General Information

Headquartered in
Beijing
Representative
Website

Contact Information

  • Address 1 : Peking University, No.5 Yiheyuan Road Haidian District, Beijing, P.R.China 100871
  • Address 2: International Students Division, Office of International Relations Shaoyuan Building 3, Peking University, Beijing
  • International Students Division Tel: +86-10-6275 1230
  • E-mail: yklb@pku.edu.cn (Long-term programs), study@pku.edu.cn (Short-term programs), earn@pku.edu.cn (Pre-University program)

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Summary

Founded in 1898, Peking University was originally known as the Imperial University of Peking. It was the first national university covering comprehensive disciplines in China, and has been a leading institution of higher education in China since its establishment. It also served as the highest administration for education at the beginning of its founding.


In 1912, the university adopted its present name. At the end of the 20th century, the Chinese government put Peking University at the top of its agenda for promoting higher education, with the aim to build a world-class university in the 21st Century. After merging with Beijing Medical University in 2000, Peking University once again was strengthened in its disciplinary structure.


Peking University has continually played the essential role of pioneers in the course of China's modernization. The university's traditional emphasis on patriotism, progress, democracy, and science, together with its educational standards of diligence, precision, factualism, and innovation, have been passed down from generation to generation.