Liu Qinghui, male, Han nationality, is a native of Shandong province. He was born in 1951, graduated from Shandong Normal College, and obtained a master's degree in political science from the postgraduate department of the Central Party School in Beijing. He became president of Tibet University in 1994.
Liu has focused his research on minority education in Tibet. He has written and edited numerous books on the subject, including "The History of Education in Tibet" and "Contemporary China's Tibet". In 1988 he completed the first overview of Tibet's education system. In addition, he has published over thirty research papers.