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Founded in 1895
4,727 Faculty Staff
This summer, the University was ranked the 13th best university in the UK, 75th in the world and number one in Yorkshire and the Humber in the QS World University Rankings 2019.
Tianjin University (TJU) is a national key university directly under the administration of the Ministry of Education of China. Founded as Peiyang University in 1895, it is the first modern university in China. With the motto of "Seeking Truth from Facts", TJU exercises rigorous academic scholarship with a strong sense of commitment. In 1951, it was renamed as Tianjin University during the higher education reform in China. It is one of the first batch of 16 National Key Universities designated by the government in 1959, and one of the first batch of universities to enter the national "211" and "985" Projects, as well as one of the level-A universities of "World-Class" Project in China.
Tianjin University has two campuses-Weijin Road Campus and Peiyangyuan Campus. Weijin Road Campus covers an area of 1.4 million square meters, and Peiyangyuan Campus 2.436 million square meters. At present, there are 4,727 faculty and staff members, including 5 academicians of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 7 academicians of Chinese Academy of Engineering and 779 professors. Besides, there are 33,159 full-time students, including 17,724 undergraduate students, 11,410 master students, and 4,025 PhD candidates. Its employment rate upon graduation has always been the leader in the nation with the rate of 2017 exceeding 98.59%.
Through unremitting efforts, TJU has developed a disciplinary layout that integrates engineering harmoniously with sciences, economics, management, liberal arts, law, medicine, education, arts, and philosophy, etc. The university now offers 63 undergraduate programs, 37 master programs, 27 doctoral programs and 23 postdoctoral programs. In the 2017 National Discipline Assessment by Ministry of Education (MoE), 14 disciplines of TJU rank level-A among 25 disciplines assessed. Among them, Chemical Engineering ranks A+, four disciplines rank A (2%-5%), and nine rank A-(5%-10%). Besides, eight disciplines rank the world's top 1% of ESI, and three, namely Engineering, Materials Science and Chemistry, rank the world's top 1‰ of ESI. The Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemical Science and Engineering, initiated by TJU, became one of the first innovation centers of the "2011 Plan" of China in 2013.
TJU focuses on the needs of national strategic development and the frontier of world science and technology. Currently, there are four national key laboratories, four national engineering laboratories, one national engineering and technology research center, one national engineering research center, three state-level international science and technological cooperation bases, eight key laboratories of MoE, five engineering research centers of MoE, 23 municipal key laboratories, 27 municipal engineering centers, and 22 municipal international cooperation bases. The overall research income of TJU in 2017 reached 2.67 billion yuan.
Internationalization stands at the forefront of TJU's agenda. Currently there are 3,046 international students from 140 countries and regions. The university has forged strategic partnership with more than 210 universities, research institutes and companies in 42 countries and regions, and has built 3 Confucius Institutes in Australia, Slovak and France respectively. Besides, many academic programs have passed the accreditation by authorized international institutions, such as the IchemE and AMBA. Particularly, Tianjin International Engineering Institute (TIEI), which was founded collaboratively with Nice Sophia Antipolis University in May 2014, was accredited by CTI for 6 years (the highest level) in July 2017.
At the turn of the century, TJU has mapped out its overall development goal and a "three-step" development strategy, striving to build the university into a world renowned one, and at the middle of the century developing into a comprehensive, research-oriented, progressive and internationalized world-class university.