Tsinghua University was established in 1911. Its motto "Self-Discipline and Social Commitment" came from the encouragement to Tsinghua's students from Liang Qichao. It represents not only the spirit of Tsinghua but the spirit of Chinese. This programme reviews Tsinghua University's history, envisions its future and discusses its contribution to China: Tsinghua established six elite classes that are taught by chair professors to nurture future elites; promoted online education to enhance the exchange of knowledge; developed new nuclear technology to build the first high-temperature gas-cooled reactor; and invented medical equipment that provides rapid testing of coronavirus. After 110 years, Tsinghua is still one of the most prominent universities in the world.