Tongji University 同济大学, formerly Tongji German Medical School, was established in October 1, 1907 by Erich Paulun, a German doctor in Shanghai and became a state university in 1927. It was one of the oldest and most prestigious institutions of higher education in China. The university has developed rapidly in all respects over the sixty-five years since the founding of China, especially since the country’s opening-up policy.
It is now a comprehensive university with ten major disciplines in sciences, engineering, medicine, humanities, law, economics, management, philosophy, arts and pedagogy with strength in architecture, civil engineering and oceanography. Tongji University is a member of the Yangtze Delta Universities Alliance and Asian-European Laotse Universities Network. This University is especially renowned for its engineering and architecture programs; its civil engineering department has consistently ranked first in China for decades.
Tongji in numbers
Tongji University has 5 campuses, and the two in which there is more activity of SSC are Siping campus and Jiading campus. For more information about Tongji campus you can go to Campus Life (Shanghai).
Terms and calendars
Fall semester lasts 18 weeks from the second week of September to the second week of January. Spring semester lasts 18 weeks from the second week of February to the second week of June (according to the Lunar Calendar).