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Nankai University is a key comprehensive university directly under the Ministry of Education and the alma mater of the beloved Premier Zhou Enlai. Since the founding of New China, the development of the school has always received cordial care from the party and the country. Chairman Mao Zedong inscribed the name of the school and visited the school in person.

Premier Zhou Enlai went to his alma mater for guidance three times; Comrade Deng Xiaoping met with mathematics master Chen Xingshen and instructed the establishment of the Nankai Institute of Mathematics; Comrade Jiang Zemin and Comrade Hu Jintao successively inspected Nankai.

Especially since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, General Secretary Xi Jinping has repeatedly affirmed Nankai’s development, replied and encouraged relevant work, and visited Nankai in person on the occasion of the 100th Anniversary.

Nankai University was founded by Yan Xiu and Zhang Boling adhering to the idea of saving the country through education. It was founded in 1904 and was established in 1919. 

The campus was bombed by Japanese invaders, and the school moved south. In 1938, the Southwest Associated University was formed with Peking University and Tsinghua University, and it was known as the "Beichen University". In 1946, he returned to Tianjin and resumed school, and was renamed National.

After the founding of the People's Republic of China, it has undergone the adjustment of higher education institutions and has become a national key university with equal emphasis on liberal arts and sciences. Since the reform and opening up, Tianjin Institute of Foreign Trade and China Academy of Tourism Management Cadres have successively merged.

With the support of the Ministry of Education and Tianjin Municipality, the school has developed into a comprehensive research university focused on the national "211 Project" and "985 Project". After the completion of the new campus in September 2015, the Balitai Campus, Jinnan Campus, and TEDA College have initially formed a "one school and three districts" school structure. In September 2017, it was selected as one of the country's 42 world-class university construction universities, and one of the 36 A-type universities.

Nankai University adheres to the school motto of "Fairness, fairness, performance, and change with each passing day", and promotes the tradition of "patriotism, dedication, innovation, and happiness" and the concept of "ruling the country by literature, strengthening the country by reasoning.

And prospering the country by business", and "knowing China and serving China" "For the purpose, with the outstanding alumnus Zhou Enlai as a model, we will cultivate talents, prosper academics, strengthen the country, inherit civilization, and strive to build a world-class university.

Nankai University covers an area of 4,431,200 square meters, of which the Balitai campus covers an area of 1.216 million square meters, the Jinnan campus covers an area of 2.4589 million square meters, and the TEDA College covers an area of 67,200 square meters. The total school building area is 1,951,900 square meters.

By the principle of "independently running schools and close cooperation", we will cooperate fully with Tianjin University in running schools.

Nankai University is one of the comprehensive and research universities with complete disciplines in China. In the long-term process of running a school, it has formed a school-running feature that emphasizes both liberal arts and science, a generous foundation, and highlights application and innovation.

There are 26 professional colleges with disciplines covering literature, history, philosophy, economics, management, law, science, engineering, agriculture, medicine, education, art, etc.

Nankai University has a team of faculty with both abilities, professional skills, hard work, and full of vitality. There are 2202 full-time teachers. Among them, there are 885 doctoral supervisors, 783 master supervisors, 898 professors, and 857 associate professors.

Nankai University has a complete education system for cultivating bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. There are 31,418 students in the school, including 17,005 undergraduates, 10,299 postgraduates, and 4114 doctoral students. There are 40,230 network college students and 73,029 network undergraduate students.

The school actively builds and develops a discipline system that meets the needs of economic and social development and talent training in the 21st century.

There are 93 undergraduate majors (including 18 national characteristic majors), 11 first-level disciplines for master's degree authorization, and 27 master's degree authorization points There are 31 first-level disciplines authorized by the doctorate, 1 second-level doctoral program not covered by the first-level disciplines, and 28 post-doctoral research stations. There are 5 national "double first-class" construction disciplines.

6 first-level national key disciplines (covering 35 second-level disciplines), 9 second-level national key disciplines, 32 first-level disciplines in Tianjin, and national first-class disciplines There are 21 undergraduate majors and 2 provincial-level first-class undergraduate majors.

There are 2 national key laboratories, 1 national engineering research center, 1 national and local joint engineering research center, and 3 2011 collaborative innovation centers.

