Tsinghua University: #1 in China
The campus of Tsinghua University is situated in northwest Beijing on the site of the former imperial gardens of the Qing Dynasty, and surrounded by a number of historical sites. Established in 1911, Tsinghua University is a unique comprehensive university bridging China and the world, connecting ancient and modern, and encompassing the arts and sciences.
Tsinghua has set its sights on the frontiers of science and technology together with the national strategic objectives. It will continue to strengthen the innovative capabilities and strive to produce more advanced research outcomes. Tsinghua has brought forward its reform program related to the scientific research system and mechanisms that focus on a few key areas, including interdisciplinary research, cutting-edge technologies, and technology transfer.
In 2017, five interdisciplinary research institutes have been established: the Center for Intelligent Autonomous Systems; the Center for Intelligent & Connected Vehicles and Transportation; the Center for Flexible Electronics Technology; the Laboratory of Brain and Intelligence; and the Future Laboratory.
Openness is one of the defining features of higher education in the 21st century. In line with China’s increasing role in world affairs, Tsinghua actively participates in the knowledge sharing and common development of global higher education through implementing the Global Strategy.
In April 2017, Tsinghua initiated and jointly established the Asian Universities Alliance with 15 founding members, aiming at addressing regional and global challenges, specifically related to higher education and economic, scientific and technological development. The Global Innovation Exchange (GIX) institute, a joint initiative with University of Washington and Microsoft based in Seattle has continued to attract leading innovators and build global competence to tackle complex problems. In September 2017, the GIX teaching and research building was officially opened. On April 17th 2018, the China-Italy Design Innovation Hub was officially opened, and the Tsinghua Arts and Design Institute in Milan was formally established.
As one of China’s most prestigious and influential universities, Tsinghua is committed to cultivating global citizens who will thrive in today’s world and become tomorrow’s leaders. Through the pursuit of education and research at the highest level of excellence, Tsinghua is developing innovative solutions that will help solve pressing problems in China and the world.