Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), directly subordinate to the Chinese Ministry of Education, is a key university in China, jointly funded by the Ministry and Shanghai Municipality.
Shanghai Jiao Tong University is one of the oldest universities in China, founded in 1896. The University, through its century-long history, has nurtured large numbers of outstanding figures and made significant contributions to the prosperity of the nation and the development of science and technology. Among its famous alumni is past Chinese President JIANG Zemin. Of all the academicians at China's Academy of Sciences and Academy of Engineering, more than 200 are the alumni of Jiao Tong University.
SJTU is ranked No. 4 among all the Chinese universities. Its engineering is ranked No. 2 among all the Chinese universities. Its Medical School is ranked No. 4 among all the Chinese medical schools.
Today SJTU has 20 academic schools, with a strong engineering tradition. It has a total of 40,000 students (1:1 undergraduates:graduates) and 2,800 faculty members.