Peking University is ranked one of the top research universities in the world. Since its establishment in 1898, Peking University has played an integral role in the development of the Chinese nation and in the development of democracy and scientific understanding in China. The University is alma mater to many exceptional intellectuals who went on to become transformative forces firmly committed to the advancement of knowledge and betterment of society. Over time, the University’s core values have been defined by the fine traditions of “patriotism, progress, democracy and science, “and governed by the academic standards of “diligence, equality, truth seeking and innovation”.
Peking University is not only world renowned for its impressive campus, most notably the Weiming Lake and the Boya Pagoda, but also increasingly for its outstanding academics, vibrant student community and its all-embracing campus culture. The University, standing the test of time, continues to maintain and expand its fine traditions and strengths. It has become a research university excelling in the fields of humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, engineering, applied sciences, and medical sciences. It endeavors to pursue truth, nurture minds, advance scholarship, foster academic ventures and ultimately benefit mankind.
All pieces are in place for Peking University to become a world-class university. Amongst other key players, students undoubtedly play the most important role. Our beautiful campus is not only open to Chinese students, but also to the rest of the world. We welcome you to take part in our journey.