Changjiang Scholars Program

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The Changjiang (Yangtze River) Scholar award (Chinese: 长江学者奖励计划; pinyin: chángjiāng xuézhě jiānglì jìhuà), is the highest academic award issued to an individual in higher education by the Ministry of Education (中华人民共和国教育部) of the People's Republic of China.[1][2][3][4][5] The award is also known as the "Cheung Kong Scholar" award[6] and is referred to in English both internationally and by official Chinese government publications as the "Yangtze River" Scholar award.[3][7][8][9]

History[edit]

The initial funding for this program was provided by the Li Ka Shing Foundation (李嘉诚基金会), with the goal of helping Chinese university research attain the highest levels internationally.[10][11] The program began in August 1998. It was named after Li's Cheung Kong Holdings.[citation needed]

Selection[edit]

The award goes to China’s top scholars, who receive the title of Changjiang Distinguished Professor at their university and are provided with financial resources sufficient to enhance the research profile and international visibility of that university.[4] Although the award is rarely granted to foreign scientists, a few renowned international recipients are chosen each year.[1] These international recipients typically receive a visiting appointment at a major university in China, along with the title of Changjiang Chaired Professor, and are additionally charged enhancing international exchange with that university.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Anthropology Professor Named Changjiang Scholar". The Harvard Crimson. 23 Feb 2015. Retrieved 3 May 2015. 
  2. ^ Miller, Beth (29 June 2015). "Genin receives highest academic honor from Chinese government". The Source. Retrieved 7 October 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Ronald Allen receives China's highest academic honor". Northwestern University. 17 April 2007. Retrieved 3 May 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c "The Ministry of Education announces the Yangtze River scholars for 2013 and 2014 (教育部关于公布2013、2014年度长江学者)". Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China. 19 January 2015. Retrieved 3 May 2015. 
  5. ^ Dong (董), Hongliang (洪亮) (6 June 2014). "16 years of Yangtze River Scholar awards ("长江学者奖励计划"十六年:出人才出成果出机制)". People's Daily. Retrieved 3 May 2015. 
  6. ^ "MAINLAND'S HIGHER EDUCATION REFORMED, ACADEMIC LEADERS NURTURED AS "CHEUNG KONG SCHOLARS PROGRAMME" CELEBRATES 10TH ANNIVERSARY". Li Ka Shing Foundation. 5 Dec 2008. Retrieved 31 May 2015. 
  7. ^ "Yangtze River Scholars Programme, 长江学者计划". European Union. Retrieved 31 May 2015. 
  8. ^ "Tertiary sector career opportunities for returnees and foreign experts". China Daily. 2 Feb 2015. Retrieved 31 May 2015. 
  9. ^ Zhang, Hui (5 May 2015). "Investing in public health greatly boosts domestic economy: report". Global Times. Retrieved 31 May 2015. 
  10. ^ "Tsinghua University: 10 years of the Yangtze River Scholars program (清华:"长江学者奖励计划"10年)". China Scholars Abroad Magazine. 18 March 2009. Retrieved 3 May 2015. 
  11. ^ "Ministry of Education Yangtze River Scholar award scheme (教育部长江学者奖励计划)". 1000plan.org. Retrieved 3 May 2015. 

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