南开大学是国家教育部直属重点综合性大学,是敬爱的周恩来总理的母校,历来受到党和国家的重视和关怀。毛泽东、周恩来、江泽民等党和国家领导人曾先后视察南开大学。毛泽东主席亲笔为南开大学题写校名,江泽民总书记为南开大学题词 :"发扬爱国敬业创新乐群的光荣传统,建设一流的社会主义大学"。2000年12月25日,教育部和天津市人民政府签署重点共建南开大学协议,南开大学跻身21世纪国家重点建设大学行列。 南开大学创建于1919年,校园占地1458694平方米,建筑面积765965平方米。创办人是近代著名爱国教育家张伯苓和严修。抗日战争时期,南开大学与北京大学、清华大学在昆明组成举世闻名的西南联合大学,被誉为"学府北辰"

 

  南开大学拥有人文社会科学、自然科学、技术科学、管理科学、生命科学、医学与艺术等众多学科,形成了文理并重、基础宽厚、突出应用与创新的办学特色。建有16个专业学院(系),设有研究生院、成人教育学院、职业技术学院、现代远程教育学院、泰达学院及体育教学部。拥有55个高起专专业,115个硕士点,75个博士点,13个博士后科研流动站。有11个国家重点学科, 13个省市级重点学科, 7个国家基础学科人才培养和科学研究基地以及1个文化素质教育基地,4个全国高校人文社会科学重点研究基地,并积极建立和发展适应21世纪经济社会发展和人才培养需要的学科体系。

  南开大学拥有一支阵容整齐、结构合理、学术精湛、锐意创新的师资队伍。在1500余名专任教师中,中国科学院院士和中国工程院院士6人,国务院学位委员会学科评议组成员9人,国家级有突出贡献的专家14人,"长江学者奖励计划"特聘教授8人,天津市特聘教授1人,国家杰出人才基金获得者8人,入选国家"百千万人才工程"资助计划教师10人,教育部跨世纪人才基金获得者19人,博士生指导教师232人,教授456人,副教授617人。

 

  南开大学具备培养学士、硕士、博士及博士后的完整教育体系。现有各类学生20000余人,其中高起专生9193人,专科生957人,硕士研究生2582人,博士研究生1028人,留学生715人,成人教育在校生5676人。

 

  南开大学有着广泛的国际影响,与美、日、英、法、德、俄等国家的一百多所大学和国际学术机构建立了合作与交流关系。数学大师陈省身在学校定居,身边汇聚了一大批国内外知名的数学人才,使南开大学成为国际数学重镇之一。诺贝尔奖获得者杨振宁、李政道、丁肇中以及美国前国务卿基辛格、韩国前总统金大中等被聘为名誉教授,并有一批海内外知名学者、著名企业家任兼职教授。

 

  南开大学有先进的仪器设备和丰富的图书资料。建有7个国家重点实验室和开放实验室。有中心实验室、计算中心、网络信息与远程教育管理中心及近百个教学实验室。有两个校级图书馆和多个专业图书馆,藏书总量达288万册,其中外文图书52.8万册,报刊2万余种。拥有在全国高校中具有一流水平的大型电子阅览室,建成了覆盖全校的计算机信息网络,并与Internet、中国教育科研网等主干网络联通,可随时查询、获取国内外最新学术信息。为方便学生的学习与生活,学校为学生宿舍的每个房间安装了直拔电话。与天津经济技术开发区合作建设的南开大学泰达学院于2000年9月投入使用,这里一流的设施和一流的管理为培养学生的实践创新能力提供了优越的环境。


   南开大学既是教育教学中心,又是科学研究中心。在自然科学方面取得了一批国内外公认的研究成果,SCI论文数量居全国高校第6位,其中有机化学、农药化学、基础数学、应用数学和光学等领域都已达到国际先进水平,防伪识别等一批尖端高新技术的研究与开发为我国现代化建设作出了贡献。以南开戈德集团公司、南开允公集团公司为首的一批高新技术企业利用学校多学科综合优势,积极参与市场竞争,成为国家和地方高科技成果产业化的一支重要力量。建设中的南开大学科技园将以全新的管理模式和投资机制,为师生创业提供一流的环境和服务。南开大学人文社会科学研究在全国高校中处于前列。"九五"以来承担国家社科项目数在全国高校中名列第四,承担教育部社科项目数在全国高校中名列第三。在历史、经济、管理、哲学、中文等学科领域均取得了一批具有较高学术水平与广泛社会影响的研究成果。APEC研究中心、经济社会发展研究院等研究机构成为国家部委和地方政府决策的"智囊团"和"人才库"。


   南开大学以邓小平教育理论为指导,突出和加强学生全面素质和创新能力的培养,提出了"注重素质、培养能力、强化基础、拓宽专业、严格管理、保证质量"的教学指导思想,建立了完整的课堂教学、科学实验、学术活动和社会实践相结合的教学体系,实行学分制、主辅修制、双学位制,增强选课、转系转专业的灵活性。1999年,南开大学顺利通过教育部高起专教学优秀学校评价,被评为教育部高起专教学工作优秀学校。根据教育部和天津市政府重点共建协议精神,南开大学将本着"独立办学、紧密合作"的原则,与天津大学开展全面合作,通过教师互聘、学生互相选课、学分互认等方式,开拓学生的知识视野,强化学生的理论基础和实践创新能力。学校设有奖学金30余种,每年约有近半数学生从入校起即可享受到不同等级的奖学金,最高额度每年可达5000元。贷学金、困难补助、勤工助学以及社会各界人士的热心捐助为困难学生顺利完成学业提供了有力的保障。南开大学以优良校风著称,一贯重视学生德、智、体、美全面发展,为青年学子的健康成长营造了丰富高雅、活泼向上的校园文化氛围。南开毕业生以基础扎实、素质全面、富于开拓精神和实践能力而受到社会各界青睐。

