Tsinghua one of world's most beautiful campuses

13:41, March 03, 2010      

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Forbes listed 14 of the world's most beautiful college campuses of which ten are from U.S., three from Europe, and Tsinghua is the only one from Asia.


Tsinghua University


Forbes asked a panel of architects and campus designers to nominate their choice for the best-looking campuses.

For larger universities, a "clear diagram of organization" and a “continuity of material" are key to safeguarding their beauty, according to the panel. Schools like Stanford University and the University of Virginia have painstakingly managed to maintain their distinct aesthetic and true sense of place, despite extensive growth.

Meanwhile, natural environment is also significant to the beauty of campuses. In this respect, Tsinghua enjoys more advantages.

Established in 1925, the campus of Tsinghua University is located on the former site of Qing Dynasty royal gardens in northwest Beijing and retains Chinese-style landscaping as well as some traditional buildings, but many of its buildings are also Western-style.

The list of world's most beautiful college campuses:

1. Kenyon College
2. Oxford University
3. Princeton University
4. Scripps College
5. Stanford University
6. Trinity College
7. Tsinghua University
8. United States Air Force Academy
9. University of Bologna
10. University of California
11. University of Cincinnati
12. University of Virginia
13. Wellesley College
14. Yale University

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