REN Youqun was born in April 1969 in Suzhou City of Jiangsu Province. Ren is the executive vice chairman of the University Council of ECNU, and a professor of Educational Science.

Education & Work Experience

After receiving his bachelor’s degree in computer science at ECNU, Ren began his career as a teacher in the computer center of the university in July 1991. He received his master’s degree of education at ECNU in July 1999. From September 1998 to August 1999, he studied in Kyushu Kyoritsu University, Japan. In July 2002, he received his Ph. D of Education from the School of Educational Science at ECNU. He worked as the deputy secretary, and secretary of the CYL Committee of ECNU in succession from November 1995 to March 2001. He worked as the deputy director of the CPC Committee Office of ECNU from March 2001 to January 2003. He worked as an assistant president of ECNU from January 2003 to July 2009. After that, he worked as a vice president of ECNU for three years. He worked the vice chairman of the University Council & vice president of ECNU form July 2012 to May 2016. After that, he became the executive vice chairman of the University Council of ECNU. During the same time, he was also elected a member of the Standing Committee of the Shangrao Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and vice mayor of Shangrao in Jiangxi Province in March this year. He has been assigned by the government to work for Shangrao on a 2-year term.

Academic Background

Ren’s research interests mainly lie in Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Technology, Teacher Education, and Learning Sciences about which he has published 2 books and more than 80 papers. Besides that, he has also translated 10 English books in these fields into Chinese. As a professor with a passion for teaching, Ren has abundant experience in giving lectures to students. Since 2003, he has been giving lectures of Integration of ICT and Curriculum, ICT in Teacher Education for graduate students, as well as Research and Development of Learning Technology for Ph. D candidates in the School of Educational Science.