Southeast University is one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in China. Its origin can be traced back to 1902, when it was founded as Sanjiang Normal College. Then, it evolved as: Nanjing Higher Normal School, National Southeast University, National Fourth Sun Yat-sen University, Jiangsu University and National Central University.
Southeast University has been constantly exploringmethods in school management and talent nurturing. It encourages the philosophy of Liangjiang Normal School’s “experience hardness, achieve success”, the spirit of Nanjing Higher Normal School’s “nation, democracy, science”, the school motto of National Southeast University’s “striving for perfection”, the academic atmosphere of National Central University’s “sincerity with aspiration”, and the school ethos of Nanjing Institute of Technology’s “rigor, truthfulness, unity and diligence”.
Recently, the team leading by Prof. Zhao Yuanjin from State Key Laboratory of Bioelectronics in School of Biological Sciences & Medical Engineering, SEU made important progress in organ-on-a-chip research. The research results were published in the international top journal Science Robotics under the title of “Bioinspired living structural color hydrogels” on March 29, 2018. This is the first article published in this journal which was written by Chinese scholars independently.
The university library covers an area of 66.9 thousand square meters, with a possession of 4249.9 thousand of all kinds of books and materials.
Southeast University has campuses such as Sipailou,Jiulonghu and Dingjiaqiao, covering a total area of 392 hectares.