Ning Jinsheng

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 president of Wuhan University of Surveying and Mapping Technology, and an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE).[1]

Ning Jinsheng
Born(1932-10-22)October 22, 1932
Tianjin, China
DiedMarch 15, 2020(2020-03-15) (aged 87)
Wuhan, Hubei, China
Alma materTongji University
Scientific career
FieldsEarth gravity
InstitutionsWuhan University
Academic advisorsXia Jianbai [zh]
Wang Zhizhuo [zh]
Ye Xue'an (叶雪安)
Doctoral studentsLi Jiancheng
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese


Ning was born in Tianjin, on October 22, 1932, while his ancestral home was in Tongcheng County, Anhui.[2] In September 1951, he entered Tongji University, where he studied surveying under Xia Jianbai [zh], Wang Zhizhuo [zh], 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 was forced to work in the dining room instead of teaching in 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 August 2000, Wuhan University of Surveying and Mapping Technology was merged into Wuhan University, and he served as professor and doctoral supervisor of the university. On March 15, 2020, he died in Wuhan, Hubei, aged 87.[3]

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  1. ^ 中国工程院院士宁津生在武汉逝世:享年88岁. sina (in Chinese). 16 March 2020. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  2. ^ Chen Zhuo (陈卓), ed. (15 March 2020). 皖籍中国工程院院士 武汉大学教授宁津生逝世. sina (in Chinese). Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  3. ^ Guo Luyao (郭路瑶) (16 March 2020). 宁津生逝世:坚持与5院士开课 被称集齐签名召唤神龙. sina (in Chinese). China Youth News. Retrieved 16 March 2020.