Peking University School
of International Studies
Overview of Peking University
One of China’s leading institutions in higher education, Peking University was established in 1898, as the nation’s first modern national university. In its long history, the university can boast among its graduates many prominent politicians and scientists, and is seen in China as the pinnacle of higher education, through whose doors numberless young people aspire to pass. It is located close to “Zhongguancun,” often referred to as the Silicon Valley of China, as well as to a number of sites of historic interest.
The School of International Studies
The School of International Studies (SIS) of Peking University is an important teaching and research platform devoted to the training of specialized talents in international studies, international political economy and diplomacy. SIS seeks students with a solid foundational knowledge from their undergraduate studies, who aspire to deeper understanding of Chinese diplomacy, its international relationships and global role. In the face of the 21st century, SIS continues to adhere to the guiding idea that “education should be geared to the needs of the modernization, the world, and the future.”