张杰校长寄语

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各位同学:

很高兴䇹政项目在交大真正地落地生根。一直以来,李政道先生都是我非常敬仰的科学家,我也曾与李先生有过多次交流和交谈,从他的身上,我看到了科学家的严谨、艺术家的魅力、教育家的胸怀。在建的李政道图书馆为交大与李政道先生之间架起了一座桥梁,而䇹政项目实质性地拉近了李政道先生与交大之间的感情联系。我们知道,䇹政基金是李政道先生为了纪念夫人秦惠䇹女士而设立的,可以说,䇹政项目寄托着李政道贤伉俪对于祖国创新人才培养和科学事业的期望。所以,交大䇹政项目的立项同学,对于你们,我有两点希望:

第一,修身为始,追求真理

科研是一条铺满荆棘、充斥诱惑的道路。正如我在今年新生开学典礼上所说的“修身为始,修心为上,修学为本”,交大学子,必须先修身,再修学。立志科研的同学更要有“非淡泊无以明志,非宁静无以致远”的境界,我希望大家志存高远的同时,更要注重德行的培养和内在品格的塑造,在不断修身的过程中追求真理,坚持前行在科研道路上。

第二,执着坚韧,以苦为乐

实践方能出真知,砥砺才可修人生。追求科学精神,不仅需要对真理的热爱,还需要耐得住寂寞,持之以恒,只有凭借“板凳甘坐十年冷”的执着和毅力,才能铸就厚重的果实。

各位同学,大学是年轻人梦想开始的地方,是创造梦想实现梦想的圣地。我希望借助䇹政项目,同学们能够实现自己的科学梦、人生梦,成长为创新型领袖人才。

Fellow students:

It is delightful that the Chun-Tsung Program takes root in Shanghai Jiaotong University. Mr. Lee is always a respected scientist for me. I had several communications and talks with him. He is a rigorous scientist, charming artist and broad-minded educator. The Tsung-Dao Lee Library which is under construction provides a bridge between Mr. Lee and Shanghai Jiao Tong University, while the Chun-Tsung Program substantially tightens the emotional connection. In memory of Ms. Hui-Chun Chin, his wife, Mr. Lee set up the Chun-Tsung Program, so the program bears the expectation from the couple of the country’s innovative talent cultivation and scientific career. As you are the students who take part in the Chun-Tsung Program, I have two expectations for you:

Firstly, please start from cultivating your moral characters and pursuing the truth.

On the way to scientific research, there are full of thistles and thorns as well as temptations. As I said on the opening ceremony for new arrivals, “start from cultivating your moral characters, get progress by cultivating your mind and base on cultivating your knowledge”. As a student of Shanghai Jiaotong University, you should cultivate your moral characters before your knowledge. For the students who dedicate themselves to scientific research, the ancient saying that “One can’t have lofty aspirations without a peaceful state of mind” should be always remembered. I hope that while you have lofty aspirations, more attentions should be paid to the foster of virtue and the shape of inherent personality. Seeking truth in the process of cultivating your own moral character and stick to scientific research.

Secondly, take pleasure in hardship and be insistent and tough.

Genuine knowledge comes from practice while tempering is the best teacher for life. The pursuing of scientific spirits requires not only the love of truth, but also the ability to endure loneliness and persevere. Heavy fruits wait for those tough-minded people who are able to endure long term obscurity.

My fellow students, universities are the Holy Land where the young start, create and realize their dreams. I hope that you will achieve your scientific dream and life goal and become innovative leaders.