IFT 2012/13 Student Orientation Ceremony kicks off

2012/13 IFT Degree Programme Student Orientation Ceremony was held on the 23rd August with the presence of IFT academic team, degree programme freshmen and exchange students. President of IFT, Dr. Fanny Vong presented her warmest welcome to the new comers during the ceremony. Dr. Vong expressed that the 425 new students should well equipped themselves in these 4 years of study and be ready for the rapid development of Macao and the neighbouring regions. In order to nurture industry professionals with international sight, IFT is always focusing on internationalisation from internship programmes, exchange programmes and to academic staff qualifications, etc.. Dr. Vong also hoped that students could use their creative minds to analyze future development trends, grab opportunities and face challenges. In last semester, PATA Macau Student Chapter was established with IFT students being the chairlady and the core members. IFT looks forward to the establishment of Student Chapter in strengthening student cooperation among local higher institutions, encouraging youngsters to speak out their creative opinion and nurturing future tourism professionals. Besides, a charity event, held by IFT students last year, putting together over 20,000 postcards to shape Macau's scenery and famous sightseeing spots, not only had successfully raised funds for charities, but also was awarded the Guinness world record. Dr. Vong wished that students could continue to unit and help each other, participate in charity actively and serve the community.
Applications for academic year 2012/13 degree programmes was satisfactory, the number has exceeded 6 times of the intake number, implying that young generation in Macao is looking forward to the future development of tourism industry. During the ceremony, the Institute also announced and presented Scholarship, Dean's List and the Extra-curricular Activity Award to students as an encouragement, hoping that they can actively involve in extra-curricular activities in their spare time besides study. Being one of the public high institutes in Macao, IFT will continue cultivating professionals for tourism industry, offering more dynamic courses to cope with Macao's rapid development and growing together with students and Macao.

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