About the UM-SJTU Joint Institute

The UM-SJTU Joint Institute (JI) was jointly established by Shanghai Jiao Tong University and the University of Michigan in 2006. It is located in Shanghai, China. The goal of this partnership is to build a world-class teaching and research institute in China, nurturing innovative leaders with global visions.

The Joint Institute upholds a unique educational philosophy of “Internationalization, Interdisciplinarity, Innovation, Quality”.  Over the past decade, JI has built a world-class institution in China and created a widely-emulated set of development models by fusing Chinese and western educational philosophies and characteristics.

JI collaborates closely with numerous renowned foreign universities with the goal of establishing an international educational platform for information exchange and resource sharing. The joint institute has attracted full-time degree program students from 17 countries including the United States, France, the Netherlands, Norway, Italy, Japan and Korea, as well as many international students for short-term exchange programs.

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Faculty Excellence

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Building a strong faculty team is a crucial component of the UM-SJTU Joint Institute’s educational mission. JI recruits faculty from all over the world. All faculty members at JI have either graduated from or worked in world-class universities such as Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Oxford, UC Berkeley, Cal Tech, UM, or Princeton.

Research Excellence

The UM-SJTU Joint Institute’s unique academic environment allows faculty, visiting scholars and students to keep up with the frontiers of technology. JI’s research projects are funded by Chinese national and municipal governments, local industries, and foreign entities. Our research fields and areas of collaboration keep growing broader and deeper.

Academic Excellence

The academic excellence of students at the UM-SJTU Joint Institute has been recognized by world class universities as well as society. Among the 2010-2015 JI graduates, more than 80% continued to study at graduate schools, among which 90% rank among the top graduate schools in the world and 95% are located in the U.S.  All those who chose to enter the job market were employed by leading domestic and multinational companies, receiving higher salaries than their counterparts from other universities.

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Academic Research (2006-2016)

Categories      Sub categories Total
Research input (RMB) Research funds 39.55 million
Talent funds 14.63 million
Start-up funds 31.68 million
Research output Journal papers 335
Conference papers 270
Applied patents 51
Disclosed patents 45
Granted patents 19

Research Projects (2006-2016)

Categories      Sub categories Total
Research program State-level research projects(NSFC, State Key Labs) 59
Shanghai government, MOE, MOST,  SJTU 56
Corporate projects 59
人才项目 National talent projects 10
Local talent projects 43

Student Perspectives

The quality of students of UM-SJTU Joint Institute has been highly recognized by world class universities and the society. Among the 2010-2015 JI graduates, more than 80% continue to study at graduate schools among which 90% are top graduate schools of the world and 95% are in the U.S.  All of those who choose to enter the job market are employed by leading domestic and multinational companies, receiving higher salaries than their counterparts from other universities.

Cumulative enrollment numbers in leading U.S. graduate schools, 2010-2015

Massachusetts Institute Of Technology 7
Stanford University 31
University Of California-Berkeley 22
Carnegie Mellon University 42
California Institute of Technology 1
Georgia Institute of Technology 19
University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign 10
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 322
Purdue University 11
University of Texas-Austin 14
University of Southern California  34
Texas A&M University 8
Cornell University 13
Colombia University 41
University of California-San Diego 19
Harvard University  2
Princeton University 3
University of Pennsylvania 19
University of California-Los Angesle 19
Yale University 2

Graduate student placement 2013-2015

  • Employed
  • Studying in Ph.D in the USA
  • Studying in Ph.D in JI
  • Studying in Ph.D in Canada
  • Studying in Ph.D in the U.K

Job Placement Results for the classes of 2010-2015 Undergraduate

  • Manufacturing
  • Financial Service
  • Consulting
  • Electronics
  • Automotive & transport Equpiment
  • Computer Hardware
  • Research
  • Government & Education
  • Computer Software & service