Jiangsu University (JSU) was founded in 1902 sharing the same root with Nanjing University, Southeast University, etc. and has developed to be a national comprehensive key university.
There are more than 2,600 universities in Chinese Mainland. According to ESI Ranking, JSU rose from 65 in 2016 to 46 in 2021 in the general ranking among Chinese Mainland's universities. In THE World University Ranking 2021, JSU ranked 58 of all universities in Chinese Mainland, and in QS Asian University Ranking 2021, JSU ranked 48. 9 disciplines have been ranked as top 1% globally in ESI. They are Engineering, Materials Science, Clinical Medicine, Chemistry, Agricultural Science, Pharmacology & Toxicology, Biology & Biochemistry, Environmental Ecology and Molecular Biology & Genetics, among which the best are Engineering ranked as top 0.76‰, Chemistry as top 1.22‰, Materials Science as top 1.82‰ and Clinical Medicine as 3.41‰.
JSU has over 5,700 staff members, among which more than 2,700 are faculty members, including 540 professors. 71% of them have got senior professional titles and over 37% have more than one year of overseas experience. The current total enrollment of full-time students amounts to over 40,000, including 13,000 plus postgraduates and 3,000 plus international students.
JSU offers 97 undergraduate programs, 213 master programs, and 64 PhD programs. The programs cover 12 academic fields: Engineering, Agriculture, Science, Medicine, Management, Economics, Medicine, Law, Education, Literature, Art and History. The university has 13 post-doctoral research stations.
JSU has been promoting high-level research. In the recent 5 years, the total scientific research fund amounts to 4.106 billion RMB, sponsored by governments and enterprises. Since 2016, JSU has succeeded in applying for 847 projects in total from the National Natural Science Foundation, ranking among the top 50 universities in Chinese Mainland for six consecutive years.
JSU gives priorities to internationalization, encouraging faculty members and students to go abroad for further studies, inviting more global talents to join for mutual benefits, promoting international research collaboration as well as recruiting more overseas students.
By August 2021, JSU has set up cooperation partnership with 221 universities in 58 countries and regions, among which several well-known universities are included, like University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, The University of Queensland, Macquarie University, University of New South Wales, The University of Western Australia, University of Amsterdam, Aarhus University, RWTH Aachen University, University of Leeds, University of Liverpool, The University of Padua, etc.
In 2020, JSU made a major breakthrough in the field of Sino-foreign joint education. Besides the joint education program with Arcadia University (the United States), which allowed 253 undergraduates to study in the US for a dual degree since 2012, the university obtained in November 2020 the approval from the Ministry of Education for the co-establishment of Jiangsu University Cranfield Tech Futures Graduate Institute (JSU-CU Institute) by Jiangsu University and Cranfield University (UK). As JSU’s first Sino-foreign joint education institute, it marks a new level of the JSU’s work in cultivating high-level and compound international talents in master’s and doctoral education. JSU has also signed double degree program agreements with a number of universities from the USA, Australia, UK, and France. For instance, more than 200 undergraduates were enrolled in a double degree program in Mechanical Engineering and, English, Business Administration, Accounting, Computer Science and Technology and New Energy Science and Engineering with Northern Arizona University, California State University San Bernardino, the University of Queensland, Macquarie University and the University of New South Wales in 2021.
JSU has several national level international scientific research platforms, such as China-Australia Joint Research Centre for Functional Molecular Materials (Australian National University and JSU) approved from two countries’ central governments in 2010. International Joint Research Center for Health Management on Key Structure of the High-End Equipment (North Carolina State University, USA and National Research Council, Canada) and International Cooperative Research Center for Fluid Engineering Equipment Energy-Saving Technology (National Advanced Engineering Technology University (France), Technical University of Kaiserslautern (Germany), The University of Manchester (UK), etc.) got approved from Ministry of Science and Technology respectively in 2016 and 2017. Several major and key international scientific research joint projects include 2017 Sino-Thailand Cooperation Project-Basic Research on the Preparation and Application of High-Grade Biofuels based on Process Enhancement, 2018 Sino-American Cooperation Project - Research on Positioning, Gradient, Long-Acting Drug Delivery System and Its Repair of Spinal Cord Injury of 3D Bionic Printing and 2018 Sino-American Cooperation Project-Cooperative Research on the Creation of Catalytic Infrared Emitter and Processing Technology of Agricultural Products.
With more and more people getting interested in Chinese language and culture, JSU co-built with University of Graz (Austria) a Confucius Institute which has been operating smoothly since October 2010, followed by the opening of the collaborative Chinese-German Language and Culture Center.
International multilateral cooperation is nowadays so much valued that JSU initiated and participated in several international alliances to promote study and research. JSU is the first Rotating Chair and Permanent Secretariat of Jiangsu-Side of Jiangsu-UK World-Class University Consortium and the Chair of the International University Consortium for Agricultural Engineering.