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Title: Institutional Incentives at SJTU
Originating Office: IAS
Speaker: Zhang, Jie
Issue Date: 5-Dec-2013
Event Date: 5-Dec-2013
Group/Series/Folder: Record Group 8.15 - Institute for Advanced Study
Series 3 - Audio-visual Materials
Location: 8.15:3 EF
Notes: IAS Distinguished Lecture.
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Abstract: As the engine and source of innovation and development of the country, university undertakes a significant mission in the construction of an innovative country. Whether a university could contribute innovation power to the society continuously depends on whether we have the ability to encourage innovation with persistence, maintain an academic pursuit-oriented institution and enhance a lasting culture of invoking faculty to realize self-value and keep growing. The management core of Shanghai Jiao Tong University is to develop a management system which takes advantage of successful experience of the world-class universities as well as roots on the ground of China's booming situation, with its essence lying in the comprehensive, systematic and constant encouragement for faculty, students and staff in our university to inspire innovation vitality. The fundamental dynamic of the development of a university, in essence, comes from the intrinsic demand of comprehensive development and self-realization of enormous faculty and students. As a result, the management philosophy of a university and school should change from the management-oriented to service-oriented, through which we can realize institutional incentives.
Prof Jie Zhang received his PhD in Optical and Atomic & Molecular Physics from the Institute of Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 1988. From 1988 to 1998, he was a visiting scholar at the Max Planck Society in Germany and at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in the United Kingdom. In 1999, he returned to China and served as a research scientist at CAS and was appointed Head of Bureau of Fundamental Science in 2003. He is currently the President of Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
Prof Zhang is a physicist in x-ray lasers, high field and laser-plasma physics. He has published more than 100 papers, 15 of which were on Science, Physical Review Letters and other journals. As the youngest President of Shanghai Jiao Tong University since 1949, Prof Zhang advocates an ethos “pursues knowledge and respects scholars”. He pioneered and executed a model that promotes “student-oriented, integrated education (curricular with the extra-curricular activities, sciences with the humanities, teaching with research)”. He is dedicated to establishing a university culture of “gratitude and responsibilities” and “dreams and passion”.
Prof Zhang is a Member of CAS, German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, an international Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and Foreign Associate of the US National Academy of Sciences.
Duration: 66 min.
Appears in Series:8.15:3 - Audio-visual Materials
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