Tsinghua University was established in 1911, originally under the name “Tsinghua Xuetang”. The school was renamed "Tsinghua School" in 1912. The university section was founded in 1925. The name “National Tsinghua University” was adopted in 1928.
The faculty greatly valued the interaction between Chinese and Western cultures, the sciences and humanities, the ancient and modern. Tsinghua scholars Wang Guowei, Liang Qichao, Chen Yinque and Zhao Yuanren, renowned as the "Four Tutors" in the Institute of Chinese Classics, advocated this belief and had a profound impact on Tsinghua's later development.
Tsinghua University was forced to move to Kunming and join with Peking University and Nankai University to form the Southwest Associated University due to the Resistance War against the Japanese Invasion in 1937. In 1946 The University was moved back to its original location in Beijing after the war.
After the founding of the People's Republic of China, the University was molded into a polytechnic institute focusing on engineering in the nationwide restructuring of universities and colleges undertaken in 1952. In November 1952, Mr. Jiang Nanxiang became the President of the University. He made significant contributions in leading Tsinghua to become the national center for training engineers and scientists with both professional proficiency and personal integrity.
Since China opened up to the world in 1978, Tsinghua University has developed at a breathtaking pace into a comprehensive research university. At present, the university has 14 schools and 56 departments with faculties in science, engineering, humanities, law, medicine, history, philosophy, economics, management, education and art. The University has now over 25,900 students, including 13,100 undergraduates and 12,800 graduate students. As one of China’s most renowned universities, Tsinghua has become an important institution for fostering talent and scientific research.
The educational philosophy of Tsinghua is to "train students with integrity." Among over 120,000 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 the motto of “Self-Discipline and Social Commitment” and the spirit of “Actions Speak Louder than Words”, Tsinghua University is dedicated to the well-being of Chinese society and to world development.
Key Research Institute of Humanities and Social Science in Universities,
Ministry of Education, PRC
Research Center for Technological Innovation,Tsinghua University（RCTI）
Innovation is a powerful source of human development and of China’s prosperity. Developing new technology and innovation independently and building an innovation-oriented country have become china’s national strategy.
RCTI has been pursuing excellence in theoretical research in innovation and in facilitating decision-making at the national, sectorial, regional and firm levels. It strives to become an important think tank, information hub, and talents bank of technological innovation research in China. With the joint efforts of the government, the society, and the associates who are working in this field, RCTI will continue to improve its research capabilities and achieve its goal of becoming a first class international research institute.
Triple Helix Association
The Triple Helix Association (THA) is a not-forprofit, non-governmental association with scientific purpose and a global reach. It was founded in 2009 by leading international scholars in innovation and entrepreneurship to promote the study of the interactions among academia, industry and government.
Its main scope is to advance the scientific knowledge and practical achievements related to academy-industry-government interactions (Triple Helix) to foster research, innovation, entrepreneurship and sustainable development.
The Triple Helix Association is open to both individual members (students, public policymakers, researchers, & practitioners) and organizational members (universities and affiliated units, research institutions, incubators, science parks, TTOs and Technopoles, governmental institutions and private consulting firms).
Ministry of Science and Technology, China
Ministry of Education, China
National Science Foundation of China
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Zhongguancun High Tech Zone
Tsinghua Science Park