Summer Program

2020 Nankai University ummer School


Founded in 1919, Nankai (NK) University is one of the oldest and most well-respected public universities in P. R. of China. NK University was selected to the list of 42 universities and colleges that would participate in “National Double First-Class” in China since 2017.


In past 100 years, Nankai University with strong world-class faculty and comprehensive education system has been helping students and researchers achieving their educational and professional goals.


In past 10 decades, Nankai University equipped with top of institutes and labs of China has been always dedicated herself on the industrialization and commercialization of research to promote local and national economies and social development.


 In recent years, Nankai University’s international influence and international education have been sustainably and rapidly developed. International communications has been valued, constructed and conducted by establishing exchange and collaborative relationships with more than 320 international universities and academic institutions.

1. Quick Facts





4,451,900 m2 




Undergraduate majors

80 postgraduate programs for Academic Masters Degree

27 postgraduate programs for Professional Masters Degrees

64 postgraduate programs for Ph. D Degree


28 postdoctoral research stations


National engineering center


 National key labs


Confucius abroad institutes


2018 Citation per paper in ESI (Chinese Mainland)


2018 QS Chinese University Rankings


 2019 the Asia Universities Rankings

2. International communication 

Full time Students : 28000

Full time academic faculty: 2082

(Including 11 academicians of CAS*;

2 academicians of CAE**)

International students :3162

Excellent Alumni:

Zhou Enlai   the founding Premier of the P.R. China

Dr. Shiing -shen Chern  Mathematician

Dr. Ta-you Wu  Physicist

Cao Yu  Playwright

Foreign experts: 400

Full time and part time

Honorary Doctor of NKU:

 the mathematician Shing-shen Chern, the physician Ta-you Wu, the economist Myrdal Young, former President of the Straits Exchange Foundation Jiang Bingkun, Chairman of the World Economic Forum Klaus Schwab, former Singapore president Tan Keng Yam and President of Constitutional Council of France Laurent Fabius

Honorary Professors NKU:

Nobel Laureates Chen Ning Yang, Tsung-Dao Lee, Samuel Chao Chung Ting, Robert A. Mundell, Peter Doherty, Karl Barry Sharpless, former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, former President of Korea Kim Dae Jung , former President of European Commission and former Prime Minister of Italy Romano Prodi, Chairman of the World Economic Forum Klaus Schwab, famous writer Jin Yong 

Key Academic branches: Chemistry, Economics and Management, Statistics, History , Mathematics , Material science

*CAS: Chinese Academy of Science

**CAE: Chinese Academy of Engineering


Fascination of China comes from 5000 years of cultural treasures woven into dynamic modern society. Therefore, the extensive, profound and mysterious language and culture well attract more and more people around world. Recently 5 years, a new upsurge in learning Chinese and culture is in the making with the rapid development of shines society and economy, especially, the belt and road (B&R) initiative has became the most popular and successful international cooperation platform to build a open, diversified, independent, balanced and sustainable developing community for all mankind.





Application deadline

Teaching Language

Beauty of Chinese Language and Culture I

To appreciate the beauty of language and culture from different angles, namely Mandarin, Ancient Chinese philosophy, history, culture, custom, tradition, mythology, traditional arts, Chinese cuisines, traditional costumes, architecture, furniture, antique, tourism and so on    


5.154.10 for Confucius Institute


And English

Beauty of Chinese Language and Culture II

To appreciate the beauty of language and culture from different angles, namely Mandarin, Ancient Chinese philosophy, history, culture, custom, tradition, mythology, traditional arts, Chinese cuisines, traditional costumes, architecture, furniture, antique, tourism and so on   


5.154.10 for Confucius Institute


And English

The Belt and Road Initiative and Chinas Development

To comprehensively understand the Silk Road Spirit and share experiences, It will be introduced and discussed around policy, culture, society, geography, travel, infrastructure, trade, e-business, logistics, finance and people


5.154.10 for Confucius Institute


Charming China

To see, listen, taste a real China, you will not only learn Chinas development on politics, economics, culture, science and technology, environmental protection, industry and e-business, but also experience in country life, folk arts, delicious food, traditional culture and Modern light industry and so on.


