Nankai University: Statistics



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#361 of 14,131 In the World
#47 of 5,830 In Asia
#25 of 960 In China
#2 of 21 In Tianjin
#14 of 2,235 For Pharmacy
Top100 For 10 other topics
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Acceptance rate

* Nankai University is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because the university has programs where applicants only need to meet admission requirements to enroll and don't necessarily compete with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions RequirementsGraduation from high school and National College Entrance Examination (Gaokao) Foreign students: for further information see CUCAS
Academic CalendarSeptember to July (September - January; February-July)
Full time employee2,046
Student:staff ratio13:1

Research profile

Nankai University is a world-class research university with 77,354 scientific papers published and 1,584,826 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Chemistry, Engineering, Physics, Biology, Organic Chemistry, Quantum and Particle physics, Materials Science, Biochemistry, Environmental Science, and Computer Science.


Nankai University majors

by publication & citation count

53,274 / 1,376,264
49,374 / 1,180,158
49,352 / 1,194,703
48,635 / 1,250,498
Organic Chemistry
37,785 / 1,095,322
Quantum and Particle physics
37,588 / 954,137
Materials Science
33,622 / 975,085
31,970 / 883,448
Environmental Science
29,436 / 599,953
Computer Science
25,263 / 365,275
22,068 / 474,929
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
21,128 / 241,246
20,751 / 458,371
Optical Engineering
14,898 / 333,748
Chemical Engineering
14,284 / 570,462
Metallurgical Engineering
14,243 / 445,260
Physical chemistry
13,539 / 520,033
13,478 / 317,364
12,874 / 518,558
12,727 / 267,442
12,669 / 169,533
Geography and Cartography
12,145 / 163,509
11,807 / 116,063
Political Science
11,781 / 116,229
11,619 / 115,892
11,397 / 107,969
Electrical Engineering
10,664 / 274,364
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
10,491 / 126,156
9,743 / 192,146
9,731 / 141,168
8,938 / 94,357
8,573 / 180,026
8,413 / 93,636
8,326 / 73,348
Inorganic Chemistry
6,703 / 237,875
6,505 / 133,763
6,491 / 64,789
Machine Learning
6,255 / 92,364
6,223 / 97,677
Condensed Matter Physics
6,052 / 152,195

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 171 215
1992 213 252
1993 205 338
1994 192 340
1995 191 386
1996 279 508
1997 323 621
1998 384 746
1999 400 915
2000 499 1189
2001 655 1407
2002 804 1893
2003 939 2843
2004 1400 3641
2005 1794 5494
2006 2120 7301
2007 2542 10274
2008 2694 13927
2009 3010 18368
2010 3131 23169
2011 3197 30591
2012 2856 37528
2013 3013 46639
2014 3075 56958
2015 3070 65194
2016 3039 72811
2017 3166 83591
2018 3912 101359
2019 4604 125601
2020 5058 156631
2021 5718 197300
2022 6430 231645
2023 6838 254504
Academic rankings


International studetns 20,000-50,000 per annum (CNY)
Local studetns 20,000-50,000 per annum (CNY)

Nankai University has financial aid programs.

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by Nankai University.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes Yes
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Bachelor - Xueshi Xuewei Accountancy, Administration, Applied Chemistry, Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics, Architectural and Environmental Design, Archiving, Artificial Intelligence, Biochemistry, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Chinese, Communication Arts, Computer Science, Design, E-Business/Commerce, Economics, Electronics and Automation, Engineering, English, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, Ethnology, Finance, Foreign Languages Education, French, German, History, Human Resources, Industrial Engineering, Information Management, Information Sciences, Insurance, International Business, International Studies, Japanese, Journalism, Law, Library Science, Logic, Marketing, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Medicine, Museum Studies, Painting and Drawing, Pharmacy, Philosophical Schools, Philosophy, Physics, Political Sciences, Psychology, Public Administration, Publishing and Book Trade, Radio and Television Broadcasting, Russian, Social Studies, Social Work, Sociology, Software Engineering, Spanish, Statistics, Stomatology, Telecommunications Engineering, Tourism, Translation and Interpretation, Urban Studies
Master - Shuoshi Xuewei Applied Linguistics, Applied Physics, Art Criticism, Biological and Life Sciences, Business Administration, Chemistry, Communication Arts, Comparative Literature, Design, Ecology, Economics, Electronic Engineering, Environmental Management, Ethnology, Finance, Fine Arts, Foreign Languages Education, Hotel Management, Industrial and Production Economics, Information Sciences, Journalism, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics, Media Studies, Medicine, Modern Languages, Optical Technology, Optics, Pharmacy, Philosophical Schools, Philosophy, Physics, Political Sciences, Psychology, Public Administration, Publishing and Book Trade, Radio and Television Broadcasting, Safety Engineering, Sociology, Solid State Physics, Tourism
PhD - Boshi Ancient Civilizations, Ancient Languages, Applied Linguistics, Applied Physics, Biochemistry, Botany, Business Administration, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Comparative Literature, Computer Science, Ecology, Economics, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Electronics and Automation, English, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Management, Finance, Information Sciences, Inorganic Chemistry, Japanese, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics, Medicine, Microbiology, Optical Technology, Optics, Organic Chemistry, Philology, Philosophical Schools, Philosophy, Physics, Physiology, Political Sciences, Psychology, Public Administration, Russian, Safety Engineering, Sociology, Software Engineering, Solid State Physics, Statistics, Zoology

Nankai University alumni

  1. Zhou Enlai

    Zhou Enlai
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1898-1976 (aged 78)
    ministerpoliticianforeign minister

    Zhou Enlai was a Chinese statesman, diplomat, and revolutionary who served as the first Premier of the People's Republic of China from September 1954 until his death in January 1976. Zhou served under Chairman Mao Zedong and aided the Communist Party in rising to power, later helping consolidate its control, form its foreign policy, and develop the Chinese economy.

