Dong Junshe, Executive Deputy Secretary of the CPC Committee and Vice President of University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), was born in Zhouzhi, Shaanxi in December 1962.
Dong graduated from Chang'an University in 1983 with a Bachelor's degree in geology and taught at that university after graduation. He received his Master's degree in geology from the same university in 1989 and a PhD in geology at the China University of Geosciences (Beijing) in 1994. From 1994 to 1996, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP), CAS. He served as the assistant to director of IVPP and head of the department of science and technology from 1996 to 1999, and as deputy director of IVPP from 1999 to 2006. From 2001 to 2005, he was deputy secretary general of Government of the Tibet Autonomous Region. He served as deputy secretary (in charge of day-to-day operations) and deputy director of IVPP from 2006 to 2008 and then as secretary and deputy director of IVPP from 2008 to 2014.
Since June 2014, Dong has been working in UCAS. Specifically, from June 2014 to December 2014, he served as executive deputy secretary of CPC Committee and vice president; from December 2014 to April 2016, he served as deputy secretary and vice president; from April 2016, he served as Executive Deputy Secretary and Vice President. From June 2014 to December 2019, he served as Vice President of the Party School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.