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 more than 120 years' unremitting efforts, SJTU has become a comprehensive, research-oriented, and internationalized top university in China. The fundamental task of Shanghai Jiao Tong University is mainly to cultivate talents. Over the past 100 years, the university has cultivated more than 300000 talents in various aspects for the country and society, including a group of outstanding politicians, scientists, social activists, industrialists, engineering and technical experts and medical experts. Among the academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of engineering, there are more than 200 alumni of Jiao Tong University; among the 23 Founding Fathers of Chinese Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs and Man- made Satellites, there are six alumni of Jiao Tong University; among the winners of the highest national science and technology award, there are four alumni of Jiao Tong University.
By December 2019, SJTU has had 31 schools/departments, 31 research institutions, 13 affiliated hospitals, 2 affiliated medical research institute, 20 directly affiliated units and 5 directly affiliated enterprises, with 16,351 full-time undergraduates and 14,326 full-time master degree candidates and 8,496 full-time doctorate degree candidates, 2,837 overseas students (among which 1,698 are postgraduates). The university faculty includes 3,236 full-time teachers (among which 982 are professors), 24 members of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 23 members of Chinese Academy of Engineering (among which 1 is member of both Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering). Today SJTU has 67 undergraduate programs covering 9 major disciplines: economics, law, literature, science, engineering, agriculture, medicine, management and arts.
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.