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Harbin Engineering University 2014

Othman RamiOthman Rami
October 30, 2014
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HEU Main Building No.1

HEU Main Building No.1

I recently started a PhD program at Harbin Engineering University. For those of you who are not familiar with HEU, it was founded in Harbin in 1953. As of the time of writing, it offers over 150 degree programs. Luckily for international students and English speakers, 48 of these programs are conducted in English. HEU is prominently known for engineering and marine projects.

I moved to HEU campus just recently. The campus is situated in Nangang and has many different restaurants and eateries nearby. I discovered that the campus is gigantic and has some of the most impressive architecture I’ve seen in the city. There are big fields, playgrounds, supermarket and kindergarten. The university library is on the eastern side of the campus and boasts a wide collection on nuclear and marine science.

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Harbin Institute of Technology | Health and Wellness | Healthcare | Study Abroad

Smog in Harbin

Othman RamiOthman Rami
October 30, 2014
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Smog In Harbin 30th Sep-2014

Smog In Harbin 30th Sep-2014

Last year October, Harbin, along with other nearby cities, such as Changchun and Shenyang and Jilin experienced an intense wave of smog. On October 20, 2013, northeastern China had unusually warm temperatures. In fact, even the airport and kindergarten and middle schools were closed for three days. On top of this, all the highways in Heilongjiang province were shut down.

The levels of smog last year in Harbin were worse than Beijing’s. Officials blamed the lack of wind as well as the burning of crops. Particularly, Harbin’s coal-powered district heating systems were blamed as temperatures can drop to an all-low −40 °C. An index measuring PM2.5 reached a reading of 1,000 in some parts of Harbin. Just to get it out there, a level above 300 is deemed hazardous. The World Health Organization recommends a level of no more than 20. In Harbin, visibility dropped to 160 feet and although the smog eased by October 25, it appears that things are no better this year.

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Chinese Culture | Event | Harbin Institute of Technology | International Students

The 10th Anniversary of Confucius Institute

Othman RamiOthman Rami
October 29, 2014
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10th anniversary of Confucius institute

10th anniversary of Confucius institute

The 10th anniversary of Confucius institute overseas program is an important occasion in China, HEU (Harbin Engineering University and  Confucius College of Ukraine South Normal University held ”Confucius school day” with series of cultural activities). Confucius College  expanding around the world, opining colleges in different universities and institutes in all countries, all these colleges and universities around the world celebrate Confucius annual anniversary, showing deep respect for the Chinese culture and long cooperation for future development of the Confucius Institute.

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Advice and Tips

Halloween in China

KyleKyle
October 29, 2014
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Halloween in China

For the best night, check out your local club and bar events

Halloween is a time for candy and dress-up across the Western world. For me, it was (and still is) one olf my favorite times of the year. It’s a time to be someone you’re not or someone you want to be. It’s an escape from mundane everyday routine and a day to just have fun with friends.

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Huazhong University of Science and Technology | International Students | Student's Union | Study Abroad

A closer look at HUST

Omindo Willice WasongaOmindo Willice Wasonga
October 29, 2014
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HUST main gate   photo from xiangboshu.org

Since I stepped foot at HUST, I have never take a minute trying to regret the precious decision that I made by choosing this campus. Life has really shown me true colors here and many international students here am sure can tell you the same story. Think of the kind of welcome we were given here, that welcoming smile that changed the pace of everything here. It’s incredibly amazing. For the past few years that I have spent here am sure I have a good story for you.

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Campus Life | Dining | Huazhong University of Science and Technology

MacDonald now brought in Campus

Omindo Willice WasongaOmindo Willice Wasonga
October 29, 2014
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MacDonald

Well, call me food lover or somebody who like eating but ill tell you that am sure there are many students out there who are just as excited as I am not because the weather is lovely or the class work is good but because finally we can smell the taste of home food right from your hostel. Those who have stayed in HUST for a couple of years will tell that lunch and dinner time was probably the most precious time that you would not want to miss simply because once you miss the schedule lunch and dinner time in the school cafeteria which is normally 11.00 to 12.30pm and 5.00 to 6.30 pm respectively then you have to walk that long distance to get to the outside restaurant. HUST is one of the largest in China.

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Chinese Culture | Dining

What does huoguo really mean?

Omindo Willice WasongaOmindo Willice Wasonga
October 28, 2014
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Huo guo photo from Wikipedia

Chinese food will definitely play an important bridge to understanding the wide Chinese culture. You will actually learn a lot of Chinese culture if you are somebody who can adapt to the local cuisine. Talk about the culture behind the use of chopsticks, the table arrangement norms, the taboos behind the sitting arrangement when dining together, who should sit next to who during dinner etc. These can be realized quickly if you’re somebody who enjoys dining with your fellow Chinese students. Talking of dining with Chinese students, the most famous dish that that all Chinese people like is none other than huoguo. And so the topics of this blog takes over.

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Advice and Tips | International Students

What to carry in your first year

Omindo Willice WasongaOmindo Willice Wasonga
October 28, 2014
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Moving to China  newssohu.com

Although China is the home of many things that people use across the whole world, it’s advisable that you should not always rely on this. You will be able to access many things that you might need yes, but this often takes a couple of days. In other words it’s not guaranteed that for example you’ll land in China and get a shoes of your choice or a computer that you are comfortable with. Below are just lists of things you should consider carrying when moving to china for the first time.

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Advice and Tips | Travel

What to do during a Chinese holiday

Omindo Willice WasongaOmindo Willice Wasonga
October 28, 2014
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Chinese national day

Holidays in China are very important as they at least break the monotony of long studying days (students) or long working days for those working. China is one country where the days of the week may not be clearly distinct in the sense that weekends seem to be a normal day for many people. Many people even work on weekend, and so when the holiday come knocking at their door, this an opportunity they will not relent to let go by. And for this reason, holiday in China remain the most challenging time where you struggle to adapt to  overcome the ever crowded “passengers” or perish by just sitting at home and watching, to enjoy or not especially for freshmen who just landed on the land a few weeks ago.

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Leisure

Santa Claus is moving to Chengdu

Baudin PierreBaudin Pierre
October 28, 2014
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Credit: mynewsdesk.com

Who would think that Santa Claus could settle his home in Chengdu? Santa Claus and the Finnish have successful started collaboration to open an amusement park dedicated to Christmas in Chengdu.

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