Xi'an Jiaotong Liverpool University
Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) is a new international university officially approved by the Ministry of Education and established on 22nd May, 2006 in Suzhou Industrial Park. As her name indicates, the University is a partnership between Xi'an Jiaotong University in China and the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom and is run by a team of prestigious Academicians from two countries. With its renowned academic staff from across the world and the state-of-the-art teaching facilities and infrastructure, the University is committed to training leading professionals for multi-national companies and governmental departments that are needed in the rapid economical and social development of Suzhou and its neighbouring regions.
The University is the first of such kind of cooperation between two strong partner institutions, approved by the Ministry of Education, starting up with the subjects of science, engineering, and management, and using English as the medium of instruction.
Xi'an Jiaotong University
Xi'an Jiaotong University was established in 1896 in Shanghai. In 1956, the University moved from Shanghai to Xi'an in response to international circumstances and the need for developing Western China at that time. In 1959, the University was officially named as Xi'an Jiaotong University. Today Xi'an Jiaotong University has grown into one of the most prestigious universities in China. Further development of the University has been prioritized by the State of Council in the national 211 Project and 985 Project.
Xi'an Jiaotong University is a leading research-intensive university featuring science and technology subjects. The University offers a wide range of degree programmes in the subjects of natural sciences, engineering, medicine, economics, business management, law, humanities and arts, and education. Xi'an Jiaotong University has a full-time student population of about 32,000, including 8,847 post-graduate students. For more than a century, Xi'an Jiaotong University has been the cradle of the advancement of scientific innovation and knowledge in China. Thousands of the University alumni have become outstanding scientists, eminent engineers, or respected political leaders, and they have made a great contribution to the prosperity of the country. Representatives of its 200,000 graduates include Lu Dingyi, Qian Xuesen, Wang An, Jiang Zemin, Jiang Zhenghua, and Han Qide. In recent years, the University has been among the leading HE institutions in China in respect of winning National Prizes for Natural Sciences, National Prizes for Inventions, and National Prizes for Science Advance.
The University of Liverpool
Founded in 1881, the University of Liverpool is one of the UK's leading universities, renowned for its teaching and research excellence, world-class departments and schools, and outstanding student support. The University has over 20,000 students, among whom there are over 2,000 international students from more than 100 countries. The University has Eight Nobel Laureates, including the first UK Nobel Prize winner, Professor Ronald Ross.
The University consists of six faculties, including the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Engineering, the Faculty of Medicine, the Faculty of Science, the Faculty of Social and Environmental Studies, and the Faculty of Veterinary Science, and offers nearly three hundred undergraduate degree programmes within fifty four departments.
The University of Liverpool is a member of the prestigious Russell Group, comprising twenty research-intensive UK universities. The Vice Chancellor of the University is Sir Howard Newby, who has previously held key positions including Chief Executive of the Higher Education Funding Council for England.