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School leaders discuss accomplishments and goals at 2021 retreat

Last week, SIGS school leaders joined together online and offline at the Retreat 2021 to enhance intra-school communication and discuss the growth and development of academic institutes and divisions. Over 40 people attended, including school leaders and heads of academic institutes and administrative departments. Executive Dean Gao Hong moderated the event.

During the event, heads of each academic institute delivered work summaries for 2021 and talked about their plans for 2022. Their presentations touched on academic development, student development, faculty recruitment, scientific research, community service, resource allocation, and CPC-related work. After, participants discussed opportunities and challenges facing the institutes and divisions moving forward. 

In his closing remarks at the event, CPC Committee Secretary Wu Xiaofeng, spoke highly of what Tsinghua SIGS has achieved in 2021. In the past year, SIGS has been recognized as a key higher education institution in Guangdong’s development plan for high-level universities. Five academic disciplines have been selected as key ones under the plan, a testament to the school’s remarkable progress in academic discipline development. In addition, the construction of teaching laboratories went smoothly and huge strides have been made in the development of research platforms. Secretary Wu Xiaofeng urged all research platforms, academic institutes, and administrative departments to reflect on how to improve, especially in regard to academic discipline development, faculty recruitment, community service, and internationalization. He urged attendees to continue to strive for high-caliber talent cultivation, innovation, and international cooperation, which will help Tsinghua SIGS become a world-class graduate school.

Wu Xiaofeng delivers closing speech

Executive Dean Gao Hong also shared closing remarks. She said, “as we mark 20 years since Tsinghua set up a campus in Shenzhen, SIGS has finished all tasks planned for 2021 and reached yet another milestone, thanks to everyone's contributions.” She called upon the entire school to plan ahead and look to 2030. “The school should continue to maintain the Tsinghua standard while making use of Shenzhen’s unique characteristics in building high-quality academic disciplines, recruiting talented faculty, and implementing high-value educational programs so that we can move forward with school initiatives and be a bigger part of Tsinghua's push for building world-class academic disciplines and a world-class university.”

 Executive Dean Gao Hong

Edited, Photos by Alena Shish & Yuan Yang