CUHK (SZ) Contributes Five Scholars to the Thousand Talent Plan
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen (“University”) has just contributed five scholars to the Thousand Talent Plan. Wei Xiong, Professor and Dean of School of Management and Economics, and Stephen P. Boyd, Professor of School of Science and Engineering and Member of National Academy of Sciences, have been selected for the Thousand Talent Plan. Professor Junhua Zhao, Professor Tsung-Hui Chang and Dr. Yan Xu from School of Science and Engineering have been selected for the Young High-level Talent Introduction Plan.
The Thousand Talent Plan is an initiative by the central government to introduce high-level overseas talent. It is directed and implemented by China Central Committee’s Organization Department and is deemed as the highest honor of overseas talent introduction schemes. Launched in 2008, the plan was expected to attract 2,000 high-level overseas experts to China in five or ten years to work or start businesses. By 2015, 12 rounds of applications, selections and assessments have been carried out. Experts of the Central Government’s Thousand Talent Plan usually engage in such strategic and emerging industries as new energy, biomedicine, and information technology. Most of them have taken leadership positions in their areas of specialty. Selectees to the Young High-level Talent Introduction Plan primarily engage in natural sciences or engineering fields, and their ages are usually less than 40. These overseas young scholars are top experts and potentially future leaders in their research areas.