With the support of "Tsinghua University Huang Tingfang / Xinhe Education Fund", the department  of civil engineering has set up Tsinghua University Huang Tingfang / Xinhe Chair Professors Group in 2012. Chair Professor Group is led by Japan's Masayoshi Nakashima academician and is composed of 10 international renowned scholars (many of whom are academies of engineering from the United States, Japan and China). Chair professors regularly come to Tsinghua for teaching, cooperative research, academic exchanges, and provides advice, suggestions for the development of Civil Engineering Department.