Shanghai Jiao Tong University

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Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU; Chinese: 上海交通大学) is a public research university in Shanghai, China. The university is funded by the Ministry of Education of China.

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Shanghai Jiao Tong University
上海交通大学 (Chinese)
Former names
Motto
饮水思源
爱国荣校[1]
Motto in English
Gratitude and Responsibility[2]
TypePublic
EstablishedApril 8, 1896; 126 years ago (1896-04-08)
PresidentLin Zhongqin
Party SecretaryYang Zhenbin
Academic staff
3,061[3]
Undergraduates16,221[4]
Postgraduates21,768[5]
Location,
31°12′03″N 121°25′47″E
Campus340 hectares (840 acres)
AffiliationsC9, Universitas 21, Double First Class University PlanProject 985, Project 211
Websitewww.sjtu.edu.cn
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese上海交通大学
Traditional Chinese上海交通大學
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Nanyang Public School in 1898
Main gate of Xuhui campus
Antai College of Economics and Management
Old library on Xuhui campus

The university was established on April 8, 1896 as Nanyang Public School (南洋公學) by an imperial edict.[6][7] The university is a member of the C9 League, Double First Class University Plan, Project 985, and Project 211.[8] 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.[9]