TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY ADVANTAGES
1. International Rankings
Tsinghua has also been recognized as one of the top universities in the world. It is ranked:
·16th in the world (1st in China) by QS World University Rankings 2020.
·22nd in the world (1st in Asia) by Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019;
·1st in Asia by Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings 2019;
·14th in the world (1st in China) by Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings 2019;
·9th in the world (1st in Asia) by QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2019;
2. Subject Rankings
According to the U.S. News Best Global Universities rankings for subject 2019, Tsinghua University has four subjects ranked within top 10:
Computer Science (1st)
Materials Science (4th)
According to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019, Tsinghua University has two subjects ranked within top 10:
Civil and Structural Engineering (9th)
The Tsinghua School of Economics and Management, praised as “the best business school of China” by Fortune, has been certificated by AACSB and EQUIS.
TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY FACULTY
Throughout its history Tsinghua University has nurtured and attracted large numbers of outstanding experts and scholars. The University has followed the policy of “hiring as well as cultivating talented people” and has created opportunities to help broaden the capabilities of the young teachers. In order to have a high-level teaching staff, Tsinghua has brought in distinguished professionals from throughout the country and the world.
By the end of 2018, Tsinghua has 3,485 faculty members, among whom 1,381 are professors, and 1,648 are associate professors. There are 1,743 faculty members under the age of 45. Tsinghua has a Nobel laureate, as well as winners of A.M. Turing Award, Fields Medal, Wolf Prize, Crafoord Prize and Gregori Aminoff Prize, and two Future Science Prize winners. The university also has 51 members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and 39 members of the Chinese Academy of Engineering.
C.N.Yang, Professor of the Center for Advanced Study, Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Nobel Laureate in Physics (1957).
A.M. Turing Award Winner
Andrew Chi-Chih Yao, Dean and Professor of Institute for Interdisciplinary Information Sciences, Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, A.M. Turing Award winner (2000), Member of the US National Academy of Sciences, Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and International Association for Cryptologic Research Fellow (IACR).
Fields Medal, Wolf Prize, Crafoord Prize Winner
Shing-Tung Yau, Director and Professor of the Mathematical Sciences Center, William Casper Graustein Professor of Mathematics at Harvard University, Professor of Physics at Harvard, Member of the US National Academy of Sciences, Fields Medal winner (1982), Crafoord Prize winner (1994), and Wolf Prize winner (2010).
Gregori Aminoff Prize, Future Science Prize Winner
Yigong Shi, Professor of the School of Life Sciences, Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the only winner of 2014 Gregori Aminoff Prize, Future Science Prize winner (2017), Foreign Associate of the US National Academy of Sciences, Honorary Foreign Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and Foreign Associate of the European Molecular Biology Organization.
Future Science Prize Winner
Qikun Xue, Vice-President of Tsinghua University, Professor of the Department of Physics, Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Future Science Prize winner (2016), and Qiu Shi Outstanding Scientist Award winner (2014). In 2013, Professor Qikun Xue and his colleagues reported their experimental observation on the quantum anomalous Hall effect for the first time in the world. In 2012, Professor Qikun Xue proposed interface mediated high-temperature superconductivity.
TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONALIZATION
Tsinghua University has a long tradition of actively seeking strategic partnerships and collaborations with other prestigious universities. The University sponsors high-level academic exchanges, joint programs, global vision lectures, international conferences and other international activities. Student exchanges are encouraged to cultivate talented students with global vision. Tsinghua also plays an important role in global higher education organizations to promote multilateral cooperation and organizes many academic and cultural activities abroad to deepen mutual understanding between people from different countries and regions.
Tsinghua University in 2018
-received 1,578 overseas visitors;
-invited 338 long-term overseas scientists and scholars from 47 countries and regions;
-awarded 66 overseas people honorary degree or honorary title;
-hosted 163 international (bilateral) academic conferences, 3 conferences among the Mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan;
-sent students on 8,817 outgoing trips for academic and exchange activities;
-signed agreements on inter-university collaborations with 285 universities, research institutions and international orgnizitions in 50 countries and regions;
-had 3,785 international students from 128 countries studying at Tsinghua University, among whom 3,014 enrolled in degree programs, including 1,183 undergraduates, 1,404 master’s students and 427 doctoral students.
The campus of Tsinghua University was selected as one of the world’s most beautiful college campuses by Forbes Magazine in 2014, the only one from Asia.
Located on the site of Qing Hua Yuan in northwest Beijing, the Tsinghua campus was formerly known as a royal garden of Qing Dynasty. Many of Beijing’s most notable historic sites, like the Summer Palace and the Yuanmingyuan Imperial Garden, are close by. The campus is famous for the beautiful surroundings embraced by shady trees, lotus ponds, and time-honored architectural complexes with different features and styles.
Tsinghua University offers a wealth of academic, living, and cultural resources to make student life more valuable, colorful, vibrant and enjoyable.
1.Studying at Tsinghua
University libraries: 71,000 m2, possessing over 4,300 seats, 5,250,000 items, about 141,700 academic e-journals and 21,260,000 e-books.
Teaching buildings and classrooms: over 100,000 m2, equipped with multimedia teaching system.
Web-based learning: an interactive platform for course instructors and students.
XuetangX (http://www.xuetangx.com): the largest platform of MOOCs in China, in cooperation with the edX.
iCenter, x-lab: the platforms of action-learning, innovation, project nurturing and entrepreneurship for students and young alumni.
Center for Student Learning and Development: providing professional guidance, counseling and support services for the students’ learning and self-development, serving them to grow and succeed.
Seminars and lectures: presented by renowned domestic and international scholars, experts, entrepreneurs, and government officials, etc.
2.Living in Tsinghua
Accommodation: single rooms, AB rooms (private bedroom, shared bathroom), and double rooms are available in the on-campus dormitories to international students.
Dining: more than ten student canteens, famous for good, inexpensive dishes of various delicacies.
Music and arts: professional art performances such as symphony, drama, song and dance, and Chinese traditional opera are frequently staged in the New Tsinghua Xuetang, Mong Man Wai Concert Hall and Auditorium. Tsinghua University Art Museum owns more than 13,000 pieces of collections, covering six major categories; namely, painting and calligraphy, embroidery, porcelain, furniture, bronze ware and comprehensive artwork.
Sports: various sports facilities like gymnasiums, swimming pools, and sports fields are provided.
Medical care: the University has a comprehensive hospital on campus, providing both clinic treatment and hospitalization services to the faculty, staff and students.
Psychological counseling: the Student Counseling Center provides services to improve the ability of students to adapt to the society and to relieve their psychological conflicts and pressure.
3.Integration into Tsinghua
Tsinghua University encourages the diversity of student development and, meanwhile, promotes transcultural communication.
Student associations: 270 student associations, covering six domains: culture, arts, sports, scientific innovation, volunteer service, and outward bound, all of which are open to the international students.
International cultural exchange: language corners, Tsinghua's Got Talent Show, international cultural festival, and New Year’s Gala night, “A taste of China” series, “China Roots, Tsinghua Spirit” series, etc.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES
The International Students & Scholars Center (ISSC), established in 2016, provides international students and scholars with professionalized service for life and study matters at Tsinghua, including for visas, insurance, scholarships, study support, counselling services, internships and employment, alumni, accommodation, regulations and policies, and cultural exchange. By bringing together resources, holding cultural immersion activities, and supporting international student and scholar clubs and societies, ISSC aims to foster an enriching campus environment for international students and scholars at Tsinghua, and develop their cross-cultural understanding and global competence.