El Salvador Daily Highlights Our International Students' Learning Journey in China

El Salvador Daily reported on Rodrigo Ventura's experiences. Rodrigo, an undergraduate student from El Salvador, is studying at the School of Life Sciences and Technology. He recently participated in a scientific and technological innovation competition. Below is a partial English translation of the report:

"My dream was to become a biologist. After completing my medical studies in El Salvador, I pursued specialization in genetics. At the age of 18, I made the decision to study in China. Upon receiving the Chinese Government Scholarship, I enrolled at the Beijing University of Chemical Technology.I've learned that this university is a global leader in bioengineering research, boasting advanced laboratory equipment and robust scientific research support. Currently, I'm 21 years old. I've enrolled to participate in the International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition (iGEM) in 2024. This competition stands as one of the most significant events in the field of synthetic biology globally, drawing participation from college students representing over 30 countries worldwide. The team I joined comprised 25 students from the Beijing University of Chemical Technology, representing various disciplines both locally and internationally. We named ourselves 'Broccoli Master' and aimed to synthesize the sulforaphane molecule, known for its anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties, within E. coli. Throughout my time at the university, my peers and I participated in competitions such as the National College Student Life Science Competition, the National College Student Renewable Energy Outstanding Scientific and Technological Works Competition, and the Beijing College Student Energy Saving, Water Saving, Low Carbon, and Emission Reduction Technology Competition. These activities and projects aim to inspire college students to become more environmentally conscious, reflecting China's commitment to fulfilling its responsibilities in building a community with a shared future for mankind."

The Salvadoran Daily is the largest circulation newspaper in the country. This report on the joint participation of Chinese and foreign students in a scientific and technological innovation competition fully demonstrates the outstanding achievements of our school's international education and the Sino-Foreign Friendship Exchange program for international talent development.