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Yao Class Hosts Open Day

April 18,2011

Tsinghua University Open Day for 2011 took place on April 16. IIIS joined other schools and departments in the event to present Yao Class program to high school students and their parents. As a pilot class within the “Tsinghua Xuetang Talents Program”, Yao Class has gained great attention. IIIS Deputy Dean Prof. Amy Yuexuan Wang presented at the event.

People show great interest in Yao Class program.

Tsinghua Xuetang Special Pilot CS Class (Yao Class) was founded by Prof. Andrew Chi-Chih Yao, world-leading computer scientist in 2005 with a view to nurture promising undergraduate students in the field of computer science, who are to become top talents like students from MIT, Stanford and other prestigious universities. Yao Class has set up a model for cultivating innovative talents in accordance with their aptitude and developed an extensive international teaching program. With the great effort of Prof. Yao, Yao Class model and achievements have won full support from high-ranking officials of the Chinese government and the Ministry of Education. It has been a successful example in China’s endeavor to cultivate innovative talents. Yao Class students are now making remarkable achievements in the field of computer science.

IIIS Deputy Dean Prof. Amy Wang introduces Yao Class Program.

Yao Class has created a dynamic academic environment for top undergraduate students. It welcomes aspiring young students who are interested in computer science to join the program.