Tsinghua University is situated around Tsinghua garden, originally an imperial garden of Qing dynasty, in the northwestern suburbs of Beijing. The University was instituted in 1911, originally under the name of Tsinghua Xuetang, as a preparatory school for students who would be sent by the government to study in the United States. It was funded by part of the Boxer Indemnity reverted to China by the U. S. Government. It was renamed Tsinghua School in 1912. In 1925, the school started university-level education and became the National Tsinghua University in 1928.
Tsinghua University is one of the national key universities, comprising disciplines in sciences, engineering, management, humanities and social sciences, law, arts and design, as well as medical science. 49 disciplines are listed as National Key Disciplines. There are 13 schools and 54 departments, offering 61 Bachelor’s programs, 198 Master’s programs and 181 Doctoral programs.
At present, Tsinghua has 31,786 students, including 13,788 undergraduates, 12,842 master student, and 5,156 PhD candidates. The university boasts 2,857 faculty members, including 34 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and 30 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engineering. There are also one Nobel Laureate and one Turing Laureate among the faculty.
Tsinghua University is one of the nation’s prominent research universities. The main research areas are information science and technology, life science, new materials, energy, environmental science, advanced manufacturing. In recent years, Tsinghua University has received the largest research fund, the largest number of national research awards and patents, as well as publications indexed by SCI and EI among Chinese universities.
With the inspiring mottos of “Self-discipline and Social Commitment,” “Rigor, Diligence, Veracity, and Creativity” and “Actions Speak Louder Than Words,” Tsinghua is dedicated to the well-being of Chinese society and to the world development.