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Tianjin University is a National Key University directly under the administration of the Ministry of Education. Its history can be traced back to Peiyang University, the first modern university in China, which was founded on October 2, 1895. It was renamed Tianjin University after the nationwide restructuring of colleges and departments in 1951. In 1959, Tianjin University was identified as one of the first of the 16 National Key Universities designated by the government, and it is also among the first group of institutions of higher learning to be included in the "211" and "985" Projects of national investment for developing world class universities.
With the mission of national revitalization and the motto of "Seeking Truth from Facts", TJU exercises rigorous academic scholarship with a strong sense of commitment. The people of TJU carry with them the legacy of Peiyang and strive to better both the institution and the nation. As the birth of TJU marked the beginning of great change to China's higher education, TJU’s progress towards a world-class university also embodies China's revival and the national efforts for achieving greatness. During the past 122 years, Tianjin University has made significant contributions to economic and social development, which must be due to its cultivation of a large number of high-level talents, and its outstanding achievements.