#托福作文咩第 28 期 Day 15#
In recent years, many universities in China seem to enter an arms race, some of whom build new campus, library and laboratory while the rest of whom are willing to hire famous professors at home and abroad. This phenomenon raises a heated debate: for university, which is more important, hiring famous professors or improving school facilities? As far as I am concerned, I think it is more important to spend money on famous professors. I will illustrate my point of view with the following reasons and examples.
Hiring famous professors has a more vital role in cultivating excellent students. One of the university’s tasks is to foster outstanding students, from which perspective if the famous professors play a more crucial part in fostering excellent students, hiring famous professors is more significant than improving facilities. That is indeed the case. 50 years ago, even though the Southeast University was equipped with poor facilities, it still cultivated a large number of outstanding students, which wasn’t irrelevant to the efforts of famous professors. Therefore, the main key to cultivate excellent students is on the basis of famous professors rather than adequate equipment.
Compared with improving facilities, hiring famous professors is more helpful to do research projects. There is no doubt that research projects are what the university should do. Famous professors hold the essential technology. For example, after QianXuesen who was a famous professor and physicist in the United State returning back, he successfully led Chinese researchers to develop the first atomic bomb without advanced equipment, shocking all over the world. This example shows that famous professors play a pivotal role in doing research projects. Therefore, hiring famous professors is more significant than improving facilities of the university.
Some people claim that there are some advantages in spending money improving the facilities of the university, for which can provide more convenience for teachers and students to undertake professional projects. Sometimes, poor facilities may lead to the failure of researches and experiments. However, the improvement of facilities is based on faculties. If there are no professional teachers, only good equipment cannot help the university foster excellent students and carry out deep scientific research projects.
From what has been discussed above, we can conclude that it is more important for university to spend money on famous professors than school facilities, because famous professors are closely related to cultivating excellent students and developing the research projects.