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Founded in 1902
2,899 Faculty Staff
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. SEU is on the list of A class universities of "Double First-class" Program in 2017. Located in the ancient capital city of Nanjing, Southeast University has campuses such as Sipailou, Jiulonghu and Dingjiaqiao, covering a total area of 392 hectares. 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.
At present, Southeast University has an enrollment of 31,470 full-time students, including 15,614 postgraduate students. The university boasts a high-level faculty of 2,832 full-time teachers, including over 2,314 teachers with doctorate, which is 80% of the total number of teachers. It now comprises 30 schools or departments with 76 undergraduate disciplines in all. In the fourth round of China Discipline Ranking, 11 disciplines including engineering science, computer science, material science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, clinical medicine, biochemistry, pharmacology and toxicology, neuroscience and behavioural science, and social sciences rank among the top 1% of global ESI database. Among them, the engineering science ranks 32, and the computer science ranks 35. Both of the two disciplines rank the top 1‰.
Southeast University is one of the internationally influential universities in China. Since the reform and opening-up, Southeast University has been taking an active part in international communication. Up to now, it has signed agreements for friendly cooperation with more than 153 universities and research institutes, including Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of California, Irvine, University of Cambridge, University of Birmingham, University of Nottingham, Queen’s University Belfast, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Technical University of Munich, The University of Melbourne, Monash University, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Tokyo Institute of Technology. Southeast University launched "UK-China University Consortium on Engineering Education and Research" which is the first university consortium on engineering education and research, jointly built by UK and China. Universities from UK include Queen's University Belfast, University of Birmingham, Cambridge University, Cardiff University, University of Liverpool, University of Leeds, University College London, University of Nottingham, and The University of Warwick. There are 1947 international students studying in SEU, including 1492 degree students, which is 76.6% of the total number of international students, and 713 international postgraduate students, which is 47.8% of the number of degree students. The numbers of international degree students and postgraduate students are the largest in Jiangsu province. The university has also established 3 Confucius Institutes in America and The Republic of Belarus.