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Introduction to Southeast University

Located in Nanjing, the ancient capital of the Six Dynasties, Southeast University (website) is a famous institution of higher learning at home and abroad. The school is a national key university directly under the Ministry of Education and jointly established with Jiangsu Province. It is one of the key construction universities of the National “985 Project” and “211 Project”. In 2017, Southeast University was selected as a world-class university to build a list of colleges and universities.


Southeast University is a university with a long history and rich heritage. The school was founded in 1902 by the Sanjiang Normal School, and later experienced important development periods such as the Liangjiang Normal School, the Nanjing Normal Normal School, the National Southeast University, and the National Central University. In 1952, the adjustment of colleges and universities in the country, the school’s arts and sciences and other departments moved out, with the former National Central University of Engineering as the main body, has been merged into Fudan University, Jiaotong University, Zhejiang University, Jinling University and other schools, in the National Central University The original site of the headquarters established the Nanjing Institute of Technology. In May 1988, the school was renamed Southeast University. In April 2000, the former Southeast University, Nanjing Railway Medical College, and Nanjing Transportation College merged, and the Nanjing Geological School was merged to form a new Southeast University. In the course of nearly 120 years of running a school, Southeast University has always been cherished in the world and is in the heart of the motherland. For the sake of scientific progress and national rejuvenation, it has become self-improving and pursuing excellence. It has gradually formed an excellent school spirit of “rigorous, realistic, united and forging ahead” and “taking science The school-running philosophy of “Famous World and Talents to Serve the Country” has created the school motto spirit of “stopping at the best”.

Southeast University has 33 departments and 77 undergraduate programs, 33 doctoral level first-level disciplines, and 49 master-level first-level disciplines. There are 30,664 full-time students, including 16,128 undergraduates and 14,536 undergraduates; 1989 are international students, including 1,547 international students. The school has four campuses, Jiulonghu, Dingjiaqiao and other campuses, covering an area of 5,888 acres, including 3,902.35 acres of Jiulonghu Campus, with a total construction area of about 779,700 square meters. The school library covers an area of 66,900 square meters and contains 4.4 million books and materials. The school also has Wuxi campus and Suzhou campus.

Southeast University is a comprehensive, research-oriented university with a focus on engineering, including philosophy, economics, law, education, literature, science, engineering, medicine, management, and art. The 11 disciplines of the school were selected into the list of “double-class” construction disciplines in the country, and 5 disciplines obtained A+ in the fourth round of disciplinary assessment, both of which ranked eighth in the country; 11 disciplines entered the top 1% of the ESI world, including engineering 25 students and 22 computer science students, both of which entered the first EI world. The school has 3 national key laboratories, 4 national engineering research centers, 2 national engineering technology research centers, 1 national professional laboratory, 11 key laboratories of the Ministry of Education, 6 engineering research centers of the Ministry of Education, and 30 postdoctoral fellows. Research mobile station, as well as two key high-end think tanks in Jiangsu Province.

Southeast University has a high-level faculty. There are 2,899 full-time teachers in the school, including 2,434 teachers with doctoral degrees, 1,959 teachers with positive and deputy senior titles, 987 doctoral supervisors, and 2,094 postgraduate teachers. There are 11 academicians of the two academies, 1 academician of the European Academy of Sciences, 13 members of the 7th Academic Discipline Group of the State Council Academic Degree Committee, 37 national “Millions of Planners” experts, and 62 “Changjiang Scholars Award Program” professors. There are 6 winners, 5 “Million Planners” teaching masters, 46 National Outstanding Youth Science Fund winners, 24 national talent candidates in the Ministry of Personnel, and 2 national top ten jurists. Southeast University is deepening the strategy of strengthening the school of talents, vigorously promoting the “high-end teacher multiplication plan” and accelerating the construction of a first-class faculty.

