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TUEF Overview


Tsinghua University Education Foundation (TUEF) is a national non-public foundation established with the approval of the Ministry of Civil Affairs of the People’s Republic of China. It is the first university education foundation established after the founding of the People’s Republic of China. In June of 2013, it was rated by the Ministry of Civil Affairs of the People’s Republic of China as an “AAAAA Social Organization”, which is the highest certification of  foundations granted by the country.

The purpose of TUEF is to promote the development of Chinese educational cause, improve educational quality and level, and strive for supports and donations from domestic and foreign organizations and individuals. TUEF has been continuously improving in fund raising, project management, assets management and team building, etc., after 20 years’ exploration and development since its establishment in 1994. It is ranked among the top university foundations in mainland China and has become a directorial unit of the Education Fund Research Society of Chinese Association of Higher Education, playing an active role in promoting the steady development of the university education foundations.

In 2013, the fund of TUEF was mainly used to:

support the development of educational undertakings of the university, award excellent students and help poor students;

encourage cultivation of topnotch innovative talents, promote students’ innovation and pioneering practice and broaden students’ international vision; 

award excellent students and set up “Talent Fund” to introduce world-class academic leading figures;

improve the teaching, scientific research and environmental facilities of the university;

increase environmental instruments and devices and books, and improve and beautify the natural environment of the campus and establish and improve the cultural atmosphere of the campus;

subsidize disciplinary development and support basic research, teaching research, works publication and patent application;

subsidize teachers and students to receive further study abroad and attend international academic cooperation and international academic meetings;

give play to the advantage of the school’s high-end educational resources and carry out poverty alleviation by education.


The donations to specific projects were used based on the wishes and opinions of the donors.