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Soochow University is located in Suzhou, a famous historical and cultural city known as "paradise on earth". It is the first batch of universities to be listed in the national "211 Project" and "2011 Plan". It is a "double first-class" construction jointly built by the Ministry of Education and the People's Government of Jiangsu Province. Colleges and universities, the National Defense Science and Technology Industry Bureau, and the People's Government of Jiangsu Province jointly established the university, which is a key comprehensive university in Jiangsu Province. The predecessor of Soochow University was Soochow University (Soochow University, founded in 1900), which pioneered modern higher education and blended the essence of Chinese and Western cultures. It was the first university in China to be organized with a modern university discipline system.


In the history of higher education in China, Soochow University was the first to carry out postgraduate education and grant a master's degree and was the first to carry out professional education in law (English and American law). It was also the first university to establish a journal. In 1952, the departments of the mainland of China were adjusted. Soochow University's School of Arts and Science, Sunan Culture and Education College, and the Department of Mathematics and Physics of Jiangnan University merged to form Sunan Normal University, which was renamed Jiangsu Normal University in the same year. In 1982, the school was renamed Soochow University (Soochow University). After that, Suzhou Sericulture College (1995), Suzhou Institute of Silk Technology (1997), and Suzhou Medical College (2000) were merged into Soochow University. From the shining stars of the Republic of China to the pioneering and innovation of the Republic of China; from the persistence of the culture of teacher education to the strategic transformation and return of comprehensive universities; from the leapfrog development of multi-school mergers to the first-class rebuilding glory, Suzhou Universities have left a strong mark in the history of Chinese higher education.


For more than a century, generations of Sustainers have been adhering to the school motto of "Nurturing the world and the righteousness of the world, perfecting the law and the modern", adhering to academic supremacy, applying learning to the application, advocating freedom and openness, tolerance, the pursuit of excellence, and insisting on being knowledgeable and dedication. Goodness is committed to cultivating model citizens with a "spirit of freedom, outstanding ability, independent personality, and social responsibility". In the long-term school-running process, more than 500,000 professionals of various types have been sent to the society, including Xu Deheng, A large number of elites and celebrities including Zhou Gucheng, Fei Xiaotong, Lei Jieqiong, Sun Qimeng, Zhao Puchu, Qian Weichang, Dong Yinchu, Li Zhengdao, Ni Zhengriao (yù), Zheng Pijiang, Yang Tieliang, and Cha Liangyong (Jin Yong); More than 30 academicians of the two academies, including Tan Jiazhen, Chen Ziyuan, Yu Mingfang, Song Daxiang, and Zhan Qimin, have made important contributions to national construction and social development.


Soochow University has twelve disciplines including philosophy, economics, law, education, literature, history, science, engineering, agriculture, medicine, management, and art. The school has 30 colleges (departments), with 27,650 full-time undergraduates, 14,469 masters, 4936 doctoral students, and 2,097 international students. The school now has 132 undergraduate majors, 49 first-level discipline master programs, 33 professional degree master programs; 28 first-level discipline doctoral programs, 1 professional degree doctoral program, and 30 post-doctoral mobile stations; the school currently has 1 country First-class disciplines, 4 national key disciplines, 20 superior disciplines of Jiangsu universities, and 9 key disciplines of Jiangsu Province during the 13th Five-Year Plan. Up to now, school chemistry, physics, materials science, clinical medicine, engineering, pharmacy and toxicology, biology and biochemistry, neuroscience and behavioral science, molecular biology and genetics, immunology, mathematics, computer science, agricultural science, Environmental Science and Ecology, and General Social Sciences, a total of 15 disciplines entered the top 1% of the Global Basic Science Indicators (ESI), and two disciplines, chemistry and materials science, entered the top 1‰ of the Global Basic Science Indicators (ESI).


