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Greetings from Nankai University

We are honoured and privileged to host the 2021 Times Higher Education Teaching Excellence Summit at Nankai University in Tianjin, China, and we look forward to your participation and contribution.

Over the past 40 years, since reform and opening up of the country, the rapid growth of China’s economy and society has brought new opportunities and challenges for its higher education institutions. The summit, with the theme “building knowledge, transforming skills”, will provide constructive expertise and intellectual support to aid progression in higher education.

All invitees, who are the leaders of prestigious universities and institutions, will contribute their visionary and insightful wisdom on how to attain teaching excellence and improve innovation in higher education. They will join forces to tailor strategies and initiatives to build world-class universities, explore potential incentives that drive the creation of world-class universities, outline future opportunities to achieve world-class university status, as well as find feasible solutions for combating threats and challenges that undermine world-class university foundations.

Nankai University, as one of the top universities in China, has launched its going-global plans and made advancements in teaching, educating students and serving society. In the future, it plans to explore currently unknown fields of knowledge, and create gateways for talent mobility, technology innovation and culture communication.

We are delighted to invite you to our university and develop future collaborations.


Xuetao Cao
Nankai University

About Nankai University

Established in 1919, Nankai University is a leading multidisciplinary and research-oriented public university in China. It features a balance between humanities and sciences, and promotes a combination of application and creativity. Nankai’s motto is “dedication to public interests, acquisition of all-round capability, aspirations for progress with each passing day”, which signifies a commitment to achieving excellence in higher education and contributing to a better world and sustainable developmentfor humanity.

Nankai University is located in Tianjin, 130km from Beijing. It operates across three campuses – Balitai Original Campus, Jinnan New Campus and TEDA (Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area) Campus – and has 26,568 students, including 15,120 undergraduates, 8,065 graduates, 3,383 PhD students and 3,147 international students. In 2017, Nankai University joined the Double First-Class initiative, a national policy that aims to develop a group of world-class universities and disciplines by the end of 2050.

Nankai University has formed broad international collaborations by establishing exchanges and cooperative relations with more than 320 universities and academic institutions around the world. But it doesn’t stop there; all Nankai faculty and students make continual and unwavering efforts to promote its international reputation, achieve its goal of providing equal education for all people, and fulfil its longstanding missions to disseminate knowledge and initiate innovation.

At a critical and ever-changing time, Nankai University is marching ahead to break new ground in unknown fields, and making consistent efforts to better serve China and the world.

Learn more about Nankai University.

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