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Shanghai Jiaotong University

Shanghai Jiaotong University, or Shanghai Jiao Tong University, (SJTU, 上海交通大學), abbreviated Jiao Da (交大), is one of the leading universities in China.

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.

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.

Today Jiaotong University has 20 academic schools:

  • Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanical and Power Engineering
  • Electronics and Information Engineering
  • Electric Power Engineering
  • Material Science and Engineering
  • Sciences
  • Life Science and Technology
  • Humanities and Social Science
  • Civil Engineering and Mechanics
  • Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
  • Management
  • Foreign Languages
  • Agriculture and Biology
  • Environmental Science and Engineering
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Medical
  • Law
  • Media and Design
  • Information Security
  • Software
  • Department of Plastic Technology
  • Department of Physical Education
  • Graduate School

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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