Throughout its history Tsinghua University has nurtured and attracted large numbers of outstanding experts and scholars. The university has followed the policy of "hiring as well as cultivating talented people" and has created opportunities to help broaden the capabilities of the young teachers. In order to have a high-level teaching staff, Tsinghua has brought in distinguished professionals from throughout the country and the world.
By the end of 2019, Tsinghua has 3,565 faculty members, among whom 1,400 are professors, and 1,703 are associate professors. There are 1,725 faculty members under the age of 45. Tsinghua has a Nobel laureate, as well as winners of A.M. Turing Award, Fields Medal, Wolf Prize, Crafoord Prize and Gregori Aminoff Prize, and three Future Science Prize winners. The university also has 54 members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and 40 members of the Chinese Academy of Engineering.
C.N.Yang, Professor of the Center for Advanced Study,Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Nobel Laureate in Physics (1957).
A.M. Turing Award Winner
Andrew Chi-Chih Yao, Dean and Professor of the Institute for Interdisciplinary Information Sciences,Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, A.M. Turing Award winner (2000), Member of the US National Academy of Sciences, Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and International Association for Cryptologic Research Fellow (IACR).
Fields Medal, Wolf Prize, Crafoord Prize Winner
Shing-Tung Yau, Director and Professor of the Mathematical Sciences Center, William Casper Graustein Professor of Mathematics at Harvard University, Professor of Physics at Harvard,Member of the US National Academy of Sciences, Fields Medal winner (1982), Crafoord Prize winner (1994), and Wolf Prize winner (2010).
Gregori Aminoff Prize,Future Science Prize Winner
Yigong Shi, Professor of the School of Life Sciences,Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the only winner of 2014 Gregori Aminoff Prize, Future Science Prize winner (2017), Foreign Associate of the US National Academy of Sciences, Honorary Foreign Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and Foreign Associate of the European Molecular Biology Organization.
Future Science Prize Winner
Qikun Xue, Vice-President of Tsinghua University, Professor ofthe Department of Physics, Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences,Qiu Shi Outstanding Scientist Award winner (2014),Future Science Prize winner (2016), and Fritz London Memorial Prize winner (2020).In2012,Professor Qikun Xue proposed interface mediated high-temperature superconductivity. In 2013,Professor Qikun Xue and his colleagues reported their experimental observation on the quantum anomalous Hall effect for the first time in the world.
Future Science Prize Winner
Xiaoyun Wang, Professor of the Institute for Advanced Study, Memberof the Chinese Academy of Sciences, International Association for Cryptologic Research Fellow (IACR),andFuture Science Prize winner (2019). ProfessorXiaoyun Wang has been dedicating herself to cryptology and cryptologic mathematics.