In September 2012, upon approval by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, the Postdoctoral Research Station on the Discipline of “Education” (“the Station”) was set up formally at the Institute of Education, Tsinghua University. The Station provides a wider platform for the disciplinary development of education, talent education, team building, scientific research, and social services of Tsinghua University. The Station has a strong team of supervisors, and its research areas cover higher education, education economics and management, education policies, higher engineering education, degree and graduate education, educational technology, and fundamental theory of education, etc.
Steadily increasing number of postdoctoral research fellows
Since its establishment, the Station has recruited a total of 41 postdoctoral research fellows with interdisciplinary academic background, and provided more potential versatile talent for integrated development of the education discipline. Our postdoctoral research fellows mainly graduated from China’s universities of the “985 Project”, and from overseas universities. Many of them are included in the postdoctoral support projects and programs, such as “introduction program of postdoctoral international exchange project” and “postdoctoral support program of Tsinghua University”.
Fruitful scientific research achievements
All postdoctors entering the Station actively apply for and participate in scientific research programs, lead or participate in 76 scientific research programs at different levels and of different kinds, including the education planning project of the Ministry of Education, projects assigned by the Department of Education Policies and Regulations of the Ministry of Education, projects assigned by the Department of Policies and Regulations of the Ministry of Education, projects of Beijing Municipal Education Commission, and projects of China Postdoctoral Science Foundation, etc.
We have a total of 4 projects, with our postdoctoral research fellows as the project applicant and leader, funded by the National Social Science Fund of China, including 1 at the national level, 3 at the provincial and ministerial level. Especially, we performed extraordinarily well in applying for the China Postdoctoral Science Fund from China Postdoctoral Science Foundation. In recent years, 1 of our postdoctoral research fellows was granted key funding, 2 granted first-class funding, and 8 granted second-class funding by China Postdoctoral Science Foundation.
So far, our postdoctoral research fellows have published 66 academic papers, including 1 SSCI paper, 34 CSSCI papers, 6 EI papers, and 11 CSCD papers. They have published 19 academic monographs, 2 of which are authored ones.