The foundation of success
Nankai University became a member of the 985 project in 2010. The project set to promote the development and reputation of a small group of universities to become the elite institutions of China. It unlocked billions of dollars of funding to build new facilities, hold international conferences, attract world-renowned faculty and visiting scholars, and facilitate world-class research. The project closed its doors in 2011, meaning no further institutions would join the group. Nankai has a strong reputation for research. Many teachers are research-active and remain at the forefront of their field.
In 2015, the new Jin Nan campus opened in the south of Tianjin. Over US$600million has been invested in the project and 15 faculties are already using the new facilities, including the School of Medicine.