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ZJUI Dean Brings You into the Zone of High-level Talents


Recently, Professor Li Erping, Dean of ZJUI, was awarded the "Outstanding Contribution Awards for Introducing and Cultivating Talents of Zhejiang University" for his outstanding contributions.


WechatIMG372.jpegThe cores for winning domestic and international academic influence are the faculty, while the key for cultivating high-quality students is an excellent faculty team. Since joining Zhejiang University in 2009, Professor Li Erping has devoted in building an international first-class faculty team and training top talents. "Innovation must be taken as the priority for development, and talents must be taken as the most important resource to support development." These are the most frequently quoted sentences in his daily work. Guided by such a belief, all ZJUI faculty and staff acted actively to attract world-class talents.


ZJUI actively strives for resources domestically and internationally. A group of high-level international talents has been introduced from various channels, including the talent networks of cooperative schools’, international academic conferences, and international journals. At present, the Institute has 25 full-time faculty members(52% of them holds non-Chinese Passport), including 1 academician, and 22 faculty members who graduated from top-tier universities such as University of Cambridge, Stanford University, and Yale University.


Following the international standards, ZJUI has formulated a promotion and tenure system. The recruitment, selection, management, and evaluation of faculty is done via the procedures that suits the standard of world-class universities. Both the standards of UIUC and Zhejiang University are applied in the faculty search since the establishment of the Institute.


With the motivation to promote cross-disciplinary integration, ZJUI faculty are not only served as faculty members in the relevant departments in ZJU main campus, but also hired as adjunct faculties of the same position in UIUC. This further improves the sharing mechanism of faculty and promotes the exchange visits between scholars and other relative staffs. In addition, the Institute also provides overseas training for faculty members who are at their early career.


In the past four years since the establishment of the Institute, ZJUI has established a high-quality innovation faculty team in this internationalized campus, and has gradually formed a converging effect for the talents.


Further Reading: Professor Li Erping's Talent Searching Story


After more than 20 years of overseas scientific research, Professor Li Erping, who has become an expert in the industry and a leader in related fields, became a professor of Zhejiang University in 2009. He then served as a member of the National Information Talent Evaluation Committee, and played an important role in the talent introduction and candidate selection of Zhejiang University


With the mission of building an international first-class team and cultivating world-class talents, he established the Research Center of Radio Frequency and Nano-electronics at Zhejiang University. In 2016, he became the Dean of ZJUI and continue on cultivating international outstanding engineering talents.


He has introduced international electromagnetics experts as Chair professors and short-term professors. For many years, he has participated in providing guidance for overseas young talents on project application materials, and cultivated several "Top Young Talents", "National Outstanding Youths", and the recipients of "National Outstanding Youth Science Fund". At the same time, he highly treasures the construction of academic teams and the cultivation of young researchers. At present, Professor Li Erping's research team has recruited many high-level talents domestically and internationally, including “Qiushi” distinguished professors, “Innovative Talents in the New Century of National Ministry of Education”, etc.

Photo | JIN Xiufang
Translator | LIU Tingkai