As a new kind of international university, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) attracts talented researchers from across the world and understands the importance of bringing staff and resources together so that the resulting cross-fertilisation of ideas can bring about innovation-driven research development.


To drive innovation, XJTLU encourages interdisciplinary research projects that allow important problems to be tackled from a variety of directions with complementary expertise.

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Our staff are relatively young, highly research-active, with access to excellent facilities. We want to attract adventurous researchers from around the world to join us.
Doctor Fei Ma
Dean of Research and Graduate Studies

PhD study

We welcome proposals for our research-based PhD programmes. Potential candidates are encouraged to align their PhD research proposals to one or more of our departments’ areas of strength.

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