Having all the benefits of a big city and a rich history,
Tianjin is still a very laid back city in China. Its
friendly feel makes Tianjin a popular destination for
people wishing to live and study in China. Historical
changes in past 600 years have made Tianjin an unique
city with a mixture of ancient and modem in both Chinese
and Western styles. Students who make it to Tianjin
combine the pleasures of living near the sea, with those
of living at the mouth of China's capital.
It now takes just one hour to travel by car from Tianjin
to Beijing on the new 'golden corridor' expressway.
Tianjin is well situated for travel by land, sea or air
and has become a base in north China for specialist tourist
travel. The city center's Science and Technology Museum
and Museums of Nature, History, Art, Opera and Folk Customs
are just a few of Tianjin's educational exhibitions.
In Tanggu District of Tianjin, you can find luxurious
thermal baths. The countryside of Huangya Pass, a section
of the Great Wall, is renowned for its wonderful scenery.
|Tianjin's Buzzing Economy
Tianjin is one of the four municipal cities under the
jurisdiction of the Chinese central government and is
the largest industrial and port city in northern China.
After China implemented its reforms and opening policies,
Tianjin became one of the first coastal cities to open
to the outside world. Since then it has developed rapidly
and become a bright pearl beside the Bohai Sea. Especially
for those interested in commerce, preventative medicine
and history, the city has much to offer the visitor.
Tianjin became a city centered on trade with docks and
land transportation during the Ming and Qing Dynasties
and had a splendid history as the official port of the
Emperor. By the turn of the 20th century however, Tianjin
had been divided up among nine of the world's imperialist
powers. While these countries left classical villas
in their native styles across Tianjin's legation area,
it was up to the locals to reclaim and develop the city
starting in the 1990s.
|Tianjin's Best Universities
A degree from one of Tianjin's top schools ranks close
to one from Beijing from the point of view of employers.
For this reason, the city's campuses are filled with
high achievers in the sciences and arts. Tianjin University,
established in imperial times under the name "Peiyang
University", is the first educational institution of
higher learning in China. Nankai University, with an
emphasis on social sciences, regularly produces internationally
Tianjin University, established in 1895 with the name
of "Peiyang University", is the first educational institution
of higher learning in China. Over a hundred years, more
than 150,000 students have graduated from Tianjin University
and made great contributions in every walk of life.
Nankai University is a comprehensive university with
a complete curriculum that includes the humanities, natural
sciences, technology, life sciences, medical sciences
and the arts. Nankai University has a complete education
system for undergraduates, postgraduates at master's
level, doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers.