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Shanghai Jiao Tong University, (SJTU, 上海交通大學), abbreviated Jiao Da (交大), is one of the leading universities in China. The university is jointly run by the Ministry of Education and Shanghai Government. It is one of oldest national universities in China. A university is an institution of higher education and of research, which grants academic degrees. ...

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History

Bird's-eye view of Xuhui campus

In 1896, Nanyang Public School was founded by Sir Sheng Xuanhuai in Xujiahui, Shanghai, which belonged to the Business and Telegraphs Office of the Chinese government. There were four schools: a normal school, a school of foreign languages, a middle school and a high school. Sir Sheng Xuanhuai is the first president of the school. Birds-eye view of Xuhui campus ,SJTU File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Birds-eye view of Xuhui campus ,SJTU File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... 1896 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Shen Xuan Huai was minister of Transportation under Qing Empire, He was actively advocates using western technology in saving the country from poor and destiturion, his influence is mainly in southern part of China, specifically in Shanghai, he founded the famous Shanghai JiaoTong University, the first southern University with an... Xujiahui (徐家汇) is an area in the south of Shanghai, China. ... Shanghai (Chinese: 上海; pinyin: ; Shanghainese IPA: ) is Chinas largest city and is situated on the banks of the Yangtze River Delta. ... Shen Xuan Huai was minister of Transportation under Qing Empire, He was actively advocates using western technology in saving the country from poor and destiturion, his influence is mainly in southern part of China, specifically in Shanghai, he founded the famous Shanghai JiaoTong University, the first southern University with an...


In 1904, the Ministry of Commerce took over the school, and changed its name to Imperial Polytechnic College of the Commerce Ministry the next year. In 1906, the college was taken over again by the Ministry of Posts and Telegraphs, and changed its name to Shanghai Industrial College of the Ministry of Posts and Telegraphs. When the Republic of China was founded, the college was run by the Ministry of Communications, and changed its name once again to Government Institute of Technology of the Communications Ministry. In 1918, the school of management was founded in this institute, and it became one of the oldest academic institutes founded by the Chinese government. 1904 is a leap year starting on a Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1906 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... National motto: None Official language Mandarin Chinese Capital and largest city Taipei President Chen Shui-bian Premier Frank Hsieh Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 138th 35,980 km² 2. ... 1918 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...


In 1920, the institute was combined with some other colleges and change its name to Nan Yang College of Chiao Tung. In 1928, the name was changed to First Chiao Tung University of the Communications Ministry. In the 1930s, it was said to be the Eastern MIT. In 1938, the Ministry of Education took over the university, and it was renamed National Chiao Tung University. In 1943, the graduate school was founded. 1920 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) Events January January 7 - Forces of Russian White admiral Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. ... 1928 was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, or MIT, is a research institution and university located in the city of Cambridge, Massachusetts directly across the Charles River from Bostons Back Bay district. ... 1938 was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Several countries have government departments named the Ministry of Education Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Japan) Ministry of Education (India) Ministry of Education (New Zealand) Ministry of Education (Israel) Ministry of Education (Malaysia) Ministry of Education (Singapore) See also: Minister of Education, Department of Education This is... National Chiao Tung University (國立交通大學) is a university in Hsinchu, Taiwan, Republic of China. ... 1943 is a common year starting on Friday. ...


After the Chinese Civil War in 1949 some parts of the university were transferred to other places and the main part changed its name to Shanghai Jiaotong University. The Chinese Civil War was a conflict in China between the Kuomintang (the Nationalist Party; KMT) and the Communist Party of China (CPC). ... 1949 is a common year starting on Saturday. ...


Academics

Shanghai Jiaotong University, through its century-long history, has nurtured large numbers of outstanding national figures and made significant contributions to the success and prosperity of the nation and the development of science and technology.


