Speech Title: Strengthening innovation to promote the development of regions and the society
Gu Binglin, born in Dehui, Jilin province, professor, PHD, an Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Third World Academy of Sciences. He now works as President of Tsinghua University.
Dr. Gu studied in the Department of Engineering Physics of Tsinghua University from September 1965 to March 1970 and then worked in the University after his graduation. In October 1979 he began his study in Aarhus University, Denmark and got his Ph.D degree in July 1982. He became an Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1999 and President of Tsinghua University in April 2003.
Dr. Gu is a member of the Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council and the convener of the Disciplinary Appraisal Panels (Physics and Astronomy) under the Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council. He is also a member of the National Science and Technology Award Committee, Deputy Director of Chinese Physical Society, Vice President of All-China Environment Federation, Director of Chinese Society of Micro-nano Technology, President of Beijing Association of Science and Technology. In March 2008 he became a Standing Committee Member of the CPPCC National Committee.
Dr. Gu has been engaged in research and education of high-level talents in physics and material science. He has won the Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation Award for Scientific and Technological Progress, Second Prize of the National Awards for Natural Science, First Prize of the Chinese Colleges Awards for Natural Science, Second Prize of the Ministry of Education (State Commission of Education) Awards for Scientific Advancement four times, and Second Prize of the Beijing Municipal Awards for Scientific and Technological Advancements, among others.