Tsinghua University “Shuimu Tsinghua Scholar” Program Starts Global Recruitment
From January 2019, the Shuimu Tsinghua Scholar Program of Tsinghua University officially starts its recruitment worldwide. This is a major move in training junior scholars by Tsinghua University. Based on its previous experience of educating junior scholars, by focusing on their training and career development, Tsinghua University is committed to the cultivation of more excellent junior scholars who have a commitment to academia, the courage to innovate, a strong sense of responsibility and global vision.
The word “Shuimu” (water and woods) comes from the East Jin poet Xie Kun’s lines: “as the sun sets, birds are gathering around the pond and singing, the water, flowers and woods are immersed in the sunset as if sinking into the water.” As “Shuimu Tsinghua” means the famous “garden within the garden” in Tsinghua University, “Shuimu Tsinghua Scholar” means the best scholars of all the scholars.
The Shuimu Tsinghua Scholar Program targets junior scholars at an early stage of their careers. Tsinghua University provides a customized environment for their career development, including a first-rate academic environment, a peaceful atmosphere for research, and a superior welfare package, so that junior scholars can focus on their research and produce new thoughts, new theories, new methods, and new technologies most efficiently when their minds are at their most active stage. Junior Scholars who are supported by the Shuimu Tsinghua Scholar Program will enjoy continuous support from two to six years, with supporting packages in salaries, welfare and equipment.
The Shuimu Tsinghua Scholar Program not only provides for junior scholars a high-level platform at the start of their careers, but also customizes a well-rounded training and caring system according to their needs. Based on the university’s prestigious faculty and a high-level platform for academic research, the university will provide optimum support for junior scholars’ independent research in their early careers. Thousands of courses in Chinese and English language open to the ten thousand Tsinghua students will provide instructions and opportunities for practice for faculty candidates for top-ranking universities. The excellent atmosphere for academic exchange and the support policies for international conferences will provide junior scholars with the most valuable venues for publicizing their work.
The Shuimu Tsinghua Scholar Program officially starts its global recruitment in 2019. Related information will be released on the website of Tsinghua University. Applicants may pay attention to the website or contact the departments directly.
Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, stated in his report at the 19th CPC National Congress: “A nation will prosper only when its young people thrive; a country will be full of hope and have a great tomorrow only when its younger generations have ideals, ability, and a strong sense of responsibility.” The establishment of the Shuimu Tsinghua Scholar Program is an innovative way to cultivate young people in response to this call. Tsinghua University hopes to make the Shuimu Tsinghua Scholar Program an optimal support system for junior scholars, researchers, and educators in their career development, and inject more life and new forces into the cause of promoting the progress of humanity.