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Tongji University


The history of Tongji can be traced back to 1907, when the German Medical School was founded by Erich Paulun, a German doctor, and was then renamed as Tongji German Medical School in the following year. 


Already in its second centenary,the University has grown into a comprehensive and research-intensive university with distinctive features and an international reputation.


In light of the general target of the university’s discipline development, the scientific researches are progressing quickly. Remarkable improvements have been made to the overall conditions of research and the university’s research ability is much strengthened.

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
185 66
251 50
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QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
216 -4
212 -1
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
196 28
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Housing services

Conveniently located on Siping Campus and overlooking the serene Sanhaowu Garden, the International Students Service Center is composed of two serviced apartment buildings, a restaurant, a cafe and other service facilities.

  • International Student Dorm Building 1: 231 rooms and 22 suites.
  • International Student Dorm Building 2: 71 rooms and 12 suites.

Medical services

There are as many as twelve hospitals in Shanghai that are affiliated to Tongji University. Besides, some hospitals are officially authorized to provide medical care to the foreign community. Visit the following sites for more detailed information.

Campus life

Since its founding in 1907, Tongji University had moved six times,and eventually settled down at Siping Campus,1239 Siping Road, Yangpu District, Shanghai in 1946.At present, Siping Campus covers an area of 1,009,800 square meters, with a floor area of 1,074,600 square meters. There are 31,653 students, including 3,992 PhD students, 12,232 Master’s degree students, 11,961 Bachelor’s degree students and 3,468 international students. The total number of faculty and staff members is 4,262.

Sports facilities

Campus life is not about books alone. Let’s rejoice in sports and sweat in the field. Students here have access to a variety of sports activities.

Tongji University boasts many excellent sports teams that won numerous medals in national contests over the years. Let’s take a look at some of our sports teams.If you are gifted in sports, come and join us!

Members of the aerobics team of Tongji University are trained in basics of aerobics, calisthenics and cheerleading dances by professional coaches and athletes. They have opportunities to join competitions of all levels and also perform in shows and galas.

Student clubs

There are over 100 student organizations, including clubs, societies and associations at Tongji University ranging from art to volunteerism. Make each day of your college life count by joining us and having fun! Here are a few societies that international students are interested in.

Tongji University Golden Flute Art Club is the first college student club of its kind in China that specializes in bamboo flute performance. The majority of its members are from Tongji University. Mr. DAI Jinsheng, a celebrated flute artist from Shanghai Opera House, serves as the art director. He coaches members every week and supervises various shows of the club.

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