  2. Chen-ning Yang

    Chen-ning Yang
    1922-.. (age 102)
    university teacherphysicisttheoretical physicist

    Yang Chen-Ning or Chen-Ning Yang, also known as C. N. Yang or by the English name Frank Yang, is a Chinese theoretical physicist who made significant contributions to statistical mechanics, integrable systems, gauge theory, and both particle physics and condensed matter physics. He and Tsung-Dao Lee received the 1957 Nobel Prize in Physics for their work on parity non-conservation of weak interaction. The two proposed that one of the basic quantum-mechanics laws, the conservation of parity, is violated in the so-called weak nuclear reactions, those nuclear processes that result in the emission of beta or alpha particles. Yang is also well known for his collaboration with Robert Mills in developing non-abelian gauge theory, widely known as the Yang–Mills theory.

  3. Tsung-Dao Lee

    Tsung-Dao Lee
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1926-.. (age 98)
    university teacherphysicisttheoretical physicist

    Tsung-Dao Lee is a Chinese-American physicist, known for his work on parity violation, the Lee–Yang theorem, particle physics, relativistic heavy ion (RHIC) physics, nontopological solitons, and soliton stars. He was a university professor emeritus at Columbia University in New York City, where he taught from 1953 until his retirement in 2012.

  4. Shiing-Shen Chern

    Shiing-Shen Chern
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1911-2004 (aged 93)
    Enrolled in Nankai University
    Studied in 1926-1930
    university teachermathematician

    Shiing-Shen Chern was a Chinese-American mathematician and poet. He made fundamental contributions to differential geometry and topology. He has been called the "father of modern differential geometry" and is widely regarded as a leader in geometry and one of the greatest mathematicians of the twentieth century, winning numerous awards and recognition including the Wolf Prize and the inaugural Shaw Prize. In memory of Shiing-Shen Chern, the International Mathematical Union established the Chern Medal in 2010 to recognize "an individual whose accomplishments warrant the highest level of recognition for outstanding achievements in the field of mathematics".

All 25 notable alumni

Nankai University faculties and divisions

College : Chemistry Applied Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Polymer and Plastics Technology
College : Chinese Language and Culture Applied Linguistics, Chinese, Cultural Studies, Foreign Languages Education, Linguistics
College : Computer and Control Engineering Computer Science, Electronics and Automation, Information Technology
College : Electronic Information and Optical Engineering Electronic Engineering, Information Sciences, Optical Technology, Optics
College : Environmental Science and Engineering Ecology, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Management, Safety Engineering
College : Foreign Languages English, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Translation and Interpretation
College : History History
College : Life Sciences Biochemistry, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Cell Biology, Entomology, Genetics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Zoology
College : Pharmacy Microbiology, Pharmacy
College : TEDA Biology, Biotechnology
College : Tourism and Service Management Tourism
Faculty : Philosophy Aesthetics, Ethics, Logic, Philosophical Schools, Philosophy, Religious Studies
Institute : Economic and Social Development Economics, Industrial and Production Economics
Institute : Finance and Development Finance
Institute : Japan Studies Japanese
Institute : State Economy Economics
Institute : TEDA Applied Physics Applied Physics, Nanotechnology, Optical Technology
Institute : TEDA Institute of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology Nanotechnology, Optics
School : Business Accountancy, Archiving, Business Administration, Finance, Human Resources, Information Management, Library Science, Management, Marketing
School : Economics Economics
School : Finance Finance
School : Government Administration, Ethnology, Higher Education, International Relations and Diplomacy, Political Sciences, Psychology, Public Administration, Social Policy, Social Psychology, Social Work, Sociology
School : Law Law
School : Literature Applied Linguistics, Chinese, Communication Arts, Comparative Literature, Design, Fine Arts, Journalism, Linguistics, Literature, Modern Languages, Philology, Publishing and Book Trade, Radio and Television Broadcasting
School : Marxism Education Philosophical Schools
School : Materials Science and Engineering Inorganic Chemistry, Solid State Physics
School : Mathematical Sciences Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, Statistics
School : Medicine Medicine
School : Physics Physics

General information

Alternative names NKU
Founded 1919
Accreditation Ministry of Education
Motto Dedication to Public Interests, Acquisition of All-round Capability, Aspiration for Progress with Each Passing Day

Location and contacts

Address Balitai campus 94 Weijin Road, Nankai District
Tianjin, 300071
City population 13,866,000

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