The school has 2 national talent training bases, 3 national experimental teaching demonstration centers, 1 national virtual simulation experimental teaching demonstration center, 2 national talent training model innovation experimental areas, and 1 national off-campus practical teaching for college students base. 1 National 2011 Collaborative Innovation Center (lead unit); 1 Ministry of Education Humanities and Social Sciences Key Research Base; 1 Provincial and Ministry Co-constructed State Key Laboratory, 1 National Engineering Laboratory, 2 National and Local Joint Engineering Laboratory, 2 national-level international cooperation joint research centers, 1 national clinical medical research center, 1 national “Belt and Road” joint laboratory, 1 national innovative talent training demonstration base, 3 national public service platforms, 1 national university Science and Technology Park, 1 Jiangsu Provincial University State Key Laboratory Cultivation, and Construction Site, 4 Jiangsu University Collaborative Innovation Centers, 25 Provincial and Ministerial Philosophy and Social Key Research Bases, 33 Provincial and Ministerial Key Laboratories, 9 Provincial and Ministerial Public Service platform, 5 provincial and ministerial engineering centers.


The school has 5768 faculty members and 3358 full-time teachers, including 1 Nobel Prize winner, 8 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 8 academicians of developed countries, 30 winners of the National Outstanding Youth Fund, and 39 National Outstanding Youth Fund. Winners, 1 outstanding talent of the "Ten Thousand Talents Program", 13 technological innovation leaders of the "Ten Thousand Talents Program", 4 top-notch talents of the "Ten Thousand Talents Program", 14 national-level candidates of the "Ten Thousand Talents Program", etc. There are more than 280 person-times of national-level talents, and a talented team with strong strength, reasonable structure, and full of vitality has initially formed.


Soochow University regards talent training as the school’s central task, based on the establishment of morality, cultivating outstanding talents with a sense of responsibility, innovation, application, and internationality, and guided by the integration of general education and professional education. Focusing on improving the overall quality of students, consolidating the professional foundation, and cultivating innovation and entrepreneurship capabilities, we will actively deepen the systemic reform of talent training and continuously improve the quality of talent training.


The School of Nano Science and Technology is listed as one of the first batches of 17 national pilot colleges in the country, and has become a special zone for the reform of the higher education system; the school has established 3 academies to actively explore new models of talent training, of which the Jingshu Academy is positioned outside of professional education Tang Wenzhi Academy carried out liberal arts education in the “first classroom”, and Ziqing Academy is committed to creating a testing ground for top-notch innovative talents in “new engineering”. The school has been approved for 28 national-level first-class undergraduate majors, 5 provincial-level first-rate undergraduate majors, and 23 courses have been approved for national-level first-rate undergraduate courses. In recent years, Su University students have won national awards with more than 500 person-times each year. They have repeatedly won prizes in various competitions at home and abroad, such as the National Challenge Cup and the Olympic Games. Master students at the school have published papers on "Nature" as the first author.


The school implements the strategy of "indomitable" scientific and technological innovation, and scientific research and innovation have achieved fruitful results. In the field of humanities and social sciences, in 2020, 43 items of the National Social Science Fund have been approved, including 3 major projects.


The number of projects funded by the National Social Science Fund has ranked first in the province for two consecutive years, rising to 7th in the country; the Ministry of Education 21 general projects in humanities and social sciences have been approved, ranking first in the province and 11th in the country in the number of approved projects; 14 items have been awarded for the 8th Higher School Scientific Research Outstanding Achievement Award (Humanities and Social Sciences) by the Ministry of Education, and the number of first-class awards Ranked 11th in the country. In the field of natural sciences, in 2020, won 1 second prize of the National Science and Technology Progress Award, 2 Science and Technology Awards of the He Liang Heli Foundation, 1 National Innovation Award, 2 China Youth Science and Technology Awards, 1 Wu Jieping Medical Award, Wu Wenjun 1 first prize for artificial intelligence technology invention, 3 outstanding scientific research awards (science and technology) from higher education institutions of the Ministry of Education; 310 national natural science fund projects approved, 7 key special projects of the national key research and development plan, 14 topics, 2 major national defense projects; published 4,774 three retrieved papers throughout the year, of which 3085 were collected by SCIE, ranking 26th among universities in the country; the school ranked 39th among global universities in the 2020 Nature Index comprehensive ranking Ranked 11th among national universities; 19 people were selected as "Global Highly Cited Scientists", ranking 5th among national universities; 1390 intellectual property rights were authorized throughout the year, including 681 domestic invention patents and 29 international patents. 210 pieces of intellectual property transfer and licensing; selected as the "National Intellectual Property Pilot University" of the Ministry of Education of the State Intellectual Property Administration and the "Pilot Work Unit for Entrusting Scientific Researchers with Title Ownership or Long-term Use Right" by the Ministry of Science and Technology.


