Leaders of Soochow University visited Academician Rui Xiaoting, an Alumnus of Soochow

On December 4th, a group of leaders from Soochow University went to Nanjing University of Science and Technology to visit Professor Rui Xiaoting, an outstanding alumnus of Soochow, who is now the director of the Institute of Launch Dynamics of NUST and a recently elected academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Members of the delegation engaged in this special visit to include Vice President Liu Biao, former Vice President Chen Yixing, Director Shen Mingrong from the Development and Management Office of Disciplines, Director Zhao Yang from the Development Committee Office, Party Secretary Sun Defen, and President Gao Lei from the School of Physics and Technology.


Professor Rui started his study at Soochow in 1977 and graduated in 1982. In November this year, he was elected as an Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.


On behalf of Soochow University, Vice President Liu Biao extended the sincerest congratulations on Rui's being elected as an Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and invited him to visit the Alma Mater and give some directions and suggestions for the development of the relevant disciplines in Soochow University. Meanwhile, Liu also expressed his hope that the cooperation and exchanges between Soochow University and Nanjing University of Science and Technology could be strengthened through the efforts of Academician Rui Xiaoting.



Academician Rui Xiaoting bid a cordial welcome to the delegation led by Vice President Liu Biao and expressed his heartfelt thanks for the congratulations from the Alma Mater. He reviewed and shared all his learning experiences at Soochow University passionately with the delegation, including how his clothes ripped when he rushed to purchase a new book, how he cherished the time for study by listening to English records when washing his clothes, and how he valued every minute by reading books in his quilts with a flashlight. In his opinion, the basic education system of Soochow University is well designed. The perfect learning atmosphere, together with what he learned there, laid a solid foundation for his future research and achievements. Therefore, he is deeply grateful for the instructions of his teachers, and the cultivation of his Alma Mater. Taking his personal experiences as an example, Rui urged all the students of Soochow University to study hard and win honors for the Alma Mater by fighting for greater achievements with dedication, perseverance, initiatives and courage. Meanwhile, he also acknowledged all the excellent achievements made by Soochow University and promised to focus on and support the development and construction of the Alma Mater as always.


Mr. Zhan Wen, the Deputy Secretary of the CPC committee of Nanjing University of Science and Technology, extended a warm welcome to the delegation as well. He also appreciated the efforts of Soochow University in cultivating such an outstanding alumnus, and hoped that the cooperation and exchanges between two universities could be deepened.