On the eve of National Teachers’Day, Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) held its annual Teachers’Day Award Ceremony that rewarded a wide range of teaching, research and administrative positions around campus. SUSTech University Council Chairperson Guo Yurong, SUSTech President Chen Shiyi, Runyang Group Chairman Yang Jun and Runyang Group Chief Financial Officer Liu Feiming were among the luminaries in attendance. SUSTech Vice President Lu Chun presided over the ceremony.
SUSTech University Council Chairperson Guo Yurong opened the ceremony by congratulating all the award-winning teachers, researchers and administrators, whose efforts support the development of SUSTech. The achievements of the university are inseparable from the pedagogic community and she hoped that the awarded educators & administrators would inspire others to push forward in the future, as part of the wider SUSTech goal of building a world-class research university rooted in China.
Prof. Cheng Xing, head of Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and MSE faculty representatives attend the ceremony. Chair professor Xu Zhenghe, chair professor Wang Hsing-lin, chair professor Xiang Xiaodong, associate professor Cheng Chun and associate professor Sun Dazhi were awarded the Excellent Residential College Mentor Awards. Associate professor Guo Chuanfei won the Junior Faculty of the Year Awards. Professor Lu Zhouguang was awarded the Excellent Teacher of the Year and the Outstanding Administrative Service Awards. Lab teacher Zhang Jianbo won the Excellent Lab Teacher of the Year. Chair professor Xu Baomin, assistant professor Ren Fuzeng, lab teacher Wang Haiou, lab teacher Cheng Hua, research assistant Li Dandan, lab teacher Li Yanyan, research secretary Zhang Wenwen and chief secretary Song Han won the 5-year service awards.
The Excellent Teaching Awards were the first to be presented, with College of Engineering Dean Xu Zhenghe awarding the Excellent Teacher and Excellent Lab Teacher of the Year. He was followed by Acting Vice President Zhang Dongxiao, who awarded the Outstanding Teacher and Outstanding Lab Teacher of the Year.
The residential college tutors were then recognized with their receipt of the Excellent Residential College Mentor Awards. University Council Vice Chairperson Li Fengliang, Acting Vice President Zhao Yusheng, Chief Financial Officer Ye Qin, Planning and Development Office Director Wang Susheng, Secretary-General Chen Siqi and Office of Affiliated Hospitals Director Wang Pengfei issued the awards
Acting Vice President Zhong Dongxiao gave Guo Chuanfei and Xu Hu the Junior Faculty of the Year Awards, while President Chen Shiyi bestowed Rong Yiming with the Faculty of the Year Award.
Moving from education and research, the administrators of SUSTech were acknowledged for the hard work they do behind the scenes. University Council members Communications and Public Relations Director Zhang Ling and Human Resources Director Chen Zhifeng both handed out the awards for the Excellent Administrative Service Award winners. Li Fengliang and Chen Siqi then presented the Outstanding Administrative Service Awards, before Guo Yurong awarded the Distinguished Administrative Service Awards.
SUSTech President Chen Shiyi closed the ceremonies by thanking everybody for attending the formalities of the afternoon. He also congratulated all the award winners, pointing out that the first-class educators are the key to the development of a first-class university. The continued educational improvements throughout SUSTech had seen the students succeed further, thereby improving the standing of the University throughout the world. Chen Shiyi said that SUSTech would maintain the positive environment for education and research in order to build SUSTech into a world-class research university rooted in China.