About Peking University
Peking University, or “Bei-da,” as it is known in Chinese, is China’s first and most renowned comprehensive research university, commonly regarded as one of the leading universities in the world. The Times of Higher Education has named Peking University the number 1 university in China, the number 1 university in all BRICs nations, the number 4 university in all of Asia, and the 42nd most academically renowned university in the world.
The University, founded in 1898 as the Imperial University of Peking, is regarded as a symbol of modern Chinese education. It has developed into a comprehensive university offering courses in the natural sciences, engineering sciences, humanities, social sciences, and medicine. With its proud tradition of academic freedom, PKU boasts an outstanding faculty, including 53 members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), 7 members of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), and 14 members of the Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS).
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