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
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