Southeast University has a good reputation for education and teaching. The school has always regarded talent cultivation as the fundamental task of running a school. For more than a century, it has trained 330,000 outstanding talents for the country and the society. A large number of elites who have made great contributions to their careers have emerged. The academicians of the two academies who have worked or studied at Southeast University have More than 200 people. The school is the first batch of national-level innovation and entrepreneurship education reform demonstration colleges, and the Ministry of Education is the first batch of “three full education” comprehensive reform pilot universities. A total of 5 majors were selected for the national comprehensive reform pilot project, and 23 majors were selected for national specialty construction sites. There were 36 first batch of national-level boutique resource sharing classes, 11 national-level boutique online open courses, and 8 national-level experimental teaching demonstrations. Center and construction site, 3 national virtual simulation experiment teaching centers. In 2018, 50 people were selected as members of the new National Teaching Steering Committee, including 3 directors and 10 deputy directors. The school has 12 national-level talent training model innovation experimental areas, 12 national engineering practice education centers, and 11 teams selected as national teaching innovation teams. Southeast University has won the first prize of national teaching achievement for four consecutive sessions (every four years), among which 9 national teaching achievement awards were won in 2018, ranking third among national universities. In the new era, Southeast University adheres to the virtues of the people, inherits the fine traditions, advances with the times, reshapes the goal of training talents, and strives to create leading talents with homeland sentiments and international vision to lead the future and benefit mankind.

Southeast University is an important base for scientific research and radiation in China. The school adheres to the combination of production, study and research. In 2018, the research funding reached 2.541 billion yuan, applied for 2,848 invention patents, and granted 1,437 invention patents, and applied for 103 PCT patents, among which the number of invention patents was ranked third in the country. SCI and EI papers are listed in the forefront of the national universities. In 2011-2018, the school took the lead in obtaining 27 national science and technology awards, including 1 first prize for national technology inventions in 2011 and 1 first prize for national scientific and technological progress in 2014. In recent years, the school has participated in the “Live Exploration Plan”, “Three Gorges Project”, “500 Meters Radio Telescope”, Beijing Sub-center, Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, High-speed Rail Technology, Antarctic Scientific Research, South China Sea Island, Wireless Charging, etc. engineering. In the past five years, he has led 11 awards for outstanding achievements in humanities and social sciences in the Ministry of Education. At present, Southeast University is making efforts to create a high-level scientific and technological innovation pattern to better serve the country’s major development strategy.

International Cooperation

Southeast University is one of the most active universities in China for international exchanges and cooperation. The school has been affiliated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of California at Berkeley, the University of British Columbia, the University of British Columbia, Imperial College of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland, the Royal Institute of Technology, the Technical University of Munich, Germany, the University of Leuven, Belgium, Mona, Australia University of Tokyo, Japan’s Tokyo Institute of Technology and many other world-class universities and high-level research institutions work closely together. In particular, in 2017, Southeast University initiated the establishment of the “Sino-British University Engineering Education and Research Alliance”, the first university alliance in China and the UK to feature engineering education and research, Queen’s University of Belfast, Birmingham. Nine well-known British universities such as universities, Cambridge University, Cardiff University, University of Leeds, University of Liverpool, University College London, University of Nottingham and Warwick University joined the Alliance. The school also cooperated with Monash University in Australia to establish the Southeast University-Monash University Suzhou Joint Graduate School. It is the first Chinese-foreign joint graduate school approved by the Ministry of Education. It has established a Southeast University with the cooperation of Rennes, France. A graduate school. Southeast University is accelerating the formation of an all-round, focused, multi-level, wide-area and high-level international exchange and cooperation pattern with the direction of “high-end, substantial cooperation and leading development”.

Stepping into a new era, striding a new journey. Today’s Southeast University will adhere to Xi Jinping’s new era of socialism with Chinese characteristics as the guide, uphold and practice the “stop at the best” school motto, establish a first-class consciousness, focus on first-class goals, implement first-class standards, and adhere to the frontier, service strategy, Teacher-student-oriented, talent-oriented, promote multidisciplinary integration, science and technology integration, integration of production, study and research, internationalization, comprehensive deepening of comprehensive reform, and strive to achieve major breakthroughs in personnel training, scientific research, teaching staff, international cooperation, etc. We will strive to build a world-class university with distinctive Chinese characteristics, eastern atmosphere and people’s satisfaction as soon as possible, and make outstanding contributions to the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation and the development and progress of human civilization.

(Updated in March 2019)


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