On September 24, the opening ceremony for NPU IELTS test center was held on You Yi Campus in NPU, at which Greg Selby, the business director of the East Asia area from Examination Department of British Education Association, highly spoke of the establishment of IELTS test centerin NPU in Xi’an as a win-win cooperation, as interviewed.
NPU would undertake the examinations in written and oral for the first time on September 26, which also would mark the official starting of the test center. Wan Xiaopeng, the vice president of NPU pointed out that NPU IELTS test center would become the new force for the test centers of IELTS around the world, which would promote the construction of internationalization system in talent cultivation in NPU. After the congratulations to the test center, Greg Selby praised NPU for the preparation and the organization for examinations of IELTS and also expressed his surprise at such high-level service for the examinations in NPU.
According to Li Huaxing, the director of NPU IELTS test center, it had taken more than one year to get the permission of undertaking the examinations of IELTS in written and oral successfully after the successive strict inspections by Culture Education Department of Embassy in China, Examination Department of British Culture Education Association and Test Center of Ministry of Education. NPU IELTS text center is set up on You Yi Campus for Test A and Test G. The rooms for the written examination are in the old library with a capacity of 350 seats and the rooms for the oral one are in Building 27. It is approximately predicted that more than 40 examinations of IELTS will be held for more than 14000 persons yearly.
Owing to the sharp increase of examinees, the oral examination in NPU IELTS test center was already held in June in advance and the rest examinations would officially begin on September 26 for more than 300 examinees.
（Yang Huiying ）