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Nankai University is one of the most prestigious public institution of higher learning and research located in Tianjin-coastal city of China. Nankai University offers specialized English-taught pathway, bachelor's, and master's level programmes to international students through its 29 academic colleges. Nankai University is licensed by the Tianjin Municipal Education Commission to award pathway, bachelor's and master's degree programmes.

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Nankai University traces it's roots to 1919, when it was founded by the patriotic educators Mr.Zhang Boling and Mr. Yan Fansun with only 3 academic departments and 96 students. Up until 1929, as Nankai University's curriculum expanded, the disciplines were merged into 4 schools viz; School of Arts, School of Sciences, School of Business, and School of Medical Prep and 13 departments in total. Nankai University grew to become a comprehensive university administering Humanities, Natural Sciences, Life Sciences, Applied Sciences, Management, and Art courses by 1980's.

Today, Nankai University is well-reputed as a multi-disciplinary university home to more than 23,000 students of which 1,000 students come from foreign countries. Nankai University started with only 3 academic departments, and today it allows international students access to its 29 colleges catering English-taught specialized pathways, undergraduate, and postgraduate programmes. Nankai University has been ranked 12th nationwide in China according to Times Higher Education World University Rankings . Today, Nankai University has formed partnerships with several European and North American schools offering international students a career-driven pathway into schools beyond China.

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    Established in 1919

    Nankai University has over 100 tennis, table tennis and badminton courts and it also offers more than 50 clubs, societies and social groups for active student interaction on campus.

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