Tsinghua University readies for Centennial

Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, one of the world’s top ranking universities will celeberate its 100th  aniversary on April 24. As the clock  ticks, the count down for the centennial is drawing close, and the campus is getting ready for the special event. Revovation and construction works are going on, while exhibitions and open-door activities are opened to the public on campus.

Tsinghua University has a prestigious alumni that includes political leaders, scientists and entrepreneurs. The current president of the People’s republic of China, Hu Jintao was a student in Tsinghua University where he studied in the department of  Engineering .

Tsinghua University was the only universty in Asia ranked among 14 world’s universities with the cleanest and most beautiful college campuses in 2010 by Forbes Magazine.  Tsinghua is often ranked among the top universities in the world.

Gateway (East gate) into Tsinghua University

The campus of Tsinghua University is situated on the former imperial gardens of the Qing Dynasty and surrounded by a number of historical sites in north-west Beijing. As one of China?s most renowned universities, Tsinghua is an important school for fostering talent and scientific research.

Tsinghua University was established in 1911, originally under the name of Tsinghua Xuetang. The university section was founded in 1925 and undergraduate students were then enrolled. The name National Tsinghua University was adopted in 1928. It has developed into a comprehensive research university at a breathtaking pace. At present, the university has 14 schools, 56 departments with faculties in science, engineering, the humanities, law, medicine, history, philosophy, economics, management, education and art.

The university currently has over 4000 faculty members, including 1172 full professors and 1,061 associate professors. Among them, there are 36 members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and 32 members of the Chinese Academy of Engineering.

As one of the country’s leading institutions of learning and research, Tsinghua University has a strong commitment to basic research, applied research and scientific innovation. The total publications in SCI, EI and ISTP by Tsinghua faculties keep the first ranking among all of the universities in China.

There are over 28,000 students studying at Tsinghua including 14,000 undergraduates and 14,000 graduate students. The Tsinghua graduate school offers 228 doctoral programs and 249 master degree programs. Over 2400 students from 103 countries in the world are studying here annually.

Square building at Tsinghua University

Tsinghua campuses cover an area of 406 hectares which accommodate all of the full time students. Research and teaching facilities include 7 libraries, 6 public teaching buildings, 155 research institutes and many school and department buildings. Other service facilities, such as dormitory buildings, supermarkets, bookstores, banks, post offices, hospital, sports centers, outdoor and indoor swimming pools, restaurants and dining halls, make daily life on campus very convenient.

* Additional information for this report was gotten at http://www.tsinghua.edu.cn/

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