Deng Hua, male, Han nationality, graduated from the Physics Department of Qinghua University in 1984. He earned a second bachelor's degree from the Social Science Department from Qinghua in 1986. After studying at Qinghua's Economic Management Institute from 1994 to 1998, Deng earned a master's degree.
Since graduating from Qinghua, Deng has been involved with the university. He began his academic career as a physics department lecturer and headed the department's student affairs group. In 1994, he became the deputy minister of the organization department at the university's CPC committee.
Deng assumed first the assistant president and later the vice-president post of the university's enterprise group in 1999. He was also made director of the industry development in the enterprise group.
In 2000, Deng left the university to become the general manager of the Qinghua Science and Technology Venture Capital Company.