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Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Shanghai, China


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History, Affiliations and Rankings

Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), was established in 1896 as Nanyang Public School. It is one of China's top institutions and is well-known abroad for its dedication to producing future leaders with cutting-edge aspirations and broad perspectives. Shanghai Jiao Tong Institution has developed into a local first-class and globally famous university after 125 years of continuous efforts, and it has further defined the concept of becoming a "comprehensive, innovative and international" world-class university. It is one of the nine members of the elite C9 League. It is affiliated with C9, Universitas 21, Double First-Class University PlanProject 985, and Project 211. Shanghai Jiao Tong University is ranked #105 in Best Global Universities according to US News and World Report Ranking in 2022 and QS World University Rankings has ranked it at 46th position in 2022. 

Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses

Shanghai Jiao consists of five stunning campuses which are Xuhui Campus, Minhang Campus, Luwan Campus, Qibao Campus, and Fahua Campus cover an area of about 400 hectares and house a range of activities, including student life, athletics, and entertainment, as well as research with some of China's best laboratory facilities.  SJTU has 33 schools/departments, 12 affiliated hospitals, 2 affiliated medical research institutes, 23 directly affiliated units and 5 directly affiliated enterprises. More than 60 undergraduate programmes and 100 graduate programmes in 9 fields, including economics, Management, law, literature, science, engineering, agriculture, medicine, and arts, are offered to overseas students through the 33 colleges and institutions in the country. 

Accomplishments and Alumni

SJTU, which was co-built by the MOE and the Shanghai Municipal Government, is now among the top 100 universities in the world and a crucial institution directly under the control of the People's Republic of China's Ministry of Education (MOE). The Times Higher Education has ranked it 84th position in the world and 13th in Asia in 2022. SJTU has trained more than 400,000 talents for the nation and the globe throughout the course of its 125-year existence, including Jiang Zemin, a former Chinese president, and Tsien Hsue-Shen, known as the "Father of Space Science" in China. Some of the other famous notable alumni include Wu Wenjun (a great master of mathematics and winner of the first National Supreme Award for Science and Technology), Wang Zhenyi (winner of the Kettering Prize for cancer research), Yao Ming (Chinese basketball executive and former professional player), Wang Liqin (Chinese table tennis player), etc.

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

Each year SJTU admits students from nearly 100 countries, and more than 7000 international students are studying on campus. 17,071 full-time undergraduates, 14,589 full-time master's degree candidates, and 9,903 full-time doctoral degree students are enrolled at the university. The University has students from a wide range of backgrounds, including race, national origin, religion, beliefs, age, socioeconomic level, gender, sexual orientation, and handicap status. The top visiting companies on the campus are Dell, Big 4, Deloitte, IBM, Intel, Google, Apple, Microsoft, McKinsey & Company and  Boston Consulting Group (BCG). 

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