|President of Tsinghua University|
|Assumed office |
|Preceded by||Chen Jining|
|Born||July 28, 1964|
Rong County, Sichuan
|Political party||Communist Party of China|
|Alma mater||Tsinghua University|
Qiu was born and raised in Rong County, Sichuan. He entered Tsinghua University in September 1983, majoring in chemistry and chemical engineering and graduated in July 1988. He received his PhD in 1994, and subsequently joined the faculty.
Qiu served as Director of the Department of Chemistry and Deputy Dean of the School of Sciences, Tsinghua University. He served as Deputy President in December 2009, and in March 2015 he became President of Tsinghua University.
He was honored as a Distinguished Young Scholar by the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars (Chinese: 国家杰出青年科学基金) in 2003.
He was elected as a fellow of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2013.
- First Award for National Technical Invention - 2011
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| President of Tsinghua University
March 2015 –