According to Han Yu (768-824), a student should aspire to surpass his teacher, and a teacher is not necessarily more talented than his students. Zhu Xi (1130-1200) advised that skeptics should be taught to believe and believers to doubt. The institute upholds these ancient wisdoms. The faculty aims to cultivate student’s interests with passion and encouragement; Students are encouraged to embrace challenges with enthusiasm and confidence. The institute aims at helping those with aspirations in mathematical research realize their dreams, and preparing others with rigorous trainings to become creative and independently minded educators, engineers and scientists in their local communities, the nation and the world.