Established in 1911, Tsinghua University is one of China’s leading universities. Since China opened up to the world in 1978, Tsinghua University has developed into a comprehensive research institution. It 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..
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.
The scientific and technological research and projects at Tsinghua University are mainly supported by special projects and by funding from the national science and technology programs. Together funding from these programs totals over 2000 million yuan, covering more than 1400 projects a year.
Tsinghua University has a long tradition of actively developing strategic partnerships and collaborations with prestigious universities, international organizations and enterprises throughout the world. Tsinghua also plays an important role in global higher education organizations to promote multilateral cooperation and organizes many academic and cultural activities abroad to deepen mutual understanding between people from different countries and regions.
The Tsinghua team working with the New Climate Economy project includes key climate research centers and institutes within the University, including the Institute of Energy, Environment and Economy (3E), School of Public Policy and Management, the School of Environment and the School of Economics and Management. The work is being led by 3E. 3E was founded in the 1980s with a mission to create, develop and disseminate the innovative knowledge, ideas and methodologies needed to establish a sustainable energy system and to address climate change, and to provide scientific solutions to enable low carbon development in China and the world.