Founded in 1911, Tsinghua University in Beijing has established itself as China’s leading university for comprehensive research. It has faculties in science, engineering, the humanities, law, medicine, history, philosophy, economics, management, education and art. With 16 schools and 57 departments, Tsinghua offers 65 undergraduate programs, 271 master's programs, and 252 Ph.D. programs, with courses and field studies leading to degrees in philosophy, economics, law, arts, history, sciences, architecture, engineering, management, and medicine.
In its 2012-13 academic year, Tsinghua has over 100 courses for undergraduates taught in English as well as English-taught master's programs in architecture, management, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering, advanced computing, construction and project management, journalism, law, international development, business, and international relations.
Tsinghua, with a strong commitment to basic research, applied research and scientific innovation, leads China’s universities in the number of research papers indexed in SCI, EI, and ISTP. Its research faculty includes more than 2,800 professors and research fellows, actively working on over 4,100 research projects. In 2010 more than 1,000 patents were granted to faculty members at Tsinghua. Tsinghua has over 270 research institutes, including two national level laboratories, 16 State key laboratories, six national engineering research centers, 19 Ministry of Education (MOE) laboratories and six MOE engineering research centers as well as five key Beijing laboratories.
In collaboration with industry, the university has a large number of joint laboratories and research centers. Main research areas include: Information Science and Technology, Energy Related Disciplines, Environmental Science, Advanced Materials, and Bio-technology.