Soochow University

Soochow University


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Introduction to Soochow University

Soochow University (Suda) is located in Suzhou, a historical and cultural city known as the “paradise on earth”. It is the first batch of national “211 Project” and “2011 Plan”. It is the “double-class” construction jointly established by the Ministry of Education and the People’s Government of Jiangsu Province. Universities, the National Defense Science and Technology Industry Bureau and the People’s Government of Jiangsu Province jointly build colleges and universities, which is a key comprehensive university in Jiangsu Province. Founded in 1900, Soochow University is the first of its kind in modern higher education. It is the first university in China to be organized by the modern university discipline system. In the history of higher education in China, Soochow University first developed postgraduate education and awarded a master’s degree, and was the first to carry out professional education in law (English and American law). It was also the first university to establish a journal. In 1952, the faculty of the Chinese mainland was adjusted. The School of Arts and Sciences of Soochow University, the School of Culture and Education of Sunan University, and the Department of Mathematics and Science of Jiangnan University merged to form the Sunan Teachers College. In the same year, it was renamed Jiangsu Teachers College. In 1982, the school was renamed Soochow University.


Soochow University has three campuses, Tiancihuang Campus, Dushu Lake Campus and Yangcheng Lake Campus. It covers an area of 3,586 mu and has a construction area of 1.58 million square meters. The school has rich books, over 5 million books, and more than 400,000 Chinese and foreign periodicals. Booklet, more than 1.1 million Chinese and foreign e-books, 82 Chinese and foreign literature databases. The school sponsors three journals of the Journal of Soochow University, the Social Science Edition, the Educational Science Edition and the Legal Edition, and the Algebra Collection, Modern Silk Science and Technology, Chinese Hemorheology, and the Study of Language and Semiotics. Professional academic journals such as 》. Among them, “Journal of Soochow University (Philosophy and Social Science Edition)” in the past five years, the article was reprinted by the authoritative secondary literature such as “Xinhua Digest” and “National People’s Congress Copying Newspapers and Periodicals”, and its reloading has been ranked in the comprehensive university journals. top ten. According to the “China Humanities and Social Sciences Journal AMI Comprehensive Evaluation Report (2018)” published by the China Social Science Evaluation Research Institute in 2018, the Journal of Soochow University, “Philosophy and Social Science Edition” and “Educational Science Edition” were also rated as Chinese Humanities. The core journals of social science journals, according to the CSSCI source journals and the extended source journals (2019-2020) published by the China Social Science Research Evaluation Center of Nanjing University in 2019, the Journal of Soochow University (Philosophy and Social Sciences) still lives. CSSCI core source journal, “Journal of Soochow University (educational science edition)” entered the CSSCI extended edition source journal for the first time.

For more than a century, the university has adhered to academic supremacy, advocated freedom and openness, and pursued excellence. In the long-term process of running a school, more than 500,000 professionals of various types were delivered to the society, including Xu Dezhen, Zhou Gucheng, Fei Xiaotong, Lei Jieqiong, Sun Qimeng, Zhao Puchu, Qian Weichang, Dong Yuchu, Li Zhengdao, and Ni Zhengri ( Yù), Zheng Pijiang, Yang Tieliang, Cha Liangzhu (Jin Yong) and many other elite pillars and social celebrities; Tan Jiaxuan, Chen Ziyuan, Yu Mingfang, Song Daxiang, Zhan Qimin and other more than 30 academicians of the two academies have made important importance for national construction and social development. contribution.

Soochow University currently has 12 university subjects in philosophy, economics, law, education, literature, history, science, engineering, agriculture, medicine, management, and art. The school has 26 colleges (departments), with 27,095 full-time undergraduate students, 10,236 full-time master’s degree students, 2,882 master’s degree holders, 1812 full-time doctoral students, 2038 clinical doctors, and 3,205 international students. The school now has 130 undergraduate majors; 51 first-level master’s degree programs, 24 professional degree master’s programs; 28 first-level discipline doctoral programs, 1 professional degree doctoral program, 29 post-doctoral mobile stations; the school has 1 country First-class disciplines, 4 national key disciplines, 20 Jiangsu universities’ superior disciplines, and 9 “13th Five-Year” key disciplines in Jiangsu Province. Up to now, 11 disciplines in the fields of chemistry, physics, materials science, clinical medicine, engineering, pharmacy and toxicology, biology and biochemistry, neuroscience and behavioral science, molecular biology and genetics, immunology, and mathematics have entered the world. The first 1% of the basic scientific indicators (ESI), the two disciplines of chemistry and materials science entered the top of the Global Basic Scientific Indicators (ESI).

