Southeast University

Southeast University Campus

Southeast University (SEU) is a public, coeducational research university located in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China.

SEU is one of the national key universities administered directly under the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China. It is also one of the first universities accredited by the State Council to determine and approve the qualifications of professor, associate professor and doctoral supervisor. In 1995, the university passed the assessment by the Ministry of Education for Project 211 and was listed as one of the universities that will be financed by the state as part of that project. In 1996, it was assessed as an outstanding university for its excellent undergraduate education. Since 2000, SEU has been a member of Project 985, which financially supports the university to achieve the goal of being a top and world-famous university.

Southeast University is one of only 32 universities directly administered by the Chinese Department of Education, which are considered the top class universities in China. The university has 16,000 undergraduate students and 10,000 graduate students in over 30 schools and departments. The admission to SEU is very competitive. Normally the university enrolls top 2% high school students from nationwide to its undergraduate programs, and top 5% undergraduate students to its graduate program. Most students are recruited by engineering or some big schools such as School of Mechanical Engineering, School of Energy & Environmental Engineering, School of Information Science & Engineering, School of Civil Engineering, School of Computer Science & Engineering, School of Economics & Management, as well as School of Transportation Engineering. The rest students are enrolled by some smaller schools and departments like School of Automation, School of Electronic Science, and Department of Physics.

There are about 5,600 faculty members in Southeast University. Among all the faculty members, there are 8 members of Chinese Academy, 25 “Changjiang Scholars”, 1 fellow of State Department Degree Committee, 9 members of State Department Degree Committee, 31 distinguished national youth research scientists, 7 members (ranking 2nd nationwide) of “863 Projects” expert committee, and 57 excellent Department of Education research scientists.

The university has 64 undergraduate programs, 206 master programs, 109 doctoral programs, as well as 15 postdoctoral research sites. In the most recent official rankings summary, 6 programs are top 5 and another 6 programs are top 10 nationwide. Especially the School of Biomedical Science & Engineering ranks first place. The university has a top research ability. There are 10 National First-class Academic programs, 6 potential National First-class Academic Programs. 3 National Research Labs, 1 National Professional Lab, 2 National Engineering Research Centers, and 7 Department of Education First-class Labs.

In 2006, the research funds for the university is 600 million Chinese Yuan, which lists the 7th place in the country.

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