Tsinghua University
Tsinghua University colloquially known in Chinese as Qinghua, is a university
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 in Beijing
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, China
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. The school is one of the nine universities of the C9 League
C9 League
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. It was established in 1911 under the name "Tsinghua Xuetang" or "Tsinghua College" and was renamed the "Tsinghua School" one year later. The university section was founded in 1925 and the name "National Tsinghua University" was adopted in 1928. With a motto of Self-Discipline and Social Commitment, Tsinghua University describes itself as being dedicated to academic excellence, the well-being of Chinese society and to global development.