By the development idea of "promoting domestic first-class with an international reputation", the school comprehensively promotes the internationalization of education. The school has established inter-school exchanges with more than 200 universities and research institutions in more than 30 countries (regions).


The school enrolls more than 3,000 international students from more than 80 countries (regions) every year. Since 2007, the school has cooperated with Portland State University in the United States to establish the Confucius Institute at Portland State University; in 2010, it was selected into the “China-Africa University 20+20 Cooperation Program” by the Ministry of Education to assist in the construction of Lagos University in Nigeria; in 2011, Laos successfully established China’s first overseas university-"Laos Soochow University", which has become an important post and cultural business card in the national "Belt and Road" initiative; in 2018, the school initiated the establishment of the China-ASEAN Medical Education University Alliance. Create a China-ASEAN community of healthy destiny and promote the construction of the “Belt and Road”; in 2019, the Red Cross International College of Soochow University was established to help build a community with a shared future for mankind; in 2020, the school was approved to establish the China-Portugal Cultural Heritage Protection Science Belt All the way" joint laboratory.


Soochow University has four campuses: Tiancizhuang Campus, Dushu Lake Campus, Yangcheng Lake Campus, and Future Campus. It covers an area of 4586 acres and has a building area of more than 1.59 million square meters. The school has a wealth of books and materials, with a collection of more than 5 million books and periodicals in Chinese and foreign languages. More than 400,000 volumes, more than 2 million volumes of Chinese and foreign e-books, and 118 Chinese and foreign databases (including 152 sub-libraries).


The school sponsors three journals of "Journal of Soochow University" Philosophy and Social Science Edition, Education Science Edition and Law Edition, as well as "Algebra Collection", "Modern Silk Science and Technology", "Chinese Hemorheology" and "Language and Semiotics Research" "And other professional academic journals. Among them, "Journal of Soochow University (Philosophy and Social Sciences Edition)" has been reprinted and edited by authoritative secondary literature such as "Xinhua Digest" and "People's University Copy Newspapers and Periodicals" in the past five years, and its reprints have been ranked among comprehensive university journals. top ten. According to the AMI Comprehensive Evaluation Report of Chinese Journals of Humanities and Social Sciences (2018) issued by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Evaluation in 2018, the journals of Soochow University, "Philosophy and Social Sciences Edition" and "Education Science Edition", were both rated as Chinese Humanities. Core journals of social science journals, according to the CSSCI source journals and extended source journals (2019-2020) catalog published by the China Social Science Research Evaluation Center of Nanjing University in 2019, "Journal of Soochow University (Philosophy and Social Sciences Edition)" is still ranked CSSCI core source journals, "Journal of Soochow University (Education Science Edition)" entered the CSSCI extended source journals for the first time, and "Journal of Soochow University (Education Science Edition)" was included in the catalog of Beitu core journals (2020 edition) for the first time.


The new era breeds new opportunities and calls for new deeds. With a high-spirited attitude, an open mind, and a global vision, all the people of Suzhou University are adhering to the principle of strengthening the school with talents, quality, and culture, relying on the strong economic strength and superiority of the Yangtze River Delta region. Humanities and geographical conditions, and strive to build the school into a first-class domestic and internationally renowned high-level research university, and an important base for the training of regional high-quality innovative and entrepreneurial talents, high-level scientific research, high-tech research and development, and high-level decision-making consultation.

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