Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU; simplified Chinese: 上海交通大学; traditional Chinese: 上海交通大學) is a major public research university in Shanghai, China. Established on April 8, 1896, as Nanyang Public School (南洋公學) by an imperial edict issued by the Guangxu Emperor, it is one of China's oldest universities.[6][7] Directly governed by the Ministry of Education of China, SJTU is a member of the C9 League and Class A Double First Class Universities, standing for top national universities of China. It is also designated a leading institution in the Double First Class University Plan, Project 985, and Project 211.[8]

Shanghai Jiao Tong University
上海交通大学
Former names
Motto
饮水思源
爱国荣校[1]
Motto in English
Gratitude and Responsibility[2]
TypePublic
EstablishedApril 8, 1896; 125 years ago (1896-04-08)
PresidentLin Zhongqin
Party SecretaryYang Zhenbin
Academic staff
3,061[3]
Undergraduates16,221[4]
Postgraduates21,768[5]
Location,
31°12′03″N 121°25′47″E
Campus340 hectares (840 acres)
AffiliationsC9, Universitas 21, Double First Class University PlanProject 985, Project 211
Websitewww.sjtu.edu.cn
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Simplified Chinese上海交通大学
Traditional Chinese上海交通大學
Nanyang Public School in 1898
Main gate of Xuhui campus
Antai College of Economics and Management
Old library on Xuhui campus

Back in the 1930s when SJTU had not yet been separated from National Chiao Tung University, its predecessor had already achieved world renown and been referred to as the "Eastern MIT".[9] The university underwent a number of reformations and gained its current name in 1959. Shanghai Second Medical University was merged into the university on July 18, 2005, and developed into a medical school in China under the name Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine.[10]

Shanghai Jiao Tong University consistently features in the world's top 100 universities as ranked by the Academic Ranking of World Universities, the QS World University Rankings, and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.[11][12][13] It is ranked No. 59 globally and No. 4 nationally according to ARWU 2021, with several subjects like Marine Engineeing, Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Telecommunication Engineering ranked top 10 among world universities.[14]


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