SCUT Students Enjoyed the 2022 Winter Overseas Masters Course X Global Competency Course Organized and Designed by GEC Academy

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We are very excited to announce that the Overseas Masters Course and Global Competency Course designed for the School of Future Technology at the South China University of Technology (SCUT) have been successfully completed. Organized and designed by GEC Academy, students from the School of Future Technology gave exceptionally positive feedback of the courses they took during the winter vacation in 2022.

In order to promote the cultivation of innovative talents in the college and enhance the global competency of students, the School of Future Technology of the South China University of Technology carried out the project 2022 Winter Break| Overseas Masters Course X Global Competency Course under the guidance of the Office of Global Affairs at SCUT with assistance of GEC Academy, together with the invited professors from Oxford University, Carnegie Mellon University, Cambridge University, other famous universities, and the UN officials and industrial experts in China.

The project lasted for two weeks and had a total of 32 credit hours, comprised of the Overseas Masters Course and Global Competency Course. A total of 45 students from the School of Future Technology completed the project, which has brought together professors from Oxford University, Carnegie Mellon University, Cambridge University, and other famous universities to host live online lectures for students at SCUT. At the same time, industrial experts and UN officials were invited to give a speech to introduce students to the cutting-edge academic knowledge in the field of their expertise with an aim to broaden the students’ global vision.

Overseas Masters Course was divided into two directions: (1) Course 1 is Probability, Statistics and Machine Learning: Theory and Practice (with Python), which allows students to understand the mathematical theoretical support behind artificial intelligence and machine learning while making some practical exercise so that students can understand the computational model and computational theory of artificial intelligence in the future more thoroughly; (2) Course 2 focused on the Window to Data Science in Technology: Data Processing and Foundation of Data Analysis, which concentrated on challenges in data science for technological applications. 

Global Competency Course was a 10-hour talk series given by UN officials, industrial experts, and overseas professors. They offered a series of lectures on topics such as “the UN and Youth, Global Competence Amongst Chinese Youth, International Cooperation and Industrial Development” to help students cultivate global competency and prepare for advanced study in the future. 

We can say with confidence that the cooperation between SCUT and GEC Academy in providing the Overseas Masters Course and Global Competency Course was a meaningful and successful attempt. With the sunset of the pandemic, GEC aims to explore different ways to cultivate students’ global competence to prepare them for future study and career and to engage the world. By inviting GEC’s international experts to classrooms, we want to provide every student with opportunity to interact with the concept of international education and global learning. Through a globally focused curriculum, we expect students to develop their ability to inquire into global themes and issues, hence enhancing their global competence. In the near future, we plan to carry out more exploration and practice in global competence based education.

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SCUT students listened carefully to Mr. Ning Zhang's speech on Global Competence.