7 key laboratories of the Ministry of Education, 3 Engineering Research Centers of the Ministry of Education, 2 International Cooperation Joint Laboratories of the Ministry of Education, 1 National Key Laboratory of Environmental Protection, 1 National Human Rights Education and Training Base, and Humanities and Social Sciences Key Laboratory of the Ministry of Education There are 6 research bases, 1 collaborative innovation center jointly established by the province and ministry, 7 national and regional research bases of the Ministry of Education (1 cultivation base, 6 filing bases), and 4 demonstration national international scientific and technological cooperation bases.

There are 5 national experimental teaching demonstration centers, 2 national virtual simulation experimental teaching centers, 2 national virtual simulation experimental teaching projects, 9 national basic subject personnel training, and scientific research bases, 1 national key research base for textbook construction, and national 1 base for college students’ cultural quality education, 2 bases for the inheritance of traditional Chinese culture, and 1 national demonstration base for training innovative talents.

There are 20 Tianjin Key Laboratories, 4 Tianjin Engineering Technology Centers, 14 Experimental Teaching Demonstration Centers in Tianjin Ordinary Colleges and Universities, 1 Experimental Teaching Demonstration Center Construction Unit in Tianjin Ordinary Colleges and Universities, and 22 Tianjin International Science and Technology Cooperation Bases There are 9 key research bases for humanities and social sciences in Tianjin, 8 college think tanks in Tianjin, 5 social science laboratories in Tianjin, and 1 patriotism education base in Tianjin.

There are 11 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 4 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, 8 academicians of the Academy of Sciences of the Developing Countries, 44 distinguished professors of the "Yangtze River Scholars Award Program" of the Ministry of Education, 19 young scholars, and 57 winners of the "National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars", 39 winners of the "National Science Fund for Outstanding Youth", 27 leading talents of the National "Ten Thousand Talents Program".

15 top-notch young talents of the National "Ten Thousand Talents Project" 30 people, "Cross-Century Talent Fund of the Ministry of Education" 21 winners, 158 selected for the “New Century Excellent Talent Support Program”, 22 national-level experts with outstanding contributions, 16 members of the Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council Discipline Evaluation Group, and 6 heads of the National Natural Science Foundation of China, "National High-Tech Research and Development Program (863 Program)" 3 chief scientists, "National Key Basic Research and Development Program (973 Program)" 15 chief scientists, and 24 national key R&D program leaders. There are 7 winners of the National Teaching Teacher Award, 9 national teaching teams, and 8 winners of the "Young University Teacher Award" by the Ministry of Education.

There are 8 outstanding talents in Tianjin, 3 leading talents in Tianjin "Special Support Program for Talent Development", 11 top-notch young talents, 11 leaders of high-level innovation and entrepreneurship teams, 7 experts with outstanding contributions in Tianjin, and Tianjin Outstanding Jin 3 scholars, 63 first-level candidates for Tianjin "131" innovative talent training project, 17 innovative talent team leaders, 40 winners of the "Tianjin Outstanding Youth Science Fund", and Tianjin Famous Teaching Teacher Award There are 35 people and 18 Tianjin municipal-level teaching teams.

Nankai University is both a teaching center and a research center and has achieved several outstanding achievements recognized at home and abroad. In 2019, the "Discovery of Highly Efficient Chiral Spiro Catalyst" project led by Academician Zhou Qilin won the first prize of the National Natural Science Award. From 2007 to 2018.

As the first unit, he won 4-second prizes of National Natural Science, 1-second prize of National Science and Technology Progress, and 1-second prize of National Technological Invention. Won 46 National Teaching Achievement Awards, 31 National Excellent Resource Sharing Courses, 15 National Excellent Video Open Courses, 31 National First-Class Undergraduate Courses, 1 China Patent Excellence Award, 2 China Youth Science and Technology Awards, 100 National Awards A total of 20 excellent doctoral dissertations have been selected. Since 2018, the Nankai scholar team has published 6 research papers on Science as the first completion unit.

Nankai University upholds the fine tradition of "Knowing China and Serving China", based on the "four services" responsibilities and missions, focusing on national and regional development strategies such as the "One Belt and One Road", the coordinated development of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei, and the construction of Xiong'an New District.

