Senior International Leader: Professor Xuemin Xu, Vice President (Education and International Affairs)
Shanghai Jiao Tong University is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in China. Since its establishment in 1896, the fundamental mission of the university has been to nurture first-class talent, accomplish top scholarship and drive the nation’s development.
SJTU has 31 schools/departments, 47 research platforms, and 13 hospitals affiliated to its medical school. The University offers 67 undergraduate programs covering disciplines of economics, law, literature, science, engineering, agriculture, medicine, management and arts, 42 first-level disciplines authorized to confer doctorate degrees and 57 first-level disciplines authorized to confer master degrees. By December 2018, there are 16,129 undergraduates and 30,217 postgraduates, more than 7000 international students on campus including 2,982 in degree programs. There are over 3,100 full-time faculty members, including 44 academicians of two academies (the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering).
Internationalization has always played an important role in the development of SJTU. Currently SJTU has more than 150 institutional cooperation agreements with well-known universities around the world and has 60 double-degree programs in place. More than 45% of its undergraduate students have a study-abroad experience over the four years of studies at SJTU. SJTU aspires to build a world-class university with featured attributes of being “comprehensive, research-intensive and international”, to fulfill its core mission of serving the societal development and mankind through knowledge advancement, educating future generations of leaders and providing driving forces of innovation for economic growth and public good.