• About NKU
  • Welcome Message

    Founded in 1919, Nankai University is a key multidisciplinary and research-oriented public university. Our university has a full-fledged education system for producing undergraduates, postgraduates on master's and doctoral programs and post-doctoral researchers. Currently, the University has the total enrollments of 28,557 students and 1,986 faculties.


    Nankai focuses on the students' all-round capability and creativity in teaching and education.An important character of Nankai’s education is stressed in our university’s motto, which could be expressed by 3 keywords--Responsibility, Capability and Creativity. Our university does lay emphasis on social responsibility, practical capability and creative or innovative spirit in our education.Now, we are living in the era of transformation from traditional industrialization to a sustainable development, as stated in the UN’s document of Post 2015 Agenda of Sustainable Development, human being on the earth is facing common challenges of sustainability. We want Nankai students to be conscientious about this and to shoulder their responsibilities to a better future of the Earth.


    At the same time, we actively take the advantages of disciplines, technology, talents and information to enhance the industrialization and commercialization of research fruits serving the national and local economy and social development. Some research institutes have become the Think Tank and Talents Cradle for central and local governments. According to the national needs, the world first-class principle, Nankai implemented the strategy of innovation driven development and actively promote the construction of all kinds of collaborative innovation centers, setting up close cooperative relationships with a group of colleges and universities, enterprises, research institutes and government departments.


    In the era of globalization, global vision and ability of cross-cultural communication should be an essential skill of students. Keeping this in mind, Nankai University encourages our faculty and students to participate in international exchanges and cooperation. Nankai University has broad international communications by establishing exchanging and collaborative relationships with around 320 international universities and academic institutions. In recent years, about 1000 of our students are sent abroad annually, and even more faculties carry international academic travel annually. On the other hand, we invite internationally distinguished scholars to visit our University to take part in cooperative researches and give lectures to students.


    Thanks for your interest to Nankai University. In the years to come, we will strive to develop towards the goal of building leading university around the world.

    Quick Facts

  • 1919
  • 3
  • 26
  • 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