QIU Renzong


Qiu Renzong is a pioneer in the field of bioethics whose research in the ethics of science. His steadfast public advocacy of science-related ethical issues has established him as a major figure both in the Chinese academic community and worldwide.


Qiu is currently an Emeritus Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Philosophy CAAS and Professor and Chairperson of the Academic Committee at the Centre for Bioethics at the Peking Union Medical College. Professor Qiu currently serves as the Vice-President of the Ethics Committee of the Ministry of Health and is also a member of the UNAIDS Reference Group on AIDS and Human Rights.


His illustrious career in the field of ethics has been further demonstrated by the publication of over 20 volumes and nearly 280 articles.


His research in life-sustaining technology, assisted reproduction technology, public health and cloning, has thus been supplemented by political initiatives in ethical policy. His main works are “Bioethics in Asian Perspective”, “Realism vs. Anti-Realism in Science”, “Philosophy of Medicine in China” etc. He was awarded the 2009 UNESCO Avicenna Prize for Ethics in Science.