Tsinghua University Tsinghua University (simplified Chinese: 清华大学), publicly deemed to be China’s Harvard University, is a university in Beijing of China. Tsinghua University is equally famous with Peking University. They are both deemed to be the symbol of Chinese higher education. To be a students of Tsinghua University means a lot and at least shows you are unlike the commoners in the eyes of the public. Tsinghua University in mainland China is famous as a scientific and technological university. In fact, it indeed nurtured a lot of famous experts or professors.

Tsinghua University was established in 1911, originally under the name “Tsinghua Xuetang”. The school was renamed the "Tsinghua School" in 1912. The university section was founded in 1925. The name “National Tsinghua University” was adopted in 1928. With the motto of Self-Discipline and Social Commitment and the spirit of Facta Non Verba in Latin, Tsinghua University dedicates itself to the well-being of Chinese society and to world development. Today, most national and international rankings place Tsinghua as a top university in China.

The campus of Tsinghua University is located in northwest Beijing, in the Haidian District which was designated for universities and other academic institutes. It is located on the former site of Qing Dynasty royal gardens and retains Chinese-style landscaping as well as some traditional buildings, but many of its buildings are also in the Western-style, reflecting the American influence in its history. Along with its rival the Peking University, it is known throughout China for having one of the most beautiful campuses. The university's architect T. Chuang, a 1914 graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, modeled his designs for the quadrangle and auditorium of Tsinghua on the Illinois campus, specifically imitating Foellinger Auditorium, located on the quad at the University of Illinois. The University's Institute of Nuclear and New Energy Technology is on a separate campus in a northern suburb of Beijing.

Tsinghua University has produced many notable graduates, especially in political sphere. These include current president Hu Jintao, current vice president Xi Jinping, current head of the National People's Congress Wu Bangguo, former premier Zhu Rongji, former executive vice premier Huang Ju. Tsinghua also has two Nobel Prize winners, Tsung-Dao Lee and Yang Chen Ning. The latter is currently residing on Tsinghua campus. In China, Peking University is for social reformist or spiritual scholars, while Tsinghua University for scientists and inventors. But as the reform of China’s education system, Tsinghua University has been being transferred to a comprehensive university in China like Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, partially different from Peking University for there is no the subjects of engineering in Peking University. Historically, Tsinghua University was also very powerful in liberal arts but the major re-division of university after 1949 caused Tsinghua University to be an unbalanced university in China between liberal arts and natural subjects.

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