Tongji University | China
Tongji University is a leading university under the State Ministry of Education in the People's Republic of China. The institution is a key state university, it has also been included in the State Project 211 and the 21st Century Education Plan of China. The university's storyline dates back to 1907 when Erich Paulun, a German doctor founded it as the Tongji German Medical School. It was officially accepted as a university in 1923 and became a national university in 1927. Since then, Tongji University has grown to be recognized, both at home and abroad, as a comprehensive university having five schools; they are sciences, engineering, medicine, liberal arts and law. Tongji University has more than 20 schools offering 82 undergraduate programs, 209 Master degree programs, and 78 PhD programs. There are 13 postdoctoral mobile stations and 10 state key laboratories at the university. The university has a total student enrollment of 50,000, a teaching and research staff of 4200, among which 1900 have either senior professional or academic titles. There are five academicians from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and seven academicians from the Chinese Academy of Engineering. As one of the state key research centres, the university has 16 state key laboratories and civil engineering centres. There are five hospitals and three middle schools affiliated with the university. Tongji University is active in promoting cooperation and exchanges with institutions other countries. It has established links with Australia, Austria, Canada, Germany, France, Japan, Korea, Switzerland, U.K. and USA in the fields of education, science, technology and economics. A number of international joint programs have been established between the university and its counterparts in other countries in recent years.