Soochow University has 2 national talent training bases, 1 national innovation talent training demonstration base, 3 national experimental teaching demonstration centers, 1 national virtual simulation experiment teaching demonstration center, 2 national virtual simulation experiment teaching projects, 2 National-level talent training model innovation experimental area, 1 national-level university students’ off-campus practice teaching base; 1 national 2011 collaborative innovation center (lead unit); 1 Ministry of Education humanities and social sciences key research base; 1 provincial and ministerial joint state Key laboratory, 1 national engineering laboratory, 2 national and local joint engineering laboratories, 2 national-level international cooperation joint research centers, 3 national-level public service platforms, 1 national university science and technology park, 1 national key experiment Room cultivation base, 1 national key laboratory cultivation and construction point of Jiangsu Province, 4 Jiangsu University Collaborative Innovation Center, 20 provincial and ministerial level key research bases, 31 provincial and ministerial key laboratories, 11 provincial and ministerial level Public service platform, 4 provincial and ministerial engineering centers.

At present, there are 5353 faculty members, including 1 Nobel Prize winner, 7 academicians from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering, 4 academicians from developed countries, 27 national outstanding youth fund winners, and 35 national outstanding youth fund winners. Ten people plan “outstanding talents”, “10,000 people plan” technology innovation leading talents 10 people, “10,000 people plan” youth top talents 3, the State Council degree assessment committee disciplinary review team members 6 people, a strong force, structure A reasonable faculty has been formed.

Soochow University regards talent cultivation as the central work of the school, taking Lideshu people as the foundation, and cultivating outstanding talents with responsibility, innovation, application and internationality as the guide, with the integration of general education and professional education. Focusing on improving students’ comprehensive quality, consolidating professional foundation, and cultivating innovation and entrepreneurship, we will actively deepen the systematic reform of personnel training and continuously improve the quality of personnel training. The School of Nano Science and Technology is listed as one of the first 17 national pilot colleges in the country and has become a special economic reform zone for higher education. The school has established two colleges and actively explores a new model of talent cultivation, in which the court is positioned outside the professional education. The “Second Classroom”, Tang Wenzhi College launched the liberal arts in the “first class.” In 2018, the school won 5 national teaching achievement awards, including 1 first prize and 4 second prize. In recent years, school students have won more than 200 national awards each year. In 2013, our school successfully held the thirteenth “Challenge Cup” national college students series science and technology academic competition, and won the winning cup with the group’s total score of the second in the country. In 2018, our school was in the “Creating Youth” National College Student Entrepreneurship Competition. Received 2 gold and 2 bronze excellent results. In the four Olympic Games, Chen Yanqing, Wu Jingwei, Sun Yang and Zhou Chunxiu won the “Hardware, Silver, and Copper” awards. The President of the International Olympic Committee, Mr. Rogge, expressed his gratitude.

The university has achieved fruitful results on research and innovation. In 2018, the humanities and social sciences field won 37 national-level projects, including 4 major projects and 3 key projects; 21 achievements won the 15th Jiangsu Province Science and Technology Outstanding Achievement Award, including 3 first prizes; The results won the Jiangsu Provincial Education Science Research Achievement Award, including 3 first prizes; 1 achievement won the 7th Lu Xun Literature Award, and 1 person won the title of “Jiangsu Social Science Master”. In the field of natural sciences, it has won 326 items of the National Natural Science Foundation of China, ranking No. 19 in national universities, and ranked first among local universities. It has been ranked among the top 20 universities in China for seven consecutive years; it has won three key special projects of national key research and development programs. 6 projects; 3 achievements were awarded the Outstanding Scientific Research Achievement Award of the Ministry of Education of the Ministry of Education, including 2 first prizes for scientific and technological progress; 20 achievements won the Jiangsu Science and Technology Award, including 6 first prizes. In 2018, the school filed a total of 1,745 intellectual property rights and authorized 1,186 intellectual property rights (including 159 international patent applications and 24 authorized patents). In 2017, there were 4,460 papers in the three major searches, including 2,659 papers in SCIE and 1,283 papers in China’s outstanding international scientific papers, ranking 23rd and 21st in national universities respectively; according to the Global Institutional Natural Index issued by Nature Publishing Group. (Nature Index) Situation: Soochow University’s 2018 Natural Index ranks 46th in the global organization and ranks 9th among universities nationwide. In the 2018 “Highly Cited Scientists” list published by the world’s professional information and analysis services leader, Corey Wei’an, Soochow University was cited 18 times and ranked fourth in the nation’s universities.

In accordance with the development idea of “taking the international reputation to drive domestic first-class”, the university has comprehensively and thoroughly promoted the process of education internationalization. The school has established inter-school exchanges with more than 200 universities and research institutions in more than 30 countries and regions. The school recruits more than 3,000 international students from more than 80 countries or regions every year. In 2007, the school partnered with Portland State University to establish the Confucius Institute at Portland State University. In 2010, he was selected as the “20+20 Cooperation Program for Chinese and African Universities” by the Ministry of Education to assist in the construction of Lagos University in Nigeria. In 2011, the first overseas university in China, “Soochow University of Laos”, was successfully established in Laos. The school has now become an important station and cultural business card on the national “Belt and Road” initiative.



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