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Founded in 1896
Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU) was founded in 1896 in Shanghai, the predecessor of Xi'an Jiaotong University was Nanyang College and renamed Jiaotong University in 1921. In 1956, the main part of Jiaotong University was relocated to Xi'an according to the decision of the State Council, and this relocated part of Jiaotong University was later officially renamed Xi'an Jiaotong University in 1959. Currently, XJTU is a comprehensive research university with 10 major categories of disciplines: science, engineering, medicine, economics, management, humanities, law, philosophy, education and art, and 27 schools, 9 university colleges for undergraduates and 19 affiliated teaching hospitals. It has 5 national key laboratories, 6 National Engineering Technology Research Centers, 3 National Engineering Laboratories, 5 International Science & Technology Cooperation Base, and 1Collaborative Innovation Center (2011).
XJTU is one of the country's national key universities which is among “C9 league” directly administered by the Ministry of Education. XJTU, as one of the first batch of the universities in China, was supported by the central Government at the “Project 211” and “Project 985” to develop into a world-class university. Now, XJTU is on the List of World-class Universities and First-class Disciplines (abbreviated as “Double First-class”) released in 2017 by the Ministry of Education of China, as a Double First-class university in Category A, which means that the government will support it financially to develop into a world-class university, and its eight disciplines into the first-class level in the world.