Donation ceremony for Wang Dazhong Scholarship held at Tsinghua University

A donation ceremony for the Wang Dazhong Scholarship was held at Tsinghua University on the afternoon of Dec 31, 2021.

Wang, 86, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), a renowned nuclear energy scientist and former president of Tsinghua University, received China's top science award for his outstanding contributions to the research and development of advanced nuclear energy technologies at a grand ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Nov 3, 2021.

Wang and his wife, Professor Gao Zuying, made a decision to establish a special scholarship with all the prizes conferred by the country and Tsinghua University upon him in a drive to encourage young Chinese people to better serve national development with personal talent.

Speaking at the donation ceremony, Wang stressed that he made the decision to donate his winnings to Tsinghua University and set up the scholarship because it is the university that has fostered him and provided him with a broad platform for personal development over the past six decades.

Wang signed a donation contract with Yuan Wei, secretary-general of Tsinghua University Education Foundation, at the ceremony.

Chen Xu, secretary of the CPC Tsinghua University Committee, and Qiu Yong, president of Tsinghua University, presented a certificate to Wang for his donation.

Those in attendance at the event included He Meiying, former Secretary of the CPC Tsinghua University Committee, Yang Bin, vice-president of Tsinghua University and chairperson of Tsinghua University Education Foundation, and Zhang Zuoyi, head of the Institute of Nuclear and New Energy Technology at Tsinghua University.

Editor: Li Han

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