Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University is a Sino-British university based in Suzhou, Jiangsu, China. Founded in 2006 and resulting from a partnership between the University of Liverpool and Xi’an Jiaotong University, it is the first Sino-British joint venture between research led universities, exploring new educational models for China. The University primarily focuses on science, technology, engineering, architecture and business with a secondary focus in English, recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education as a "not for profit" educational institution. Students are rewarded with a University of Liverpool degree as well as a degree from XJTLU.
XJTLU’s Board of Directors oversees the University’s governance and the senior management team leads the strategic direction and day-to-day operations. In August 2008 Professor Xi Youmin, a renowned scholar in management, was appointed as the Executive President of Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University. He is also Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Liverpool.
We have a number of academic departments and schools focussed on a range of disciplines, offering both undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes and conducting original research. We have 4 centres to play a key role in achieving our goals by supporting students in language and culture learning activities or through exploring new models of higher education.
XJTLU aspires to be a leading research-led university that combines a strong international profile with an unswerving commitment to the economic and social development of Suzhou, Jiangsu Province and China.
XJTLU has identified the following research themes that reflect the nature and capacity of our university and our commitment to inter-disciplinarity:
• Energy futures: social and technological choices
• Living in the digital age: human-computer interaction, design, social networks
• Finance, risk and hazard management
• Sustainable urbanisation
• Health technologies in society
• Emerging economies
• Diagnostic markers, therapeutic targets, and drug discovery
• Languages, communication and culture
• Nanotechnology and new materials.
As a member of our alumni community you qualify for some special benefits, including lifelong support and access to the University’s online and on-campus resources.