Nankai University, ranked #10 in China, #52 in Asia and #277 in the world, is one of the most elite academic institutions nationally, regionally and globally. Founded in 1919 the university is amongst the oldest schools in China, and is therefore extremely prestigious boasting long traditions of academic and research excellence and has some of the most influential alumni in modern Chinese history, including Zhou Enlai, the first Premier and the founding father of the People’s Republic of China. The University is located in Tianjin, one of the top 5 largest cities in China and one of the largest ports in the world. Tianjin is the epicentre of economic activity in Northern China and has been the fastest growing region in the country for many years.
Nankai University is a key multidisciplinary and research-oriented university directly under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education. Equipped with top academic capability and creative spirit, Nankai University has a well-balanced faculty team. The University is well known for its relaxed and friendly environment. By attaching great importance to students' overall development in virtues, intelligence, creativity and physical health, the University has successfully created a colourful campus cultural atmosphere of elegance and aspiration for the benefit of the students' healthy growth. As a result, being equipped with strong knowledge, all-round capability, creativity and practical ability, graduates of Nankai University are extraordinarily popular with employers from all fields. International students who Study in Nankai University will enjoy a high-quality study, great opportunities for personal and professional development, as well as benefit from exciting social life.
Nankai University has established international relations with more than 100 foreign universities and academic institutions. Nobel Laureates Chen Ning Yang, Tsung-Dao Lee, Samuel Chao Chung Ting, Robert A. Mundell, and Reinhard Selton as well as the current Foreign Minister of France Laurent Fabius, former President of Korea Kim Dae Jung and former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger were all conferred Honorary Professors of Nankai University. Many other world-known scholars and entrepreneurs have been invited as Visiting Professors of Nankai University.