About

About

Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) is an international joint venture university founded by Xi’an Jiaotong University in China and the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom. As an independent Sino-foreign cooperative university, it captures the essence of both prestigious parent universities and is the largest of such universities approved by the Ministry of Education in China.

The University currently offers approximately 100 degree programmes in the fields of science, engineering, business, finance, architecture, urban planning, language, culture and all are taught in English except for general and basic courses. Undergraduate students earn two degrees: an XJTLU degree from the Chinese Ministry of Education and a globally recognised degree from the University of Liverpool. Postgraduate students receive a University of Liverpool degree that is recognised by the Ministry of Education. All academic departments at XJTLU offer PhD opportunities, which help to fulfill XJTLU’s vision of “becoming a research-led international university in China and a Chinese university recognised internationally for its unique features”.

Located in Suzhou, a city that has been known in China as ‘paradise on the earth’ since ancient times, XJTLU enjoys a beautiful environment where there is a harmonious coexistence between the city’s rich cultural traditions and its rapid economic development. Suzhou is one of the most developed cities in China. Suzhou Industrial Park, China’s equivalent of Silicon Valley and a hub of global innovation, houses a large cluster of Fortune 500 companies, transnational enterprises and R&D centres, not only providing favourable conditions for XJTLU’s ongoing development but also numerous internship and job opportunities for XJTLU students.


Overview & Key facts

To become a research-led international university in China and a Chinese university recognised internationally for its unique features in learning and teaching, research, social services, and education management.

Leadership and people

Leadership and people

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Jobs and careers

Jobs and careers

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Policies and regulations

Policies and regulations

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XJTLU has given us a precious insight into producing innovative talents in China’s higher education institutes.

Yuan Guiren

Former Minister of Education, China

Professional Services

Centre for Academic Affairs

Centre for Academic Affairs

Centre for Administrative Affairs

Centre for Administrative Affairs

Centre for Knowledge & Information

Centre for Knowledge & Information

Centre for Student Affairs

Centre for Student Affairs

XJTLU AI Initiatives

XJTLU - Baidu Artificial Intelligence Innovation Alliance

XJTLU - Baidu Artificial Intelligence Innovation Alliance

Meta Education

Meta Education

Publications

XJTLU’s publications provide insight into its diverse and talented students, robust academic studies, forward-thinking initiatives, and more.

The Conversation: Five common English words we don’t know the origins of – including ‘boy’ and ‘dog’
Humanities and Social Sciences

The Conversation: Five common English words we don’t know the origins of – including ‘boy’ and ‘dog’

Detail from Tacuinum Sanitatis, a 14th-century handbook of medieval health. The naming process...

19 Jul 2024
41st XJTLU Board of Directors meeting held at Liverpool
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41st XJTLU Board of Directors meeting held at Liverpool

The 41st Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University Board of Directors meeting was held at the Universit... 15 Jul 2024

15 Jul 2024
XJTLU holds its First Three Minute Thesis Competition
Community

XJTLU holds its First Three Minute Thesis Competition

The finalists of XJTLU's first Three Minute Thesis competition, with the judges and Professor A... 12 Jul 2024

12 Jul 2024
Student sells calligraphy to support low-income students
Community

Student sells calligraphy to support low-income students

Hua Wen, an MRes Environmental Sciences student at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, has been ... 12 Jul 2024

12 Jul 2024

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