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Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

Suzhou Shi, Jiangsu Sheng, China
  • Ranked 379 QS World University Rankings 2014
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Student population Medium
International students 3%
Institution type Private

About Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) is a new international university jointly founded by Xi’an Jiaotong University, China and the University of Liverpool, UK as a joint venture. As an independent Sino-Foreign cooperative university, it captures the essence of both prestigious parent universities and is the first and only one of its kind approved by the Ministry of Education in China. The University offers undergraduate degree programmes in the fields of science, engineering and management, and awards both its own Chinese degree and a degree from the University of Liverpool.

Located in Suzhou, a city which has been known as “paradise on the earth” since ancient times, XJTLU prospers in a beautiful environment where there is a harmonious coexistence of the city’s rich cultural traditions and its rapid economic development. Suzhou is one of the most developed cities in China with an average annual growth of 15% and it ranks among the top 5 cities in China in terms of GDP. Suzhou Industrial Park, in particular, where a large cluster of World Top 500 companies, transnationals and R&D centres, has provided favorable social, economic as well as geographic conditions for the sustainable growth of XJTLU.

Centering around the ideology of “a happy life and a successful career”, XJTLU makes it a central aim to protect and enhance viability of human beings and bases its values upon diversity, discipline, innovation, liberty and trust. In keeping with the development trends of the world, XJTLU, by virtue of a resilient management structure and innovative educational model, is able to integrate the cultural and educational essence of the west and the east and produce world citizens with international perspectives and competitiveness, on the way to exploring new models for higher education that will exert a strong influence on the development of education in China and the world.

Campus information

Xi’an Jiaotong–Liverpool University (XJTLU) is located in the Dushu Lake High Education Town, which forms part of the Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP). The campus consists of two areas: the common space, and the exclusive XJTLU campus. The common space, shared by all the universities in the HET, contains facilities including libraries, entertainment venues, a sports centre, and accommodation. The exclusive XJTLU campus is dedicated to learning, teaching and research. It covers an area approximately 407,000 m². There are three main sections; the North Campus (160,000 m²), South Campus 1 (153,000 m²), and South Campus 2 (94,000 m²). The Administration Centre of XJTLU will be situated in the North Campus.

In accordance with the 5-year development plan of the University, XJTLU Campus will be developed in two principal phases. The first phase focuses on the development of the North Campus, which is due to be completed by 2013. The second phase focuses on the South Campus, where building is due to commence in 2013 and be completed by 2018. The Vision of XJTLU Campus Development is: To truly become a research-led, international University, it is necessary to develop distinctive and stimulating surroundings for learning, teaching and research. Therefore the buildings and overall environment of the campus will have following features:

  • Attractive and modern design and facilities
  • An attractive design
  • A hub of student activity
  • Elegant and peaceful retreats
  • Distinctive buildings that fuse and reflect their cultural implications
  • Easily recognisable buildings
  • Harmonious coexistence of buildings, environment and occupants

From Suzhou Train Station

  • Upon arrival at Suzhou train station, travel to the University by Bus No. 178, and the bus fare is RMB3; or by Fastline No.2 (快线2号), the ticket costs RMB2 per person. Alternatively, travel by taxi, which will cost approximately RMB50.

From Suzhou South Long Distance Bus Station

  • Travel to the University by Bus No. 16 which will only take around 10 minutes.

From Suzhou North Long Distance Bus Station

  • Travel to the University by Bus No. 812. Alternatively, travel by taxi, which will cost around RMB50.

Note: A number of buses also arrive at XJTLU such as No. 118, 142, 146, 128 and 228.

Accommodation

International students can choose from various apartments around the campus. The Suzhou Industrial Park Education Development & Investment Limited Company (SIPEDI) provides dormitory/apartment services to all students/staff in the Dushu Lake Higher Education Town where the University is located. Currently, the available apartment buildings are: R&D Apartments, Scholar's Garden and the International Student Apartments (C area). As soon as students have been given an unconditional offer and paid a deposit of RMB10,000 (around USD1,500) to secure a place at the University, accommodation will be booked.

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Accounting and Finance 10 Applied and Pure Sciences 9 Architecture, Building & Planning 7 Business and Management 10 Computer Science and IT 8 Education and Teaching 1 Engineering 5 Health and Medicine 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 7 Mandarin (Chinese Language) 5 Mass Communication & Media 3 MBA 2

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