The 93-year-old Chinese academician Professor Cui Kun donated another 1.8million yuan ($0.26 million) to aid excellent universities students from poorfamilies, raising the total donation amount to 6 million yuan, according tocentral China's Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) on Oct.
Early in 2013, Cui Kun and his wife Zhu Huinan, both professors at HUST,initiated a stipend with 4.2 million yuan they had saved for years to aid poorundergraduates, despite the fact that they didn't buy a house property or anyup-to-date furniture.
It's known that the generous old couple has been leading a frugal life.
Still, two professors, together with their daughter, decided to repay society inthis way. Adding the latest donation, the couple has given out 6-million-yuandeposits for the use of education.
Cui summarized his some 90 years' life as diligent and dedicated to thecountry. Thus, he emphasized that the targets he subsidized must be diligent.
Meanwhile, they're also urged to contribute to their motherland after gainingachievements in study.
Born in 1925 in east China's Jinan, Cui spent his teenage time underJapan's war of aggression. In 1944, he was enrolled in the department ofmechanics of Wuhan University and started lecturing there after graduation.
In 1958, he was funded by the Chinese government for a two-year study inRussia, furthering his study of the metallography and heat treatment. Afterreturning to China, he and his colleagues established a metal materials and heattreatment laboratory.
From 1981 to 1991, the professor was successively recognized by three stateawards for inventions. It's estimated that Cui's study has created economicbenefits worth 200 million yuan, recalled Mei Shiyan, then deputy secretary ofHUST party committee.
In 1997, Cui Kun was elected as an Academician at the Chinese Academy ofEngineering.