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Jiangsu University (JSU) was founded in 1902 and has developed to be a national comprehensive key university. There are more than 2,600 universities in Chinese Mainland. In THE World University Ranking 2020, JSU ranked 43 of all universities in Chinese Mainland.

Staff &Students

JSU has 5,763 staff members, among which 2,475 are faculty members, including 450 professors. 54% of them have got PhD degrees and over 32% have experience of overseas study. The current total enrollment of full-time students amounts to over 47,600, including 12,000 postgraduates, 2000 international students from 74 countries and 10,000 full-time students from Jingjiang College.


JSU offers 93 undergraduate programs, 213 master programs, and 64 PhD programs in 12 academic fields: Engineering, Agriculture, Science, Medicine, Management, Economics, Medicine, Law, Education, Literature, Art and History. The university has 13 post-doctoral research stations.


JSU has been promoting high-level research. In the recent 5 years, the total scientific research fund amounts to 2.789 billion RMB, sponsored by governments and enterprises.

International Collaboration

JSU gives priorities to the internationalization of the school running, encouraging faculty members and students to go abroad for further studies, inviting more global talents to join for mutual benefits, promoting international research collaboration as well as recruiting more overseas students.

By March 2021, JSU has set up cooperation partnership with 196 universities in 54 countries and regions, among which several well-known universities include University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, The University of Queensland, The University of Western Australia, University of Amsterdam, Aarhus University, Nanyang Technological University, University of Leeds, The University of Manchester and University of Liverpool. 

With more and more people getting interested in Chinese language and culture, JSU co-built with University of Graz (Austria) a Confucius Institute which has been operating smoothly since October 2010, followed by the opening of the collaborative Chinese-German Language and Culture Center.

International multilateral cooperation is nowadays so much valued that JSU initiated and participated in several international alliances to promote study and research. JSU is the first Rotating Chair and Permanent Secretariat of Jiangsu-Side of Jiangsu-UK 20+20 World-Class University Consortium and the Chair of the International University Consortium for Agricultural Engineering.