GIX students will spend two years in GIX campus at Seattle and Tsinghua campus in Beijing.
The campus of Tsinghua University is situated in northwest Beijing on the site of the former imperial gardens of the Qing Dynasty, and surrounded by a number of historical sites. Tsinghua University was established in 1911, originally under the name "Tsinghua Xuetang". The school was renamed "Tsinghua School" in 1912. The university section was founded in 1925. The name "National Tsinghua University" was adopted in 1928.
The faculty greatly valued the interaction between Chinese and Western cultures, the sciences and humanities, the ancient and modern. Tsinghua scholars Wang Guowei, Liang Qichao, Chen Yinque and Zhao Yuanren, renowned as the "Four Tutors" in the Institute of Chinese Classics, advocated this belief and had a profound impact on Tsinghua's later development. Tsinghua University was forced to move to Kunming and join with Peking University and Nankai University to form the Southwest Associated University due to the Resistance War against the Japanese Invasion in 1937. In 1946 The University was moved back to its original location in Beijing after the war.
After the founding of the People's Republic of China, the University was molded into a polytechnic institute focusing on engineering in the nationwide restructuring of universities and colleges undertaken in 1952. In November 1952, Mr. Jiang Nanxiang became the President of the University. He made significant contributions in leading Tsinghua to become the national center for training engineers and scientists with both professional proficiency and personal integrity.
Since China opened up to the world in 1978, Tsinghua University has developed at a breathtaking pace into a comprehensive research university. At present, the university has 20 schools and 58 departments with faculties in science, engineering, humanities, law, medicine, history, philosophy, economics, management, education and art.
With the motto of "Self-Discipline and Social Commitment" and the spirit of "Actions Speak Louder than Words", Tsinghua University is dedicated to the well-being of Chinese society and to world development. As one of China's most prestigious and influential universities, Tsinghua is committed to cultivating global citizens who will thrive in today's world and become tomorrow's leaders. Through the pursuit of education and research at the highest level of excellence, Tsinghua is developing innovative solutions that will help solve pressing problems in China and the world.
GIX campus is located at Bellevue, close to Seattle in the State of Washington. Surrounded by water, mountains and evergreen forests, Seattle not only has a very beautiful view, but also is home to a large tech industry and the hub for Pacific Northwest entrepreneurial innovation, with Microsoft and Amazon headquartered in its metropolitan area. Starbucks, Boeing and other leading brands also chose Seattle as their first home. Not only well-established corporations, many emerging start-ups also mushroom there.
GIX Students Union organize and co-host a variety of after-class students activities. Specifically, Innovation Talk is held every week, where students and teachers are invited to share their new ideas and views on innovation. Other info sessions for brainstorming, Q&A, interviews are held regularly. Every month, group celebrations around a theme such as students' birthdays, Tsinghua celebrations, Chinese traditional festivals and Happy Hour, are held. What's more, corporations visiting, career development talks, and activities to communicate with Tsinghua alumni and other institutes and universities, are also held.