Southeast University

Why Study at Southeast University, China

Southeast University (SEU) is one of the national key universities administered directly under the Central Government and the Ministry of Education of China. It is also one of the universities of Project 211 and Program 985 that is financed by the Central Government to build as a world-class university. Located in the ancient capital city of Nanjing, Southeast University has campuses such as Sipailou, Jiulonghu and Dingjiaqiao, covering a total area of 393 hectares.
(1). History 
Southeast University is one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in China. Its origin can be traced back to 1902, when it was founded as Sanjiang Normal College. Then, it evolved as: Nanjing Higher Normal School, National Southeast University and National Central University. During the nationwide restructuring of institutions of higher learning in 1952, Nanjing Institute of Technology was established on the original site of National Central University. In May 1988, the university was renamed Southeast University. And in April 2000, Nanjing Railway Medical College, Nanjing College of Communications and Nanjing Geological School were merged into the university, whose main campus is located at the center of the ancient capital city of Nanjing, a sacred place for education since the Ming Dynasty.
 (2). Discipline and programs 
Southeast University now comprises 29 schools or departments with 75 undergraduate disciplines in all. It boasts 29 and 49 disciplines respectively authorized to confer Ph.D. degrees and master’s degrees, 5 national key disciplines (comprising 15 sub-disciplines), 5 national key sub-disciplines, 1 national key (development) discipline, 13 disciplines in the development project for strong disciplines of universities based in Jiangsu Province, 14 provincial key disciplines and 30 post-doctoral research stations. It also boasts an array of key scientific research bases, including 3 national key laboratories, 3 national engineering research centers, 2 national research centers for engineering technology, 1 national professional laboratory, as well as 11 key laboratories and 5 engineering research centers granted by the Ministry of Education, etc.
(3). Academic facilities and Scientific research
Southeast University has become a comprehensive and research-oriented university featuring the coordinated development of such multi-disciplines as science, engineering, medicine, literature, law, philosophy, education, economics, management, art, etc., with engineering as its focus. The university boasts a high-level faculty of 2,659 full-time teachers, including 1800 full or associate professors, 786 doctoral supervisors, 1 786supervisors for masters, 11 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Academy of Engineering, 2 members of the Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council, 13 members of the discipline review group of the State Council, 27 distinguished experts of the national “Thousand Talents Program”, 40 “Cheung Kong Scholar” Professors, 5 winners of the national awards for top teachers, 35 granted with funds from the National Outstanding Youth Science Foundation, 3 preeminent experts involved in the national high-tech development project known as “Program 863”, 1 expert in the International Science & Technology Program, 2 experts for national major special projects, and 20 selected into the Talents Project initiated by the Ministry of Personnel of China for the development of high-level professionals and technical talents. At present, it has an enrollment of over 32,000 full-time students, including 14,000 postgraduate students; it also has over 3,300 on-the-job master’s degree candidates.
 (4). Great achievements 
Southeast University taking as its own duty rejuvenating the country through science and education, has been conducting an array of basic research, basic research for application and research on high technology of strategic significance in line with the needs of national economic and social development; thus it has become a major base for high and new technology research with considerable social influence both at home and abroad. Its research fund reached CNY 1658 million in 2014. The applications for invention patents total 1914, of which 703 are licensed; besides, 13 PCT patents are applied for. The up-to-date statistics in 2014 show 1790 SCI papers, which ranks 20th nationwide, and 1969 EI papers, ranking 13th nationwide. Professor Lv Zhitao and his team received the national first prize for Science and Technology Advancement in 2014. In the year 2014, we have received one Second Class Prizes of the State Natural Science Award, one second class prizes of the State Technological Innovation Award, and two Second Class Prizes of Science and Technology Advancement Award as the first complete unit. In the past five years, Southeast University, as the lead-taking institution, have won 18 state-level science-and-technology-related awards.
 (5). Communication and international cooperation 
In addition to the excellence in research and student cultivation, Southeast University is also taking an active part in setting up international cooperative programs with other countries. Up to now, it has signed agreements for friendly cooperation with more than 100 universities, research institutes or corporations including Cambridge University, University of Maryland, Lehigh University, ETH Zürich, Tohoku University, Technical University of Munich, University of Ulm, Monash University in Australia, University of Rennes 1, etc., which has contributed a great deal to the actual strength, international fame and development of the university. There are 2039 international students from more than 100 countries studying in SEU. We have also established 3 Confucius Institutes in America and The Republic of Belarus.
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