Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), as one of the higher education institutions which enjoy a long history and a world-renowned reputation in China, is a key university directly under the administration of the Ministry of Education (MOE) of the People's Republic of China and co-constructed by MOE and Shanghai Municipal Government. Through some 120 years' unremitting efforts, SJTU has become a comprehensive, research-oriented, and internationalized top university in China.
By December 2018, SJTU has had 30 schools/departments, 31 research institutions, 13 affiliated hospitals, 2 affiliated medical research institute, 12 directly affiliated units and 6 directly affiliated enterprises, with 16,129 full-time undergraduates and 30,217 postgraduates (14,439 full-time master degree candidates and 7,882 full-time doctorate degree candidates), 2,982 overseas students (among which 1,698 are postgraduates). The university faculty includes 3,061 full-time teachers (among which 982 are professors), 22 members of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 22 members of Chinese Academy of Engineering, 144 winners of China National Funds for Distinguished Young Scientists, 24 chosen in "Young Talents Program", 86 selected in "Outstanding Youth Science Foundation", 36 Chief Scientists of the Major State Basic Research Development Program of China (973 Program), 14 Chief Scientists of the State Key Scientific Research Program, 16 Innovation Research Groups, National Natural Science Foundation of China and 20 Innovation Teams, MOE, 73 winners of National Key R&D Program of China.
Today SJTU has 67 undergraduate programs covering 9 major disciplines: economics, law, literature, science, engineering, agriculture, medicine, management and arts. Since 2000, there are 49 national higher education teaching achievement prizes （36 completed independently）. With 19 National Experimental Teaching Demonstration Centers, national demonstration centers of virtual simulation experiment teaching and Shanghai Municipal Experiment Teaching Demonstration Centers, SJTU has 2 teachers of "Ten-thousand Talents Program", 1 teacher of "National Special Support Program for High-Level Personnel Recruitment", 8 nationally renowned teachers and 33 Shanghai locally renowned teachers, 8 national-level teaching groups, 15 Shanghai Municipal teaching groups, and owns 48 national-level video-recorded open courses , quality resource-sharing courses, quality online open courses and bilingual-teaching demonstration courses, 343 Shanghai Municipal quality courses, key courses, higher education all-English demonstration courses. SJTU won the 1st national "double demonstration base" and established student innovative center.