Chinese Name: 上海交通大学
English Name: Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Abbreviation: 上海交大(Shaihaijiaoda); SJTU
Brief introduction Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Founded in 1896, Shanghai Jiao Tong University was originally known as the Nanyang public school南洋公学.
In 1957, Shanghai Jiao Tong University underwent a westward relocation and division, and was divided into the Shanghai part of Jiaotong University and the Xi’an part.
In 1959, with the approval of the State Council国务院, the Shanghai part of Jiaotong University was officially named Shanghai Jiao Tong University上海交通大学.
In 1984, Deng Xiaoping邓小平cordially received the school leaders and representatives of teachers and students, and fully affirmed the various reforms of the school. With the strong support of the state and Shanghai Municipality, the school aims to “be at the highest level and create first-class” and takes the construction of disciplines as the leader, and has successively restored and built science, management, life, law and humanities.
In 1999, the former Shanghai Agricultural College原上海农业大学 was merged. In 2005, it was merged with the former Shanghai Second Medical 原上海第二医科大学University.
Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) is one of the most prestigious institutions of higher learning with the longest history in China.With a total area of more than 3 million square meters, the university has achieved leap-forward development through a series of reforms and construction. The overall strength of the university has been significantly enhanced, laying a solid foundation for the construction of a world-class university.
After 125 years of unremitting efforts, Shanghai Jiao Tong University has become a first-class university in China and a well-known university in the world. At the new historical node, Shanghai Jiao Tong University has further clarified its vision and goal of building a comprehensive, innovative, international and world-class university.
The motto of Shanghai Jiao Tong University was set by president Tang Wenzhi唐文治 in 1910, it indicates that we should never forget where one’s happiness comes from饮水思源, and work hard forever.
Education Achivements and Rankings
Shanghai Jiao Tong University has 31 colleges, departments, 31 research institutes, 13 affiliated hospitals, 2 affiliated medical research institutes, 20 directly affiliated units and 5 directly affiliated enterprises.
The university has 71 undergraduate majors, including 43 national first-class majors and 1 provincial first-class majors, covering nine disciplines such as economics, law, literature, Science, engineering, agriculture, medical management and art. Since the beginning of the new century, 61 national teaching achievements in higher education have been awarded.In the past 20 years, it has won 99 national science and technology awards and 408 Shanghai municipal awards.
Shanghai Jiao Tong University has created many firsts in the history of modern China: the earliest internal combustion engine内燃机, the earliest electric motor电机, the earliest Chinese typewriter中文打字机, the first ship, shipyard, the first atomic submarine核潜艇, the first ship hovercraft, the first hydrofoil independent design of the first generation fighter, the first carrier rocket运载火箭, the first man-made satellite人造卫星, the first heart mitral valve separation technique心脏二尖瓣分离术, the same orthotopic liver surgery, the first successful emergency operation on large area burn patients第一例成功抢救大面积烧伤病人手术, the first university of translation publishing organization, the largest number of local literature, etc., embodies the painstaking wisdom of teachers, students and alumni of Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
As of 2021, the Times Higher Education World University Rankings ranked Shanghai Jiao Tong University 16th in Asia and 4th in China with its teaching,reserch,citations achievements.
The U.S. News & World Report ranked Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 10th in Asia and 3th in China.
QS World University Rankings ranked Shanghai Jiao Tong University 50th in the world and 10th in Asia.
Since Shanghai Jiao Tong University established its history Museum on the occasion of its centennial anniversary in 1996, it has successively built thematic museums, such as Cheng And Art Museum程及美术馆, Dong Hao-yun 董浩云Shipping Museum, Qian Xue-sen钱学森 Library, Li Zheng-dao李政道Library and people’s memorial hall.
Cheng And Art Museum程及美术馆: Cheng and Art Museum of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, located at the bank of Siyuan Lake, Minhang Campus, with a construction area of 1200 square meters, was donated by Mr. Cheng.In 1997, Cheng Ji accepted the title of advisory professor of Shanghai Jiaotong University, and shortly after returning to the United States, he proposed to donate 500,000 US dollars to Jiaotong University to build an “art museum” to realize his lifelong patriotic and love of art education.
Qian Xuesen钱学森 Library: This is another memorial hall for scientists in China. It has won the titles of National Patriotic Education Demonstration Base, National Popular Science Education Base, Shanghai Patriotic Education Base, Shanghai Popular Science Education Base, Shanghai National Defense Education Base and so on
Dong Hao-yun 董浩云Shipping Museum: The museum’s existing collection of more than 1100 pieces, exhibition area of 600 square meters, there are ancient Chinese shipping history museum and Dong Haoyun’s life museum, for permanent display.
More than one hundred years, the school for the state and society has trained more than 400000 various types of talents, including a number of prominent politicians Scientists social activists industrialist, engineering technology and medical experts.
For example, the former president of the People’s Republic of China中华人民共和国主席 Jiang Zemin江泽民, the current vice Chairman of the 13th NPC Standing Committee十三届全国人大常委会副委员长Chen Zhu陈竺, the founder of China’s manned space flight Qian Xuesen钱学森, the founder of Chinese nuclear submarine Huang Xuhua黄旭华.