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 120 years' unremitting efforts, SJTU has become a comprehensive, research-oriented, and internationalized top university in China.
By December 2015, SJTU has had 29 schools/departments, 25 directly-affiliated institutions,13 affiliated hospitals, with 16,188 undergraduates and 288,42 postgraduates (13,841 master degree candidates and 6,506 doctorate degree candidates)，2,134 overseas students. The university faculty includes 2,793 full-time teachers (among which 890 are professors), 22 members of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 24 members of Chinese Academy of Engineering, 1 selected in "Thousand Talents Top Program" of the Organization Department of CPC Central Committee, 98 selected in "Thousand Talents Program" of the Organization Department of CPC Central Committee, 84 chosen in "Young Talents Program", 131 Distinguished Professors and Chair Professors of "Cheung Kong Scholar Program", 116 winners of China National Funds for Distinguished Young Scientists, 35 Chief Scientists of the Major State Basic Research Development Program of China (973 Program), 14 Chief Scientists of the State Key Scientific Research Program, 13 Innovation Research Groups, National Natural Science Foundation of China and 20 Innovation Teams, MOE.
With profound cultural background, an age-old tradition on education, strenuous development history, and great achievements made since the reform and opening up, SJTU 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.