2016          Dr. Songhai Shi was appointed as the Co-Director of Tsinghua-IDG/McGovern Institute for Brain Research by the Board. Professor Yi Zhong continuted to serve as a Co-Director with Dr. Shi.          

2014          The board meeting of the Tsinghua-IDG/McGovern Institute was held at Tsinghua on May 13th followed by a graduate student mini symposium and poster session. This was the first meeting without Mr. Patrick McGovern, who passed away on March 19 at the age of 76.  

2013          The opening ceremony of the IDG/McGovern Institute for Brain Research at Tsinghua University was held at the new Zheng Yutong Medical Sciences Building on November 24th. The Institute found its home at the second floor of the new building.

2011          The International Data Group (IDG) signed an agreement with Tsinghua University to establish the IDG/McGovern Institute for Brain Research at Tsinghua University on April 22nd. The Institute was formally established.

2010          Patrick McGovern, founder and president of International Data Group (IDG) visited Tsinghua on July 6th.

2009          “The McGovern Institute Symposium on New Frontiers in Brain Research” was held in Tsinghua University's Main Building on February 24th and 25th.

2008          Tsinghua University's Institute of Biomedicine signed a collaboration agreement with the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT.

2006          General Director of IDG, Mr. Patrick J. McGovern and Mrs. Lore Harp McGovern visited Tsinghua for the first time on June 10th.