Chinese Name: 天津大学
English Name: Tianjin University
Abbreviation: 天大(Tianda); TJU
Brief introduction of Tianjin University
Tianjin University, located in Tianjin, is one of the first batches of national key universities directly under the administration of the Ministry of Education.
On October 2, 1895, the Guangxu光绪 Emperor established the Tianjin Beiyang Western School北洋西学学堂, with Sheng Xuanhuai盛宣怀 as the first superintendent, and the school was located at the former site of the Dayingmen Bowen Academy大营门博文书院 on the banks of the Tianjin天津 Beiyun River北运河畔.
In 1896, the Beiyang Western School has officially renamed Beiyang University Hall北洋大学堂, and was the first higher education school in China to be named “University Hall大学堂”.
In January 1912, Beiyang University Hall has renamed Beiyang University北洋大学, directly under the Ministry of Education, in 1913 it was renamed National Beiyang University国立北洋大学, and in 1928 it was renamed the Second Engineering College of National Peking University国立北平大学第二工学院.
After the victory of the Anti-Japanese War抗日战争, the teachers and students of the national Beiyang Institute of Technology (Taishun)国立北洋工学院（泰顺）, the Xijing branch of Beiyang Institute of technology北洋工学院西京分院, the Northwest Institute of technology西北工学院 and the Beiping Department (Chen Jianmin陈荩民, President of the Institute of science, accepted the “Fifth Division of Beiping Provisional University北平临大第五分班” and established the Beiping Department of Beiyang University北洋大学北平部) returned to Tianjin to restore the national Beiyang University, which was renamed “Beiyang University北洋大学” in 1946.
On September 22, 1951, Beiyang University merged with Hebei Institute of Technology河北工学院 and was named Tianjin University.
For a long time, through the unremitting efforts of all teachers and students, Tianjin University has become a high-level research university with an array of teachers, distinctive discipline characteristics, first-class education quality, and scientific research level in China and great influence in the world.
Education Achivements and Rankings
Tianjin University has formed a comprehensive discipline with obvious advantages in engineering, a combination of science and technology, coordinated development of economics, management, humanities, forensic medicine, education, art, etc. Now there are 74 undergraduate programs,43 master’s programs in first-level disciplines,31 doctoral programs in first-level disciplines, and 30 post-doctoral research stations.
In the fourth round of national discipline evaluation, Tianjin University participated in the evaluation of 25 first-class disciplines, and the number of class A disciplines reached 14. Among them, chemical engineering and technology disciplines enter the A + level, 4 disciplines enter the A level (2% – 5%) and 9 disciplines enter the A level (5% – 10%). 12 subject areas have entered the top 1% of ESI, of which 3 have entered the top 1 / 1000 of ESI.
As of 2021, the Times Higher Education World University Rankings ranked Tianjin University 67th in Asia and 22nd in China with its teaching and research achievements.
Academic Ranking of World Universities, also known as the “Shanghai Ranking”, placed Tianjin University 151-200th in the world and 22nd in China.
The “Tianjin Collaborative Innovation Center for Chemistry and Chemical Engineering天津化学化工协同创新中心”, which was led by Tianjin University, became one of the first 14 “2011 Collaborative Innovation Centers”2011协同创新中心 in China. The Tianjin Center for Applied Mathematics, led by the school, became one of the first 13 National Applied Mathematics Centers to be built in china.
The construction of a large-scale earthquake engineering simulation research facility, a major national science, and technology infrastructure, was officially started in October 2019. It was approved to build the frontier science center of synthetic biology, which is one of the first seven frontier science centers approved by the Ministry of education. The university has been approved by 10 countries as the “Discipline Innovation and Talent Introduction Plan of Colleges and Universities”高等学校学科创新引智计划, and the College of Pharmacy has been approved as the “Promotion Plan of International Demonstration Colleges of Colleges and Universities”高校国际化示范学院推进计划.
Tianjin University · Begonia season海棠季
In April every year, when the Begonia flowers海棠花 are in full bloom, Tianjin University will launch the “Tianda Begonia season” activity, hold a series of campus open days and Begonia season activities, and invite citizens and tourists from all over the world to enjoy the Begonia flowers.
“Begonia Season” has gradually become a cultural symbol of Tianjin University. In 2014, more than 20000 Tianda alumni, Tianjin citizens, and tourists from all over the country came to Tianjin University for an outing to enjoy the flowers, enjoy the beautiful scenery of Begonia blooming, consult enrollment information, visit the school history museum, listen to lectures on Humanities and Social Sciences, and watch cultural activities such as calligraphy and painting, musical instrument performance, song and dance performance of student associations.
In the past century, Tianjin University had a large number of excellent alumni, including politicians and scientists who have made great contributions to China’s modern science, culture and education. At present, there is 4960 teaching staff, including 17 academicians, 62 winners of the national “Science Fund for Distinguished Young People杰出青年科学基金”, 77 winners of the national “Science Fund for Distinguished Young People优秀青年科学基金”, 25 young top-notch talents, and 887 professors.