TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY ADVANTAGES
1. International Rankings
Tsinghua is one of the best universities in China for the high quality of teaching, research, and social service. Over the years, Tsinghua holds the largest numbers of the professors honored as Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, of the State Key Laboratories, of the national research awards in science and technology, of the patents authorized, of research funding, and also of the articles indexed in EI (Engineering Index), ISTP (Index to Scientific & Technical Proceedings), and SCI (Science Citation Index).
Tsinghua has also been recognized as one of the top universities in the world. It is ranked:
·17th in the world (1st in China) by QS World University Rankings 2019.
·14th in the world (1st in China) by Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings 2018;
·2nd in Asia (1st in China) by Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings 2018;
·10th in the world (1st in Asia) by QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2018;
2. Subject Rankings
As a comprehensive research university, Tsinghua has developed teaching and research platforms in the subjects of sciences, engineering, literatures, arts, history, philosophy, economics, management, law, education, and medicine.
Tsinghua University holds the most advantageous subjects in science, technology and engineering among the universities in China. It has also established a series of featured subjects in the fields of arts, humanities and social sciences.
According to the U.S. News Best Global Universities rankings for subject 2018, Tsinghua University has four subjects ranked within top 10:
Computer Science (1st)
Materials Science (6th)
According to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018, Tsinghua University has three subjects ranked within top 10:
Civil and Structural Engineering (5th)
Electrical and Electronic Engineering (8th)
Materials Science (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 2017, Tsinghua has 3,461 faculty members, among whom 1,400 are professors, and 1,582 are associate professors. There are 1,758 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 38 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 2017
-received 874 important overseas visitors;
-invited 6,765 overseas experts including 315 long-term overseas scientists and scholars and 6,450 short-term experts and scholars from more than 100 countries and regions;
- hosted 97 international (bilateral) academic conferences;
- sent students on 7,497 outgoing trips for academic and exchange activities;
-signed agreements on inter-university collaborations, double major programs, and student exchange programs with 280 universities and research institutions in 50 countries and regions;
- had 3,509 international students from 128 countries studying at Tsinghua University, among whom 2,865 enrolled in degree programs, including 1,227 undergraduates, 1,249 master’s students and 389 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, 5,000,000 items, about 107,700 academic e-journals and 8,840,000 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 assistance to the students with difficulties in course study.
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: 254 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, etc.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES
The International Students & Scholars Center was established in 2016 to offer one-stop service to assist the international students and scholars at Tsinghua University. The high level of support includes assistance on visas, legal issues, health insurance, career development, accommodation, and language support, as well as integrating into Chinese culture.
The Center combines resources within and outside the university to support academic exchanges, improve communication between local and international students and scholars, help to promote a better understanding of Chinese culture and the spirit of Tsinghua and to create a hospitable environment for international students and scholars.
In 2017, the Center initiated the “Visit Companies, Explore China” program, which includes site visits to Chinese enterprises and helps to find internship opportunities for international students.