From School of Foreign Languages
By Li Xiang
Recently, 38 students from public foreign language reform class, Dalian University of Technology (DUT), participated in the Global Youth Leadership Academy (GYLA), the theme of which is "Developing Young Talents, Cultivating a New Generation of Global Leaders". More than 180 students from ten domestic universities and 40 students from Germany, Philippines, Nepal, Nigeria, India, Indonesia, Switzerland, Uganda, UK, Iraq and Jamaica attended the Academy. DUT students participated in the two phases of the study, and received unanimous praise from experts, fully demonstrating their excellent quality and ability. 15 DUT students won the Outstanding Contribution Award and 6 won the Excellent Student Title Award.
GYLA is one of the key partners of DUT public foreign language teaching reform pilot project and international talent cultivation.Founded in 2016, GYLA aims to cultivate young talents with global leadership qualities based on the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). GYLA takes “Of the Youth, By the Youth, and For the Youth” as the core concept of talent training. With senior officials from the UN, professors and scholars from world-renowned universities, and experienced entrepreneurs and professionals from home and abroad as the expert team, GYLA provides interdisciplinary and cutting-edge training courses, youth forums, and entrepreneurial practice opportunities in green enterprises to enhance young participants' commitment to achieving SDGs and global governance. Over the past six years, GYLA has worked closely with more than 50 universities and 13 UN agencies, training more than 1,300 trainees, of whom more than 50 have gone to work or internship in international organizations and hundreds have entered world-renowned universities for further study.
Editor: Li Xiang