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 121 years' unremitting efforts, SJTU has become a comprehensive, research-oriented, and internationalized top university in China.
Today SJTU has 64 undergraduate programs covering 9 major disciplines: economics, law, literature, science, engineering, agriculture, medicine, management and arts. Since 2000, there are 47 national higher education teaching achievement prizes （31 completed independently）. With 6 National Experimental Teaching Demonstration Centers, 3 national demonstration centers of virtual simulation experiment teaching and 10 Shanghai Municipal Experiment Teaching Demonstration Centers, SJTU has 8 national-level teaching groups, 15 Shanghai Municipal teaching groups, 8 nationally renowned teachers and 36 Shanghai locally renowned teachers and owns 46 national-level quality courses, 13 national-level video-recorded open courses, 23 national-level quality resource-sharing courses, 162 Shanghai Municipal quality courses, 7 bilingual-teaching demonstration courses and14 Shanghai higher education all-English demonstration courses. SJTU won the 1st national "double demonstration base" and established a student innovative center.
ShangHai city, for centuries a major administrative, shipping, and trading town, Shanghai grew in importance in the 19th century due to its favorable port location and economic potential. The city was one of five opened to foreign trade and then flourished as a center of commerce between east and west, and became the undisputed financial hub of the Asia Pacific in the 1930s.
Shanghai is a popular tourist destination renowned for its historical landmarks such as The Bund, City God Temple and Yu Garden as well as the extensive Lujiazui skyline, many skyscrapers, and major museums including the Shanghai Museum and the China Art Museum. It has been described as the window of the booming economy of mainland China.
Since 2000, SJTU has achieved rapid development in the areas of education for international students with the great increase of proportion and scope of excellent international students pursuing bachelor's degree, master's degree or doctoral degrees from more than one hundred countries, including South Korea, Japan, Indonesia, USA, Germany, France, UK, Canada, North Korea, Australia, Thailand, etc. The total number of international students in recent years has grown about 6000.
SJTU provides different kinds of scholarship for excellent applicants, such as Chinese Government Scholarship, Shanghai Government Scholarship, SJTU Scholarship, and others.
SJTU is responsible for helping the academic performance and career development of international students, linking graduate students We host all kinds of events as our traditional events, such as Ice breaking, Halloween and New Year's Eve Party, Stay Love charity fundraising, Photography competitions, Cultural day, etc, and meanwhile we will irregularly hold community volunteer service and quality development competition and so on to enrich foreign students' campus cultural life from every angle. Shanghai Jiao Tong University International Students Union organizes various forms of cultural exchange activities every semester to strengthen the cultural exchange between international students and Chinese students, helping international students to better understand Chinese culture and better integrate into campus life.
With profound cultural background, an age-old tradition on education, strenuous development history, and great achievements made since the reform and opening up, SJT U has attracted wide attention both inside and outside 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.