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Tsinghua University, one of China's foremost higher learning institutions, is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its founding. The university is experiencing reform and progress as it aspires to become one of the highest ranked universities in the world.
A celebration is taking place at Beijing's Great Hall of the People with China's top leaders and Tsinghua alumni attending.
Over the past hundred years, Tsinghua has grown from a small preparatory school for students to study abroad, to China's top university that boasts a first-class education and world-leading facilities.
It has also produced many of the country's renowned scientists, business leaders as well as senior party and government officials.
|Chinese President Hu Jintao addresses a convention marking the centennial|
anniversary of the founding of Tsinghua University in Beijing, capital of
China, April 24, 2011. Chinese top state and Communist Party leaders
Hu Jintao, Wu Bangguo, Wen Jiabao, Jia Qinglin, Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang
attend the celebration on Sunday.(Xinhua/Rao Aimin)
President Hu Jintao, a former student of Tsinghua, was at the event. He called for students to combine their knowledge with morals, develop creativity, and strive for character under a new world background.
President Hu Jintao said, "Currently, the world is in the middle of a time with grand development, reform and adjustment. The multi-polarization and economic globalization is deepening, the international economy structure is changing with the competition between comprehensive national strength more fierce. Innovation becomes the main driving force of economic social development, and intellectual innovation becomes the core factor of national competitiveness. Under such circumstances, each country take a strategy of further explore human resources to realize the innovative development, and hence grasp the initiative of the global competition."
|Photo taken on April 24, 2011 shows a general view of the convention marking the |
centennial anniversary of the founding of Tsinghua Universary in Beijing, capital of
China. Chinese top state and Party leaders Hu Jintao, Wu Bangguo, Wen Jiabao, Jia Qinglin,
Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang attend the convention on Sunday. (Xinhua/Li Tao)
Gu Binglin, President of Tsinghua University delivered a speech, describing the event as monumental.
Gu Binlin, president of Tsinghua University, addresses a convention marking the
Gu Binglin, President of Tsinghua University, said, "Now, the human civilization is developing and achieve progress, at the same time it facing problems including environmental pollution, climate change. China is now at the key stage of reform and development. The whole country is striving for establishing an innovative country and realizing the national rejuvenation. This give a new and stricter demand for higher education. "
100 years of Tsinghua University
Established in 1911 on the former royal gardens of the Qing Dynasty in north-west Beijing, Tsinghua University was known as "Tsinghua Xuetang" or "Tsinghua College". Full Story>>