Internationalization is a priority in Nankai University’s long term planning. Up to now, Nankai University has established exchange and collaborative relationships with more than 300 universities and academic institutions in 45 countries and regions. Besides, Nankai University has launched 7 Confucius Institutes around the world.
Nankai University is a member of three international associations, Global University Leaders Forum (GULF), International Forum of Public Universities (IFPU) the International Association of Universities (IAU).
Many Nobel prize winners, including Zhen-ning Yang, Tsung-Dao lee, Samuel Chao-Chung Ting, Robert A. Mundell, Peter C. Doherty, K. Barry Sharpless, and World Economic Forum Chairman Klaus Schwab, former Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi, former French Prime Minister Laurent Fabius, former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, former President of Korea Kim Dae Jung were all conferred Honorary Professors of Nankai University. Many other world-famous scholars, politicians and entrepreneurs have also been invited as Guest professors to Nankai University.