And actively give full play to disciplines, Talent, and technology advantages, and strive to serve the country and local economic and social development. Xi Jinping Institute of New Era Socialism with Chinese Characteristics, 21st Century Marxism Institute,

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Research Center, China New Generation Artificial Intelligence Development Strategy Institute, Economic and Social Development Institute, Binhai Development Institute, Human Rights Research Center, Jinnan Research Institute, Statistics Research Institute, Ecological Civilization Research Institute, and other research institutions are "think tanks" and "talent pools" of relevant national ministries and local governments.

By the principle of "national urgent need, world-class", the school fully integrates the implementation of the "innovation-driven development" strategy and "Made in China 2025", and actively promotes the construction of various collaborative innovation centers and several high-level cross-science centers, and cooperates with several universities, enterprises, scientific research institutes, and government departments have established close cooperative relations.

Nankai University attaches great importance to the all-around development of students' morality, intelligence, physical fitness, beauty, and labor, builds a "public energy" quality education system with Nankai characteristics, and explores the "classroom teaching-campus culture-social practice" three-in-one sportsman model.

With "focusing on quality, cultivating ability, strengthening the foundation, broadening of majors, strict management, and ensuring quality" as the teaching guiding ideology, the flexible academic system, credit system, major and minor system, and double degree system are implemented. Pay attention to cultivating a good school spirit, vigorously strengthen the construction of campus culture, and create a rich, elegant.

Lively and upward growth atmosphere for students. Promote innovation and entrepreneurship education, set up "entrepreneurship classes", and promote the construction of "Nankai University Students' Innovation and Entrepreneurship Practice Base" to enhance students' innovation capabilities and help students implement their entrepreneurial plans. Vigorously carry out the social practice of "Teachers and Students Walk Together", and build an interactive platform for teachers and students to "receive education, develop talents, and make contributions". Nankai graduates are favored by all walks of life for their solid professional foundation, comprehensive quality, pioneering spirit, and practical ability.

Nankai University has extensive international influence, and has established cooperation and exchange relationships with more than 320 internationally renowned universities and international academic institutions; there are more than 400 full-time and part-time foreign experts, and more than 2,000 international students from 114 countries and regions are studying at the school.

Undertook the construction of 8 overseas Confucius Institutes including the Confucius Institute at the University of Glasgow in the UK; established an international joint research center with the University of Oxford, the University of Birmingham, and SK Group in South Korea; and the World Economic Forum (Davos Forum) and the Global University Leaders Forum (GULF) ), the International Federation of Public Universities (IFPU), the International Federation of Universities (IAU), the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) and other international organizations maintain close ties, and through active participation in various international organization activities, further promote the cooperation with world-class universities, Substantive and in-depth cooperation of institutions.

Nankai University has awarded the mathematician Chern, the physicist Wu Dayou, the economist Jan Mildal, the American Academy of Sciences Jiang-Carlo Ruta, the Harvard Medical School professor Moss Juda Falkman, and the Taiwanese Haiji Former Chairman Jiang Bingkun, President of Rice University Li Dawei, Chairman of the World Economic Forum Klaus Schwab, President of Singapore Chen Qingyan, Chairman of the French Constitutional Council Laurent Fabius and other 10 internationally renowned personalities honorary doctorate titles.

Nobel Laureates Yang Zhenning, Li Zhengdao, Robert Mundell, Peter Doherty, Carl Barry Sharpless, Vernon Lomax Smith, Robert Engel, Barry James Marshall, Thomas Sargent, former US Secretary of State Kissinger.

Former South Korean President Kim Dae-Jung, former European Commission President and former Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi, famous writer Jin Yong, etc. were hired as honorary professors, and a group of well-known scholars and politicians at home and abroad, Entrepreneurs serve as visiting professors and part-time professors.

Nankai University will thoroughly implement the spirit of General Secretary Jin Ping’s visit to the school to inspect the important speech, fully implement the party’s educational policy, adhere to the socialist direction of running a school.

Implement the fundamental task of Lide, fulfill the important mission of "four services", and accelerate the construction of Nankai Characters, Chinese characteristics, world-class universities, to cultivate socialist builders and successors with comprehensive development of morality, intelligence, physical education, and labor, and make historical contributions of a new generation of Nankai people to realize the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.


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