Dear guests, colleagues, and friends,
Welcome to the School of Life Sciences of Tsinghua University!
Life Science has a long, eventful, and prosperous history at Tsinghua University. The Biology Department, founded in 1926, was among the oldest and most prestigious in China. In 1984, the Department of Biological Science and Biotechnology was re-established, with Professor Mu-ming Poo being the founding Chairperson. In the ensuing 25 years, the Department went through rapid transformations and gained national and international recognition. In September 2009, the Department of Biological Science and Biotechnology was formally replaced by the School of Life Sciences.
With a top priority for development and expansion given by Tsinghua University, the faculty size of the school has been increased largely in recent years. At present, SLS has 68 full-time faculties, Including 50 tenure track PIs, 3 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 3 “1000 Talent Program” researchers, 1 national outstanding teacher, 11 “Chang Jiang “distinguished professors, 19 National Outstanding Youth Foundation winners, 5 chief scientists for the national “973” project, 7 chief Scientists for the “Major National Science Research Program” and 9 “Tsinghua 100 Talents Program” distinguished professors. The school also has over 20 independent laboratories covering research areas including Biophysics and Structural Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics and Development, Molecular Immunology,Botany, System Biology, Synthetic Biology and other traditional and emerging research areas.
Life Science, the pillar of healthcare and medicine, is at the forefront of modern research and education in the twenty-first century. The School of Life Sciences aims to provide the finest education and research training to students, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. To accomplish this goal, we have modernized our teaching materials as well as teaching philosophy. Rather than bombarding students with endless textbooks, we teach students the logic and method of active learning.
Should you have any suggestion to the School of Life Sciences, please feel free to contact me. Thank you for your care and support!
I wish you an enjoyable experience at the School of Life Sciences!
Yigong Shi, PhD
Professor and Dean