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About TJU

Founded in 1895 with the name Peiyang University, Tianjin University is the first university in China. As the pioneer of modern higher education in China, the university has been committed to the mission of revitalizing this country through education ever since its foundation, and has been fighting arduously in keeping up with this mission. The university proudly upholds the motto "Seeking Truth from Facts", while the faculty follows the guidelines of precise learning and strict teaching. Up till now, over 200,000 outstanding individuals were educated in this university, all of whom have contributed greatly to the progress in science and technology, development of the society and prosperity of the country. Tianjin University is among the first 16 National Key Universities designated by the government in 1959, and is also among the first group of universities to be included into the "211" and "985" Projects of national investment for developing world class universities. Now, Tianjin University has grown into a world recognized research university with distinctive quality and strength in education, research and social services.

The over 116-year history of Tianjin University is the epitome of progress of Chinese modern higher education. During this period of time, generations of students and faculty of Peiyang and TU devoted themselves to the betterment of the nation and helped to reconstruct the country with their sound knowledge of modern science and technology. While our motto remains unchanged, the university advanced with time, opening up to the world with quality education. To this day, the university adheres to its mission of educating high caliber talents with innovative abilities, and at the same time combines education and research with social service. While emphasizing moral quality as the prioritized element in education, the university maintains a multi-disciplinary system for the well-rounded development of students. Also, the university is now committed to recruiting better talents and stronger faculty, as well as developing better mechanisms and participating in more international partnerships in an effort to make Tianjin University into a first class institution in the world.

Tianjin University has one of the most active on-campus communities in China. Every student is proud to be a member in this big family and is respectful towards each other. A variety of extracurricular activities are offered through dozens of student groups and organizations such as Peiyang Arts Troupe, Youth Volunteer Association and many other clubs around campus, offering social events such as the Weekend Concert, Robot Festival and so on. The campus provides a unique and supportive environment in which student can learn and grow while enjoying campus life.


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