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Soochow University
Motto 养天地正气,法古今完人
Motto in English Unto A Full Grown Man
Established Founded 1900
Type Private University
President Zhu Xiulin (2008)
Location Suzhou, Jiangsu,  People's Republic of China

Soochow University (simplified Chinese: 苏州大学traditional Chinese: 蘇州大學pinyin: Sūzhōu Dàxué) is a "State 211 Project" institution of higher education and Jiangsu provincial key comprehensive university.



The original Soochow University was founded by Methodists in Suzhou, Jiangsu province of Qing Dynasty China in 1900 as a merger of three existing institutions: the Po-hsi Academy, the Kung-hsiang Academy, and the Chung-hsi Academy. Originally founded in 1900, it merged Southern Jiangsu College of Culture and Education and the Department of Mathematics and Physics of Jiang Nan University in 1952 and became Southern Jiangsu Teachers' College. Later in the same year, it was renamed as Jiangsu Teachers' College. However, the location has never changed. In 1982, approved by the State Council, it was re-established as Soochow University. Then, Suzhou College of Sericulture, Suzhou Institute of Silk Textile Technology and Suzhou Medical College merged into the University successively in 1995, 1997 and 2000. The University has developed into a first-rate provincial comprehensive institution in China with a complete coverage of all branches of learning, remarkable large enrollment and outstanding educational profits.


The university consists of 6 campuses covering an area of 135 hectares and with 940,000 square meters of building area. The total enrollment is more than 39,000 students, including more than 28,000 graduates/undergraduates and more than 11,000 adult students of formal education.


The university now has 4 post-doctoral mobile stations, 22 doctoral programs, 84 master's programs, 23 key programs and 6 key laboratories appraised by the province or ministry authorities, and 2 national personnel training bases. In the more than 4,150 faculty and staff members, there are 3 members of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and more than 1,200 professors or associate professors.


Schools and Departments

  • School of Humanity
  • School of Social Science
  • School of Politics and Public Administration
  • School of Education
  • School of Business(Economics and Finance)/Include MBA Program
  • Kenneth Wang School of Law
  • School of Foreign Languages
  • School of Mathematical Sciences
  • School of Physical Science and Technology
  • School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
  • School of Computer Science and Technology
  • School of Electronic Information
  • School of Mechanic and Electronic Engineering
  • School of Material Engineering
  • School of Arts
  • School of Sports Science
  • School of Life Sciences
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Radiation Medicine & Public Health
  • School of Pharmacy
  • School of Urban Planning
  • School of Applied Technology
  • Wenzheng School
  • School of Overseas Education
  • School of Urban Science


In recent years, Soochow University has been active in expanding international exchange and established cooperative relationship with more than 80 colleges and universities in Japan, France, Korea, Singapore, Germany, America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, etc. In the meantime, the University is further deepening the reforms to explore effective ways to serve the development of economy and society. The teachers and students are doing their best with unprecedented verve, courage and insight to build up Soochow University into a national first-rate comprehensive university.

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