|Colleges and Universities|
Tsinghua University was established in 1911, originally under the name "Tsinghua Xuetang”. The school was renamed "Tsinghua School" in 1912. The university section was founded in 1925. The name “National Tsinghua University” was adopted in 1928.
The faculty greatly valued the interaction between Chinese and Western cultures, the sciences and humanities, the ancient and modern. Tsinghua scholars Wang Guowei, Liang Qichao, Chen Yinque and Zhao Yuanren, renowned as the "Four Tutors" in the Institute of Chinese Classics, advocated this belief and had a profound impact on Tsinghua's later development.
After the founding of the People's Republic of China, the University was molded into a polytechnic institute focusing on engineering in the nationwide restructuring of universities and colleges undertaken in 1952. In November 1952, Mr. Jiang Nanxiang became the President of the University. He made significant contributions in leading Tsinghua to become the national center for training engineers and scientists with both professional proficiency and personal integrity.
Since China opened up to the world in 1978, Tsinghua University has developed at a breathtaking pace into a comprehensive research university. At present, the university has 14 schools and 56 departments with faculties in science, engineering, humanities, law, medicine, history, philosophy, economics, management, education and art. The University has now over 25,900 students, including 13,100 undergraduates and 12,800 graduate students. As one of China’s most renowned universities, Tsinghua has become an important institution for fostering talent and scientific research.
The educational philosophy of Tsinghua is to "train students with integrity." Among over 120,000 students who have graduated from Tsinghua since its founding are many outstanding scholars, eminent entrepreneurs and great statesmen remembered and respected by their fellow Chinese citizens.
With the motto of “Self-Discipline and Social Commitment” and the spirit of “Actions Speak Louder than Words”, Tsinghua University is dedicated to the well-being of Chinese society and to world development.
清华大学的前身是清华学堂，成立于1911年，当初是清政府建立的留美预备学校。1912 年更名为清华学校，为尝试人才的本地培养，1925 年设立大学部，同年开办研究院（国学门），1928年更名为“国立清华大学”，并于1929年秋开办研究院，各系设研究所。1937年抗日战争爆发后，南迁长沙，与北京大学、南开大学联合办学，组建国立长沙临时大学，1938年迁至昆明，改名为国立西南联合大学。1946年，清华大学迁回清华园原址复校，设有文、法、理、工、农等5 个学院，26 个系。
1952年，全国高校院系调整后，清华大学成为一所多科性工业大学，重点为国家培养工程技术人才，被誉为“工程师的摇篮”。1978年以来，清华大学进入了一个蓬勃发展的新时期，逐步恢复了理科、经济、管理和文科类学科，并成立了研究生院和继续教育学院。1999 年，原中央工艺美术学院并入，成立清华大学美术学院。在国家和教育部的大力支持下，经过“211工程”建设和“985计划”的实施，清华大学在学科建设、人才培养、师资队伍、科学研究以及整体办学条件等方面均跃上了一个新的台阶。目前，清华大学设有13 个学院，54个系，已成为一所具有理学、工学、文学、艺术学、历史学、哲学、经济学、管理学、法学、教育学和医学等学科的综合性、研究型大学。
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|History and Culture|