Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), as one of the higher education institutions which enjoy a long history and a world-renowned reputation in China, is a key university directly under the administration of the Ministry of Education (MOE) of the People's Republic of China and co-constructed by MOE and Shanghai Municipal Government. Through some 120 years' unremitting efforts, SJTU has become a comprehensive, research-oriented, and internationalized top university in China.
SJTU has had 30 schools/departments, 31 research institutions, 13 affiliated hospitals, 2 affiliated medical research institute, 12 directly affiliated units and 6 directly affiliated enterprises, with 16,129 undergraduates and 30,217 postgraduates (14,439 master degree candidates and 7,882 doctorate degree candidates), 2,982 overseas students (among which 1,698 are postgraduates). The university faculty includes 3,061 full-time teachers (among which 982 are professors), 22 members of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 22 members of Chinese Academy of Engineering.
SJTU has 67 undergraduate programs covering 9 major disciplines: economics, law, literature, science, engineering, agriculture, medicine, management and arts. SJTU ranked ESI top level (0.1%) in 7 research fields including Engineering (0.01%), Materials, Chemistry, Clinical Medicine, Computer Science, Pharmacology and Toxicology and Biology & biochemistry. SJTU has achieved increasingly high levels of scientific research and technology innovation. SJTU is leading the country in terms of both the number of National (1083) and the amount of research funding (3.69 billion) supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China. The number of research papers and international conference papers rank the first in China.
Carrying the mission of preserving cultural heritage, and seeking for the truth, bearing the responsibility of invigorating the Chinese nation and developing for the benefits of mankind, today this centennial university is sailing for the aim of becoming a comprehensive, research-oriented and internationalized world-class university.