Premier Wen combines beautiful melodies with his profound artistic and poetic work to help compose the song “Look up to the Starry Sky”
In May 2010, the standing committee of the party committee decided that the university anthem of Beihang was officially named as "Look up to the Starry Sky". The anthem selected Premier Wen's poem "Look up to the Starry Sky" as the lyrics and invited the artists of Shenyang Conservatory of Music to compose the song. This marks a further improvement of the spiritual culture of Beihang.
The university anthem has a beautiful modern melody and a lively, profound traditional atmosphere, with a strong sense of mission, charisma and cohesion. Lu Xin, the Vice-Minister of the Ministry of Education, and Liu Hui, President of Music College of Shenyang gave great supports for the artistic creation of the anthem. Secretary Du Yubo, and previous President Huai Jinpeng also wrote letters, with a CD attached, to Premier Wen on behalf of Beihang. Later, "Look up to the Starry Sky" is widely sung on campus, and is fully recognized by teachers, students, alumni and the society.
The confirmation of the university anthem is a great event in the cultural construction of Beihang University, which further enriches the new connotation and new realm of Beihang spiritual culture.