Two campuses, one Tsinghua

As the sole branch campus of Tsinghua University, the Shenzhen International Graduate School (SIGS) serves as Tsinghua's scientific research and graduate education platform in southern China. It is committed to continuing Tsinghua's academic legacy and promoting scientific innovation.

Launched on 29 March 2019, Tsinghua SIGS is a collaboration between Tsinghua University and the Shenzhen Municipal Government that builds on the strengths and experiences of the Graduate School at Shenzhen (GSST) and the Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute (TBSI). It aims to bring together world-class faculty and students, tackle global challenges through cutting edge research and international collaboration, and nurture the next generation of global leaders by creating an International, Borderless, and Entrepreneurial learning environment. 


By diversifying faculty and student bodies, engaging in high-level collaboration with overseas partners, and internationalizing campus resources, Tsinghua SIGS will cultivate students' global competencies and nurture them as future global leaders. 


By transcending boundaries between academic disciplines, industry and the surrounding community, Tsinghua SIGS will openly share resources and expertise to develop interdisciplinary solutions for global challenges beyond its physical location.


By refocusing its educational philosophy, exploring innovative forms of pedagogy and restructuring its administrative systems, Tsinghua SIGS will reshape graduate education and provide innovative degrees to meet rapidly changing industry needs.  

Tsinghua and Shenzhen's joint venture into graduate education and scientific innovation began with the creation of GSST in 2001. An important part of Tsinghua's commitment to becoming a leading global university and revolutionizing higher education, GSST adopted a globalized, comprehensive, and innovative approach to graduate education. Its seven academic divisions (Life Science & Health; Energy & Environment; Information Science & Technology; Logistics & Transportation; Advanced Manufacturing; Ocean Science & Technology; and Social Science & Management) supported the continued social, technological, and economic development of Shenzhen and the Greater Bay Area.

GSST also emphasized on creating an internationalized learning environment, frequently engaging in exchanges and collaborations with foreign research and academic institutions. 2014 saw the joining of Tsinghua University and the University of California, Berkeley to establish TBSI; in 2015, Tsinghua University and the Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity (Paris) came together and established the Open Faculty for Innovation, Education, Science, Technology & Art (Open FIESTA).

With Tsinghua SIGS relaunched in March of 2019, the school will continue to provide world-class graduate programs in seven interdisciplinary theme areas , conduct cutting-edge research collaborations and work with industry in the City and the Greater Bay Area.