Gong Ke obtained a BA from Beijing Institute of Technology, and a PhD of Technical Science from Technical University Graz, Austria. He was elected President of Nankai University in 2011.
He became a full professor in 1994, and headed the Department of Electronic Engineering and Tsinghua Aerospace Technology Research Centre before becoming the Vice-President of Tsinghua University in 1999. He has been Director of Tsinghua National Laboratory for Information Science and Technology. From 2006-2011, he also served as President of Tianjin University. He received a prestigious Fellowship from the Russian Academy of Aerospace Sciences in 2002.
Since 2009, he has been Vice-President of the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) and the Chair of its Committee on Information and Communication. He currently holds the positions as Vice-President of the Chinese Institute of Electronics, Vice-President of Chinese Institute of Communications, and Member of the Standing Committee of China Association for Science and Technology. His research area covers wireless communications, radio broadcasting of digital TV, as well as higher education and R&D polices.