Qiu Yong

President, 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, Chang Jiang Scholar by the Ministry of Education in 2006, 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.