7,000 Students of Soochow University Moved into Dushu Lake Advanced Education Zone
More than 1,400 newly enrolled students of Soochow University have reported to the school these days at Dushu Lake Advanced Education Zone. Along with students who moved here from other campuses of the university, about 7,000 students are being accommodated at the new lakeside campus.
Political and Public Administration College, Chemical Engineering College, Urban
Science College, and Basic Medical College have moved into the new campus
The 16 dormitory buildings at the campus, now the home of 3,000 students, are equipped with boiled water supply, washing rooms, and shower rooms. The teaching buildings, medical building, and lab buildings are already in use, and the students have started enjoying the service of the public service facilities like convenient stores, which will meet the basic needs of teaching, research, experiments, lodging and dining. From August 31, shuttle buses will be available from various bus routes, and three public transport lines will be passing through the new campus. When the school begins, every student will be using the "all-in-one" magnetic card, the so-called "electronic wallet", at canteens, computer rooms, library, clinic, etc. and for online payment at the campus. The card bears the name, card number, photo, and basic information of the student, and it "buys" all the service at the campus. The campus at the Dushu Lake Advanced Education Zone is the first Suzhou to launch this "multiple service" card.
Party Secretary Min Chunfa of Soochow University and Ye Feng, Director of Dushu Lake Advanced Education
Zone Administration, and others inspect the accommodations for new students at the campus
The new campus is an important measure taken by Soochow University to solve the "bottleneck" problem in running the school. The new campus is planned on a land area of 2,880 mu, of which the first phase, 890 mu in area, has been completed, and 7 colleges have so far moved into it. Next year, the institutes of the arts is expected to move in as well.
August 29, 2005