What is the XJTLU Learning Mall?

The XJTLU Learning Mall is an innovative and entrepreneurial research and development hub as well as project and partner centre. It promotes the concept of life-long learning across the XJTLU community, as well as the wider community in Suzhou, China, and beyond. It also works jointly with XJTLU schools and departments, and premier external partners, collaborating on critical innovation projects and initiatives.

The XJTLU Learning Mall was officially launched on 22nd May 2020, welcoming its partners include: Alibaba Cloud, Huawei, McGraw-Hill, Microsoft, Digital China, Adobe, AMT, Skillshare, Seentao, CiWei, Hujiang, and more.


  • To lead the innovation and academic research of China’s higher education sector for the 21st century
  • To collaborate with the business community on exciting and cutting-edge projects
  • To improve society and education through transformative learning experiences


Innovate and Inspire for Tomorrow

  • As innovators, inventors, educators, researchers, and pioneers, the XJTLU-LM will work with a passion to blend research, academia, and business in a unique, collaborative learning environment.
  • Through a model of transformational leadership, the XJTLU-LM will inspire a generation of learners to become leaders and models of academic and business research as well as lifelong learners, innovators, and inventors of the future.
  • By employing innovative models of management, daily operation, and leadership and also by leading the way through new methodologies of research and innovation, the XJTLU-LM will be at the forefront of the higher education community. It will offer its staff of researchers and experts as well as students opportunities to explore and investigate to their fullest potential.

Why call it a Learning Mall?

The XJTLU Learning Mall will provide online and onsite space, or “storefronts,” for top global partners to share their learning content with its user audience. It will integrate onsite and online programmes developed by the university, industry and external partners, offering them as learning resources to a wide net of different education consumers. The overarching goal of the Learning Mall is to act as an engaging innovation community, allowing its collaborators freedom to develop their resources within its creative hub.

What will the online and onsite XJTLU Learning Mall look like?

The onsite XJTLU Learning Mall facility is integrated with the University physical environment including both SIP and Taicang campuses, and more locations with the development of XJTLU.

XJTLU Learning Mall partners can host individual community spaces, leveraging their resources and contributing to a symbiotic ecosystem of learning - online and onsite, campus to community.

“Store” space, whether online or onsite, represents a unique opportunity for education-focused businesses to showcase resources through the XJTLU Learning Mall, with its links to internal and external stakeholders, particularly those who offer content and services. By fostering an inviting space and leveraging premier partners’ strengths, the XJTLU Learning Mall will forge a 21st century alliance of like-minded entrepreneurs to serve the wider China community and XJTLU.


The XJTLU Learning Mall is constantly developing and reevaluating its business development strategy based on the evolution of the global market to build academic, research and strategic partnerships with innovative university and industry partners.

Partnership Inquires: learningmallpartners@xjtlu.edu.cn


  • Shaping the future of higher education as well as lifelong learning in China.
  • Receiving access to the knowledge, resources, research network and facilities on campus.
  • Helping international partners and entrepreneurs break into the China local market.
  • Designing programmes and developing students based on future industry needs and requirements, providing a steady pipeline of suitable staff.
  • Undertaking research through the schools and providing future industry development plans as well as direct participation in campus’ innovation and transfer of technology.
  • Establishing on-campus companies in cooperation with the University.
  • Raising brand improvement and integration through cooperation with XJTLU.

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