Shanghai Jiaotong University commemorates the 125th anniversary


Our alma mater ushered in the 125th birthday, here in the name of Shanghai Jiaotong University alumni to my alma mater deep blessing, wish the alma mater increasingly prosperous, cultivate more beneficial to the country and human beings of all kinds of talent.

Shanghai Jiaotong University is one of the famous institutions of higher learning in China, which has a long history and enjoys a reputation at home and abroad. After 125 years of unremitting efforts, Shanghai Jiaotong University has become a "comprehensive, research-oriented, international" domestic first-class, internationally renowned university.

At the end of the nineteenth century, Jiawu was defeated and the nation was in danger. A famous industrialist and educator in modern China, Sheng Xuanhuai founded Nanyang Public School —— the predecessor of Jiaotong University in Shanghai in 1896. At the beginning of the school, the school established the purpose of "seeking truth from facts and practical work ", taking the cultivation of" first class talents "as the educational goal, being diligent and enterprising, and indefatigable, it has become a famous institution of higher learning in China in the 1920s and 1930s. Known as" Oriental MIT ".

During the War of Resistance against Japan, the vast number of teachers and students went through hardships, transferred to the concession, moved to Chongqing, insisted on running a school, many students committed to the army, bloody battlefield. On the eve of liberation, teachers and students actively engaged in the democratic revolution, the school is known as the "fortress of democracy ".


In the early days of the founding of New China, in order to meet the needs of national economic construction and construct the higher education system of New China, the schools adjusted a considerable number of superior specialties and teacher equipment to support the development of domestic fraternal colleges and universities. In the mid-1950s, the school responded to the call of the national construction of the northwest, experienced the westward relocation and division, divided into the Shanghai part of Jiaotong University and the Xi'an part.


In March 1959, the two parts were listed as the national key universities at the same time, the State Council approved the independent establishment, and the Shanghai part of Jiaotong University opened the name of Shanghai Jiaotong University. In the 1960s and 1970s, the school was led by the National Defense Science and Technology Commission and the sixth Ministry of Machinery and Industry, actively engaged in national defense personnel training and national defense scientific research, and made great contributions to "two bombs and one star" and national defense modernization.

Since the reform and opening up, the school has been determined to promote reform in the spirit of "dare to be the first in the world ": to form a delegation of professors to visit the United States, to implement the reform of the school management system, to accept donations from overseas friends, and so on.


With the strong support of the state and Shanghai, the school has resumed and built science, management, life, law and humanities, with the goal of "top level and first class" and discipline construction as the leading. In 1999, Shanghai Agricultural College merged; in 2005, it merged with Shanghai Second Medical University.

At this point, the school completed the comprehensive university discipline layout. In the past 20 years, through the construction of the national "211 project "and "985 project" and "double first-class" project, the high-level talents of the school are gathering day by day, and the scientific research strength has been rapidly improved, which has realized the transformation to the research university. At the same time, the school through cooperation with the University of Michigan and other world-class universities, the implementation of internationalization strategy has made an important breakthrough.

The construction of Minhang campus began in 1985. After more than 30 years, the capital has been built into a modern university campus with perfect facilities and beautiful environment. The school has Xuhui, Minhang, Huangpu, Changning, Qibao, Pudong and other campuses, covering a total area of more than 3 million square meters.

By December 2019, The school has 31 colleges / departments, 31 institutes, 13 affiliated hospitals, 2 affiliated medical institutes, 20 immediate units, Five directly affiliated enterprises. Full-time undergraduate students (domestic)16351, full-time master's graduate students 14326, full-time doctoral graduate students 8496, 2837 students, Among them graduate degree student 1698 people; There are 3236 full-time teachers, Among them ,982 professors. There are 67 undergraduate majors, It covers nine disciplines: economics, law, literature, science, engineering, agriculture, medicine, management and art. The school now has 45 doctoral degrees, Covering economics, law, literature, science, engineering, agriculture, medicine, management and other eight disciplines; First class master degree authorization point 57, covering 12 disciplines; Doctorate degree authorization point 3; Master degree authorization points 23; 35 postdoctoral mobile stations, etc.

At present, research institutions are being built for the frontier of basic science and national strategic needs in the world, such as Li Zhengdao Research Institute, China Urban Governance Research Institute, China quality Development Research Institute, China Marine equipment Engineering Science and Technology Development Strategy Research Institute, etc.

Shanghai Jiaotong University has a profound cultural background, a long tradition of running a school, and a strong development process, especially the great achievements made since the reform and opening up, which have attracted attention at home and abroad. This century-old school of excellence is sailing in the wind, to inherit civilization, seek truth as the mission, to revitalize China, benefit mankind as their own responsibility, towards the goal of world-class universities with Chinese characteristics!


The institute of continuing Education of Shanghai Jiaotong University will continue to recruit overseas students in the autumn of 2021 as SJTU Pre-University program who have completed preparatory studies can continue to study at Shanghai Jiaotong University and have various generous scholarships to help students complete their studies. For details, please consult our website We will do our best to help you complete the application procedures and related procedures.

Sheng Xuanhuai, first President of Shanghai Jiaotong University

Sheng Xuanhuai (November 4,1844-April 27,1916), the word apricot sun, and the word young, heart growing, apricot, the number of Yi, and fill the building, other Yu Zhai, old age since the name of the old man. Han nationality, was born in Changzhou, Jiangsu Province,after death to bury Jiangyin Jiangsu Province.


Officials in the late Qing Dynasty, scholar origin, official businessmen, comprador, Westernization representatives, famous politicians, entrepreneurs and philanthropists, known as "the father of Chinese industry "," the father of Chinese business "," the father of Chinese higher education ".

 He was enthusiastic about public welfare, active disaster relief, and creatively dredged the Xiaoqing River in Shandong Province. Sheng Xuanhuai's life experience legend, extraordinary achievements, founded a number of pioneering undertakings, involving ships, telegrams, railways, steel, banking, textile, education, many fields, great impact, famous at home and abroad, hanging to later generations.

Throughout his life, Chinese enterprises in modern times had much to do with it, such as China Shipping Bureau, General Administration of Bureau, Commercial Bank, Han Ye Ping Company, and the construction of Luhan Railway.

For example, he founded Jiaotong University, Beiyang University (now Tianjin University) is still a famous school, the Chinese Red Cross also advocated the establishment, in the late Qing Dynasty and early Republic of China relief, disaster relief has done a lot.

Edited by Baoyang from Shanghai Beihaimandarin