Training, industry and community service

Training, industry and community service

Mathematics and physics have always had a close link with the real world and industry. As Leonardo da Vinci said: “No human investigation can be called real science if it cannot be demonstrated mathematically.”

The School of Mathematics and Physics collaborates broadly with local and international institutions and companies, offering industrial internships and research opportunities to undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Our industry partners include Soochow Securities, Ping An Insurance Company of China, Fujitsu Research & Development Center, the National Astronomical Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and other companies in the economic integration in the Yangtze River Delta area.


  • Internship and cooperative workshops

Working closely with local and international institutions and companies on the cutting edge, the School of Mathematics and Physics offers intern/job affairs regularly.

The School values its partnerships and is keen on facilitating high-quality internships consistently. Jointly with some student clubs, we offer workshops on CV writing, how to find an internship and industrial introduction sharing, etc.

  • Undergraduate research opportunities

Many research activities are encouraged by the School of Mathematics and Physics in various forms, we collaboratively organise student-friendly seminars and meetings with other schools and other universities.

Equipped with early-stage research experience, our students become more competitive in the job markets as well as their graduate study applications.

Zitao Song, a Year Four undergraduate student from the Department of Applied Mathematics has made his academic publishing debut in high-impact journal Nature Communications with a paper published in June 2021. The work is in collaboration with researchers from the Department of Biological Sciences to develop a neural network model that can simultaneously predict the 12 ribonucleic acid (RNA) modifications most desirable for reliable large-scale prediction.

There is a great deal of interesting research work at the School, and we will continue to help students in their research training.

Industrial Cooperation with international institutions

The School of Mathematics and Physics is actively seeking cooperation with companies and institutions, and have achieved some outstanding milestones.

The BSc in Actuarial Science was accredited by the UK’s Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) in [year]. According to the agreement between XJTLU and IFoA, three core subjects in IFoA will be covered by seven core modules in the undergraduate actuarial science programme. Students on this programme will therefore gain exemption from some of the IFoA examinations required to become qualified as a professional actuary.

XJTLU is one of only eight universities in China to be accredited by the prestigious institute. Founded in 1848, IFoA is the UK’s only chartered non-profit professional body dedicated to educating, developing and regulating actuaries based both in the UK and internationally.

Benefitting from the School’s connections, our students have made excellent achievements in applying for further studies and obtaining employment.

Community service

Promoting science to wider society has always been one of XJTLU’s priorities.

XJTLU is the first university to hold the most influential mathematics exhibition–Imaginary exhibition in China. The first exhibition was held in 2012 by presenting visualisations, interactive installations, virtual world, 3-D prints and their theoretical background from algebraic geometry, singularity theory and differential geometry in an attractive and understandable way.

The exhibition in 2016 combined all previous exhibition materials with paper models, 2-D and 3-D images, and a pedagogical research conference. Invited experts from Taiwan, Germany and Netherland had hold the hands-on workshop at XJTLU, XJTLU affiliated school and local schools. Further exhibition had done in the society and schools in Suzhou, Nanjing and Wuxi.

This exhibition originates from Germany and tries to evoke curiosity about and interest in mathematics, and show the beauty of mathematics.

The school also held the International STEM festival in 2016 and 2017 by inviting industrial partners, education experts, students and parents in the vivid exhibition of the newest development in education technology.


1. Two faculties of School of Mathematics and Physics were invited to the ‘City Classroom’ hosted jointly by XJTLU and Suzhou Traffic Radio to deliver classes. A new season of “City Classroom” series will be launched again.

  • Dr Hao Yu, Physics in Science Fiction Films.
  • Dr Xiaoying Pang, Searching for a second Earth.


2. Outreach Activities

  • Gave invited talks and training to partner institutions like Xinghai school and Hai’er School.
  • Carried out a study programme for Jinji Lake School, over 120 junior students visited SIP campus and had wonderful lecuters delivered by SMP faculty members.


3. Organised the 2023 Imaginary Mathematical Culture Exhibition and Mathematics Education Innovation Forum, in collaboration with SIP Wenjing Experimental School. Professors from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Xiamen University, Tongji University, Tianjin University, Tsinghua University and Suzhou Academy of Educational Sciences all attended the forum.