With the central task of talent cultivation, Tsinghua aims to cultivate people who shoulder the mission and strive for excellence through a "Three-Pronged Approach" by integrating the shaping of values, the cultivating of skills and the imparting of knowledge. Students are expected to develop five essential qualities, namely, well-rounded character, solid and broad academic foundation, innovative thinking, global perspective and social commitment, achieving a combination of comprehensive development and individual development.
Through optimizing undergraduate programs, developing quality undergraduate courses and continuously improving the quality of undergraduate education, Tsinghua builds an undergraduate education system based on general education and integrating general education with disciplinary specialization to help students to become highly-competent, high-level, diversified and creative talents.
Tsinghua offers 82 undergraduate majors and 39 minors, covering 10 discipline categories, namely, science, engineering, literature, history, philosophy, economics, management, law, medicine and art. As a comprehensive university, the structure and overall arrangement of majors of Tsinghua are characterized by engineering majors with collective advantages, literature, science, management and law majors with distinctive features, cross-disciplinary majors with diverse forms.
Tsinghua's undergraduate education is nothing less than exceptional. The undergraduate programs of Tsinghua University support its graduates to be well-rounded citizens and committed leaders in diversity and global citizenship who are passionate about improving the world around them with strong interdisciplinary knowledge, outstanding competencies and high moral standard.
Tsinghua designs and develops distinctive undergraduate programs which encourage students toenquireand affirm undergraduate research opportunities, along with the concept that merging three educational dimensions-attributes, skills and knowledge-into undergraduate education through educational practices.
Continuing Tsinghua's long tradition of "Self-Discipline and Social Commitment" through continually improving educational practices, Tsinghua's graduates absorb the school's spirits and are educated as critical thinkers and creative talents with solid knowledge, horizontal vision, and a pervasive commitment to social welfare.