Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU) is a leading university in China, covering a comprehensive range of subjects sciences, engineering, management and liberal arts. It is directly administered by the Chinese Education Ministry. The educational quality and the academic level of SJTU are among the best of over 1,000 universities in China. Xi'an Jiaotong University, as one of the earliest universities entering China's "211 Project" (of the 21st century, 100 key universities) in January 1995, is striving to become a first-class university of the world.
Jiaotong Universiy is one of the two oldest universities in China, with a history of over one hundred years. Her predecessor is Nanyang College, which was founded in 1896 in Shanghai. In 1956, the main body of Jiaotong University was moved to Xi'an according to the decision issued by the State Council, and formally named Xi'an Jiaotong University in 1959.
Currently, Xi'an Jiaotong University includes School of Electrical Engineering, School of Electronics and Information Engineering, School of Mechanical Engineering, School of Energy and Power Engineering, School of Chemical Engineering, School of Architecture and Mechanics, School of Materials Science and Engineering, School of Social Sciences and Humanities, School of Management, School of Science, Graduate School, Research Institute of Engineering and Science, School of Chinese Language Study and School of Adult Education. There are over 14,000 full-time students, among whom about 2,000 are master's degree candidates and 1,000 are doctoral candidates. The number of the faculty totals up to 1,800, with 900 professors and associate professors, among whom there are five academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering. XJTU has 75 Master's degree programs, 36 doctoral programs and 8 post-doctoral research stations. There are 72 laboratories. One State Engineering Research Center, 10 national key laboratories and esearch laboratories. The university's library, covering a floor area of 30,000 square meters, housed 1.85 million volumes of books. In addition, XJTU has a book publishing house and an audio-visual publishing house. The area of the campus is 133 hectares, with a building floor area of 670,000 square meters. XJTU has established broad cooperative relationships with over 90 universities in 20 countries and regions including the United States, Japan, Britain, Germany, France, Canada. Every year, about 2,000 professors, scholars and experts visit the University to give lectures, do scientific research or attend international conference.
Xi'an Jiaotong University is a well-known university, integrating traditional culture with modern higher education. It faces Xing Qing Park, the location of Xing Qing Palace of Tang Dynasty. To the south of the university is the Green Dragon Temple. On the campus of the university, the East Pavilion, the original residential site of a famous Tang poet Gai Juyi, has been discovered, as well as an ancient tomb of the West Han Dynasty with a painted astronomical chart on its ceiling.
Xi'an Jiaotong University is located in Xi'an, which was called Chang'an in ancient times and was one of the birthplaces of Chinese civilization. Twelve dynasties in the Chinese history had established their capirals in Xi'an and lest a significant number of historical and cultural sites: to its east there are the magnificent Emperor Qin Shihuang's Mausoleum, the site with terra-cotta soldiers and horses, and Banpo Village with a history of 6,000 years; to its west, ther are Qianling Mausoleum, the joint tomb of Emperor Tang Gao Zong and Empress Wu Zetian, and Famen Temple where the finger bones of Sikamany are preserved; to its north, there is Mausoleum of Yellow Emperor, the founder of Chinese nation. Moreover, Xi'an has Shaanxi History Museum which collects the essence of cultural relics discovered in Shaanxi Province, Museum of Forest of Stone Tablets, well-preserved City Wall, as well as Bell Tower, Drum Tower, Big Wild Goose Pagoda and Small Wild Goose Pagoda. Besides its famous historical sites, Xi'an also enjoys beautiful natural sceneryroaring Yellow River, fascination Hu Ko Fall, precipitous Mountain Hua. Now, Xi'an has become the biggest center of scientific research, higher education and business in the northwest China.
Xi'an Jiaotong University, committed to providing you with the favorable atmosphere and conditions, is an ideal place for you to get to know China, to catch up with the development of science and technology ad well as the learn Chinese language. Xi'an Jiaotong University welcomes you, the friends from all over the world.