Situated on several former royal gardens of the Qing Dynasty, surrounded by a
few historical sites in northwest Beijing, is the campus of Tsinghua University.
The garden-like landscape, with the Wanquan River meandering through, has
inspired and motivated generations of students.
Tsinghua University was established in 1911 originally as "Tsinghua Xuetang,"
a preparatory school for students who would be sent by the government to study
in the United States. The school was renamed "Tsinghua School" in 1912. The
university section was instituted in 1925. The name "National Tsinghua
University" was adopted in 1928.
Tsinghua is developing into a comprehensive university at a breathtaking
pace. Currently, the university consists of 44 departments distributed in 11
schools, has over 20,000 students, including 12,000 undergraduates, 6,200
master's degrees candidates and 2,800 doctoral candidates.
The Tsinghua faculty and students have left a lasting imprint on the history
of modern China. Among the over 100,000 students who have graduated from
Tsinghua since its founding are many outstanding scholars, eminent entrepreneurs
and great statesmen remembered and respected by their fellow Chinese citizens.
With a splendid legacy accumulated over the past 90 years, Tsinghua has
retained its character and charm while promoting rigorous scholarship research,
ensuring academic and educational prestige in China and abroad.