FACTS & FIGURES
Founded in 1907
2,726 Faculty Staff
Established in 1907, Tongji University is one of the leading universities in China under direct administration of the Ministry of Education, listed on "Project 98" and "Project 211". With over a century of history, Tongji University has always valued the balanced development of five functions, namely the nurturing of talents, scientific research, community service, culture inheritance and innovation, and international exchange. These have propelled the university to become a top-ranking university in the country. Since September 2017, Tongji University is listed as national world-class university by the Ministry of Education. Seven academic disciplines are selected as world-class disciplines: Architecture, Civil Engineering, Surveying and Mapping, Environmental Science and Engineering, Urban Planning, Landscape Architecture and Art and Design.
The university now covers 10 broad categories of academic disciplines, including engineering, science, medicine, management, economics, philosophy, literature, law, education and fine arts. Tongji is home to 2,726 full-time faculty members, of which 989 have senior professional titles, eight are members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, seven are members of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (including one foreign member), two are members of the Third World Academy of Sciences, one is the member of the US National Academy of Engineering, and one is the member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering. The university now has 17,339 full-time undergraduate students, 14,883 graduate students, and 4,940 Ph.D. candidates, 3,523 international students are pursuing degrees here.
The university offers 75 undergraduate majors (50 of which are enrolling student for 17 broad disciplinary categories). It can grant master's degree in 45 broad academic disciplines, together with 17 professional master's programs. It also confers Ph.D degrees in 32 broad academic disciplines with 3 professional Ph.D. programs and 25 postdoctoral mobile research stations. Of all the disciplines, there are national first-level key disciplines, 10 are national second-level key discipline (including incubated disciplines), and 17 are first-grade Shanghai university disciplines. Tongji University houses three State Key Laboratories, one National Engineering Laboratory, one National Collaborative Innovation Center, one National Large-Scale Scientific Instruments Center, five National Engineering (Technology) Research Centers and 40 Provincial-Level Key Laboratories and Engineering (Technology) Research Centers. The university also has seven affiliated hospitals, five affiliated high schools and one affiliated primary school.