5.154.10 for Confucius Institute


 4. Fees


Total Fees

Fees Items

Two week


Registration and Service fee, Tuition fee, Students Dorm and meals(on campus)


Registration and Service fee, Tuition fee, Hotel and meals(off campus)

Four weeks



Registration and Service fee, Tuition fee, Students Dorm and meals(on campus)


Registration and Service fee, Tuition fee, Hotel and meals(off campus)

Six weeks


Registration and Service fee, Tuition fee, Students Dorm and meals(on campus)


Registration and Service fee, Tuition fee, Hotel and meals(off campus)

Early Bird

10% off for tuition fee before April 15  


5. How to apply

Step 1: Make sure your passport is valid

Step 2: Register at website: Choose Self-sponsored (other colleges) and then General Scholar

Step 3: Complete online application

Step 4: Upload scanned documents of relevant materials as required

Step 5: Submit the application form

Step 6: Regularly check your email for personal application updates


6. Supportive staff and student advisor

Dr. Yingjun Song


Tel: 0086-22-23505337

Course 1: Belt &Road Initiative and China's Economic Development (Course Code: CLICNKU001)

Instructor Name and Contact Information: Assistant Professor Ming Liu, School of Finance, Nankai University,

Course Credit: 3

In-Classroom Instructional Hours*: 35

Outside Classroom Learning Hours*: 6

CourseDescription and Objectives:This course is specially designed for international students and focus onChina’s economic development since 1978. Understanding China’s economy is ofintrinsic interest because China rises very fast during the past thirty yearsand became the second largest economy in the world. China’s economic growth haseffects far beyond China’s borders nowadays. The so called "Belt &Road Initiative" is proposed by China's government with the aim of openmarket in-depth. However, there are also a lot of controversies ormisunderstandings on China regarding the sustainability, imbalance, propertyrights, and the purpose of "Belt & Road Initiative" etc. Thiscourse, start from the introduction of "Belt & Road Initiative",will focus on related issues of China's economic development. Lots ofinformation and data related to the covered topics will be provided in thiscourse. Emphasis is placed on the developmental processes and the underlyinghistorical, political, socio-cultural and economic factors that account fordevelopment.

The aim is to provide students of diverse backgroundsa general and systematic understanding of dynamic transformation in China andto equip students with sufficient knowledge to take up further specializedcourses on Chinese economy. In particular, this course will also introduce howto do business in China and focus on the business environment, business law andbehaviors of businessmen in China.

The followingsessions will be selected in the course and each topic will be instructed for 3or 4 credit hours:

Session 1: TheMystery of China’s Economic Growth-A Detailed Investigation on the Phenomena of“Made in China”

Session 2:Economic Relationship between China and the rest of the World

Session 3:Population, Aging and China’s Comparative Advantage in Global Markets

Session 4:Sustainability and Challenge in China’s Economic Growth

Session 5: RMBExchange Rates and the Global Imbalance

Session 6: China’sFinancial Institutions and Markets

Session 7: China’sBusiness Environment

Session 8:Culture, Value and Understanding-An Economic Approach

Reference Book:

CHINA'S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Past and Present,Edited by Josef C. Brada, PaulWachtel and Dennis Tao Yang, NewYork:  Palgrave Macmillan, 2014

China's Economy: What Everyone Needs to Know, Kroeber,Arthur R, London: Oxford University Press,2016

China's One Belt One Road: Initiative, Challenges andProspect, B K Sharm (Editor), Dr. Nivedita DasKundu;Delhi: Vij Books India, 2016

Course 2:  Doing Business in China (Course Code:CLICNKU004)

Instructor Name and Contact Information: AssociateProfessor. Dr. Chunyuan Huang, School of Economics, Nankai University,

Course Credit: 3

In-Classroom Instructional Hours*:  35

Outside Classroom Learning Hours*: 6

CourseDescription and Objectives: Peace, development and cooperation are the trends intoday's world. Since the adoption of the reform and opening up policy more than30 years ago, China has conformed to the trend of economic globalization byopening wider to the outside world and promoting economic and trade cooperationwith other countries on the basis of equality and mutual benefit. Through yearsof development, foreign trade has become one of China's most dynamic andfastest-growing sectors, placing China among the world’s largest tradecountries. China’s Foreign Trade development has strengthened the nation’s tieswith the rest of the world, effectively pushed forward the country'smodernization, and promoted world prosperity and progress.

This course is thus designed to provide students with a general pictureof China’s foreign trade reforms and progresses in trade since the end of 1970s.On the first half of it, we focus on the process of trade reform, trade regimeof export-processing system, WTO entering process, rapid trade growth andstructural changes. On the second half of the course, we will be more practicalto discuss how to do business in China including details of how toestablish a firm in China.

Reference book:

(1) Dallas, Nick. How to do businessin China, 24 lessons in engaging the dragon. McGraw Hill, 2007.

(2) Naughton, Barry. The ChineseEconomy: Transitions and Growth. The MIT Press, 2007.

Grading System

Grade Distribution:

Your final grade of the course will bebased on the following components:

Assignments/  Homework/ Chapter Quizzes/attendance10%
Mid-  term tests30%
Final  Exam50%

Evaluation Model:

The students’performance would be evaluated comprehensively, including class participation,critical thinking skills and research achievement. In the middle of theprogram, they will be required to form different groups with the assignment ofstudying a particular aspect or theme on BusinessNegotiation. They need topresent their learning outcomes in the way of sharing their ideas, observationand solutions in the essay and presentation.