Groundbreaking Ceremonyfor Bryant University Building was Held
“Although the groundbreakingis merelya small step for the building, it will be a giant leap in the development history forBeijing Institute of Technology,

“Although the groundbreakingis merelya small step for the building, it will be a giant leap in the development history forBeijing Institute of Technology, Zhuhai (“ZHBIT”).On March 19th,ZHBIT kicked off construction of a new teaching building for our education cooperation with American Bryant university (“Bryant”), with a ceremony attended by the guests from Bryant, President Ronald Machtley, Vice PesidentYang Hong, DirectorJames Skeffingtonand DirectorGeorge E.Bello, and the deputy head of Zhuhai Foreign Affairs Bureau, as well as leaders of ZHBIT, Wang Tao-guang,Dou Xue-jun, Zhao Xian-li, Pang Si-qin, Li Shao-xunand Li Jian-jun, They jointly laid the foundation stone for the new building.

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At the ceremony, Chairman Wang Tao-guangmade a speech, "Approved by the Ministry of Education,we are very pleased to hold the sino-foreign education cooperative programwith Bryant university. As what Armstrong, the American astronaut who first walked on the moon said, 'I just moved a small step on the moon, but it was one giant leap for mankind’, the groundbreaking today is merely a small stepfor the building, but it will be a giant leap in the development history for ZHBIT".

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"The exchange between the United States and China across the ocean is not onlylike that physical bridge connecting Hong Kong, Zhuhai and Macao but more like an academic bridgeor intelligent bridge". President Ronald Machtleyof Bryant wished thatteachers and students from our two universities could have more communication and learn from each other."I am very glad that the exchanges between us have moved forward a solid step.And I am expecting that in a few years Chairman Wang and I may sit together on the top of the opposite hill drinking tea and recollecting the historic moment today."  

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Bryant is a private American university withcomprehensive majors of science, liberal arts and business. It has a long history of 150 years. As reported by USA Today, a leading American newspaper on July2, 2014,Bryant was ranked in the top 10 U.S. business schools. For the past few years, ZHBIT has been inclose contact withBryant. Recently our educationcooperative program with Bryant was approved by China Ministry of Education. Thus our cooperation in teaching undergraduates of accounting major will carry out. The accounting program of Bryant was ranked 3rd in U.S. ZHBIT will start the enrollment of this cooperative program this year and plan to admit 100 students.

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