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Message from the President



Since its establishment in 1898 as the first national comprehensive institution of higher learning ever founded in China, Peking University has been regarded as a symbol of modern Chinese education. With our democratic administration laying great emphasis on academic freedom and scientific research, we have proudly produced a great number of scholars in various areas of concentration and specialty. The student body, faculty, and alumni of Peking University have made significant research achievements and generated an incredible number of works of scholarship in both the arts and the sciences.


Our institution has always been at the forefront of China’s modernization, from offering innovative academic instruction to bolstering new overseas relationships. With current trends of worldwide globalization demanding rapid development in the social, economic, and technological spheres of Chinese society, Peking University utilizes its traditional strengths in the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities to make further progress in engineering, applied sciences, education, and numerous other interdisciplinary fields of study, resulting in the marked improvement of Peking University’s academic disciplinary system. With these serving as the basis for projected advancement, we at Peking University hope to provide scholarly contributions to society, cultivate capable and inventive young minds, and ultimately better Chinese society both internally and on the global front.


With the full-hearted support from the Chinese national government, Peking University has high hopes of becoming a world-class university in the 21st century. 



Wang Enge 




Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Wang Enge

President, Peking University 


Prof. Wang Enge was appointed President of Peking University in 2013.


President Wang was born in Shenyang in 1957. He obtained his B.S. and M.S. in theoretical physics from Liaoning University in 1982 and 1985 respectively and received his Ph.D. from Peking University in 1990. He worked at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (China), Institut d’Electronique, de Microelectronique et de Nanotechnologie (France) and University of Houston (USA) as a post-doctoral fellow and a research scientist. In 1995, he was named a professor at the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). He served as Director of the Institute of Physics (CAS) (1999-2007), Founding Director of the International Center for Quantum Structures (2000), Director of the Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics (2004-2009), CAS Deputy Secretary-General (2008-2009), and Executive President of CAS Graduate University (2008-2009).


President Wang joined Peking University in 2009 as a Chair Professor of Physics. He was Dean of the School of Physics and the Graduate School of Peking University from 2009 to 2011 before being appointed Provost and Vice President of Peking University in 2011. In 2012, he was named Provost and Executive Vice President of Peking University.


President Wang’s main research focuses include the fundamental understanding of the kinetics involved in the formation and decay of surface-based nanostructures, development of chemical vapor deposition of light-element nanomaterials, and study of water behaviors in confinement system. In the above areas, he has authored more than 280 papers in peer-reviewed journals, including over 40 papers in Science, Nature, PNAS, Physics Review Letters, J. Am. Chem. Soc, and Nanolett. He is an ISI highly-cited researcher in physics with over 7,000 citations (with an h-index of 45). He has delivered more than 80 plenary/keynote/invited talks, including APS, MRS, and IUMRS, and has given more than 100 seminars/colloquiums worldwide. His academic achievements have been widely recognized by a number of national and international academic awards.


President Wang is an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS), as well as a fellow of the American Physical Society and the Institute of Physics (UK). He has been a JSPS professor of Tohoku University (Japan), an AvH Scholar of Fritz-Haber Institute der MPG (Germany), a GCEP Scholar at Stanford University (USA), a KITP Visiting Professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara (USA), a Visiting Professor at the University of California, Berkeley (USA) and a Visiting Professor at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (Italy).