Since its adoption of the reform and opening-up policy in China, Shanghai Jiaotong University has taken the lead in the management system reform in the institutions of higher learning, thus regaining its vigor and vitality as well as momentum for rapid growth as never seen before. A number of its disciplines have been advancing towards the world's first-class level, such as communications and electronic systems, naval architecture and ocean engineering, automatic control, composite materials, and metal plasticity processing. A batch of burgeoning branches of learning have occupied an important position in the country, such as large-scale integrated circuitry, computer science, optical fiber technology and systems engineering.


Today Shanghai Jiaotong University boasts 21 academic schools:

  • Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanical & Power Engineering
  • Electronics & Electric Engineering
  • Material Science and Engineering
  • Sciences, Life Science and Technology
  • Humanities and Social Science
  • Civil Engineering and Mechanics
  • Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
  • Management
  • International and Public Affairs
  • Foreign Languages
  • Agriculture and Biology
  • Environmental Science and Engineering
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Medicine
  • Law
  • Media & Design
  • Micro-electronics
  • Information Security and Software

There are also two directly affiliated departments: the Department of Plastic Technology and the Department of Physical Education, plus a Graduate School. Besides, it also has a School of Continuing (adult) Education, a School of Online Learning, a School of International Education, and a Vocational School. There are 60 undergraduate programs, 152 masters degree programs, 93 Ph.D programs, 16 post-doctorate programs, 16 state key doctorate programs and 14 state key laboratories and national engineering centers.


Shanghai Jiaotong University boasts a good number of famous scientists and professors, including 22 academics of the Academy of Sciences and Academy of Engineering, 23 "Changjiang Chair Professors" and more than 1, 420 professors and associate professors. Academy of Sciences can refer to a national academy or another learned society dedicated to sciences. ...


Student Bodies

Its total enrollment of full-time students amounts to 23,900. There are 15,550 undergraduates and 12,780 candidates for the Master's Degree and Doctor's Degree. The centennial Jiaotong University has inherited its old tradition of "high starting points, solid foundation, strict requirements and extensive practice" which has produced 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 Jiaotong students. With such tradition Shanghai Jiaotong University is training students into excellent qualified talents with a solid and broad theoretical foundation, complex knowledge structure, international communicative ability and comprehensive development in morality, intelligence and physical fitness. Students from Jiaotong University 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 and research and the textbooks they have compiled.


Campuses

The university has beautiful campuses, occupying an area of more than 2 km² in total, and possesses plenty of advanced teaching and research equipment and facilities. Now, it has five campuses, the Xuhui, the Minhang, the Qibao, the Shangzhong Road and the Fahuazheng Road. Over the past decade, the number of students in Jiaotong University has grown from 5,000 to more than 23,000, the floorage of its various buildings from 230,000 to 800,000 m² and the area of campuses from 0.4 to 2 km². Apart from the major buildings such as the Lecture Buildings, Laboratory Buildings, Dormitories and Gymnasiums, SJTU also has the Bao Zhaolong Library which is well-known throughout the country. Various laboratories, including university central laboratories such as "Computer Center" and "Audio-visual Education Center" are equipped with advanced research and teaching equipment and facilities.


Cooperations

Jiaotong University has been actively involved in international academic exchange programs with foreign universities. To date, it has established relations with more than 100 renowned universities and colleges in the world as well as connections with many research institutions, corporations and enterprises at home and abroad. Jiaotong university has invited more than 100 famous scientists and specialists as honorary 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.


Jiaotong university is the hub of "China Education Science and Research Networks" in eastern China, and through computer networks, Jiaotong University has a faster and closer connection with universities, scientific research institutions and corporations both at home and abroad. The university is a member of LAOTSE, an international network of leading universities in Europe and Asia. LAOTSE (Links to Asia by Organizing Traineeship and Student Exchange) is an international network of leading universities in Europe and Asia. ... World map showing location of Europe A satellite composite image of Europe Europe is geologically and geographically a peninsula, forming the westernmost part of Eurasia. ... World map showing location of Asia A satellite composite image of Asia Asia is the central and eastern part of the continent of Eurasia, defined by subtracting the European peninsula from Eurasia. ...


