Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), as one of the higher education institutions which enjoy a long history and a world-renowned reputation in China, is a key university directly under the administration of the Ministry of Education (MOE) of the People's Republic of China and co-constructed by MOE and Shanghai Municipal Government. Through 119 years' unremitting efforts, SJTU has become a comprehensive, research-oriented, and internationalized top university in China.
By December 2013, SJTU has had 28 schools/departments, 26 directly-affiliated institutions, 12 affiliated hospitals, with 16,099 undergraduates and 27,921 postgraduates (13,345 master degree candidates and 6,287 doctorate degree candidates). The university faculty includes 2,851 full-time teachers (among which 872 are professors), 18 members of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 22 members of Chinese Academy of Engineering, 1 selected in "Thousand Talents Top Program" of the Organization Department of CPC Central Committee, 71 involved in "Thousand Talents Long-term Program", 6 elected in "Thousand Talents Foreign Experts Program", 7 involved in "Short-term Program", 56 chosen in "Young Talents Program", 117 Distinguished Professors and Chair Professors of "Cheung Kong Scholar Program", 98 winners of China National Funds for Distinguished Young Scientists, 30 Chief Scientists of the Major State Basic Research Development Program of China (973 Program), 14 Chief Scientists of the State Key Scientific Research Program, 9 Innovation Research Groups, National Natural Science Foundation of China and 20 Innovation Teams, MOE.
Today SJTU has 64 undergraduate programs covering 9 major disciplines: economics, law, literature, science, engineering, agriculture, medicine, management and arts. With 11 National Teaching and Talents Cultivation Bases, 7 National Off-campus Practice Education Bases, 6 National Experimental Teaching Demonstration Centers, 5 National Engineering Practice Education Centers, and 4 Shanghai Municipal Experiment Teaching Demonstration Centers, SJTU has 8 national-level teaching groups, 15 Shanghai Municipal teaching groups, 8 nationally renowned teachers and 36 Shanghai locally renowned teachers and owns 46 national-level quality courses, 13 national-level video-recorded open courses, 18 national-level quality resource-sharing courses, 134 Shanghai Municipal quality courses, 7 bilingual-teaching demonstration courses, and 6 Shanghai higher education all-English demonstration courses.