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At which university in order to get a degree, you have to know swimming?

A Chinese university - from the most prominent of the country, sends a message to all its potential students the following: "You will not get your degree, if you don’t show us how you swim!"

The Tsinghua University, also known as the "Harvard of Asia", through the Rector announced that the "strongest minds in the country who will graduate from the institution, must prove that they have the «swimming instinct»."

 

On Monday, Qiu Yong said that "swimming is one of the most important survival skills that graduates should have."

For this reason, after they have successfully completed all courses and before being awarded with the degree, they should dive in the university pool and swim for at least 50 m, with any swimming style they want among breaststroke, backstroke, free or butterfly.

Naturally, many people through the Chinese social media wondered, "What will happen with the students who come from rural areas of the country, which are not near the sea, so they have not learned how to swim?"

As the director of Physical Education University Liu Bo stated, this decision was made because in recent years no one chooses the Education Department of Physics, even as an optional subject.

The Tsinghua University annually attracts many foreign speakers from all around the world. Many of them are famous foreign politicians, who want to take part in these events organized by the University. For example, Bill Clinton, Tony Blair and Henry Kissinger are only examples of people who addressed the audience of Tsinghua or gave lectures.

 

Source: www.thetoc.gr

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