Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) was founded in Shanghai, China, in 1896, with the goal of cultivating talented professionals for the nation. Today, SJTU has become one of the world's top 100 universities and 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. SJTU is currently comprised of 5 campuses with more than 300 hectares.
As of December 2020, SJTU has 33 schools/departments, 12 affiliated hospitals, 2 affiliated medical research institutes, 23 directly affiliated units and 5 directly affiliated enterprises, with 17,071 full-time undergraduates, 14,589 full-time master degree candidates, 9,903 full-time doctorate degree candidates, and 2,513 overseas students (among which 1,488 are postgraduates). SJTU faculty includes 3,307 full-time teachers (among which 1,083 are professors), 27 members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and 25 members of the Chinese Academy of Engineering. As a comprehensive university, SJTU offers 71 undergraduate programs covering 9 major disciplines: economics, law, literature, science, engineering, agriculture, medicine, management, and arts.
Over the 125 years of its history, SJTU has educated more than 400,000 talents for the country and the world, including Jiang Zemin, a former president of China, and Tsien Hsue-shen, China's "Father of Space Science." Other famous SJTU scholars include Wu Wenjun, a great master of mathematics and winner of the first National Supreme Award for Science and Technology, as well as Wang Zhenyi, winner of the Kettering Prize for cancer research. Over 200 members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering are SJTU alumni.
SJTU enjoys an increasingly high scientific research level and technological innovation level. Up to 2019, SJTU led the country for the 11th consecutive year in terms of both the number of projects and the amount of funds received from the National Natural Science Foundation of China. In 2020, the number of SCI papers hit a historical high with a total number of 8,239. With 129 various bases of science and innovation, SJTU is encouraging talents all over the world.
SJTU also prioritizes the quality of its campus facilities, such as libraries, student innovation centers, laboratories, and sports facilities. Committed to education through culture, SJTU has integrated traditional Chinese culture into the campus culture development and has won a series of awards, such as the ACM world Championship, the iGEM Competition, and the MCM/IMC Contest. SJTU took the lead in organizing a variety of activities nationwide and had excellent performances in sports events, drama, symphony orchestra, and other similar activies.
SJTU insists on enhancing educational internationalization, constantly improving its comprehensive strengths and global influence, exploring a future-oriented internationalization strategy, speeding up the implementation of a new international development plan, expanding overseas layout, building overseas centers, deepening strategic cooperation, and promoting in-depth exchange visits so as to make steady progress towards the goal of establishing a world-class institution of higher education.
Carrying forth the mission of preserving cultural heritage, seeking truth, bearing the responsibility of invigorating the Chinese nation and all humankind, today, this centennial university is sailing towards the goal of becoming a comprehensive, innovative, and internationalized world-class university. Shanghai Jiao Tong University belongs to China, but more so, it belongs to the world.