About Peking University

 

Peking University is China’s top university. World University Rankings 2006 ranked Peking University number 14th in the world based on research quality, graduate employability, internationalization and teaching quality.
As China’s most prestigious university, Peking University was founded in 1898 and has a long tradition of scholarly excellence and political activism. Its primary mission is to train scholars for advanced research in the natural and social sciences. More than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students are enrolled, along with 2,000 international students. Located in northwestern Beijing in what  was once the private garden of the imperial family, the 700 acre college campus is one of the most beautiful academic settings in the world. The Peking University campus is comprised of a blend of traditional and modern buildings and architectural structures.

 

About Beijing

As the capital of China, Beijing is at the center of much that happens in China. It is a city of 15 million people embracing diverse global social values and cultures as China emerges as a global player. Changes in Beijing have moved at an incredible rate, and the city continues to grow fast. However, Beijing also reflects China’s history when different dynasties were based there and constructed some of the nation’s most well-known and culturally important sites such as the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, and the Summer Palace.