Founded in 1898, Peking University (PKU, known in Chinese as Běidà, 北大) is the oldest national university in China’s modern history. It is a member of the élite C9 League, China’s equivalent of the Ivy League, and has been listed as the number one university in world’s emerging economies in 2016

More than 30,000 students — undergraduates and postgraduates — chosen among the best from across China receive training in 30 colleges and 12 departments, which offer programs in pure & applied sciences, social sciences & humanities, and sciences of management & education. 

PKU’s campus in Beijing, formerly the site of the Qing Dynasty imperial gardens, is among China’s most beautiful, thanks to its iconic lake, traditional houses, gardens, pagodas, as well as many notable historical buildings.