Tsinghua University diligently focuses on addressing the challenges faced by both Chinese and global societies by developing competitive and creative solutions, enhancing research efforts on strategic and global issues, and aiming for topics with significant prospective importance. As part of these efforts, Tsinghua actively engages in Asian/African/Latin American studies, and carries out mid- and long-term strategic studies on key issues of human societies. Furthermore, Tsinghua actively promotes the creation and development of platforms for global research collaborations.
Tsinghua’s R&D projects help creating a solid foundation for conducting high-level scientific research, cultivating high-quality talents, and supporting cutting-edge academic developments. National science and technology programs (including special projects and funds) are the main source of Tsinghua’s research projects and funding.
In 2017, Tsinghua took charge of 29 projects among the second batch of the new National Key Research and Development Projects, and received 630 research projects sponsored by the National Natural Science Foundation. In the same year, Tsinghua obtained around 1400 additional research projects funded by central or regional governments for various scientific and technological plans, and the total contract amount is at around 3.1 billion RMB.
Additionally, in 2017, the faculty in the humanities departments received 735 projects with a total funding of 200 million RMB, including 13 national social sciences key projects and 3 key projects of Philosophy and Social Sciences Research supported by the Ministry of Education.