Jiangnan University is directly affiliated to the Ministry of Education, a key construction university of the national "211 Project" and a first-class discipline construction university. The school has a long history of running a school and a solid cultural accumulation. It originated from the Sanjiang Normal School established in 1902 and has gone through the development period of National Central University and Nanjing University. In 1958, the Food Industry Department of Nanjing Institute of Technology moved east to Wuxi and established Wuxi Light Industry. College; changed its name to the Wuxi University of Light Industry in 1995; in 2001, Wuxi University of Light Industry, Jiangnan College, and Wuxi Education College merged to form Jiangnan University; in 2003, the Wuxi campus of Donghua University was merged into Jiangnan University.
The school adheres to the socialist direction of running a school, fully implements the party's educational policy, and carries out self-sponsored education and the construction of a modern university system in accordance with the "Jiangnan University Constitution". The school adheres to the school motto of "Executive learning and dedication, and the ultimate in goodness", with the concept of "showing the characteristics of light industry, serving the national economy and people's livelihood; innovating training models to create the backbone of the industry", and building a "world-renowned, first-class, Jiangnan style" "Research University" is the strategic goal, deepen the reform of education and teaching, continue to improve the level of running a school and make great progress in personnel training, scientific research, social services, cultural inheritance and innovation, international exchanges and cooperation, etc., and has gradually built a reasonable scale and structure. , The coordinated development of disciplines, excellent teaching quality, remarkable school-running benefits, high social reputation, domestic influential, internationally-renowned high-level universities with distinctive characteristics.
The school adheres to the discipline construction concept of "selective excellence" and establishes a good discipline ecological environment. There are 18 colleges (departments), including College of Food Science, College of Biological Engineering, College of Textile Science and Engineering, College of Chemistry and Material Engineering, College of Internet of Things Engineering, College of Environment and Civil Engineering, College of Business, College of Science, College of Mechanical Engineering, School of Design, School of Pharmacy, School of Medicine, School of Marxism, School of Humanities, School of Foreign Languages, School of Law, School of Artificial Intelligence and Computer, and Department of Sports. It covers 9 disciplines including science, engineering, medicine, literature, law, economics, management, education, and art. There are 7 post-doctoral mobile stations, 7 first-level disciplines with doctoral degree authorization including food science and engineering, light industry technology and engineering, textile science and engineering, control science and engineering, chemical engineering and technology, design, environmental science, and engineering, etc., 29 first-level disciplines for master's degree authorization and 14 master's degree authorization categories. Two disciplines, light industry technology, and engineering, food science and engineering, were selected into the list of "double first-class" construction disciplines; there are 1 national first-level key disciplines in food science and engineering and 5 second-level key disciplines; design and control sciences are built There are 4 project-approved disciplines for the construction of superior disciplines in Jiangsu universities, including engineering, chemical engineering and technology, and textile science and engineering, and 3 key disciplines in Jiangsu Province such as chemical engineering and technology, design, and computer science and technology during the 13th Five-Year Plan period.
The school adheres to the strategy of strengthening the school with talents and builds a team of high-quality professional teachers with noble ethics, exquisite professionalism, reasonable structure, and full of vitality. There are 3,403 faculty members, including 2,142 full-time teachers (including 1,304 postgraduate tutors), 68.6% of full-time teachers with senior titles, 70.5% of doctoral degree personnel, and 43.2% of those with more than one year of overseas training experience. The school has 3 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, 15 candidates for the "National-level Introduced Talents", 20 candidates for the "Talent Project", 20 professors in the "Talent Project Award Program" of the Ministry of Education, "National Outstanding Youth Fund" and "National Outstanding Youth Fund". There are 19 winners of the Youth Fund, 1 chief scientist of the "973 Project", 7 national candidates for the "New Century Talent Project"; 46 ministerial and provincial innovation teams.
