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Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Updated: Apr 9, 2018 Print

Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), as one of the higher  education institutions which enjoy a long history and a world-renowned  reputation in China, is a key university directly under the administration of the Ministry of Education (MOE) of the People's  Republic of China and co-constructed by MOE and Shanghai Municipal  Government. Through 121 years' unremitting efforts, SJTU has become a  comprehensive, research-oriented, and internationalized top university  in China. 

By December 2016, SJTU has had  28 schools/departments, 21 research institutions, 13 affiliated  hospitals, 2 affiliated medical research institute, 12 directly  affiliated units and 6 directly affiliated enterprises, with 16,195  undergraduates and 30,270 postgraduates (14,374 master degree candidates  and 6,719 doctorate degree candidates),2,401  overseas students. The university faculty includes 2,835 full-time  teachers (among which 891 are professors), 22 members of Chinese Academy  of Sciences, 24 members of Chinese Academy of Engineering, 1 selected  in "Thousand Talents Top Program" of the Organization Department of CPC  Central Committee, 105 selected in "Thousand Talents Program" of the  Organization Department of CPC Central Committee,143 chosen in "Young  Talents Program", 140 Distinguished Professors and Chair Professors of  "Cheung Kong Scholar Program", 8 Cheung Kong Youth Scholar, 123 winners  of China National Funds for Distinguished Young Scientists, 35 Chief  Scientists of the Major State Basic Research Development Program of  China (973 Program), 14 Chief Scientists of the State Key Scientific  Research Program, 14 Innovation Research Groups, National Natural  Science Foundation of China and 20 Innovation Teams, MOE.

Today SJTU has 64 undergraduate programs covering 9  major disciplines: economics, law, literature, science, engineering,  agriculture, medicine, management and arts. Since 2000, there are 47  national higher education teaching achievement prizes (31 completed independently).  With 6 National Experimental Teaching Demonstration Centers, 3 national  demonstration centers of virtual simulation experiment teaching and 10  Shanghai Municipal Experiment Teaching Demonstration Centers, SJTU has 8  national-level teaching groups, 15 Shanghai Municipal teaching groups, 8  nationally renowned teachers and 36 Shanghai locally renowned teachers  and owns 46 national-level quality courses, 13 national-level  video-recorded open courses, 23 national-level quality resource-sharing  courses, 162 Shanghai Municipal quality courses, 7 bilingual-teaching  demonstration courses and14 Shanghai higher education all-English  demonstration courses. SJTU won the 1st national “double demonstration base” and established student innovative center.

Up to now SJTU has 38  first-level disciplines authorized to offer doctorate degree covering 8  fields: economics, law, literature, science, engineering, agriculture,  medicine and management; 56 first-level disciplines authorized to offer  master degree covering all the 12 discipline fields; 3 disciplines  authorized to offer professional doctorate degree; 23 disciplines  authorized to offer professional master degree; 35 postdoctoral research  station, 1 national laboratory (preparing), 1 national key technology  infrastructure, 8 national key laboratories, 1 national scientific  research institutes, 5 national engineering research centers, 2 national  engineering laboratories, 1 national research and development centers, 1  national defense key discipline laboratory, 3 collaborative innovation  centers, 1 international united laboratory;15  key laboratories of MOE, 5 key laboratories of National Health and  Family Planning Commission, 1 key laboratory of Ministry of Agriculture,  31 key laboratories of Shanghai Municipal Government, 5 engineering  research centers of MOE, 5 engineering technology research centers of  Shanghai, 4 Shanghai Municipal functional platforms of,1 National Social Science Fund consultation spot, 5 innovative research bases of philosophy and Social Sciences of Shanghai Municipal,3 Shanghai Municipal think tank,4 decision-making advisory research bases of Shanghai Municipal Government (expert studio),2 Shanghai Municipal soft science bases,1  MOE colleges and universities research base of soft science, 3 WHO  collaborating centers, 1 National Technology Transfer Center, and 1  National University Science Park.  

SJTU enjoys an increasingly high  scientific research level and technology innovation level. Up to 2016,  SJTU led the country for the 7th consecutive year in terms of both the  project number and the amount of money issued by National Natural  Science Foundation of China. The number of SCI included papers in terms  of the Article, and Review hit a historical  high with the total number of 6,027. Among them, international  outstanding paper reaches 2,497. The total number of domestic SCI-cited papers reaches 26,749,  ranking the first in China. 2,414 papers were regarded as  "doing-a-good-job" papers, ranking the third in China. In 10 years,  SCI-cited papers have reached 39,913 and  366,612 times, continue to maintain the second in China. 705  International Conference Papers, ranking second in China. 1 was elected  as “2015 Chinese most influential 100 international academic papers”.

With profound cultural  background, an age-old tradition on education, strenuous development  history, and great achievements made since the reform and opening up,  SJTU has attracted wide attention both inside and outside China.  Carrying the mission of preserving cultural heritage, and seeking for  the truth, bearing the responsibility of invigorating the Chinese nation  and developing for the benefits of mankind, today this centennial  university is sailing for the aim of becoming a comprehensive,  research-oriented and internationalized world-class university.

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