Tsinghua University was established in 1911, originally under the name “Tsinghua Xuetang”. The school was renamed "Tsinghua School" in 1912. The university section was founded in 1925. The name “National Tsinghua University” was adopted in 1928.
The faculty greatly valued the interaction between Chinese and Western cultures, the sciences and humanities, the ancient and modern. Tsinghua scholars Wang Guowei, Liang Qichao, Chen Yinque and Zhao Yuanren, renowned as the "Four Tutors" in the Institute of Chinese Classics, advocated this belief and had a profound impact on Tsinghua's later development.
Tsinghua University was forced to move to Kunming and join with Peking University and Nankai University to form the Southwest Associated University due to the Resistance War against the Japanese Invasion in 1937. In 1946 The University was moved back to its original location in Beijing after the war.
After the founding of the People's Republic of China, the University was molded into a polytechnic institute focusing on engineering in the nationwide restructuring of universities and colleges undertaken in 1952. In November 1952, Mr. Jiang Nanxiang became the President of the University. He made significant contributions in leading Tsinghua to become the national center for training engineers and scientists with both professional proficiency and personal integrity.
Since China opened up to the world in 1978, Tsinghua University has developed at a breathtaking pace into a comprehensive research university. At present, the university has 14 schools and 56 departments with faculties in science, engineering, humanities, law, medicine, history, philosophy, economics, management, education and art. The University has now over 25,900 students, including 13,100 undergraduates and 12,800 graduate students. As one of China’s most renowned universities, Tsinghua has become an important institution for fostering talent and scientific research.
The educational philosophy of Tsinghua is to "train students with integrity." Among over 120,000 students who have graduated from Tsinghua since its founding are many outstanding scholars, eminent entrepreneurs and great statesmen remembered and respected by their fellow Chinese citizens.
With the motto of “Self-Discipline and Social Commitment” and the spirit of “Actions Speak Louder than Words”, Tsinghua University is dedicated to the well-being of Chinese society and to world development.
Tsinghua University was one of the first Chinese universities with international students enrollment. Back in 1950, 14 students from Eastern Europe were admitted into Tsinghua. As of today, more than 30,000 international students have studied at this historical Imperial Garden, and have been making distinctive contributions to societies and industries worldwide.
In recent years, Tsinghua’s international students’ community has grown rapidly. Roughly 3,500 international students from over 110 countries studied on campus, among whom 78% were enrolled in degree programs, 22% studied in various visiting programs. Furthermore, Tsinghua has brought in distinguished professors from around the world including the Noble prize winner and Turing Award winner, Chinese Science Academy members, and Chinese Engineering Academy members. All of them take active roles in teaching and mentoring students at all levels.
Tsinghua University offers a wide range of programs and courses for world talents. International students have choices from 39 undergraduate programs, more than 100 master programs and over 80 Ph.D programs. For students unable to take courses in Chinese, Tsinghua offers 15 master programs and 4 Ph.D programs delivered in English. More than 400 courses taught in English are available to all students.
Tsinghua welcomes students’ diversity and promotes intercultural dialogue. With more than 200 students associations and organizations, the campus provides a vibrant community and thriving environment for the students. The Asian Youth Exchange Center was established in 2014 to host domestic and international students alike. It fosters a blend-in environment for those seeking to be immersed in learning and culture exchange. To better serve international students and scholars, Tsinghua set up the International Students & Scholars Center to extend comprehensive and professional support to the international community on campus.
The Chinese civilization is so rare that it has preserved a continuous history of five thousand years. In this society full of multitudes and complexity, Tsinghua University presents a China perspective with both modern and ancient wisdom. Tsinghua is confident in providing education of extraordinary standard, and is committed to cultivating the world’s best and brightest students who are willing to make a difference worldwide.
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