Jiangsu University of Science and Technology (JUST) is a university of recognized excellence by the Ministry of Education of China. It has a history dating back to the year of 1933 with Shanghai as its original location. In 1953, the University grew into the first shipbuilding school in P.R. China and was relocated in 1970 to Zhenjiang City, Jiangsu Province. In 1978 and 1993, the University was upgraded and renamed twice, respectively called as Zhenjiang Shipbuilding Institute and East China Shipbuilding Institute. In 2004, after the incorporation of Jianghai Trade School and Sericulture Research Institute of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, the University under its current name came into existence.
With its main location in the scenic and historic Zhenjiang city, the University now occupies four purpose-built campuses, which cover more than 427 acres in total. It currently manages the delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs through 14 schools and 1 institute. By far, the University has set up 59 undergraduate programs, 6 doctoral programs and 48 master degree programs. There are more than 1,164 faculty members including 156 professors, 494 associate professors, 344 doctoral degree holders and more than 200 faculty members who have overseas experience. Under the guidance and assistance of over 2000 faculty and administrative staff, the University now has about 21,900 undergraduates and over 2,800 postgraduates actively engaged in multiple discipline areas including engineering, management, science, economics, etc.
Academic and Research Strength
With years of devoted work in education, JUST has developed into a growing place for highly qualified professionals and researchers, possessing extraordinary academic strengths in multiple disciplines. It is widely recognized for its unique and remarkable academic strength in shipbuilding, marine related areas and sericulture study.
In addition to educational training, the University tightly combines fundamental research with technological innovation and High-Tech achievements promotion. It has undertaken many high-level research projects from National High-Tech Research and Development Fund, National Natural Science Fund and National Social Science Fund. Several national, provincial and ministerial-level research bases have already been established on campus.
In the meantime, the University has built up research links and partnerships with leading industry groups such as China State Shipbuilding Corporation and China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation. It has also established a cooperative development committee involving more than 100 enterprises and academic institutes.
With the aim to get more globally involved, JUST has launched various scientific and educational cooperative programs with partners from many countries and regions, turning JUST campus into an increasingly diversified community. Cooperation activities range from joint education programs, course articulation programs, course certificate programs, faculty exchange to joint research projects.
In 2012, for the purpose of internationalization, the University started to recruit international students. Other than our academic strength, with the understanding that for many international students, living in China is a completely new experience, we have a dedicated support team that offers ongoing service to all international students. Currently, in addition to English-delivered programs that are specially designed for international students, all existing programs are open to international applicants, the delivering language of which is mandarin Chinese.
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