Xi'an Jiaotong University is one of the earliest universities under the Ministry of Education and one of the earliest institutions of higher learning in China. It is also one of the first batches that entered the national "211" and "985" project construction. In 2017, in the list of "double first-class" constructions announced by the state, the university was selected into a First-class university class A construction college, and eight disciplines were selected for first-class construction disciplines. The school has three campuses, Xingqing, Yanta and Qujiang. It covers an area of about 3,000 acres and has a total construction area of 2.0385 million square meters.
The school is a comprehensive research university with science and engineering characteristics covering 10 disciplines including science, engineering, medicine, economics, management, literature, law, philosophy, education and art. It has 27 colleges (departments) and nine undergraduate academy and 19 affiliated teaching hospitals. There are 5,982 faculty members, including 3,072 full-time teachers. Among the faculty members, there are 40 academicians of the two academies, six Nationally Distinguished Teachers, 93 distinguished professors on Chang Jiang Scholars Program, 40 recipients of the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, 23 National Experts with Outstanding Contributions, 28 scholars who are enlisted in the National "Hundred, Thousand and Ten Thousand Talents Project" and the "New Century National Hundred, Thousand, and Ten Thousand Talents Project", 29 scholars who won the support as Innovation Team leaders of Ministry of Education, 234 scholars who won the Support Program for New Century Excellent Talents administered by the Ministry of Education, and 511 experts who have made outstanding contributions to the nation and awarded as Specialists Entitled to the State Council Special Allowance.
The school has 82 undergraduate majors, 31 first-level disciplines for the doctoral degree, 45 first-level disciplines for master's degree programs, two authorized doctoral degree programs, 20 master's degree programs, and 25 post-doctoral stations. There are currently eight national key disciplines. There are five national key laboratories, six national engineering (technical) research centers, three national engineering laboratories, five national international science and technology cooperation bases, and one 2011 collaborative innovation center. The National Western Energy Research Institute and the Western China Institute of Quality Science and Technology were established. Currently there are 115 provincial and ministerial-level key scientific research bases. According to data released by ESI, as of March 2018, the school's 14 disciplines entered the top 1 percent of the world's academic institutions, and two disciplines entered the top one percent.
Xi'an Jiaotong University's foreign student education began in 1959 and was one of the earliest institutions designated by the Ministry of Education to train Chinese government scholarship students. As the first college in China to open an English-speaking medical education institution, since 1995, our school has trained more than 2,000 medical students, ranking first in the country. In 2016, the number of international students at Xi'an Jiaotong University reached 2,226, and the international students came from 122 source countries. Among them, there are 1,687 Degree students, 859 undergraduates, 618 masters, and 210 doctors. Our school plans to reach 3,000 international students by 2020.
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