Famous Alumni

  • Jiang Zemin (江澤民)
  • Lu Dingyi (陸定一)
  • Ding Guangen (丁關根)
  • Wang Daohan (汪道涵)
  • Qian Xuesen (錢學森)
  • Wu Wenjun (吳文俊)
  • Zou Taofen (鄒韜奮)
  • Mao Yisheng (茅以升)
  • Cai Er (蔡鍔)
  • Huang Yanpei (黃炎培)
  • Shao Lizi (邵力子)
  • An Wang (王安)

Of all the academics of Chinese Academy of Sciences and Academy of Engineering, more than 200 are the alumni of Shanghai Jiaotong University. Jiāng Zémín (born August 17, 1926) was the core of the third generation of Communist Party of China leaders, serving as General Secretary of the Communist Party of China from 1989 to 2002, as President of the Peoples Republic of China from 1993 to 2003, and as Chairman of... Wang Daohan (汪道涵), is the current president of the Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS). ... Tsien Hsue-shen or Qian Xuesen, 钱学森 (born 1911) is a scientist who was a major figure in the missile and space programs of both the United States and Peoples Republic of China (PRC). ... Dr. An Wang (王安, pinyin: Wáng Ān) (February 7, 1920 – March 24, 1990) was a Chinese American computer engineer and inventor. ... The Chinese Academy of Sciences (中国科学院), formerly known as Academia Sinica (not to be confused with the Academia Sinica currently headquartered in Taipei), is the national academy for the natural sciences of the Peoples Republic of China. ...


See also

Universities in the Peoples Republic of China, both public and private. ... Jiaotong University is the name of several universities: Northern Jiaotong University, in Beijing Shanghai Jiaotong University, in Shanghai Southwest Jiaotong University, in Chengdu Xian Jiaotong University, in Xian National Chiao Tung University in Hsinchu ...

External link

  • Shanghai Jiaotong University website (http://www.sjtu.edu.cn)

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It was founded in 1896 by Mr. Sheng Xuanhuai (盛宣懷). At that time, the name of the institution is Nanyang Public School (南洋公學). It is one of the oldest universities in China with more than one hundred years of history. Many famous figures in the history of China and figures of today are SJTU graduates. Of all the academicians of China's Academy of Sciences and Academy of Engineering, more than 180 are the alumni of Jiaotong University. 1896 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Shen Xuan Huai was minister of Transportation under Qing Empire, He was actively advocates using western technology in saving the country from poor and destiturion, his influence is mainly in southern part of China, specifically in Shanghai, he founded the famous Shanghai JiaoTong University, the first southern University with an...


Communication and electronic system, naval architecture and ocean engineering, automatic control, composite materials, metal plasticity processing, and mechanical engineering are recognized as traditional strong fields of SJTU. Large-scale integrated circuits, computer science, optical fiber technology, and systems engineering etc. which are relatively new disciplines are becoming noted world wide.


Besides, it also has a School of Continuing Education (for adults), School of Online Learning, School of International Education, and a Vocational School. There are 55 undergraduate programs, 103 masters-degree programs, 57 Ph.D programs, as well as programs of MBA, MPA and Master of Engineering programs, 16 post-doctorate programs, 16 State key doctorate programs and 14 State key laboratories and National engineering centers.


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Shanghai Jiaotong University is directly subordinate to Ministry of Education, Republic of China, is one of the key universities in China, jointly run by the Ministry and Shanghai Government.
Shanghai Jiaotong 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.
Jiaotong university is the nodal point of "China Education Science and Research Networks" in east China region, and through computer networks, Jiaotong University has faster and closer connection with universities, scientific research institutions and corporations both at home and abroad.
Shanghai Jiao Tong University - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (461 words)
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, (SJTU, 上海交通大學), abbreviated Jiao Da (交大), is one of the leading universities in China.
The university is jointly run by the Ministry of Education and Shanghai Government.
Shanghai Jiao Tong is usually regarded as one of the two best universities in Shanghai, the other is Fudan University, and one of the top ten universities in China.
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