On the morning of Oct. 17, Xudong Yuan, Director of State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs (SAFEA) Economic Department and Shenping Liang, Chief of SAFEA Economic Department Planning Section, visited Academician Andrew Chi-Chih Yao, Dean of IIIS, and inspected on Tsinghua’s talents introduction. Si Yuan, Vice-President of Tsinghua University, attended the meeting.
During the meeting, Prof. Yuan mentioned that Tsinghua University had attached high importance to Academician Andrew Chi-Chih Yao’s return to China and Tsinghua would always give full support to Prof. Yao; in the following eight years after his return, Academician Yao has devoted himself to talents cultivation and cutting-edge academic research, and has made remarkable achievements in these two aspects. Prof. Yuan, on behalf of Tsinghua University, also extended his gratitude to the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs for their consistent support. Afterwards, Academician Yao introduced IIIS from the aspects of faculty members, education, scientific research, international cooperation, future development, etc. After his presentation, Mr. Xudong Yuan praised Prof. Yao as the model of overseas Chinese high-level experts, and promised that SAFEA would continue their support in the future. In the end, they exchanged views on the mode of international high-level talents introduction and the methods for further improving the soft environment for the introduction of high-level overseas talents.
After the meeting, Mr. Xudong Yuan, together with other officers, paid a visit to Center for Quantum Information (CQI). Office of International Cooperation and Exchange, Tsinghua University, also presented at the meeting.