Always making a point of fostering the studentsí innovation spirit and ability, the Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University, keeps expanding the studentsí horizon to improve their comprehensive quality, while strengthening teaching of fundamental major courses. At the Academy, great attention is paid to the studies of fine heritage of folk arts of all nationalities both at home and abroad. Also, attaching great importance to academic exchanges, the Academy keeps introducing and studying the latest foreign thoughts and methodology of fine arts and artistic design. It advocates the spirit of being precise in pursuing studies, relating theory to practice and seeking truth from fact, and stresses the need to suit design to lives, and the combination of design and craft manufacture, and that of art and science. Students are trained to acutely grasp the changing trend and pace of social and cultural life. The Academy strives to create lively academic atmosphere and fine education environment.