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Peking University (PKU; 北京大学) is a public university in Beijing, China. It is affiliated with and sponsored by the Ministry of Education of China. The university is part of Double First Class University Plan, former Project 985, and former Project 211. Established as the Imperial University of Peking in 1898 by a royal charter from the Guangxu Emperor, it is the second oldest university in China after Tianjin University (established in 1895). On May 3, 1912, the government of the Republic of China ordered the Imperial University of Peking to be renamed Peking University. Peking University merged with Yenching University after the nationwide restructuring of schools and departments in 1952. On April 3, 2000, the former Beijing Medical University merged into the Peking University.Peking University has six faculties, namely Humanities, Social Sciences, Economics and Management, Science, Information Technology and Engineering, as well as Health Science. It consists of 55 schools and departments, 60 research entities, and ten affiliated hospitals. By 2017, Peking University's staff include 76 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 19 members of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and 25 members of the World Academy of Sciences. The school is a member of the C9 League. Source: Wikipedia (en)

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