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The School of Materials Science and Engineering (SMSE) in Tsinghua University was founded in December 2012, by combining the previous Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the Materials Processing division within the Department of Mechanical Engineering. The Department of Materials Science and Engineering was itself first founded in 1988 by the merger of several divisions within Tsinghua University, including the Inorganic non-metallic materials division from the department of chemistry, the materials physics division from the department of engineering physics, and the metallic materials division from the department of mechanical engineering.
The SMSE has a highly competitive faculty, consisting at present of 52 full professors, 31 associate professors, 8 assistant professors, and 19 senior engineers, as well as 8 engineers/staff. With regard to educational activities, we are devoted to the training of talented students with an international perspective and creative spirit, as well as with a solid theoretical understanding of materials science and outstanding research ability. Currently, more than 370 students are pursuing their doctoral degrees within the School. Additionally, more than 350 students are pursuing MSc degrees, with more than 470 undergraduates pursuing their bachelor degrees, including over 30 international students.
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