Jiangsu University (JSU) is ranked among the top 100 universities out of over 2,000 higher educational institutions in China. JSU is one of the oldest educational institutions in China, and its origin can be traced back to 1902 when it was first established as Sanjiang Normal College. JSU was then founded out of the initial college by combining the former Jiangsu University of Science and Technology (a national key university), Zhenjiang Medical College and Zhenjiang Teachers’ College with approval from the Ministry of Education, China in August, 2001.
Currently, JSU is a teaching, research and community oriented comprehensive institution with emphasis on engineering and allied disciplines. Four disciplines have been ranked as global top 1% in ESI, such as Engineering, Materials Science, Clinical Medicine and Chemistry. According to the Evaluations of China’s Universities in 2015 by China Academy of Management Science, JSU is ranked 55.
SU enjoys a national reputation of being among the top research based academic institution for engineering sciences with several innovative achievements and patents rights for its achievement and contribution to the economic growth of China and world economy. Other academic disciplines have also witnesses astronomical growth in their research faculty and quality of graduates they turn out yearly. This has continually made the University to enjoy an influx of international students from all continents with resultant increased growth in linkages and exchange programmes with other educational institution around the world. The employment rate of the university’s graduates has been over 95%.
JSU has been entrusted by the United Nations to train many high ranking management personnel and experts in Agricultural Machinery. Since 2005, JSU started to enroll a complete batch of degree learners. Presently, over 1,000 international students from more than 78 countries are studying in JSU. The University internationalization drive has been yielding the desired results through extensive learning and research work.
The university covers an area of 203 hectares with teaching and experimental equipment worth 760 million CNY. The library has a floor area of 62,500 m2 with a collection of 2.7 million books and 1.2 millions e-books. The university has 1 national engineering and technology research center, 1 national experiment teaching demonstration center, 2 national pilot zones for talents training pattern innovation. Jiangsu University Press and Jiangsu University Hospital (the A-level hospital) are two major affiliations to the University.