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    Nankai Purple (The Purple of the Blue Lotus)

    The color of Nankai is purple, or the purple of the blue lotus.

    In China, the lotus is considered the symbol of nobility. Grown in muddy swamps and rising above the surface to bloom with remarkable beauty, the exquisite flower, untouched by any impurities, symbolizes purity of heart and mind and represents longevity, humility, honor and tranquility. This is also the pursuit of Nankai.

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    The color is used in the school logo, flag and other Nankai items, such as on the website and publicity materials.

    In practice, the color is divided into ten levels according to its brightness. Each level is able to be used as the standard school color or as different backgrounds.

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    Full-time Students

    Undergraduates: 16372

    Master’s Students: 8322

    Doctoral Students: 3863

    ( including 3162 International Students )

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    Full-time Teachers

    Professors: 864

    Associate Professors: 840

    Doctoral Supervisors: 822

    Master’s Supervisors: 770

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

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

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    Postdoctoral Research Stations
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    2020 Citation Per Paper in ESI (Chinese Mainland)
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    2019 QS Chinese University Rankings
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    2019 THE Asia Universities Rankings
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