University of Michigan - Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute


  1. UM-SJTU Joint Institute International Symposium for Young Investigators

    May 6, 2020 by JI Human Resources Office   Share:   RenRen   Print


    About the Symposium

    The International Symposium for Young Investigators hosted by the University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute (JI), in conjunction with Shanghai Jiao Tong University Main Forum, will be held online on June 20 – 22, 2020. The symposium provides a social platform for young scholars around the world to exchange ideas on their latest research, to interact and collaborate, and to find inspirations in the rapid-evolving technological fields.

    Seminars at the symposium focus on interdisciplinary engineering research and emerging areas in electrical and computer engineering, mechanical engineering, materials science and engineering. Outstanding young international scholar participants of the symposium are encouraged to pursue collaborations with JI faculty members.

    Academic Areas 

    Electrical and Computer Engineering:

    Electromagnetics, Photonics, and Optoelectronics Micro- and Nano-electronics

    Integrated Circuits and Systems

    Computer Engineering

    Energy Systems and Power Electronics Communication and Networking

    Signal and Image Processing

    Systems and Control

    Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

    Other emerging areas in electrical and computer engineering

    Mechanical Engineering:

    Design and Manufacturing

    Dynamics and Vibration

    Mechatronics and Robotics

    Mechanics and Materials

    Thermal science and Fluid dynamics

    Energy Systems

    Materials Science and Engineering:

    Integrated computational materials engineering;

    Quantum materials science and engineering

    Materials for energy and catalysis

    Architected and Metamaterials

    Polymers, Biomaterials and other soft materials

    Data driven materials science and processing


    If you are interested, please fill up the information form (your CV is required) by clicking the following link:

    Important Dates

    Submission Deadline: June 1, 2020
    Applicants Notification: June 8, 2020
    Confirmation Due: June 15, 2020
    SJTU Main Forum: June 20, 2020
    JI Symposium Dates: June 21-22, 2020

    Contact us

    Symposium Coordinator: Wendy Dai
    Telephone: +86-21-34206045 Ext.: 4571
    Address: Room 457 Long Bin Building, 800 Dong Chuan Road, Shanghai, P. R. China

    About JI


    The University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute (JI) was jointly established in 2006 by two premier universities, the University of Michigan and Shanghai Jiao Tong University, creating a Sino-US academic partnership with tremendous potential. The mission of JI is to build a world-class educational and research institute in China and foster future innovative researchers and leaders with a global perspective.



    Guided by the philosophy of “Internationalization, Interdisciplinary, Innovation, and Quality”, JI has developed a unique educational model through combining American and Chinese educational philosophies and principles. JI has won many awards for higher education innovation, including the “Model of Chinese Higher Education Reform” from the Chinese State Council and the “Andrew Heiskell Award for Innovation in Higher Education” from the Institute of International Education, one of the most prestigious awards in international education.


    At present, JI offers three majors to undergraduate students and eight research disciplines to graduate students. Two of our undergraduate majors, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering, have achieved ABET accreditation. The dual-Bachelor’s-degree program with the University of Michigan allows students to earn two Bachelor’s degrees in two different majors within four years. JI has also partnered with 27 top universities and institutes worldwide to offer students a variety of Global Degree Pathways (GDP) programs and international exchange opportunities, to encourage them to diversify their learning experience in preparation for an increasingly complex world.


    JI receives strong support from both partner universities and the Chinese government. JI models itself after the world class U.S. research universities, in terms of its tenure review and promotion system, academic environment, research program, and undergraduate curriculum. Its official language is English.

    JI Faculty


    JI’s faculty come from prestigious universities all over the world, with advanced degrees in subfields of engineering, mathematics, sciences, liberal arts, and business. Currently, JI has 60 full-time faculty members, 100% of our engineering and science faculty hold doctoral degrees from top universities and have overseas working experience.

    JI Research



    The international academic environment of JI allows faculty, visiting scholars, and students to keep up with the frontiers of technology. Currently, JI has 4 research centers and 28 research laboratories. JI’s research projects are funded by Chinese national and municipal governments, local industries, and foreign entities.

    JI Students




    JI students are among the best in China. Currently, JI has 1286 undergraduate and 216 graduate students. JI has attracted degree-pursuing international students from over 30 countries. Upon completion of undergraduate programs, over 80% of students pursue graduate study at top universities worldwide. 100% of those who choose to enter the job market are employed by leading domestic and international universities, research institutes and companies.