On Dec 7th, 2015, the additional election of 2015 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering was revealed, 4 professors and 7 alumni members from Tsinghua University were successfully elected. Among the 7 alumni, one was the newly-elected academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ni Jinren, who has successfully obtained masters and doctoral degrees from the Department of Hydraulic Engineering at Tsinghua University during 1982 to 1989. Currently, he is working in the College of Environment Sciences and Engineering at Peking University.
What's interesting is that along with Ni Jinren's successful election as a new academician, his other two roommates who lived in the Room No.474 of the No.2 dormitory building-Wang Guangqian, Hu Chunhong are also academicians of Chinese Academy of Sciences or Chinese Academy of Engineering. That is why this room has been hailed as the most awesome academic dormitory in the history of Tsinghua University! Who are Ni Jinren's other two roommates? Wang Guangqian, elected as an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2009, is currently the president of Qinghai University and a professor in the Department of Hydraulic Engineering at Tsinghua University. Hu Chunhong, elected as an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering in 2013, is currently the vice-president of China Institute of Water Resource and Hydropower Research.