Chinese president inspects Tsinghua University

08:16, April 21, 2011      

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Chinese President Hu Jintao visited the country's top-rated Tsinghua University Wednesday, on the eve of its centennial anniversary. He urged the university to further improve its teaching quality and scientific research capabilities.


Chinese President Hu Jintao (front) waves to students and faculty in front of an old gate of Tsinghua University, in Beijing, capital of China, April 20, 2011. Hu visited the country's top-notch Tsinghua University Wednesday on the eve of its centennial anniversary. (Photo: Xinhua/Ju Peng)

Hu extended congratulations and greetings to Tsinghua's students, faculty and alumni at home and abroad.

Hu visited the university's history exhibition hall and called on Tsinghua to speed up scientific and technological innovation to make greater contributions to the country and its people.

When meeting with a group of renowned professors, including Nobel Laureate Yang Chenning, Hu spoke highly of their contributions to the country and expressed hope that they could help cultivate young scholars to boost China's scientific and educational development.


Chinese President Hu Jintao (C) joins the students to observe an experiment on water flow movement at a lab in Tsinghua University, in Beijing, capital of China, April 20, 2011. Hu visited the country's top-notch Tsinghua University Wednesday on the eve of its centennial anniversary.(Photo: Xinhua/Ju Peng)

While talking to a group of new graduates in Tsinghua who volunteered to work in remote areas or on the front lines of national defense building, Hu said that talented students should not only learn from books but also mold themselves through social practice.

"I hope that you young people will become tempered and improve your capability at a grass-roots level and realize your own value through the course of serving the country and its people," he said.

Hu also inspected the university's Network Research Center, which is responsible for developing the next generation of Internet for China, and a center for structural biology.

He urged the faculty to work harder and speed up independent innovation while absorbing the advanced experience of other countries.


Chinese President Hu Jintao (L front) shakes hands with renowned scholar Yang Zhenning (R, front) as he meets with renowned professors at the school history museum of Tsinghua University, in Beijing, capital of China, April 20, 2011. Hu visited the country's top-notch Tsinghua University Wednesday on the eve of its centennial anniversary. (Photo: Xinhua/Ju Peng)

During the inspection, Hu urged Tsinghua to strive to build itself into one of the world's leading universities by further improving its research capability and teaching quality.

He also asked the university to foster more talent and contribute more intellectual support to the country's development.

The President joined his old classmates in the Department of Hydraulic Engineering, where he had once studied and worked for nine years, more than 40 years ago.


Chinese President Hu Jintao (C front) shows his interest in the development of networks as he visits an engineering research centre of internet in Tsinghua University, in Beijing, capital of China, April 20, 2011. Hu visited the country's top-notch Tsinghua University Wednesday on the eve of its centennial anniversary. (Photo: Xinhua/Ju Peng)

He encouraged the students in the department to cherish the time to cultivate themselves into a vital contingent in the country's efforts to develop irrigation works and a water conservation system, which are of great importance for national development.
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Source: Xinhua
 
 
     
 
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