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 78 in 2015 to 50 in 2019 in the general ranking among Chinese Mainland's universities. In THE World University Ranking 2020, JSU ranked 43 of all universities in Chinese Mainland. In QS Asian University Ranking 2020, JSU ranked 51 of all universities in Chinese Mainland.7 disciplines have been ranked as top 1% globally in ESI: Engineering, Clinical Medicine, Materials Science, Chemistry, Agricultural Science, Pharmacology & Toxicology and Biology & Biochemistry, among which the best are Engineering ranked as top 1.78‰, Chemistry as top 2.17‰, Materials Science as top 2.68‰ and Agricultural Science as 3.63‰.
JSU has 5,763 staff members, among which 2,475 are faculty members, including 450 professors. 54% of them have got PhD degrees and over 32% have experience of overseas study. The current total enrollment of full-time students amounts to over 47,600, including 12,000 postgraduates, 2000 international students from 74 countries and 10,000 full-time students from Jingjiang College.
JSU offers 93 undergraduate programs, 213 master programs, and 64 PhD programs in 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 2.789 billion RMB, sponsored by governments and enterprises. Since 2016, JSU has succeeded in applying for 524 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 the internationalization of the school running, 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 March 2021, JSU has set up cooperation partnership with 196 universities in 54 countries and regions, among which several well-known universities include University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, The University of Queensland, The University of Western Australia, University of Amsterdam, Aarhus University, Nanyang Technological University, University of Leeds, The University of Manchester and University of Liverpool.
JSU has cooperated with Arcadia University (the United States) and University of Magdeburg (Germany) to organize joint education programs. The program with Arcadia allowed over 200 undergraduates to study in the US for a dual degree since 2012. JSU has also signed double degree program agreements with a number of universities from the UK, USA, Australia and France. For instance, 30 undergraduates were enrolled in a double degree program in Electrical Engineering and Automation with the University of Queensland and Cranfield University in 2019. 22 undergraduates and 3 postgraduates have studied at the University of Leeds for a double degree in Food Engineering since 2016.
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 20+20 World-Class University Consortium and the Chair of the International University Consortium for Agricultural Engineering.