A brief history
Tsinghua and Shenzhen's joint venture into graduate education and scientific innovation began with the creation of the Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University (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).
A new journey
In March 2019, Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School (Tsinghua SIGS) relaunched as a further expansion and integration of GSST and TBSI. With the features of “International, Borderless, and Entrepreneurial”, Tsinghua SIGS 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.