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Hello, world. The new PKU English website is online!

DEC . 16 2021
Peking University, December 16, 2021: After two years of hard work, Peking University is saying hello to the world with a fresh face. We are excited to announce the launch of our newly upgraded English website. Explore our new look now!

Peking University has always strived to stay youthful, innovative, and international. So has our website.

In the past two years, the original PKU English website has undergone a visual, contextual, and functional transformation. Today, our new English website is officially off the ground!

Explore the wondrous world of Peking University at english.pku.edu.cn now, or click the following picture for a quick glimpse!


What's new?

The new website aims to enhance the university's outreach and current brand-building efforts. To achieve this, we have refreshed the design and contents of the home page and six core sections.

The home page offers an array of snapshots of PKU. Why not choose a picture that piques you and discover the story behind it? Or scroll down the page to check out the six core sections!

Home

The About section presents a Message from the PKU President, traces PKU's past and present in History and Today, outlines PKU's mission and vision in Global Excellence Strategy, and provides information on PKU's Leadership, Faculties, Facts & Figures.

About

The Study section provides information on academics at PKU. Visit this section to learn more about general Admissions, specific International Flagship Programs, and Online Courses. Students can also visit the Education subpage to get more information on life and learning at PKU.

Study

Among the six sections, the News section, which serves as a hub for PKU's global communications, is the only one that is run independently. Here, you can keep track of the hustle and bustle on campus: Get the latest PKU news at Headlines, keep up with social activities and academic lectures at Events, check out PKU in the Media, read our Newsletters and get a glimpse of PKU through Multimedia videos!

News

The Research section underscores PKU's commitment to scholarly excellence. Research News covers PKU's latest research contributions through joint efforts by outstanding Research Organizations, the supporting Administrative Office, and academic Journals run on campus.

Research

At PKU, we promote international exchange and establish connections through bespoke collaboration. Find out more about how we can work with you in our Collaboration section, which lists the contact information of five major departments at PKU helming international outreach.

Collaboration

Last but not least, the Campus section is your guide to touring PKU. Enjoy Videos and Photos of campus scenery, culture, and people, and check out useful information on campus life at PKU Retail and Service Guide!

Campus

Have fun exploring the new PKU English website!

Challenges and Opportunities: A short history of the PKU English website


Debuting in 1995, the PKU English Website has undergone six updates over the years.


In 2018, in light of the university's 120th anniversary, the homepages of both the PKU English and Chinese websites were updated, but the overall structure and sections of the sites remained unchanged.

In 2019, the PKU Chinese website received a comprehensive upgrade, resulting in inconsistency between the English and Chinese websites. Meanwhile, the era of media convergence presented both challenges and opportunities for PKU's global communications.


Aiming to tell Chinese stories and PKU stories well, PKU has established a number of institutions between 2019-2021, creating a new global communication ecosystem of "Grand Outreach". The construction of this network has boosted efforts to upgrade the PKU English website.

At the end of 2019, the project to upgrade the PKU English Website was officially launched.

In the past 2 years, we have undergone 11 layout design changes, 8 iterations of web usage testing updates, 5066 manual data migrations, and 2838 image updates.

Today, on December 15, 2021, the new English website goes live.

Writer: Ye Yimeng
Editor: Li Wanqi, Pu Hairui
Gif maker: Wang Hui
Designer: Chen Chuyu