The UESTC International Forum for Young Scholars


1.  Introduction

The UESTC International Forum for Young Scholars aims at promoting communications, exchanges and cooperation among young scholars in various fields by gathering outstanding young scholars home and abroad in the Land of Abundance-Chengdu. UESTC has been hosting this forum for five years by now and has received over 600 young scholars from more than 20 countries and regions, including America, the UK, Germany, Switzerland, Australia, Singapore, etc. The online platform of the forum is open in the year round to welcome your visit. 

Forum Agenda

Nov. 21, 2018

Sign in

Nov. 22, 2018

Tour in UESTC

Nov. 23, 2018

Academic Exchanges


2.  Basic Qualifications (Meet one of the followings)

1. Young Thousand Talents, Young Top-notch Talents, Young Yangtze River Scholars, Outstanding Young Talents, 100 Excellent Doctoral Dissertations or the Global Highly Cited Scientists (Clarivate)  

2. Excellent young scholars who are under 40 years old and in an official teaching or scientific research position of well-known foreign universities, scientific research institutions or corporate research and development departments, and have worked overseas for over 36 months consecutively after getting doctoral degree.


3. Requirement

Young scholars engaged in basic and frontier research on quantum information, quantum optics, condensed matter physics, statistical physics, materials, chemistry, mathematics, etc.


4. Benefits and supports for Young Thousand Talents

For work:

Ø China will provide 1-3 million RMB for scientific research, and UESTC will provide no less than the money given by the country

Offices and labs

Ø Professor title (staffing of government affiliated institutions), and PhD student supervisor

Ø The winner of Chengdu Talents Program could get at most 3 million RMB fund


For living:

Ø The basic annual salary is no less than 450,000 RMB (with a dynamic increase), insurance and Housing Fund is around 100,000 RMB/year, and there is “no ceiling” for the reward to high level achievement

Ø Settling-in allowance and house-purchase subsidies: 2.2 million RMB

Note: the candidate who fails the last step of Young Thousand Talents program could be included in the UESTC Hundred Talents Plan and be recruited as Distinguished Researcher (senior professional and technical title)

5. How to apply?

Please log in , or send your CV to

Date Due: Oct. 31st, 2018



6. Support for your visit

Accommodation is free.

Please book you flights after you receive our formal invitation. The host will provide the reimbursement of travel expenses (highest 10,000 yuan per person for overseas scholars, while 5,000 yuan for domestic scholars).


7. Contact Us

Institute of Fundamental and Frontier Sciences (IFFS) of University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC)

Talents & General Affairs Office

Tel: +86-28-83208619

Fax: +86-28-83208619;

Contact:Ran ZhangXue Li



8. About UESTC & IFFS


University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC for short) is one of the first 211 Project and 985 Project universities, and also, the only electronic information–oriented university. It is the first university in China with all the sub-disciplines of the two disciplines—electronic science and technology, information and communication engineering—being national key disciplines.


UESTC has seven national key laboratories, one national center for technology research, three innovation groups supported by the National Natural Science Foundation Committee (NSFC), seven innovation groups supported by the Ministry of Education, two national joint international research center and one national defense science and technology innovation group. Recently, UESTC together with the Sichuan Provincial Hospital established the School of Medicine, and founded the Institute of Fundamental and Frontier Sciences, to strongly promote the development of fundamental research such as in Physics and Mathematics. The university has developed into a key multidisciplinary research-oriented university with electronic science and technology being its nucleus and characterized by the harmonious integration of science, engineering, management and liberal arts.

UESTC attaches great importance to talents work, and has introduced and trained quite a number of excellent scholars internationally renowned in their research areas. Currently UESTC has up to 277 first-class talents, including 11 academicians of Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering, 22 IEEE Fellows, 149 selected professors of the Thousand Talents Plan (80 among which are selected ones of the Recruitment Program for Young Professionals), and 40 Yangtze River Scholars. The number of professors of the Thousand Talents Plan and the Recruitment Program for Young Professionals that UESTC has ranks No.1 nationwide in information field.


UESTC issued the “Implementation opinions of the Talent Priority Development strategy of UESTC” in 2018, created the 2.0 version of the Strategy of "School Powered by Talented Professionals", and identified the "Talent Priority Development" strategy as the first strategy for school development. In the next five years, we will invest 1 billion yuan to give priority to the development of education. Embracing its motto of to seek facts and truth, to be noble and ambitious, UESTC is in the pursuit of excellence and talents, and endeavors to become the breeding base for advanced technologies and great minds.UESTC warmly welcomes all talents home and abroad to join in its grand course to a more glorious future,especially the candidates for the Recruitment Program for Young Professionals.


UESTC established IFFS in 2014 specifically to attract experts in the areas of fundamental research, implement its vision for a high-level, research-focused university, strengthen its innovative capability, and enhance its academic impact. Supported by preponderant disciplines with a focus on basic theory and experimental fundamental research, IFFS will carry out theoretical or fundamental research focusing on electronics science and technology, Information and Communication Engineering, optical engineering, computer science and technology, biomedical engineering, control science and engineering, instrument science and technology , materials science and engineering, physics and other fields, and IFFS has successively established center of quantum information and center of mathematics, physics and chemistry.



After four years of construction,we have made some achievements in the construction of scientific research platform and application of scientific research projects.IFFS has been awarded 17 National Natural Science Foundation of China(NSFC),including 1 key program and 6 general programs, which approved fuding totalled 9.32 million yuan. In 2018, Quantum information research center has been approved 3 national key research and development projects and subjects,and the total project funding was 10.77 million yuan, uesd for quantum information, quantum devices, quantum software and quantum precision measurement, high polymer chemistry and electrochemistry. IFFS has published papers on top journals such as Science, Nature, Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Photonics, Nature Communications,etc.


Our early stage efforts have helped the IFFS to attract a faculty,including  academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences, experts of the National 1,000 Talents Program, experts of the Short-term Recruitment Program of 1,000 Foreign Experts,chair professors of the Ministry of Education's Yangtze River,selected ones of the Recruitment Program for 1,000 Young Professionals and a scholar with National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Talent, etc. Our personnel mechanism and appraisal system follows an international management mode for scientific research organization and appraisal and evaluation system, building up international inter-disciplinary research teams and platforms for master scholars and young talents and providing complete software and hardware and space for free academic development.

9.   About Chengdu


Chengdu is the southwest China's three centers and two hubs identified by the State Council-science and technology center, business center, financial center, and transportation and communication hubs. In the first half of this year, the GDP of Chengdu exceeded 687.07 billion Yuan with the year-on-year growth of more than 8.2 percent, which is 1.4 percent higher than the national average of the first half of the year. 282 companies of the Fortune 500 have settled in Chengdu with the number ranking first among Midwest cities in China. The United States, German, Australia and other 17 countries have set up their consulates in Chengdu. Also, there are more than 100 international non-stop routes connecting Chengdu to cities including San Francisco, London, Melbourne, Moscow and Abu Dhabi, etc.