• About NKU
  • Motto

    “Dedication to public interests, acquisition of all-round capability, and aspiration for progress with each passing day” is the motto of Nankai University.

    When Nankai University was first founded, Yan Fansun, the founding father of the Nankai schools, raised the proposal of valuing public interests and student’s capabilities, which was practiced along with the process of running the school. In 1934, President Zhang Boling adapted words in The Book of Songs, The Book of Rites and The Great Learning into “Yun gong yun neng, ri xin yue yi”(允公允能, 日新月异), which means “Dedication to public interests, acquisition of all-round capability, and aspiration for progress with each passing day”. This became the motto of Nankai University. The motto can be summarized in three words: responsibility, capability and creativity. As an eternal spiritual power, the motto has enlightened generations of Nankai students, encouraging them to devote themselves to the nation’s rejuvenation and development.


    Quick Facts

  • 1919
    Established
  • 3
    Campuses
  • 26
    Colleges
  • 28557
    Full-time Students

    Undergraduates: 16372

    Master’s Students: 8322

    Doctoral Students: 3863

    ( including 3162 International Students )

  • 2162
    Full-time Teachers

    Professors: 864

    Associate Professors: 840

    Doctoral Supervisors: 822

    Master’s Supervisors: 770

  • 92
    Undergraduate Specialties
  • 42
    Master’s Degree and Doctoral Authorization Programs of First-level Disciplines

    Master’s Degree Authorization Programs of First-level Disciplines:11


    Doctoral Authorization Programs of First-level Disciplines:31

  • 28
    Postdoctoral Research Stations
  • 1
    2020 Citation Per Paper in ESI (Chinese Mainland)
  • 15
    2019 QS Chinese University Rankings
  • 45
    2019 THE Asia Universities Rankings
  • * By the end of 2019