2016 marks the 10th anniversary of the founding of XJTLU. We've passed several milestones along the way, but there's still more for us to achieve. Here are just some of the highlights from our history so far!
Ministry of Education authorises the construction of XJTLU
XJTLU officially established.
XJTLU welcomes first intake of 164 students.
More than 570 undergraduate students join XJTLU’s second cohort.
Professor Youmin Xi is appointed as Executive President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Liverpool.
730 students enrol in the third cohort at XJTLU
Yuan Guiren, Chinese Minister of Education, visits XJTLU.
More than 1,000 students begin their studies at XJTLU.
XJTLU holds first graduation ceremony – 97 percent of graduates continue their studies overseas.
XJTLU welcomes more than 1,700 new students, including over 50 international students.
XJTLU receives approval to award University of Liverpool postgraduate degrees.
The University invests a record RMB six million in research activities
XJTLU's fifth anniversary celebrations. The XJTLU Education Development Foundation is launched.
The University's second graduation ceremony is held with 513 students graduating. Nearly 90 percent enter world-renowned universities to pursue postgraduate study.
More than 2,200 students enroll at XJTLU.
More than 649 students graduate, 31 percent of whom obtain a first-class honours bachelors degree. More than 80 percent of graduates go to world-renowned universities for postgraduate studies.
2,200 new students commence at XJTLU.
Professor Sarah Dixon joins XJTLU and establishes International Business School Suzhou.
Shi Cheng, from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, becomes XJTLU’s first PhD graduate.
XJTLU holds its first direct entry recruitment process.
University hosts inaugural meeting of the Union of Sino-Foreign Cooperative Universities.
XJTLU Affiliated School established.
Collaboration agreement signed between XJTLU and Suzhou Industrial Park that will create a world-class platform for innovation in Suzhou.
The University holds its first research festival, celebrating '10 years of creating new knowledge'.
XJTLU officially celebrates its 10th anniversary and opens phase one of the South Campus.
The BSc Applied Chemistry programme receives accreditation from the Royal Society of Chemistry, a first for a Sino-foreign University in China.
XJTLU launches Industry and Enterprise Tailored Education (IETE), the pilot project for the University’s new educational model: Syntegrative Education.
A framework agreement was signed between XJTLU and the municipal government of Taicang for cooperation in operating the new Entrepreneur College, as a part of the XJTLU Syntegrative Education Model.
A cooperation agreement was signed by the China Development Bank, Suzhou Municipal People’s Government, and XJTLU to launch the XIPU New Era Development Research Institute.
International Business School Suzhou (IBSS) has gained EQUIS accreditation from the European Management Development Foundation (EFMD). IBSS has made history of being the youngest business school ever to obtain EQUIS.
In collaboration with the Taicang Municipal Government, construction of Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University’s new Entrepreneur College (Taicang) officially kicks off.