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Soochow University is located in Suzhou, a historical city popularly hailed as “Paradise on Earth”. It is a key comprehensive university of Jiangsu Province and a key university of “211 Project” of the nation. The university dates back to 1900 when Soochow University was founded.


Being a metropolis of industry and commerce in the southeastern coast of China since ancient times, Suzhou has always been a hub for merchants. Favored by geographical, natural and human factors in its development, today's Suzhou is an open city with developed economy and frequent exchanges with the outside world. It has been officially declared part of "the coastal economic open zone of the Yangtze Delta". Comprehensive industrial system has taken shape, and there has been tremendous expansion in foreign trade and international economic co-operation. Currently, Suzhou has sister cities in Italy, Canada, Japan and the United States.


Soochow University has now evolved into a comprehensive university with eleven branches of Philosophy, Economy, Technology, Agriculture, Medicine and Management. It has enjoyed reputation both at home and abroad for solid foundation and good management.


Soochow University has 6 campuses, occupying an area of 135 hectares with a floor space of 94,000 square meters. The university has 6 post-doctoral programs, 72 doctoral programs and 6 first level doctoral discipline, 196 master programs and 10 master disciplines, and 96 undergraduate programs.


The undergraduate and master programs of the school cover all the branches of learning except military science and doctoral programs cover all but agricultural science and administrative science.


The current total enrolment is more than 50000 students including 10214 graduate students, more than 264280 undergraduate students and more than 12638 adult students. In a century’s development, Soochow University has cultivated more than 250 thousand of graduates and postgraduates, among which many of them have become famous experts and scholar in all fields, including science, education and culture etc.


Soochow University currently has a faculty of more than 4058 members, among whom there are 3 members of the China Academy of Engineering, more than 1017 professors and associate professors, 126 doctoral student supervisors, 572 master student supervisors.


Soochow University takes an active part in international academic exchange and it has established cooperative and exchange relationships with over 80 universities and institutions in Japan, Korea, Singapore, Germany, the United States, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, etc. In recent years, the Soochow University made use of the advantages of the exceeding geographical and human conditions, actively explore effective methods for economical construction and social development, and regards it as the feature of the university and motivation. Now the Soochow University is marching forwards with great courage and wisdom to pursue the goal of constructing the first-class university. 


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