Nankai University, Tianjin

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Nankai University, is a public research university located in Tianjin, China. Founded in 1919 by prominent educators Zhang Boling (1876–1951) and Yan Fansun (1860–1920), Nankai is one of the most prestigious universities in China. Its alumni include the former Premier Zhou Enlai and Nobel laureates Chen Ning Yang and Tsung-Dao Lee.History1919-1937The university was founded as a private institution in 1919. Nankai's scale was relatively small at its inception partly because it received no funding from the government but instead was funded by foreign charitable funds and local entrepreneurs, with only 3 departments (liberal arts, science, and business) and 96 students. It was noted particularly for its courses which were taught in English using foreign curricula and textbooks. By 1937, Nankai had expanded into a university of 3 colleges, 13 departments, and 2 research institutes, boasting 429 students and 110 faculty and staff members. It was compared to be "The North Star of Higher Learning". In accordance with its motto of "Dedication to the public interests, acquisition of all-round capability and aspiration for progress with each passing day", the University has produced batches of prominent talents such as Premier Zhou Enlai, Dr. Shiing-Shen Chern, Dr. Ta-You Wu and Mr. Cao Yu. The well-known Nankai Institute of Economics was established in 1927 and soon became one of the most prominent in China being the first non-foreign entity to calculate a Chinese Consumer Price Index.
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  • In the photo we can see the most prestigious alumni of Nankai, Premier Zhou Enlai. Mr. Zhou Enlai is an outstanding alumnus of Nankai University and an admirable premier of China. Carved in white marb...  more »
  • You can find different beautiful corners at different time of the day, quite cold to walk around but theres available bikes for rent at a reasonable price.  more »
  • This university has a lot of history although most of the buildings have been replaced. There are some nice walks around the campus/ garden area and a campus gift shop with reasonably priced and inter...  more »
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  • I love NKU forever!
  • One of the most prestigious universities in China. Good teaching quality. Students seem to work very hard and smart.
  • Excellent university and students.
  • Nice university!!!
  • mother uni.