In 2020,UCAS awarded "Lingyan Medal of the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences" for the first time. on August 31, 2021, At the opening ceremony of UCAS, Academician Shushen Li , vice president of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and President of the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, presented 2021 awards to the representatives of award winners. 4 teachers and 2 teaching teams in SEM won the awards.
Associate Professor Hongbo Duan won the "Lingyan Gold Medal". Professor Shouyang Wang , Professor Han Qiao, and Associate Professor Xin Tian won the "Lingyan Silver Medal". The 5-person teaching team led by Professor Jianping Li and the 5-person teaching team led by Professor Jingli Chu won the "Lingyan Silver Medal".