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  • Address: No. 94 Weijin Road, Naikai District, Tianjin City, China

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Nankai University was founded in 1919 by famous educators, Mr. Zhang Boling and Mr. Yan Xiu.  Nankai University serves about 11,000 students and is adjacent to Tianjin University, which has another 11,000 students. Nankai is strong in arts and humanities as well as applied research and advanced work in management / economics. It is one of the top ten universities in China and the alma mater of former Chinese Premier and key historical figure, Zhou Enlai and Wen Jiabao.

Nankai University has a full-fledged education system for producing undergraduates, postgraduates on master's and doctoral programs and post-doctoral researchers. Currently, the University has the total enrollments of 21,905 students, including 12,499 undergraduate students, 6,357 master's candidates, 3,049 doctoral candidates, 1,048 foreign students, 6,754 part-time adult students and 8,095 students on distance education program.

In 1954, Nankai University became one of only a few Chinese higher educational institutes to start admitting international students. Throughout the past 50 years of teaching Chinese language to foreign students, Nankai University has educated more than 10,000 students from over 70 countries. With foreign students ever increasing in numbers, Nankai University established the Center for Chinese Language Education in 1985. The Center was promoted to the College of Chinese Language and Culture after receiving official recognition from the State Board of Education.  Currently, it is affiliated with over 200 universities and research organizations from more than 100 countries.

The College of Chinese Language and Culture was designated by the Central Government as a testing site of Chinese proficiency, HSK, and as a testing site of the Certificate of Chinese Language Instructor for International Students. Every year in May, July and December, HSK tests are taken place at the Nankai University College of Chinese Language and Culture. Also in every August the test for Chinese Language Instructor is held at the university.