Tibet University

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Tibet University
西藏大学
Tibet University logo.png
Motto
团结,勤奋,求实,创新
Motto in English
United, Diligent, Realistic, Innovative
Type Public university
Established1985
President Ji Jianzhou (纪建洲)
Party SecretaryNima Tsering (尼玛次仁)
Administrative staff
1,119
Students10,685
Undergraduates 9,417
Postgraduates 1,268
Location, ,
CampusUrban; 4 campuses
Website www.utibet.edu.cn OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
Tibet University
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese 西藏大学
Traditional Chinese 西藏大學
Tibetan name
Tibetan བོད་ལྗོངས་སློབ་གྲྭ་ཆེན་མོ་

Tibet University is one of China's key universities and the largest university in the Tibet Autonomous Region. With an internationally renowned department of Tibetan Studies and a majority ethnic Tibetan student body, the university maintains a focus on local communities and cultures.

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The school has four campuses in Lhasa: Na Jin campus, He Ba Lin campus, Financial School campus, and Medical School campus.

In September 2017, Tibet University was recognized as a Chinese Ministry of Education Double First Class Discipline University, with Double First Class status in certain disciplines. [1]

History

The precursors to Tibet University were informal classes established by Tibetan cadres in 1951. [2]

In May 1983, the State Council of the People's Republic of China officially approved the creation of the University of Tibet on the basis of the existing Teachers College in Lhasa. Tibet University was formally established on 20 July 1985.

Since 1999, various institutions of higher education, including the art school of the Tibet Autonomous Region, the Tibet Medical College, the Medical Department of the Tibet Institute for Nationalities and the Tibet Autonomous Region Finance School have all been incorporated into Tibet University, giving it a more rounded profile of academic departments.

In December 2008, Tibet University was selected as a beneficiary of the national Project 211. In 2017, the university was included by the Ministry of Education in the Double First Class University Plan, with Double First Class status in certain disciplines.

Student life

Tibet University Auditorium (2007) Tibet University Auditorium (2007).jpg
Tibet University Auditorium (2007)
Tibet University's library on the new Lhasa campus Tibet University Library on new campus.jpg
Tibet University's library on the new Lhasa campus

About 7,500 students are enrolled at the university. Nearly 20% of students study in the renowned Department of Tibetan Studies, which draws international students as well as locals, although the majority of instruction is delivered in Han Chinese. [3]

As of 1995, 92% of the university's students are from ethnic minority groups, though ethnic Tibetans form only 67% of the student body and other groups of ethnic minorities have a significant presence.

Administration

Lhasa campus of the existing staff of 863 people which includes 523 full-time teachers. Out of the 523 teachers, 327 are Tibetan, accounting for 62.5%. There are approximately 14,020 students.

The school has 14 colleges: the College of Humanities, College of Science, the College of Engineering, the College of Agronomy, the College of Medicine, the School of Economics and Management, the School of Tourism and Foreign Languages, the Teachers' College, the School of Continuing Education, the Central Radio and TV Tibet Institute, the School of Political Science and Law, the School of Marxism, the School of Finance and Management, and the School of Arts.

Programs

The university and the government have been criticized for the university's lack of degrees focusing on social studies and the arts, which are needed to preserve, enhance, and recover indigenous Tibetan traditions, values, and way of life. [ citation needed ]

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References

  1. "教育部 财政部 国家发展改革委 关于公布世界一流大学和一流学科建设高校及建设 学科名单的通知 (Notice from the Ministry of Education and other national governmental departments announcing the list of double first class universities and disciplines)".
  2. Zhang, Cheryl (12 November 2008). "Tibet University witnesses to development of TAR education". China Tibet Information Center. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 19 November 2010.
  3. "Tibet University World's Biggest Cradle of Tibetan Studies". Xinhua. 14 June 2004. Archived from the original on 21 November 2010. Retrieved 19 November 2010.

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