Xinhua - 2015-02-16
BEIJING, Feb. 16 (Xinhua) -- Peking University, one of the most
prominent universities in China, has welcomed a new president, marking
its third change of heads in less than seven years.
On Sunday, Lin Jianhua, 59, replaced Wang Enge as the 27th president
of the university where he started to study chemistry in 1978 and
obtained his doctorate in inorganic chemistry.
Addressing the faculty and staff on Sunday, Lin stressed that the
individual ideals of teachers and students should match with the "core
socialist values" -- a reference to the Party's call in late January to
champion the concept.
Lin also said that the university should stick to its spiritual
traditions and should not "abandon academic independence and dignity".
Spending more than 20 years at Peking university, the professor
worked as dean of the College of Chemistry, provost and executive vice
He joined Chongqing University as its president in 2010 and started serving president of Zhejiang University in 2013.