Number of students and faculty members

Full-time undergraduates: 12,510
Full-time master’s degree students: 4,302
Full-time doctoral degree students: 2,732
Postdoctoral researchers: 207
Academic staff: 1,581

Number of degree programs

Undergraduate degree programs: 64
Master’s degree programs: 171
Doctoral degree programs: 95

International university ranking

4 subjects are listed in world top 1% of ESI (Essential Science Indictors based on the ISI Web of Knowledge)

National university ranking

6 academic disciplines listed as number one among 700
Chinese universities according to the Ministry of Education
4th of total number of number one disciplines among 700
Chinese universities (Ministry of Education)
5th of the total number of National Significant Scientific Progress Awards given by the State Council
8th in the Chinese University League Table, a higher education ranking system developed by Shanghai JiaoTong
27th in the Chinese University League Table (China University Alumni Association)

Research publications and funding

1,682 international papers published in SCI and EI journals
Research funds in excess of 1.2 billion RMB


Host of 2008 Beijing Olympics wrestling competitions
Home of China’s national female rugby team
Home of China’s national youth male rugby team
Key members of the university’s mountaineering team
Hold membership in the national mountaineering team
Responsible for conducting the Mount Everest portion of the 2008 Olympics torch relay.