Today's world faces many severe challenges that can only be solved through global collaboration and effort. Prevention and control of COVID-19 is one such common challenge. The establishment of Tsinghua University Vanke School of Public Health is a timely demonstration of Tsinghua's capacity to shoulder its responsibilities as a globally-leading university. Tsinghua University Vanke School of Public Health aims to be a catalyst for high-level international cooperation and industry collaboration, delivering outstanding personnel training, academic faculty development and cutting-edge scientific research. With a strong foundation and mandate, the School will improve the national public health system and the overall national governance, as well as promote the development of global public health and human health undertakings.