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Xi'an Jiaotong University

Xi'an Jiaotong University, a national key university under the direct jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education, is one of the country's oldest institutions of higher learning. Founded in Shanghai in 1896 as Nanyang Public, it was renamed Jiaotong University in 1921. In 1956, at the direction of the State Council, the university was moved to Xi'an, and renamed Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU). Today, Xi'an Jiaotong University is a comprehensive research university offering programs in ten areas—science, engineering, medicine, economics, management, art, law, philosophy, education, etc—with a major emphasis on science and engineering. It includes 26 schools, eight undergraduate residential colleges, and 12 affiliated teaching hospitals.

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Xi'an Jiaotong University, a national key university under the direct jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education, is one of the country's oldest institutions of higher learning. Founded in Shanghai in 1896 as Nanyang Public, it was renamed Jiaotong University in 1921. In 1956, at the direction of the State Council, the university was moved to Xi'an, and renamed Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU).

As one of the country's national key universities, it was included in the first group of universities singled out for high priority development under the country's seventh and eighth five year plans. It was also included in the first group of universities to benefit from Project 211 and Project 985, with the goal of becoming a world class university. Under a plan adopted by the State Council in April, 2000, the original Xi'an Jiaotong University was merged with the Xi'an Medical University and the Shaanxi Institute of Finance and Economics to form the new Xi'an Jiaotong University.

Today, Xi'an Jiaotong University is a comprehensive research university offering programs in ten areas—science, engineering, medicine, economics, management, art, law, philosophy, education, etc—with a major emphasis on science and engineering. It includes 26 schools, eight undergraduate residential colleges, and 12 affiliated teaching hospitals. XJTU has a faculty and staff of about 5500, of which 2861 are full-time teachers, including over 1700 professors and associate professors.

Numbering among Jiaoda's outstanding alumni are Cai E, Huang Yanpei, Shao Lizi, Li Shutong, Ling Hongxun, Zou Taofen, Lu Dingyi, Hou Shaoqiu, Qian Xuesen, Wang An, Tian Binggeng, and Jiang Zemin. Over 200 XJTU alumni, including Mao Yisheng, Wu Youxun, Zhu Wuhua, Zhang Guangdou, Zhang Wei and Wu Wenjun have been honored with membership in the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering. Since moving to Xi'an over 50 years ago, Xi'an Jiaotong University has educated a large group of talented individuals in many fields, and its graduates have achieved distinction in all walks of life.

While attentive to international developments, research in science and technology at Xi'an Jiaotong University is directed primarily at meeting the nation's most important needs, and in contributing to autonomous creation. To this end, XJTU is continually strengthening its capacity to innovate while seeking to raise its level of competitiveness, by, among other approaches, working to shorten the time needed to transform laboratory results into productive products and processes.

Since 2000, faculty members and researchers from XJTU have headed 13 projects under the 973 Program, and participated in over 100 others. In the same time period, university scientists and engineers have had 1489 projects approved by the National Natural Science Fund. Its total number of basic research projects and grants places XJTU in the front rank among Chinese universities. Also in the period since 2000, the university has been awarded 31 national science and technology prizes.

Recent years have also seen a notable increase in the amount of research devoted to the humanities and the social sciences, with significant contributions to the major projects in those areas identified by the National Social Science Fund and the Ministry of Education. In 2008, the number of SSCI papers published by XJTU researchers ranked fourth in China. To produce these results, the university relies on its strength in key disciplines and on its unique educational model, with its emphasis on the integration of production, study and research.

In addition, it has, in cooperation with the government and with large and mid-sized enterprises, established research and development parks whose aim is to help solve the key technological problems facing industry and to strengthen the contributions of science and technology to the regional economy and the development of the local social structure.

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While attentive to international developments, research in science and technology at Xi'an Jiaotong University is directed primarily at meeting the nation's most important needs, and in contributing to autonomous creation. To this end, XJTU is continually strengthening its capacity to innovate while seeking to raise its level of competitiveness, by, among other approaches, working to shorten the time needed to transform laboratory results into productive products and processes.

Since 2000, faculty members and researchers from XJTU have headed 13 projects under the 973 Program, and participated in over 100 others. In the same time period, university scientists and engineers have had 1489 projects approved by the National Natural Science Fund. Its total number of basic research projects and grants places XJTU in the front rank among Chinese universities. Also in the period since 2000, the university has been awarded 31 national science and technology prizes.

Recent years have also seen a notable increase in the amount of research devoted to the humanities and the social sciences, with significant contributions to the major projects in those areas identified by the National Social Science Fund and the Ministry of Education. In 2008, the number of SSCI papers published by XJTU researchers ranked fourth in China. To produce these results, the university relies on its strength in key disciplines and on its unique educational model, with its emphasis on the integration of production, study and research.

In addition, it has, in cooperation with the government and with large and mid-sized enterprises, established research and development parks whose aim is to help solve the key technological problems facing industry and to strengthen the contributions of science and technology to the regional economy and the development of the local social structure.

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2019
151
2018
-
2017
201
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2020
307 6
2019
313 31
2018
344
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2020
343 13
2019
356 24
2018
380
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2020
501
2019
501
2018
501
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.

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Xi'an Jiatong University, which is located in the city of Xi'an in Shaanxi province, has three campuses: the Xingqing campus, the Yanta campus and the Qujiang campus, covering a total area of 206.26 hectares. The total constructed area is 1.7623 million square meters. The “Qian Xuesen Library,” which is located on the Xingqing campus, incorporates nearly 40 thousand square meters and has 3518 reading seats. The library collections include 4.7467 million books and 10,053 newspapers and periodicals, of which 4089 kinds are current periodicals.

The library has also been adding to its digital collections, and has recently introduced 252 foreign electronic resources. Its holdings now include 28,639 electronic periodicals in Chinese and foreign languages and more than one million electronic books. The library's computer system is fully integrated with the campus network, CERNET, and the Internet. On and off-campus users can access the system via remote terminal or over the Internet. The university's computer network meets the highest international standards.

Student Life

Students are housed in modern dormitories and may choose from a wide variety of dishes in the university's extensive dining facilities. The Siyuan Student Activities Center, with a total area of over 10,000 square meters, is the venue for a wide range of events, and the university's athletic fields and playgrounds are fitted with the latest modern equipment. The university has an extensive system of scholarships and stipends, with scholarships for undergraduates totaling 12 million yuan per year, and additional annual support in the form of loans totaling 14.4 million yuan. The university has also established an “innovation fund” to provide support for graduate students. Each year, it distributes about 50 million yuan. The university has a modern psychological health education and counseling center for university students.

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