Tsinghua University (THU) (清华大学) describes itself as being dedicated to academic excellence, the well-being of Chinese society and to global development. It has consistently been regarded by most domestic and international university rankings as one of the top higher learning institutions in mainland China.
Tsinghua University has 12 colleges and 48 departments, 41 research institutes, 35 research centers, and 167 laboratories, including 15 national key laboratories. The university offers 51 bachelor’s degree programs, 139 master’s degree programs and 107 PhD programs.
As part of the nationwide higher education restructuring in 1952, Tsinghua University became a polytechnic institution focused on engineering. It became known as China’s “cradle of engineers” due to the success of its faculty and students.
Tsinghua University has produced more than 170,000 graduates, many of whom have become distinguished scholars and leaders in all walks of life. They have contributed significantly to China’s economic, social, cultural, educational and scientific development.
Tsinghua University is rapidly developing into a comprehensive research university with faculties in science, engineering, the humanities and social sciences, the arts, management, law, education, and medicine.