Hao Ping, Party secretary of Peking University, was named the university’s 28th president on Tuesday, according to the Ministry of Education.
Hao, who served as the university’s Party secretary since December 2016, succeeds Lin Jianhua, who led PKU for more than three years.
Hao, 59, formerly served as vice-minister of education, director of the Chinese National Commission for UNESCO, president of Beijing Foreign Studies University and vice-president of Peking University.
Qiu Shuiping was named the university’s new Party secretary. Qiu served as the president of the Shanxi High People’s Court since January 2017.
PKU, established in 1898, is one of the country’s top universities and often viewed as a fountainhead of avant-garde thinking that is tied to modern China’s development.
The presidency and Party secretary of PKU are vice-minister-level positions.