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PKU Professor John Hopcroft meets with Minister of Education Huai Jinpeng

NOV . 29 2021
Peking University, November 29, 2021: On 18 November, Peking University President Hao Ping, Professor John Hopcroft, Peking University Visiting Chair and director of the PKU Center on Frontiers of Computing Studies, led an entourage to the Ministry of Education to meet with the Minister of Education, Huai Jinpeng. John Hopcroft is the winner of the Turing Award (1986), a member of the National Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Sciences, a foreign member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and a winner of the 2016 Chinese Government’s Friendship Award.

Huai Jinpeng praised Professor Hopcroft's achievements in the field of computer science and education. They had in-depth exchanges on improving the quality of undergraduate teaching, optimizing teacher training, improving the teaching evaluation system, and enriching partnerships.

President Hao Ping thanked the Ministry of Education for its attention to Hopcroft's visit. He noted that Peking University has always attached great importance to attracting world-class scholars for exchange visits, supporting them in carrying out teaching and research work, and utilizing their experiences to improve the effectiveness of classroom teaching and enhance students' innovative ability. Under the guidance of the Ministry of Education, Peking University will learn from advanced international experience, further deepen the reform of undergraduate education and teaching, and comprehensively revamp the quality of talent training.

Professor Hopcroft expressed his gratitude to Huai Jinpeng. He introduced his work and life at Peking University, touched on his observations and reflections on undergraduate education in Chinese universities, the development of education and teaching work at Peking University in recent years, and shared his plans to push forward education reform in the field of computer science.

Relevant personnel from the Ministry of Education, PKU Center on Frontiers of Computing Studies and PKU Office of International Relations were also in attendance.

Written by: Lean Zhi Xuan
Edited by: Li Wanqi
Source: PKU News (