洋,能源与环境,文化及创意产业,物流等领域的跨学科研究机构。大学的Wilberforce研究所还荣获了皇室颁发的女王周年纪念奖。大学也自豪地获得了雅典娜天鹅铜奖。

在这一年中,我们正式开放了翻新的布赖莫尔琼斯图书馆,开始建造阿拉姆医疗大楼,并正在完成新的庭院学生宿舍和翻新的米德尔顿大厅。

不过,这些成就只是大学在去年所取得所有成就中的冰山一角,也是我们为自己所取得的成就所感到自豪的众多原因之一。

很高兴当我在2017年1月卸任之时,我能将赫尔大学的发展移交给一个更强大的领导团队,他们将以自信为基础,继续加强大学的愿景,鼓励人们通过努力来塑造未来。比如地区性,全国性以及国际化的策略。我想借此机会感谢校长,董事长,校董会成员,所有员工,学生和校友多年来的支持,鼓励和合作。赫尔大学是一个美丽的如梦如幻的大学,有着伟大的学术底蕴,美丽的校园,热情的人,以及一个真正了解学生的团队。

在赫尔大学任职将会是我人生中最美妙的经历。我相信赫尔将继续捍卫其创立时的使命,通过教学和研究为学生和整个社会贡献出更多的力量!

Professor Calie Pistorius

Vice-Chancellor

 


As I prepare to step down as Vice-Chancellor at the end of January 2017, this Annual Report provides an opportunity not only to reflect on the academic year just past, but also to look back at the University’s achievements over my seven-year tenure.

It has been a privilege to lead the University during what has been a period of significant organisational renewal and, indeed, significant change in the higher education sector.

The University articulated a clear vision and has pursued an ambitious investment-driven strategy. We launched the largest investment programme in our history and, through the dedication of our staff, have worked tirelessly to enhance our academic offer; increase our regional, national and international profile; strengthen our links with business and industry; and firmly establish the University of Hull as an anchor institution for its surrounding regions.

Our £200-million investment programme is now well underway – delivering new programmes, systems and facilities to transform the University’s teaching and research; the experience of our staff and students; the physical and IT infrastructure; and our partnerships with businesses and the community, both in the UK and overseas.

Since the last Annual Report, we have adapted the structure of our academic faculties and professional services to deliver consistently excellent teaching and learning and an outstanding student experience. Going into the 2016/17 academic year, the University consists of the faculties of Science and Engineering; Arts, Cultures and Education; Business, Law and Politics; Health and Social Care; and the Hull York Medical School (in partnership with the University of York). A new Faculty of Health Sciences will follow.

As the transformation of our campus continues apace, the University has enjoyed many successes this year – a selection of which are outlined in this publication. Among the most notable has been our improvement in the graduate employability benchmark, the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey. The University has risen from 20th to joint 8th in the country, with more than 96% of our graduates in work or further study six months after they leave us. This success is testament to the hard work of many staff across the institution and leaves a lasting legacy – not only on the lives of our outstanding graduates but also on the communities and organisations who benefit from our graduates’ skills.

We were delighted to be commended for the quality of our student provision in our 2015/16 QAA Higher Education Review. The University was placed in the top 3% of institutions by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and recognised as one the 160 most internationalised universities. Also of note was the establishment of a Confucius Institute, as well as interdisciplinary research institutes in the areas of maritime and marine, energy and the environment, culture and the creative industries, logistics, and the continued combatting of slavery – for which the University was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for research performed by the Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation. The University is also proud to have been awarded the Athena Swan Bronze award.

During the year, we officially opened the refurbished Brynmor Jones Library, commenced construction of the Allam Medical Building and were completing the new Courtyard student residences and the refurbished Middleton Hall.

These are just some of the many recent high points for the University and are among the many reasons we should be proud of what we have achieved.

When I step down in January 2017, I will hand over to a strong leadership team who will build on our momentum with confidence and continue to strengthen the University’s vision of empowering people to shape the future – regionally, nationally and globally. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Chancellor, Chairs and members of Council, staff, students and alumni for their support, encouragement and cooperation over many years. The University of Hull is a fantastic university with a great academic heritage, a beautiful campus, welcoming people, a wonderful student experience and a real sense of purpose as an anchor institution.

I have enjoyed my time at the University of Hull tremendously and I am confident that it will continue to uphold its founding mission to advance education, scholarship, knowledge and understanding by teaching and research, for the benefit of individuals and society at large for many generations to come.

 

Professor Calie Pistorius

Vice-Chancellor

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