President of Tsinghua University

Professor QIU Yong was  appointed President of Tsinghua University on March 26th, 2015.  Professor Qiu has been a member of the Chinese Academy  of Sciences since 2013 and Professor of Chemistry since 2000. He is currently a  Member of the Standing Committee of the 13th National People's Congress, Vice  Chairman of Education, Science, Culture and Public Health Committee of the 13th  National People's Congress and Deputy to the 13th National People's Congress.

Prior to becoming  President, Professor Qiu served as Vice President of Tsinghua University from  2009 to 2015. He had been Chair of the Department of Chemistry, Deputy Dean of  the School of Sciences and Vice Chairman of the University Committee of  Academic Affairs from 2002 to 2009.

Professor Qiu’s research interests primarily  focus on organic electronics, optoelectronics, semiconductors, and organic  light emitting materials and devices. He has been devoted to both the  fundamental research on Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLED) and technology  transfer.

Professor Qiu has  received numerous honors, including Distinguished Young Scholar by the National  Science Fund in 2003, National Model Teacher by the Ministry of Education in 2007 and the National  Technological Invention Award conferred by the President of China in 2011.

Born in Sichuan  Province in 1964, Professor Qiu enrolled at Tsinghua University in 1983, where  he received both his bachelor’s (1988) and doctoral (1994) degrees in  chemistry. He joined the faculty at the Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua  University in 1994.