TSI overview

习近平

创新是民族进步的灵魂,是国家兴旺发达不竭的动力,思考教育问题就不能离开这个重大的课题。2013年9月,习近平主持中共中央政治局第九次集体学习时指出:

要深化教育改革,推进素质教育,创新教育方法,提高人才培养质量,努力形成有利于创新人才成长的育人环境。

在中央提倡创新教育的大前提下,乘着复旦大学开展创新改革的春风,遗传与发育协同创新中心依托于强大的科研实力,聘请耶鲁大学许田教授指导,以培养拔尖创新人才为导向,整合协同创新单位在生源、师资和实验平台等方面的优质资源,建设了谈家桢创新人才培养基地

2014年2月,习近平在中共中央政治局第十三次集体学习时强调:

博大精深的中华优秀传统文化是我们在世界文化激荡中站稳脚跟的根基。 … 中华传统美德是中华文化精髓,蕴含着丰富的思想道德资源。不忘本来才能开辟未来,善于继承才能更好创新。

2014年5月,习近平在北京大学考察时又指出:

中国特色、世界水平的现代教育必须具有国际视野,以宽广的胸怀、平等包容互鉴的态度对待其他国家教育,通过交流沟通、学习借鉴不断提升水平,通过国际合作解决面临的共同问题,推动人类文明进步。

TSI定位于继承中国优秀创新教育传统,融合中西方创新教育理念,搭建校-校之间、校-所之间联合培养本科生和研究生的通道,推动协同创新科学研究与创新人才培养的深度融合,鼓励最优秀的研究人员参与教学,使中心成为培养遗传与发育领域拔尖创新人才的重要平台,培育有独立思考,独立人格,富有创新精神,能够服务社会的人才。

TSI的一个突出特点是将创新教育的理念提前到本科生阶段。以培养基地为基础,遗传与发育协同创新中心不仅强调以研究生为主体的复合型创新人才培养,同时大力推动优秀本科生培养模式和机制的突破。

TSI通过复旦大学书院新生研讨课和暑期训练营对学生进行训练和选拔。修读新生研讨课的学生,在初步掌握自主学习能力,对生命科学某个领域产生兴趣并有一定深度了解后,可经由任课教授推荐,进入暑期训练营。暑期训练营通过模块化的实验训练,帮助学生通过拥有自主权的研究经历,初步掌握现代生物学的实验和分析方法,初步具备创造性地计划、组织与实施某项研究的能力。之后,通过个人陈述+教授面试的方式录取每年约10-15名学生进入TSI学习。

TSI对入选本科生课程体系实施全新的顶层设计,通过合并理论课程学习,提前实施实验动手能力培养,加强统计与数据分析能力训练,帮助学生养成批判性阅读的能力,使学生能够灵活地掌握书本知识,相对独立地展开研究;同时新增创新大讲堂、综合素质培养等课程,以培养学生的创新思维,锻炼学生的创新能力,完善学生的创新人格,全面提升学生的综合素质。

TSI建立具有独立空间和创意设计的梦想实验室,为入选本科生提供早期开始自主科研的空间和条件。学生可自由组队,自主选题,利用实验室提供的空间和仪器设备,以及TSI专门的本科生创新活动培养基金,开展自主性的创新研究。

TSI充分发挥协同创新中心与国际一流学术研究机构的长期合作渊源,积极推动对学生的国际化培养,通过选派学生赴国际著名实验室进行联合培养交流,使之接受创新研究思维的熏陶,亲身感受世界一流实验室浓厚的学术氛围,拓展学术视野,锻炼活跃的思维模式。同时接受国外高校学生交流访学,拓宽不同文化和学术背景间学生交流沟通的渠道,最终培养出具备国际化视野和杰出创新能力的人才。


TSI宗旨:承优秀传统,融中西文明,育创新英才,圆家国大梦

TSI措施:自主招生、统一管理、联合培养、资源共享

TSI目的:培育有独立思考,独立人格,富有创新精神,能够服务社会的人才


  • Our undergraduate education is designed to be a model for other institutions due to its heavy investment in the latest teaching techniques: most notably, active learning and scientific teaching.
  • The Tan School has enacted a cluster hiring strategy focusing on emerging areas of the life sciences to promote cutting edge research, securing Fudan’s competitive edge for years to come.
  • TSI faculty are distinguished researchers and educators with an impressive list of teaching awards, accomplishments, and publications.
  • The school’s students, faculty, and staff share a sense of community, a collective goal to improve both the quality of research and education.

Education

The Tan School offers majors that cover the breadth and depth of the life sciences, with the following core principles:

  • An active-learning approach: at TSI, undergraduates are introduced to biology using cutting edge teaching techniques that do NOT center around lectures. In active-learning classrooms, students are allowed to drive both discussion and discovery. This approach of pedagogy has become the preferred model for many institutions in the United States and earned great praise from the US National Academy of Sciences, the Howard Hughes Foundation, and even the journal Science.
  • A unique undergraduate experience. This includes signature programs such as BIOS and AIBS. These programs set TSI apart from the tradition biology major track by providing xxx, yyy, and zzz.
  • Strong student support: the Tan school has robust student services; we offer advising by award-winning staff, workshops, and specialized support for students interested in health careers and undergraduate research.

Research

Our passion to discover infuses everything we do. At TSI, faculty and students work side by side to advance knowledge, working on a broad range of real-world topics such as ecology, food problem, and human health.

  • High-impact research Even as you read, TSI researchers are making critical discoveries across many fields of the life sciences. A few examples include insights into cardiovascular disease, light responses in plants, and RNA metabolism.
  • World-class facilities TSI is part of one of the largest research universities in the world and our facilities reflect this investment. Please have a look at our list of facilities.
  • Field research resources The Tan school is home to two unique field research stations – Tianmu mountain, and Dongtan wetland. Both are key starting points for beginning the TSI undergraduate experience.

Students

In fall 2015, we had xxxx total undergraduates, xxxx of them freshmen. xxxx percent of these freshmen graduated in the top 10 percent of their high school class.

TSI students are incredibly bright and driven to make a difference. They are not only high-achieving in academics but also well-rounded and engaged in the community as volunteers. Many are also involved in research in faculty labs with their own funding source (xxxx seniors were graduated with honor this year).

Faculty

We have xxxx tenured and tenure-track faculty, xxxx endowed chairs, and two Chinese National Academy of Science members.

scientistFaculty at the Tan School are not only outstanding researchers, but excel at educating undergraduates and mentoring graduate students. Because the range of the TSI curriculum spans from molecules to ecosystems, we attract top talent from across the disciplines of science.

  • Strategic investment in research Last three years, the school embarked on a cluster hiring initiative designed to create a critical mass of researchers in key emerging areas of the life sciences. These include: microbial systems and synthetic biology, functional proteomics, genomic variation, high-content screening and animal models of human diseases.
  • Extraordinary educators At TSI, we make it our mission to have classroom talent as good as our research talent. With a strong emphasis on active learning and scientific teaching, we strive to bring the classroom closer to the students so the education we provide is as useful as possible. See our list of student-organized ZZZZ.