Tianjin University (TJU) is a national key university directly admistrated by Ministry of Education (MOE) of People's Republic of China. Founded in 1895 and established by MOE and Tianjin Municipal Government, the university is the first modern university in China. It was formerly known as Peiyang University and was renamed as Tianjin University in 1951.
The history of the School of Architecture can be traced to 1937 when the Department of Architecture at Tianjin Institute of Industry and Commerce was established well over 70 years ago. In 1952, the Chinese institutions of higher education were reorganized. The Department of Architectural Engineering of Jingu Private University(used to be Tianjin Institute of Industry and Commerce), the Department of Architectural Engineering of Northern Jiaotong University (used to be Tangshan Institute of Technology) and the Department of Civil Engineering of Tianjin University were merged and became the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering of Tianjin University. In 1958, the Department of Architectural of Tianjin University was established. In 1997, the School of Architecture was established.
The School of Architecture (SA) is composed of four departments(Department of Architecture, Urban and Rural Planning, Landscape Architecture, and Environmental Design) and two research centers(Institute of Architectural History & Theory and Institute of Architectural Technology and Science).
There are 16 staff members and 145 faculty members including 44 professors and 52 associate professors, among which, one is Academician of the China Academy of Science, one Distinguished Teacher Award of Higher Education National Teachers Award, and four are international professors.
The school enrolls over 200 Bachelor students every year, 90 in Architecture, 40 in Urban Planning and 40 in Art Design. About 200 Master’s and 50 doctoral students are admitted to engineering and landscape architecture program each year. Other programs include professional masters, professional doctorate studies.
In the assessment by National Board of Architectural Accreditation of China (NBAA) in 1992 and 1995, SA obtained the first batch of National Excellent Teaching Qualification in Architecture, both undergraduate and master programs. At present, Architecture（ranked 3 in 2016 National Discipline Accreditation） , Urban and Rural Planning（ranked 3 in 2016 National Discipline Accreditation） and Landscape （ranked 5 in 2016 National Discipline Accreditation）are approved to be Level 1 discipline of China. All disciplines are authorized to confer doctoral degree and master’s degree.
Long-term international partnership is established with many world renowned universities and research institutions. Students and faculties are supported for exchange programs as well as joint research projects. The school also enrolls international students. Important global partners are listed in the maps below:
In SA, first-class teaching environment, excellent teaching staff, and diverse international programs are provided, which prepare students for the global challenges . The school has won many national teaching awards such as the National Special Prize in Excellent Teaching Achievements Awards of Universities and Colleges. These were achieved through long-standing practical education. Students have achieved success in many domestic and international design competitions such as First Prize of “D3 Housing Tomorrow 2015”. For decades, thousands of undergraduates and hundreds of masters and doctoral students are graduated from the school.
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