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Tianjin University

4.0 out of 5 (12 ratings / 12 reviews) Tianjin, China
Tianjin University is the oldest institution of higher education in the modern history of China. Tianjin University has been a pioneer in several fields. Here we outline some of the firsts to have been achieved on campus, from the first aero engine in China to the first unmanned aerial vehicle.



Founded in 1895 as Peiyang University, Tianjin University’s 121-year history is the epitome of the progress of modern Chinese higher education, embodying the Chinese people’s indomitability through challenging times. 


  • Shandong Research Institute of Tianjin University

Shandong Institute of Tianjin university (Zibo), located in Zibo High-tech Zone, is a non-local research platform built by Tianjin University on the basis of its own advantage disciplines as well as the pillar industries of Zibo(the central city of Shandong province) and Shandong province.

  • Qingdao Marine Engineering Research Institute of Tianjin University

This institute serves as an important part of “School of Marine Science and Technology-Marine X Interdisciplinary Research Center-Marine Engineering Research Institute” development model, providing support for realizing the strategy of marine power. 

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
151 50
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
387 42
429 14
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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
401 100
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
1455 -95
1360 -1005
355 47
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.


Housing services

  • Students in Weijin Road Campus are accommodated in three dormitory centers, namely, Liulitai dormitory area, Qilitai dormitory area, and Pengxiang apartment. About 10,000 registered students live in those thirteen dormitory buildings. 

Library services

Located in Peiyang Park Campus, Zheng Dong Library was designed by Tianjin University alumni, Zhou Kai and his team. He was also the chief Chinese architect of Beijing Olympic Park. On the occasion of the 120 year anniversary of Tianjin University, Zheng Dong, who was admitted to TJU in 1988, donated RMB 50,000,000 to the education fund as a gift.

Student Life

Campus life

The Main Building in TJU Peiyang Campus is designed by Cui Kai and his team, a member of the China Engineering Academy, who was admitted to TJU in 1981 and once served as the Chinese chief planner of Olympic venues. The design concept of the main building is open. The building and square library together form a layout of “round sky and square land", thus “echoing each other at a distance”in space.

Sports facilities

Tianjin University organizes extracurricular activities for all the students from over 20 colleges as well as supervises and guides more than 30 student sport associations. Also Tianjin University undertakes training, management and competition work for four high-level sport teams and twelve ordinary student teams. 

Student clubs

There are a total of more than 300 student associations at school-level and college-level in TJU which include 50 function-oriented school-level associations and 80 interest-oriented school-level associations.


In 2003 the company has passed the ISO9001 quality management system certification and accreditation mandatory

Student Reviews

My Dream life at the University!
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

My overall study experience at my current university is very good, and I get a lot more knowledge about my subjects related to my major.

My experience
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

Tianjin University is a well renowned university (top 20 in China - 2021) and studying here has been very good. The program is good and they take good care of the students. Here I had the opportunity to meet very intelligent people from all over the world and to learn things that I wouldn't have learned elsewhere. On the other hand, for the program being in Chinese...

Groomed by Tianjin University
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It is a very good University that taught me a lot and trust me once you are part of Tianjin University you will never be the same in every aspect, because they will groom you the right way.

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