Tsinghua University has a long tradition of actively seeking strategic partnerships and collaborations with other prestigious universities. The university sponsors high-level academic exchanges, joint programs,global vision lectures,international conferences and other international activities. Student exchanges are encouraged to cultivate talented students with global vision. Tsinghua also plays an important role in global higher education organizations to promote multilateral cooperation and organizes many academic and cultural activities abroad to deepen mutual understanding between people from different countries and regions.
In 2019, Tsinghua University：
- Welcomed 1,286 overseas guests.
-Signed agreements on inter-university collaborations with 293 universities and research institutions in 50 countries and regions.
-Had more than 4,000 international students from 133 countries studying at Tsinghua University, among whom 3,257 enrolled in degree programs, including 1,198 undergraduates, 1,624 master’s students and 435 doctoral students.
-In April, Russian President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin was awarded an honorary doctorate of Tsinghua University.
-In April, Chilean President Miguel Juan Sebastián Piñera Echenique received the title of honorary professorship of Tsinghua University.
-In April, Tsinghua was re-elected to hold the Asian Universities Alliance (AUA) Presidency. Tsinghua President Qiu Yong was awarded a second year on the board of the AUA.
-In May, the Global Alliance of Universities on Climate (GAUC) was established by twelve world-leading universities from nine countries, with Tsinghua as its inaugural Chair.
-In July, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed AI Nahyan received the title of honorary professorship of Tsinghua University.