Peking University is a comprehensive and national key university. The campus, known as “Yan Yuan” – the garden of Yan – is situated in Haidian District in the western suburb of Beijing, with a total area of 2,743,532 square metres. It stands near to the Yuanmingyuan Garden and the Summer Palace. Peking University is proud of its faculty, which includes 53 members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), seven members of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) and 14 members of the Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS). The university has combined research on important scientific subjects with the training of personnel with a high level of specialised knowledge and professional skill as demanded by the country’s socialist modernisation. It strives not only for improvements in teaching and research work, but also for the promotion of interaction and mutual promotion among various disciplines. Thus, Peking University embraces diverse branches of learning such as basic and applied sciences, social sciences and the humanities, and sciences of medicine, management and education. Its aim is to rank among the world’s best universities in the future.