New York Film Academy (NYFA) and Xiamen University (XMU), one of the top academic institutions in Southern China, held a virtual Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signing ceremony on June 7, 2022. Representatives from the two institutions gathered virtually.
The ceremony was attended byProfessor Zongyi Zhang, President of Xiamen University; Jun Yang, Education Counselor at the Chinese Consulate General in New York; Michael Young, President of New York Film Academy; Dr. Joy Zhu, Executive Vice President for the China Region of New York Film Academy; and faculty and staff from both institutions.
The agreement’s goal is to foster and support mutual academic, research, and cultural exchanges, as well as to maintain tight partnerships between the two institutions to improve educational value. Furthermore, the MOU intends to provide new and exciting opportunities for XMU students to further their studies at NYFA.
“We will undertake many significant activities, including facilitating educational and academic exchanges between the two institutions, as well as providing learning opportunities for those seeking workshops, degrees, and other learning experiences in the performing and visual arts,” said President Young. Moreover, with enthusiasm, he said “I hope that in the days ahead we take bold steps together to develop stronger relationships and friendships.”
Xiamen University (XMU), established in 1921 by Mr. Tan Kah Kee, is the first university founded by a Chinese person overseas in the history of modern Chinese education. XMU has long been listed among China’s leading universities on the national 211 Project, 985 Project and Double First-class initiative. With a graduate school, 6 academic divisions consisting of 33 schools and colleges, and 16 research institutes, XMU boasts a total enrollment of nearly 44,000 full-time students with 20,000 undergraduates, 18,000 graduate students working towards a master’s degree and 5,000 doctoral candidates. XMU currently has a faculty of over 3,000 full-time teachers and researchers. Nestled snugly between green hills and the blue sea, XMU is renowned as China’s most beautiful university for its excellent education facilities and beautiful environment.