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Soochow University is located in the ancient city of Suzhou famous for its classical gardens and known as “Paradise on Earth”. As a “State 211 Project” institution of higher education and Jiangsu provincial key comprehensive University, Soochow University has passed through one hundred years of its educational course. Originally founded in 1900, it merged with southern Jiangsu College of Culture & Education and the Department of Mathematics & Physics of Jiang Nan University in 1952 and became Southern Jiangsu Teachers’ College. Later the same year, it was renamed as Jiangsu Teachers’ College, operating in the original campus. In 1982, approved by the State Council, it was re-established as Soochow University. Later, Suzhou college of Sericulture, Suzhou Institute of Silk Textile Technology and Suzhou Medical College merged in to the university in the year 1995,1997 and 2000 successively. It has developed in to a first – rate provincial comprehensive institution in China with a complete coverage of all branches of learning with a remarkably large enrolment and outstanding educational benefits.
Sochoow University now has 4 Mobile Post-Doctoral Centres, 30 Doctoral Programs, 1 Level- First Discipline Specialist Doctoral Program, 98 Master Programs, 5 Specialist Master Programs, 2 State Key Programs, 2 Key Programs and 1 program for Major Construction of the Commission of Science. Technology and Industry for National Defense, 1 ‘Key in Key’ program of Jiangsu province, 17 Key Programs of Jiangsu province, 6 Key Laboratories of Jiangsu province, and 2 National Personnel Training Basis. The University consists of 6 Campuses, covering an area of 135 Hectares with 9,40,000 sq. meters of building area. The total enrolment is more than 45,000 students, including more than 30,000 graduates/undergraduates and more than 16,600 adult students for formal education. Among more than 4150 faculty and staff members, there are three members of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and more than 1100 professors or associate professors.
In recent years, Soochow University has been active in expanding international exchange and cooperation with more than 80 colleges and universities in Japan, France, Korea, Singapore, Germany, America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand among others.
We sincerely welcome friends from home and abroad to Soochow University for study exchanges and visits!