Doctor of Laws
Professor Xu Kuangdi is a metallurgist who specializes in the production of special steel, electro-metallurgy and jet-metallurgy. He is also Professor and supervisor of doctoral postgraduates at Shanghai University. He is author of Making High Quality Stainless Steel.
In 1995 he was elected member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering. His honours include a Personal Award in Scientific Achievement for the 6th Five Year Plan, in 1986, which was jointly awarded by the State Science and Technology Commission and the Ministry of Metallurgical Industry, China. In June 2002, he was elected president of the Chinese Academy of Engineering.
He has also been nominated for an honorary degree of this University in recognition of his role in the development of Shanghai as its former Mayor (1995 – 2001). The University noted, in particular, that he encouraged links in all areas, and at all levels, between Shanghai and Hong Kong.
Professor Xu has been alternate member of the 14th CPC Central Committee; member of the 15th CPC Central Committee; Deputy to the 9th NPC. He is a member of the 16th CPC Central Committee. He is recently elected to be a Vice-Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.
In recognition of his invaluable contributions to the engineering discipline through his internationally renowned academic achievement, the University has resolved to confer upon him the degree of Doctor of Law honoris causa.