On September 24, the inauguration ceremony of Shandong University of Finance and Economics (SDUFE) IELTS Test Center was held at Shungeng campus.Wang Shaojun, Secretary of the Party Committee of Shandong University of Finance and Economics, and Nick Godfrey, Director of Chinese Examinations of the British Council of Finance and Education, unveiled the IELTS computer-based test center of Shandong University of Finance and Economics.Zhao Zhongxiu, President of Shandong University of Finance and Economics delivered a speech at the unveiling ceremony via video.You Zhuoran, Director of Chinese Examination Operations of the British Council, Zhang Shuxue, Vice Presidents of Shandong University of Finance and Economics, and Tao Hu attended the unveiling ceremony, which was presided over by Vice President Chen Xiaolan.
In his speech, Zhao Zhongxiu introduced the basic situation of the university, especially the internationalization of SDUFE, and summarized the application and construction process of SDUFE computer-based IELTS test center.Zhao Zhongxiu emphasized that the construction of IELTS test center is an important measure for SDUFE to improve the quality of education internationalization, and is of great significance to the opening of service education and the construction of a new highland in Shandong’s opening up.SDUFE will strictly follow the relevant requirements of the IELTS computer-based test, and do well in the organization and operation of the test to ensure the safety and smooth progress of the test. SDUFE will also take this opportunity to strengthen exchanges and communication with the Ministry of Education Examination Center and the British Council, and actively expand cooperation inotherfields.
Mr. Nick Godfrey said in his speech that he is very pleased that Shandong University of Finance and Economics has become the 27th official IELTS test center of the British Council in Mainland China.During this challenging epidemic period, they worked closely with the test center of the Ministry of Education and their colleagues in all test centers toensure that they open as many test centers as possible,sothat candidates could take the test in a convenient manner.They use the most advanced technology to ensure the safe and reliable transmission of test questions.The establishment of the IELTS test center of Shandong University of Finance and Economics will provide more sufficient test places for young people in China to help them succeed in the international education.The two parties have established a partnership to provide candidates with a world-class IELTS test experience.After the unveiling ceremony, the participants visited the IELTS computer-based test center of Shandong University of Finance and Economics.Zheng Letian, the test center manager of the North China Central District Examination Department of the British Council, shared updates and introduced the relevant information of the IELTS computer-based test.
On April 22, SDUFE held a party committee conference to study and determine the test center construction work plan, and start the IELTS computer-based test center construction work.The staff of relevant departments used the summer vacation and weekends to work continuously and successfully completed the construction of the test center with a total area of more than 700 square meters.The test center is constructed in strict accordance with the “IELTS Computer-based Test Center Application Standards”. The environment and facilities of test rooms are superior, which can bring a new test experience to candidates and help them achieve ideal results. The first test will start on September 25.
The principals and staff of SDUFE International Exchange and Cooperation Office, Security Management Office, Infrastructure Office, General Affairs Office, Network Information Center and Continuing Education College, as well as student representatives of the Further Education College’s Study Abroad Program attended the unveiling ceremony.