After the chairman of the defense committee announced that the defense committee unanimously passed the thesis defense and suggested granting her a Doctorate in Management. Zhang Junyi said excitedly: "As the first doctoral student of the school that have completed the online thesis defense during the epidemic, I feel very lucky to complete the defense in a special way and in a special time! I am grateful to my teachers for their selfless efforts, to my advisor Professor Hu Angang and to the teachers of Institute for Contemporary China Studies for their guidance over the past years, and to my parents. In the future, I will continue to carry forward the spirit of self-improvement of Tsinghua University’s students, live up to my youth and contribute to the country and society! "
The site of Zhang Junyi’ online doctoral degree thesis defense
According to the requirements of epidemic prevention and control, under the guidance of the school's graduation work principle of "obeying the overall situation, carefully guiding and graduating on time", Tsinghua SPPM actively responded to the university's call, carefully planned and organized the first online degree thesis defense in accordance with the online defense plan for the university’s graduate students. Zhang Junyi became the first graduate of the school to finish the thesis defense online.
In this special period, after thorough argumentation, the Graduate School of the university has worked out a qualified and thorough online thesis defense and online voting scheme, carefully designed the thesis defense workflow and emergency safeguard measures, which provided an effective way for graduates to graduate successfully as scheduled. Leaders and teachers at all levels of Tsinghua SPPM attached great importance to it. The Academic Office made careful and meticulous preparations for the smooth implementation of the online thesis defense. The Academic Office has particularly arranged the online thesis defense classroom and provided technical support. It has organized thesis defense secretaries and graduate students graduating in April to learn the materials and procedures required for the online thesis defense. It has also prepared adequate preparation plans for possible emergencies. Before the formal online thesis defense of Zhang Junyi began, the Academic Office organized two rehearsals of the defense to ensure that the student and the members of the defense committee were familiar with the process on the day of the formal thesis defense, and to ensure the legitimacy and effectiveness of the anonymous online ballot by the members of the thesis defense committee, which effectively guaranteed the success of the thesis defense.
The site of the first online doctoral degree thesis defense of Tsinghua SPPM
The formal thesis defense was held at 9: 00 a.m. on March 10. two members of the thesis defense Committee- Associate Professor Zhou Shaojie and Associate Professor Gao Yuning of Tsinghua SPPM were in the main venue of the school, and the other four committee members—Professor Yu An, Associate Professor Shi Xinzheng from School of Economics and Management of Tsinghua University, Associate Professor Han Jun from Renmin University of China and Professor Luo Chuliang from Beijing Normal University attended the meeting via online video. Zhang Junyi conducted online thesis defense at home in Beijing. At the same time, 12 teachers and students from Tsinghua SPPM also attended the defense meeting.
Tencent Conference thesis defense
The online thesis defense procedure is the same as the offline thesis defense. The representative of the school’s degree sub-committee read out the list of members of the thesis defense committee, and then the chairman of the defense committee announced the commencement of the defense. After the thesis defense secretary introduced the basic information of Zhang Junyi, Zhang Junyi started the presentation. She discussed around the topics of labor market, childbirth and female employment, and answered the questions raised by the members of the defense committee one by one. Professor Luo Chuliang of Beijing Normal University and Associate Professor Han Jun from Renmin University of China confirmed the academic and practical significance of the paper. They praised Zhang Junyi's solid academic research foundation and made detailed comments on the thesis. The members of the defense committee conducted serious and in-depth discussion on the thesis defense process and results, and conducted a secret ballot. In the end, Professor Yu an, chairman of the thesis defense committee, announced that the thesis defense committee unanimously approved Zhang Junyi's thesis defense and suggested granting her Doctorate in Management. The two-hour doctoral degree thesis defense completed successfully.
Thesis advisor, Professor Hu Angang attended the thesis defense at home
After the thesis defense, Professor Hu Angang said: "Congratulations to Zhang Junyi, who has started a higher starting point in her academic career. Although it was during the epidemic, the school’s education of students has not been affected at all. This is also my first time to participate online doctoral degree thesis defense, which is of special significance and has set an example in our school. Thanks again to all the teachers, who were able to hold a high-level online doctoral degree thesis defense and discussion during the epidemic. "During the epidemic prevention and control, all the faculties and administrative staff of Tsinghua SPPM made all-out efforts and adopted various measures to provide strong support for the graduates of 2020.