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Motto in English
|Gratitude and Responsibility|
|Established||April 8, 1896|
|Party Secretary||Yang Zhenbin|
|Campus||340 hectares (840 acres)|
|Affiliations||C9, Universitas 21, Double First Class University PlanProject 985, Project 211|
The university was established on April 8, 1896 as Nanyang Public School (南洋公學) by an imperial edict. The university is a member of the C9 League, Double First Class University Plan, Project 985, and Project 211. The university underwent a number of reformations and gained its current name in 1959. Shanghai Second Medical University was merged into the university on July 18, 2005.