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 some 120 years' unremitting efforts, SJTU has become a comprehensive, research-oriented, and internationalized top university in China.
By December 2018, SJTU has had 30 schools/departments, 31 research institutions, 13 affiliated hospitals, 2 affiliated medical research institute, 12 directly affiliated units and 6 directly affiliated enterprises, with 16,129 full-time undergraduates and 30,217 postgraduates (14,439 full-time master degree candidates and 7,882 full-time doctorate degree candidates), 2,982 overseas students (among which 1,698 are postgraduates). The university faculty includes 3,061 full-time teachers (among which 982 are professors), 22 members of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 22 members of Chinese Academy of Engineering, 144 winners of China National Funds for Distinguished Young Scientists, 24 chosen in "Young Talents Program", 86 selected in "Outstanding Youth Science Foundation", 36 Chief Scientists of the Major State Basic Research Development Program of China (973 Program), 14 Chief Scientists of the State Key Scientific Research Program, 16 Innovation Research Groups, National Natural Science Foundation of China and 20 Innovation Teams, MOE, 73 winners of National Key R&D Program of China.
Today SJTU has 67 undergraduate programs covering 9 major disciplines: economics, law, literature, science, engineering, agriculture, medicine, management and arts. Since 2000, there are 49 national higher education teaching achievement prizes （36 completed independently）. With 19 National Experimental Teaching Demonstration Centers, national demonstration centers of virtual simulation experiment teaching and Shanghai Municipal Experiment Teaching Demonstration Centers, SJTU has 2 teachers of "Ten-thousand Talents Program", 1 teacher of "National Special Support Program for High-Level Personnel Recruitment", 8 nationally renowned teachers and 33 Shanghai locally renowned teachers, 8 national-level teaching groups, 15 Shanghai Municipal teaching groups, and owns 48 national-level video-recorded open courses , quality resource-sharing courses, quality online open courses and bilingual-teaching demonstration courses, 343 Shanghai Municipal quality courses, key courses, higher education all-English demonstration courses. SJTU won the 1st national "double demonstration base" and established student innovative center.
Up to now SJTU has 42 first-level disciplines authorized to offer doctorate degree covering 8 fields: economics, law, literature, science, engineering, agriculture, medicine and management; 57 first-level disciplines authorized to offer master degree covering all the 12 discipline fields; 3 disciplines authorized to offer professional doctorate degree; 23 disciplines authorized to offer professional master degree; 35 postdoctoral research station, 1 national key technology infrastructure, 8 national key laboratories, 1 national scientific research institute, 5 national engineering research centers, 2 national engineering laboratories, 1 national research and development center, 3 "2011"collaborative innovation centers, 17 key laboratories of MOE, 1 joint laboratory of international cooperation, MOE, 4 national international joint research centers, 2 demonstration international cooperation joint base, 5 key laboratories of National Health and Family Planning Commission, 1 key laboratory of Ministry of Agriculture, 36 key laboratories of Shanghai Municipal Government, 6 engineering research centers of MOE, 7 engineering technology research centers of Shanghai, 2 Shanghai Municipal functional platforms，1 National Social Science Fund consultation spot，6 innovative research bases of philosophy and Social Sciences of Shanghai Municipal，3 Shanghai Municipal think tanks, 4 decision-making advisory research bases of Shanghai Municipal Government (expert studio)，2 Shanghai Municipal soft science bases, 1 MOE colleges and universities research base of soft science, 3 WHO collaborating centers, 1 National Technology Transfer Center, and 1 National University Science Park.
SJTU enjoys an increasingly high scientific research level and technology innovation level. Up to 2018, SJTU led the country for the 9th consecutive year in terms of both the project number and the amount of money issued by National Natural Science Foundation of China. In 2017, the number of SCI included papers in terms of the Article, and Review hit a historical high with the total number of 6,912, among which 3,255 are international outstanding papers and 4,659 are domestic outstanding papers, ranking first in China's universities. The total number of domestic SCI-cited papers reaches 30,739, ranking the second in China.
First author international paper reached 1,545, maintaining the 2nd place in China.
In 10 years, SCI-cited papers have reached 48,644 and 560,277 times, maintaining the third in China. 2 papers were selected as "2017 Chinese most influential 100 international academic papers".
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.