Tibet University

Tibet University is the largest university in Tibet, China. It has two campuses: one in Lhasa and one in Nyingchi. About 7500 students are enrolled at the university, and nearly 20% of the students are in the Department of Tibetan Studies, which is a draw for international students as well as locals. The precursor to Tibet University were informal classes established by Tibetan cadres in 1951. The university was officially established in 1985, funded by the Chinese government, and has since expanded from its origins as a teacher training school.

Tibetan language study is mandatory at Tibet University. As of 1995, 92% of its students are from ethnic minority groups. Ethnic Tibetans form 67% of the student body.

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