The Chinese Ministry of Education has officially announced the list of the 2017 Changjiang Scholars Program. Zhejiang University tied for third place among China’s institutions of higher education with a total of 17 professors winning the honor.
As a national program initiated in 1998, Changjiang Scholar (aka Cheung Kong Scholar or Yangtze River Scholar) is considered one of the highest academic honors for individuals in China. So far, a total of 123 professors from ZJU have been appointed as Changjiang Distinguished Professors and Changjiang Young Scholars.
In recent years, ZJU has been committed to nurturing an optimal ecology for talent and has made major breakthroughs in talent introduction and cultivation. The University has systematically integrated talent programs and created a wholesome system where every faculty member can bring into full play his or her capabilities. And that in turn helps ZJU drive its initiative of building a world-class university.
Below is the list of ZJU professors selected for the 2017 Changjiang Scholars Program: