Tianjin University of Technology (TUT) is located in Tianjin city, one of the four municipalities in China. Tianjin is a highly developed city with a convenient transportation system, advanced industry and commerce and an international cultural atmosphere. It is only 74 miles from Beijing, the political and cultural center of China, and has the advantage of a significantly lower cost of living than that of nearby Beijing. As one of the key universities in Tianjin, TUT is an engineering based multi-discipline university combining science and engineering as well as balancing the development of science, engineering, humanities and management disciplines. It now offers 62 undergraduate specialties, 69 master degree programs and 12 engineering master degree programs, and 3 PhD programs.