Jiangsu University, situated in a beautiful and well-known historic and cultural city on the southern bank of the Yangtze River----Zhenjiang, is a comprehensive teaching & research-type university featuring engineering. Jiangsu University is one of the key universities in China and is among the first batch of colleges and universities that are authorized to confer doctor degrees, master degrees and engineering master degrees. Jiangsu University ranks among the top hundred universities in China in terms of comprehensive school-running ability. The origin of Jiangsu University traces back to Sanjiang Normal School founded by such patriots as Zhang Zhidong in 1902. In August, 2001, upon the approval of the Ministry of Education, Jiangsu University was founded by merging Jiangsu University of Science and Technology, Zhenjiang Medical College and Zhenjiang Teacher’s College. At present, Jiangsu University has 24 schools, with 280 professors and 850 associate professors, and an enrollment of more than 35,000 students, of whom about 6,000 are postgraduates. Jiangsu University has an area of 203 hectares. The main campus is as beautiful as a painting and has been called “Eastern Suburb Garden” in Zhenjiang.
With “erudition, truthfulness, virtuousness” as its motto, Jiangsu University has cultivated a large number of graduates with innovative thoughts, scientific attitudes and practical ability. For instance, it was awarded the “Winning Cup” with its sixth place in the 10th National Challenge Cup for Academic and Scientific Achievements among university students. It passed the assessment by the Ministry of Education as one of the “Excellent Universities for Undergraduate Education” and won the provincial award for its outstanding performance. Now there are 73 undergraduate specialties.
Jiangsu University is complete in disciplines, including engineering, science, medicine, literature, economics, law science, administration, history, education, etc. It has 6 post-doctoral research stations, 5 primary Ph.D. disciplines, 28 Ph.D. programs, 95 master’s programs, 2 national key disciplines, 4 provincial key disciplines, 1 key laboratory co-sponsored by Jiangsu Province and the Ministry of Education, 10 provincial key disciplines, 10 provincial key laboratories and engineering centers. In addition, it runs 16 ME (Master of Engineering) and MBA (Master of Business Administration) programs.
Scientific Research The University attaches great importance to scientific research. As a result, it has won more than 400 national, ministerial or provincial awards for its research work in recent years. With about 200 patents approved in China, it now ranks 43rd among all Chinese universities for the number of patent application and approval. In 2003, it was placed 44th in the list of competitiveness for intellectual property rights among all Chinese scientific institutions and entered the top ten of Jiangsu provincial institutions for patent approval.
Campus Life Jiangsu University has fine facilities for both teaching and recreation. Apart from the library and all kinds of laboratories which are open to students all day long, students can make the best of the modern gymnasium and recreation center to mould their minds and bodies on the garden-like campus.