The school adheres to the fundamental task of establishing morality and fostering talents, and vigorously cultivates high-quality innovative professionals. In 2006, the school passed the evaluation of the undergraduate teaching work level of the Ministry of Education with "excellent" results. In 2015, it accepted the review and evaluation of the undergraduate teaching work of the Ministry of Education. In 2021, 54 undergraduate majors will be enrolled. There are currently 20,394 undergraduates, 9,600 postgraduates for doctoral and master's degrees, and 719 international students. It has 4 national-level comprehensive reform pilot majors, 15 characteristic major construction points, and 26 national-level first-class undergraduate major construction points; 10 majors in the education and training program of outstanding engineers and outstanding agricultural and forestry talents of the Ministry of Education, "new engineering" and "new agriculture" ”17 research and practice projects; 5 national-level talent training model innovation experimental areas (including the national life science and technology talent training base), 8 engineering practice education centers and experimental teaching demonstration centers; national-level quality courses (including quality videos Open courses, resource sharing courses, and quality online open courses) 28 courses, 19 national first-class undergraduate courses, 56 national quality and planning textbooks; 15 national teaching achievement awards, including 2 first prizes. The school actively explores elite education in the context of popularization, establishes the Supreme Academy, and cultivates top-notch innovative talents. The food science and engineering undergraduate major is the first in Asia to pass the international certification of the American Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFT).
The school insists on taking students as the center, perfecting the student guidance and service system, building an international talent training mechanism, and creating a good campus cultural atmosphere. The employment rate of graduates has stabilized at over 97%, and the rate of undergraduates for further studies has reached 37.8%, ranking among the top 50 universities in the country for employment; relying on the National University Science Park of Jiangnan University, more than 300 entrepreneurial companies have been incubated and approved as a national major in health food. Developed a space for crowd-creation; was awarded the "National Innovation and Entrepreneurship Typical Experience University", "National University Practice Education Innovation and Entrepreneurship Base", "National College Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program Implementation Advanced Unit", and was approved as the first batch of excellent ideological and political work projects of the Ministry of Education; Improve the "reward, subsidy, work, loan, subsidy, and exemption" assistance mechanism, and explore a new model of work-study assistance based on talent training. The school has signed cooperation and exchange agreements with 190 universities and scientific research institutions in 39 countries and regions, and 28.6% of students have overseas exchanges and exchange experiences; in cooperation with the University of California, Davis, the world's first establishment with the theme of Chinese food culture Confucius Institute. Established a national university student cultural quality education base, the school history museum, design museum, folk costumes transfer museum, art gallery and Qian Shaowu art museum, wine science and technology museum, human science museum and other cultural exhibition halls were selected as the first batch of national university museum education alliance; Implemented the "Art Class" college students' cultural quality development project, the "Book Fragrance Campus·Humanistic Jiangnan" reading plan, and held the "Jiangnan Spring" college student culture and art festival, "Innovative Jiangnan" college students' technological innovation and creative entrepreneurship cultural festival and other characteristic cultural activities; won The National University Campus Cultural Construction Excellent Achievement Special Award, the National University "Respect to Chinese Excellent Traditional Culture" demonstration project, and the artistic dance "Qingshan Red" won the "Wenhua Award" of the Ministry of Culture. The school attaches great importance to the education function of sports and has established two high-level sports teams for women's football and table tennis. Among them, the high-level women's football team won third place in the 2018 National Undergraduate Women's Indoor Futsal Championship and the champion of the 19th Jiangsu Provincial Sports Games. A school is an advanced unit in the national social practice of college students and an advanced unit in the implementation of the national college student innovation and entrepreneurship training program. Since 2016, it has won 2 golds, 3 silvers, and 8 bronzes in the China "Internet+" College Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition, 3 golds and 4 bronzes in the "Creating Youth", and 5 golds and 1 silver in the International Genetic Engineering Machine Competition (iGEM). The school has emerged in Jiangsu Province, the university students of the year Feng Yan, Wei Jiaxing, as well as the Forbes China's 30 under 30 elite lists of post-90 entrepreneurial models Xu Mingjun, Hu Jiawei, Fan Bing, Zhang Xiaojun, and other entrepreneurial figures.
