[5 June]Two professors received China‘s highest academic honor at SISU






rofessor Qiao Guoqiang and Professor Michael Herzfeld have been designated Changjiang Scholars, the highest academic honor, by the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China this year.

Dr. Jiang Feng, the Chair of the University Council of Shanghai International Studies University (SISU) conferred the awards to the two professors on Hongkou Campus late this May.

Professor Qiao, from the School of English Studies in SISU, is the first one to get this honorary title of Distinguished Professor at SISU. Professor Michael Herzfeld, who majors in anthropology at Harvard University got the Chair Professor title, which was a breakthrough to increase the number of Changjiang Scholars at SISU from one to three.

Previously, Professor Rod Ellis, a renowned linguist in second language acquisition,from the University of Auckland in New Zealand received the award years ago at SISU.

Jiang expressed his wish in the ceremony, hoping that the two professors will take their honorary titles as a start of their further research and improve their subjects. Moreover, they will enhance their high teaching quality and cultivate more excellent students and young scholars.

The Changjiang Scholars Program, formerly namedCheung Kong Scholars, is regarded as one of the top academic awards in higher education in China. It was set by the Ministry of Education and the Li Ka Shing Foundation of Hong Kong in 1998 in order to attract and cultivate academic leaders in Chinese colleges and universities.

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