|Life in XJTU|
XJTU is a key university which is directly administered by the Chinese Education Ministry and is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in China. The predecessor of XJTU was Nanyang Public School, which was founded in 1896 in Shanghai and renamed Jiaotong University in 1921. In 1956, the main body of Jiaotong University was moved to Xi'an according to the decision issued by the State Council, and was formally named Xi'an Jiaotong University in 1959, which was listed as a national key university. Xi'an Jiaotong University, as one of the first universities entering the seventh and eighth "Five-Year Plan", as well as China's "211 Project" and “985 Project”, is selected to be developed into a global first-class university.
Currently Xi'an Jiaotong University is a comprehensive research university with a focus in science and engineering. It offers programs in 10 areas: science, engineering, medicine, economics, management, literature, law, philosophy, education and art.
Research in science and technology at XJTU is directed primarily at meeting the nation's most important needs, forging into international frontiers, contributing to autonomous creation and accelerate industrial application. To this end, XJTU is continually strengthening its capacity to innovate while seeking to raise its level of competitiveness.