President: Professor Xu Ningsheng
APRU Senior Staff Contact:
Dr. Zhu Chouwen, Director, Foreign Affairs Office
Initially known as "Fudan Public School", Fudan University was founded in the year 1905. The word 'Fudan', means 'heavenly light shines day after day', and indicates inexhaustible self-reliance and industriousness.
Fudan consists of 28 schools and departments, with seventy undergraduate disciplines. The University confers bachelor's degrees in seventy academic disciplines, and master's degrees in two hundred and twenty nine disciplines, and doctoral degrees in twenty-four Level I and one hundred and fifty-four Level II academic disciplines. There are also twenty-nine research stations that offer postdoctoral fellowships.
Fudan has an enrollment of 26,362 full-time degree candidates, 18,664 students studying at the schools of Continuing Education and Online Education, and 3,633 foreign students. It has a 2,678 full-time teachers and researchers, including 1,400 full professors and associate professors, 36 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering, 53 chair professors and 30 lecture professors of the Cheungkong Scholars Program, 17 chief scientists of Project 973.