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 117 years' unremitting efforts, SJTU has become a comprehensive, research-oriented, and internationalized top university in China.
By December 2013, SJTU has had 28 schools/departments, 26 directly-affiliated institutions, 12 affiliated hospitals, with 16,099 undergraduates and 27,921 postgraduates (13,345 master degree candidates and 6,287 doctorate degree candidates). The university faculty includes 2,851 full-time teachers (among which 872 are professors), 18 members of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 22 members of Chinese Academy of Engineering, 1 selected in "Thousand Talents Top Program" of the Organization Department of CPC Central Committee, 71 involved in "Thousand Talents Long-term Program", 6 elected in "Thousand Talents Foreign Experts Program", 7 involved in "Short-term Program", 56 chosen in "Young Talents Program", 117 Distinguished Professors and Chair Professors of "Cheung Kong Scholar Program", 98 winners of China National Funds for Distinguished Young Scientists, 30 Chief Scientists of the Major State Basic Research Development Program of China (973 Program), 14 Chief Scientists of the State Key Scientific Research Program, 9 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. With 11 National Teaching and Talents Cultivation Bases, 7 National Off-campus Practice Education Bases, 6 National Experimental Teaching Demonstration Centers, 5 National Engineering Practice Education Centers, and 4 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, 18 national-level quality resource-sharing courses, 134 Shanghai Municipal quality courses, 7 bilingual-teaching demonstration courses, and 6 Shanghai higher education all-English demonstration courses.
Up to now SJTU has 36 first-level disciplines authorized to offer doctorate degree covering 8 fields: economics, law, literature, science, engineering, agriculture, medicine and management; 57 first-level disciplines authorized to offer master degree covering all the 13 discipline fields; 3 disciplines authorized to offer professional doctorate degree; 21 disciplines authorized to offer professional master degree; 9 national first-level key disciplines, 11 national second-level key disciplines, 7 nationally-supported key disciplines, 55 Shanghai municipally-constructed key disciplines; 28 mobile post-doctoral stations; 1 state laboratory (under preparation), 8 state key laboratories, 5 national engineering research centers, 3 national engineering laboratories, 2 national R&D centers, 1 national-defense key discipline laboratory, 16 key laboratories of MOE, 4 key laboratories of National Health and Family Planning Commission, 1 key laboratory of Ministry of Agriculture, 30 key laboratories of Shanghai Municipal Government, 5 engineering research centers of MOE, 6 engineering technology research centers of Shanghai, 1 National Social Science Fund consultation spot, 2 research bases for cultural industries, Ministry of Culture, 8 theoretical innovation bases, think tank and economic and social development research office of Shanghai, 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. Since 2013, SJTU has ranked first for four consecutive years in terms of the project number and the amount of money issued by National Natural Science Foundation of China. The number and other indexes of SCI papers of SJTU rank among the top for years, with 4,146 SCI papers in 2012 remaining the second among all the universities in China. The total number of SCI-cited papers from 2003 to 2012 reaches 23,655, with 171,550 times of citation, which keeps ranking the third in China. 1,041 papers were regarded as "doing-a-good-job" papers, ranking the third in China. 409 papers in different fields were published on journals whose Impact Factors are among the top 10 percent, ranking the fourth in China. 753 co-authored papers with SJTU as the first-author affiliation were published on international journals, ranking the third. 4 papers were selected in the "100 most influential international academic papers in China 2012", ranking the third. 7,650 sci-tech papers were published domestically, with 34,028 times of citation nationwide, remaining the first in China. 231 papers were published on SSCI and A&HCI journals, ranking the third among all the universities in China.
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.