The school adheres to its mission to build an innovative country and actively participates in the construction of national and regional innovation systems. There are 8 national scientific research platforms such as the State Key Laboratory of Food Science and Technology, the National Engineering Laboratory of Grain Fermentation Technology and Technology, and the National Functional Food Engineering Technology Research Center, and 43 ministerial and provincial platforms such as the Engineering Research Center of the Ministry of Education of Knitting Technology; There are 6 innovation and talent introduction bases ("111 Plan") established by the Ministry of Education and the Bureau of Foreign Experts Affairs. Since the "Twelfth Five-Year Plan", he has undertaken 1,379 national-level projects and presided over 16 national key research and development projects; won 13 National Science and Technology Progress Awards and Technological Invention Awards as the first completion unit, and won 2 Science and Technology Innovation Awards from the He Liang He Li Foundation There were 10 first prizes for outstanding scientific research achievements of universities and 6 first prizes for Jiangsu Science and Technology Awards. Won 2 China Patent Gold Awards, 1 Silver Award, and 6 Excellence Awards; in the 2019 International Patent Ranking officially announced by the World Intellectual Property Organization, our school ranks 13th among global educational institutions and 5th among Chinese universities; Ranked 6th in the patent transfer rankings of Chinese universities. The school initiated and established the "Belt and Road" University Food Education and Technology Alliance; now it has comprehensive cooperation with more than 50 cities across the country and many well-known companies such as COFCO and Bright Dairy; it has established the Suqian Industrial Technology Research Institute of Jiangnan University and Jiangnan University ( Yangzhou) Food Biotechnology Research Institute and other 9; Jiangnan University Education Development Foundation was awarded 5A-level university foundation.
The school adheres to the principle of putting teachers and students first and service first, and strives to create a modern ecological campus with a curved stream, providing students with advanced facilities, complete functions, and a high-quality and comfortable growth environment. The campus covers an area of 3,250 acres with a building area of 1.07 million square meters; the library has 2.55 million books; the average teaching and research equipment is 35,400 yuan; the construction of "smart campus" is getting better and better; there are stadiums, gymnasiums, Wenhao Science Museum, and university student activities The center and other cultural and sports venues and 16 student apartments are organized; the school won the first prize of the Ministry of Education's campus planning, was named a national model unit of conservation-oriented public institutions and was awarded the title of "Energy Efficiency Leader of Public Institutions", etc.
The school's comprehensive strength and influence on running the school are constantly improving. In the fourth round of national first-level subject evaluation organized by the Ministry of Education, the school’s "Light Industry Technology and Engineering", "Food Science and Engineering" ranked A+, and "Design" ranked A-; in 2020, "Soft Science" In the “World-Class Discipline Ranking”, the school’s 15 disciplines were selected, and the food science and engineering discipline ranked first in the world; in the ESI global impact assessment rankings, the school’s agricultural science, engineering, chemistry, biology and biochemistry, materials science, The eight disciplines of clinical medicine, computer science, pharmacology and toxicology are among the top 1% of the world, among which agricultural science ranks among the top 0.3‰; the school ranks 57th in the ESI comprehensive ranking of mainland China; in the "2021" compiled by the Chinese Academy of Management Science "China University Evaluation" ranked 45th in the country; in the ranking of social influence of Chinese universities in 2019 released by People's Daily Online, it ranked 31st in the country. The school is an advanced collective of the national education system, a civilized unit of Jiangsu Province, and safe campus in Jiangsu Province.
"Jiangnan opens a school, Wanqing Lake is prosperous; the barrier is good, and the mountains are high and the water is long." In future school practice, we will continue to uphold the principle of "establishing schools by quality, strengthening schools with talents, serving schools, mechanism-based schools, and cultural schools." "Development strategy", strive to promote the construction of "world-renowned, China's first-class, Jiangnan-style research university" and the construction of world-class disciplines, and make new and greater contributions to the realization of the dream of a higher education power and the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation!