Peking University

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Global Influence
University in Beijing, China

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About Peking University

According to Wikipedia, Peking University is a public research university in Beijing, China. The university is funded by the Ministry of Education. Peking University was established as the Imperial University of Peking in 1898 when it received its royal charter by the Guangxu Emperor. A successor of the older Guozijian Imperial College, the university's romanized name 'Peking' retains the older transliteration of 'Beijing' that has been superseded in most other contexts. Perennially ranked as one of the top academic institutions in China and the world, as of 2021 Peking University was ranked 16th globally and 1st in the Asia-Pacific & emerging countries by Times Higher Education, while as of 2022 it was ranked 12th globally and 1st in China by QS World University Rankings.

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What Is Peking University Known For?

Peking University is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

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Who Are Peking University's Most Influential Alumni?

Peking University's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Education, Political Science, and Business. Here are some of Peking University's most famous alumni:

Tsung-Dao Lee
Tsung-Dao Lee
A Chinese-American physicist.
Michael Halliday
Michael Halliday
An Australian linguist .
Liu Xiaobo
Liu Xiaobo
A Chinese literary critic, writer, professor, and human rights activist.
Yang Chen-Ning
Yang Chen-Ning
A Chinese physicist.
Mao Dun
Mao Dun
A Chinese writer.
Feng Youlan
Feng Youlan
A Chinese philosopher and historian .
Fang Lizhi
Fang Lizhi
A Professor of astrophysics. Fang Lizhi is civil rights activist and dissident.
Tu Youyou
Tu Youyou
A Chinese medical scientist.
Robin Li
Robin Li
A Billionaire businessman and entrepreneur.
Shen Congwen
A Chinese writer.
Mou Zongsan
A Chinese philosopher .
Justin Yifu Lin
A Chinese economist.

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