About UM-SJTU Joint Institute
The University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute (UM-SJTU Joint Institute) was founded in 2006 in Shanghai by two leading universities, Shanghai Jiao Tong University and the University of Michigan, with the goal of building a world-class teaching and research institution in China by exploring the tremendous potential of U.S.-China educational cooperation and fostering a new generation of international, innovative, and leadership-oriented talent.
The college has been upholding the core philosophy of “global vision, cross-discipline, innovation, and quality”, and has developed a unique Michigan College education model by integrating the characteristics of the education systems of China and the United States, which has been highly recognized both at home and abroad. In recent years, the College has received several high-profile awards, including the “Model of Higher Education Reform in China” by the National Education Reform Leadership Group and the “Haskell Award for Innovation in International Education,” the highest honor in international education.
UM-SJTU Joint Institute adopts English as the medium of instruction, and its curriculum incorporates the characteristics of the University of Michigan and Shanghai Jiao Tong University. The two undergraduate majors of Mechanical Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering are accredited by ABET, the most authoritative international accreditation system. In terms of faculty selection and recruitment, there is a global open recruitment process. All faculty members are from top universities around the world, and the proportion of foreign scholars exceeds one-half.