A Brief Overview of Nankai University

  Nankai University is a comprehensive university directly guided by the Ministry of Education. It is also the alma mater of the beloved and late premier Zhou Enlai. It has traditionally received the respect and concern from the Party and the nation. Leaders of the country and the Party including Mao Zedong, Zhou Enlai and Jiang Zemin, have each inspected Nankai. Further honors include Chairman Mao, who personally used calligraphy to inscribe the name of the University and General Secretary Jiang Zemin who gave a special remark regarding this University: “A glorious tradition to promote patriotism, dedication, creativity, love of the community, all to build a first-class socialistic University.” On December 25th, 2000, the National Education Department and the Tianjin Municipal Government signed an agreement to construct the University of Nankai together. As a result, Nankai University is now among one of the National Key Universities of the 21st century. Nankai University, which had a campus occupying 1,458,694 square meters and building areas that cover 765,965 square meters, was established in 1919. The founders were the famous patriotic educators, Zhang Bo Lin and Yen Xiu. During the Anti-Japanese War, Nankai University, combined with Peking University and Tsinghua University, moved to Kunming, a city in Yunnan Province, and formed the National Southwestern Associated University, which was known as the BeiChen Institute.

 

  Nankai has many faculties: Human Sociology, Natural Sciences, Technical Sciences, Business Administration Sciences, Life Sciences, Medical Technology, to name just a few. It has a good balance between both the Arts and Sciences - always with the emphasis on creativity. Altogether, it has 16 specialized faculties as well as graduate school, continuing education programs, professional institutes, the far-distant learning institutes, TEDA College and a strong physical education department. These combined faculties offer its students with the option of 55 BA Programs, 114 Master Programs, 75 PH.D. Programs, and 11 provincial-level key national disciplines. The University has a completed, well-staffed faculty, which includes more than 1,500 lecturers and professors, 6 fellows in the China Academy of Science and China Academy of Engineering, as well as many well-respected and award-winning professors. The student body comprises of 20,000 students. Of the students, 9,193 are Undergraduates, 957 students are enrolled in its special programs, 2,582 are Master candidates, and 1,028 are Ph.D. candidates. Furthermore, 715 students study abroad and there are 5,676 students in the Continuing Education program.

 

  Not only winning the great honor within the domestic academic field, Nankai University is also highly respected in the international academic field. It has developed academic exchange and cooperation with over 100 universities all over the world, including the United States of America, the United Kingdom, France, German, Japan, Russia and Canada. Mathematician Chen Xingshen, who has become a permanent resident in the University, has attracted a great many followers who are also known for their own respective mathematical talents. Consequently, this fact makes Nankai University an important international center for mathematics. The University has many renowned professors, many of who are Nobel Prize winners such as Mr. Yang Zhenning., Mr. Li Zhengdao, Mr. Ding Zhaozhong. Meanwhile, among our renowned lecturers, there are former State Secretary of US Kissinger and the former President of Korea Kim Da Jong as well as many other world famous scholars.

 

  Nankai University has state-of-the-art facilities. Some of the facilities and student services include: 7 national research laboratories and public laboratories, several computer centers with Internet access, a communication system spanning the entire campus, and nearly 100 teaching laboratories. It has 2 libraries and a Professor’s library possessing over 2.88 million books, 528,000 of which are in foreign-language. Students of Nankai have access to over 20,000 journals and publications. With the purpose to provide greater convenience to the students’ life, our university has equipped direct telephone in each student’s room.

 

  Nankai is mainly a teaching education center and also a science research center. Research outcomes in the Natural Sciences have received both National and International recognition. Its publication in SCI Research ranks number 6 in the country. The publications in the areas of Organic Chemistry, Medical Chemistry, Fundamental Mathematics, Mathematical Applications, Light Sciences, are all at the International level. The University’s resources also provide an important force for the country’s high-tech industry in the market place. Nankai University’s Human Social Sciences studies are amongst the most advanced in the country. Since “95”, the University ranks 4th in the Social Studies area, ranks 3rd in the Education department in the field of Social Studies and in History, Economics, Business Administration, Philosophy and Chinese studies. Research results have also received high rating and have a broad impact on society at large. The APEC research institute, Social Sciences Development institutes and other research institutes are now becoming the think tanks and talent-banks for the National Department as well as for the local governments.

 

  Following the guidance of Deng Xiao Ping’s educational theory, Nankai University has advanced the education philosophy of firstly attaining quality focused, ability developed, strong fundamentals, and career driven goals, and then, providing a well-rounded classroom education complete with science laboratories and educational scholastic organizations with the combination of activity and social practices. The University uses the grade point average system to evaluate its students, and provides its students with the major/minor option, as well as a joint-degree system, and is flexible in its course selective, course transfers and faculty changes. In 1999, Nankai received the National Education Department’s high rating for its bachelor education and programs. Nankai University and Tianjin University both cooperate on many levels including the employment of Professors from each other. The University has also established over 30 different kinds of scholarships. Each year about half of the student population can enjoy different levels of scholarships. Student loans and bursaries, subsidies and donations from various community organizations help provide the students with financial aid in order to complete their education. Finally, Nankai University is well known for its good school spirit. Traditionally, it emphasizes the development of the students’ character, knowledge, physical well being and virtue. The graduates of Nankai have been recognized by society for their solid fundamentals, visionary capacities, and practical abilities.