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The graduation ceremony of AIER School of Ophthalmology, CSU was held grandly, nearly 200 talents were trained in 6 years.


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The 2021 Graduation Ceremony of AIER School of Ophthalmology Central South University was grandly held

On July 29, the 2021 graduation ceremony of the AIER School of Ophthalmology, Central South University (referred to as “CSU”) was held in Changsha. A total of 36 doctoral and master students graduated successfully. This year is the sixth year that the AIER School of Ophthalmology, CSU has provided high talents to the society. 

Since 2016, the school has provided nearly 200 high-end professionals in ophthalmology to the industry.

Xiongli Yang, Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (referred to as “CAS”), Academician of the World Academy of Sciences, Chief Scientific Advisor of AIER Eye Hospital Group (referred to as "AIER"), Lijian Tao, Member of the Standing Committee of the Party Committee and Executive Deputy Secretary of CSU , Lizhang Chen, Vice President of CSU ,Qihou Li, Director of the Scientific Research Department of  , Guanglian Liu, Deputy Dean of the Graduate School of CSU , Pingan Hu, Deputy Dean of Xiangya School of Medicine, Yanping Chen, Director of the Graduate Department of the Second Xiangya Hospital of CSU, Lianghui Chen, Secretary of the Graduate Party Branch of the Second Xiangya Hospital of CSU, Bing Jiang, Director of Ophthalmology Department of the Second Xiangya Hospital of CSU. Bang Chen, Chairman of AIER, Li Li, President of AIER , Shibo Tang, Chief Dean of AIER School of Ophthalmology CSU, Yuewen Zhang, President of AIER Medical Group, and Lihua Wang, Vice President and Director of Human Resources Center of AIER attended the graduation ceremony. 

Flowers of every kind are in bloom - Outstanding PhD representatives published academic achievements in well-known journals.

We believe 2021 is an unusual year. It is the intersection of the two centenary and the first year of “ The Fourteenth Five-Year Plan ”. On a new starting point of the party and the country, this marked the start of a new journey of AIER in high-quality development. All in all, the development can not be separated from the training talents, especially the elite one.


 Prof. Shibo Tang, Dean of AIER School of Ophthalmology, CSU, delivered a speech at the graduation ceremony

“At present, the myopia population in China has exceeded 600 million, and there are over 32 million patients who has diabetic retinopathy can cause blindness. Hundreds of millions of people are suffering from eye diseases as well. In contrast to that, the number of Chinese ophthalmologists is only more than 40,000. The original intention and purpose of establishing the AIER School of Ophthalmology, CSU is to cultivate more outstanding ophthalmology talents for China, as well as meeting people's demand for visual health, carry out the Healthy China initiative. Prof. Shibo Tang, Dean of AIER School of Ophthalmology, CSU, advised and urged graduates patiently : “Growing up as a doctor is never easy. You guys have to put in more efforts! To be a good doctor, please keep in mind this six elements, knowledge, insight, courage, love, patience, and be cautious."


Prof. Qiongyan Tang, postgraduate tutor of AIER School of Ophthalmology, CSU, gave a speech

As a representative of all the tutors, Associate Prof. Qiongyan Tang sent blessings to the graduates: "Watching students rely on the college as a platform to get the opportunity to study at the world's leading universities, publish articles in internationally renowned journals, and stand on the stage of major academic forums at home and abroad, I am truly happy for you all. To persist in efforts without losing the aim will finally result in success, I sincerely hope that you guys will keep work on ophthalmology industry as you love, a job worthy of lifetime effort!”


Danmin Cao, a 2021 PhD graduate, speaks as a representative of outstanding graduates

From young students to the next level as the scientific research

main force, the graduates of AIER School of Ophthalmology, CSU have received an remarkable academic transcript: in terms of academic research, postgraduate research literacy and ability have been significantly improved, with nearly 40% of the master's degree students have published articles in Science Citation Index (referred to as “SCI”) journals or Chinese Science Citation Database journals. Among them, doctor representative Danmin Cao has published 8 high-quality SCI papers since enrollment, with a thesis in a well-known journal 《Ophthalmology》. 

At present, the impact factor of this journal is as high as 12.079, which is in the 1st district of the CAS, setting a record for doctoral students to publish papers since the establishment of the institution.


University-enterprise cooperation

It has accumulated nearly 200 talents in the industry


Xiongli Yang, Academician of the CAS, Academician of the World Academy of Sciences, Chief Scientific Advisor of AIER, encourages graduates to devote themselves to science and work tirelessly

Academician Xiongli Yang, he shared with the graduates the stories of generations of predecessors in scientific research, In response to the call of the country, they gave up the bountiful material conditions abroad, overcome various difficulties and returned to the motherland, devoted themselves for the purposes for the benefit of the people. Science knows no borders, but scientists have a motherland.

Academician Yang has been working in the field of visual neuroscience for 57 years, and he will continue live with it. In conclusion, he encouraged all the students to stick to their ideals, remember their original intention, and strive to contribute to the progress of science and technology, national development and human society as well.


Lizhang Chen, Vice President of CSU, praised the excellent performance of the graduates

Lizhang Chen, Vice President of CSU, praised the excellent performance of the graduates, he also expressed his gratitude to all the leaders of AIER and the mentors of the school for their great efforts in cultivating graduate students. He hoped that the students would make good use of time, toward a bright future for all, devote their efforts to national eye health development!


Li Li, President of AIER made a speech

In recent years, AIER completely get through the whole chain of talent cultivation and incubation system from undergraduate to postdoctoral. The results shows that the number of published papers and scientific research projects hit a new high. Following the strategic cooperation with CSU, Wuhan University and Hubei University of Science and Technology, AIER has also carried out strategic cooperation with Jinan University, Anhui Medical University, Tianjin University and other universities. Two parties also reached extensive consensus on training of the high quality talented persons, science and technology research and development innovation, medical personnel training, cooperation in building hospitals, etc. It have provided forceful talent guarantee and resource support for building a world and national ophthalmology center.

As a school specialized in cultivating elite ophthalmology talents in China, AIER School of Ophthalmology, CSU has accepted 74 doctoral students and 209 master students so far. Since 2016, AIER School of Ophthalmology has provided nearly 200 middle and high-end ophthalmology professionals for the industry.


Bang Chen, Chairman of AIER, turned the tassel for graduates


Yuewen Zhang, President of AIER Medical Group (first from left), and Lihua Wang, Vice President and Director of Human Resources Center of AIER (first from right) presented commemorative medals to graduate tutor representatives


Leaders of CSU and the Second Xiangya Hospital of CSU awarded certificates to outstanding graduate students

"AIER has always been closely linked with talent training and the development of national eye health. Looking forward to the future, to carry out 100-Year AIER development strategy, talents are the basic element! We must strategically promote the cultivation, introduction and use of medical talents, improve the construction of talents team. AIER will produce a group of high-end versatile talents in ophthalmology with ideals, minds, sense of responsibility, clinical technology as well as scientific research capabilities for the country. "Said Bang Chen,  Chairman of AIER.