Ning Jinsheng (Chinese: 宁津生; pinyin: Níng Jīnshēng; October 22, 1932 - March 15, 2020) was a Chinese engineer who was a professor at Wuhan University, a former president of Wuhan University of Surveying and Mapping Technology, and an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE).
Ning was born in Tianjin, on October 22, 1932, while his ancestral home in Tongcheng County, Anhui. In September 1951, he entered Tongji University, where he studied surveying under Xia Jianbai , Wang Zhizhuo , and Ye Xue'an (叶雪安). After graduating in 1956, he was assigned to Wuhan Institute of Surveying and Mapping (武汉测量制图学院) as an assistant. In May 1966, during the Cultural Revolution, he forced to work in the dining room instead of teaching at classrooms. In August 1984, he was appointed vice-president of Wuhan University of Surveying and Mapping Technology (武汉测绘科技大学), rising to the president position in January 1988. In 1995, at the age of 46, he was elected an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering
, becoming the youngest academician at that year. In August 2000, Wuhan University of Surveying and Mapping Technology was merged into Wuhan University, and he served as professor and doctoral supervisor of Wuhan University. On March 15, 2020, he died in Wuhan, Hubei, aged 87.
Honours and awards
1995 Member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE)
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