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Southwest Jiaotong University
Motto 精勤求学,敦笃励志,果毅力行,忠恕任事
Established 1896
Type Public university
President Prof. Chen ChunYang (陈春阳)
Faculty 2,000
Students 40,000
Location Chengdu, Sichuan,  People's Republic of China
Campus Suburban

Southwest Jiaotong University (simplified Chinese: 西南交通大学pinyin: xī'nán jiāotōng dàxué) is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in mainland China.



The university was originally founded at Shanhaiguan, Hebei in 1896, and it is currently located in Chengdu, Sichuan, a major city in the southwest part of the country. The University has three campuses: the main Xipu campus, the Jiulidi campus in downtown Chengdu, and Emei campus about 90 miles to the southwest of the city snuggled at the foot of the Mount Emei, one of China’s four sacred Buddhist mountains. The university offers programs at the graduate and undergraduate level to approximately 60,000 students.

The old gate of Tangshan campus


The Imperial Chinese Railway College at Shanhaiguan 1896---1900

Shanhaiguan Railway and Mining College 1905---1908

Tangshan Railway and Mining College 1908---1912

Tangshan Railway College 1912---1913

Tangshan Industrial Institute 1913---1921

Tangshan Jiaotong University 1921---1922

Tangshan University of the Jiaotong Ministry 1922---1928

Tangshan Jiaotong University 1928.2---1928.6

The Second Jiaotong University 1928.6---1928.8

Tangshan Civil Engineering College of Jiaotong University 1928---1931

Tangshan Engineering College of Jiaotong University 1931---1937

Tangshan Engineering College if National Jiaotong University 1937---1942

Guizhou Division of National Jiaotong University 1942---1946

The National Tangshan Engineering University 1946---1949

Tangshan Engineering College of China Jiaotong University 1949---1950

Tangshan Engineering College of Northern Jiaotong University 1950---1952

Tangshan Railway Institute 1952---1972

Southwest Jiaotong University 1972--- Present


The main entrance of Jiuli Campus in Chengdu
  • Mao Yisheng (茅以升) (Traditional Chinese: 茅以升; Hanyu Pinyin: Máo Yǐshēng; Wade-Giles: Mao2 Yi3-sheng1; January 9, 1896 - November 12, 1989) was as an expert on bridge construction and a social activist in China.
  • Tung-Yen Lin (林同炎, pinyin: Lín Tóngyán) (November 14, 1912 – November 15, 2003) was a world-renowned structural engineer best known as the pioneer of standardizing the use of prestressed concrete.

Of all the fellows of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Academy of Engineering, more than 40 are alumni of Southwest Jiaotong University.

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