International Scholars

The history of employing and inviting overseas scholars and faculties to Tsinghua University can be dated back as early as the university’s founding in the 1910s. And this trend has been enhanced especially after the reform and opening-up policy of China in 1978. In the past 30 years, over 11,000 overseas scholars have been invited to the University, through whom both university-level faculty exchanges and grass root level exchange and cooperation have continued to grow and flourish.

Tsinghua University is home to some of the world’s pre-eminent researchers. Each year, hundreds of global experts and scholars visit or work at Tsinghua, fostering substantial collaboration and long-term friendship between many Tsinghua academic units and their counterparts in many world-renowned institutions. As of 2015, there have been around 1,700 overseas scholars that have come to Tsinghua to teach and/or conduct research. They are playing an increasingly important role in teaching and research activities, cultivating our future engineers and industry leaders, as well as bringing more cultural diversity onto campus, and making our community more international and promoting understanding across different cultures.

International Scholar Services

The Division of International Scholar Services (ISS) provides administrative support and services to the international scholars of Tsinghua University. ISS serves both the overseas scholars and the Tsinghua host departments with the following items:

  • Working Permit application
  • Visa Invitation Letter application
  • Foreign Expert Certificate application
  • Residence Permit application and extension
  • Residence registration
  • Campus accommodations application
  • Cultural activities organizing
  • Other related issues and consultation
  • Tel: +86-10-62783574, Fax: +86-10-62789392



1980年进入清华大学水利系学习,1986年大学毕业留校工作。1990年获清华大学硕士学位,1995年获日本东京大学博士学位。2006年2 月任清华大学副校长,2006年9月任清华大学党委常务副书记。2008年12月至2013年12月任清华大学党委书记。目前担任中国国家灌排委员会副主 席、国际灌排委员会(ICID)环境影响工作组主席、全球水伙伴(GWP)中国国家委员会理事会理事、北京水利学会副理事长等学术职务。