Founded in 1895 with the name Peiyang University, Tianjin Universityis the first university in China. As the pioneer of modern higher education in China, the university has been committed to the mission of revitalizing this country through education ever since its foundation, and has been fighting arduously in keeping up with this mission. Up till now, over 200,000 outstanding individuals were educated in this university, all of whom have contributed greatly to the progress in science and technology, development of the society and prosperity of the country. Tianjin University is among the first 16 National Key Universities designated by the government in 1959, and is also among the first group of universities to be included into the "211" and "985" Projects of national investment for developing world class universities. Now, Tianjin University has grown into a world recognized research university with distinctive quality and strength in education, research and social services.
Tianjin University has one of the most active on-campus communities in China. Every student is proud to be a member in this big family and is respectful towards each other. A variety of extracurricular activities are offered through dozens of student groups and organizations such as Peiyang Arts Troupe, Youth Volunteer Association and many other clubs around campus, offering social events such as the Weekend Concert, Robot Festival and so on. The campus provides a unique and supportive environment in which student can learn and grow while enjoying campus life.