Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), commonly known in Chinese as "Jiaoda", directly subordinate to the Ministry of Education, is a key university in China, jointly run by the Ministry and Shanghai Municipality. Shanghai Jiao Tong University formerly the Nang Yang Public School was founded in 1896 by Mr. SHENG Xuanhuai. It is one of the oldest universities in China. The University, through its century-long history, has nurtured large numbers of outstanding figures and made significant contributions to the thriving and prosperity of the nation and the development of science and technology.
Since the reform and opening up policy in China, SJTU has taken the lead in management reform of institutions for higher education, regaining its vigor and vitality with an unprecedented momentum of growth.
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Shanghai Jiao Tong University includes five beautiful campuses, Xuhui Campus, Minhang Campus, Luwan Campus, Qibao Campus, and Fahua Campus, taking up an area of around 400 hectares, housing a variety of activities from student life, athletics, and entertainment to research with laboratory facilities among the best in China.
The centennial Jiao Tong University has inherited its old tradition "high starting points, solid foundation, strict requirements and extensive practice" which has cultivated one group of qualified students after another. Today the old tradition is endowed with new content and has become the fine style of learning of Jiao Tong students. With such tradition SJTU is training students into excellent qualified talents with solid and broad theoretical foundation, complex knowledge structure, international communicative ability and comprehensive development in morality, intelligence and physical fitness. Students from SJTU have achieved top prizes in various competitions, such as the International Mathematical Contest in Modeling and Electronics Design Contest. Teachers from SJTU have won a number of top prizes in the national Award of outstanding achievements in Education for their teaching, research and textbooks compiled.
Shanghai Jiao Tong University has been actively involved in International academic exchange programs with foreign universities. SJTU has invited famous scientists and specialists as honorable professors or consulting professors, including the Nobel prize winners and physicists Yang Zhenning, Li Zhengdao and Ding Zaozhong. SJTU sends excellent teachers and students abroad every year to give lectures, to study or to attend international academic conferences, meanwhile SJTU invites foreign specialists and scholars to give lectures or to have academic exchanges. SJTU is the nodal point of "China Education Science and Research Networks" in east China region, and through computer networks, Shanghai Jiao Tong University has faster and closer connection with universities, scientific research institutions and corporations both at home and abroad.
In the new century, Shanghai Jiao Tong University has formulated a grand blueprint for future development and is determined to make continued efforts to build itself into a first class university in the world.
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(Source: Shanghai Jiao Tong University)
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