Founded: May 2006
Academic Staff: 450
Academic Departments: 12
Programmes: 30 undergraduate, 15 Masters
Degree type: Bachelors (University of Liverpool and XJTLU), Masters (University of Liverpool), PhD (University of Liverpool)
Language of Instruction: English
Location: Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China
Professor David Sadler
Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) is a truly unique institution. It is the only international collaborative university in China with dual degree awarding powers, from the Chinese Ministry of Education and from the University of Liverpool. Founded in 2006 with an initial intake of just 164 students, the university has grown rapidly over the last five years. We now have 7,000 students on campus with a further 2,500 studying at Liverpool under a 2+2 articulation agreement. The university is independent, but draws for guidance and experience upon its two parent universities, both of which are over one hundred years old and highly respected international pioneers.
After a first year which includes significant English language provision and training in the use of English for academic purposes, teaching and learning in the subsequent three years is all in the medium of English. We offer thirty undergraduate and fifteen masters degree programmes, which are validated by the University of Liverpool. The student learning and teaching experience is enhanced through internal and external moderation of standards, and a thorough quality assurance process is in operation.
XJTLU aims to be a research-led university, in keeping with the spirit of its parents, Xi’an Jiaotong University and the University of Liverpool. We have committed significant investment to supporting the development of the research careers in China of newly-appointed staff, through the funding of start-up research projects and of doctoral students. Staff regularly apply for and receive external funding from a range of sources.
As part of an ambitious expansion agenda, there is a large scale campus development programme providing world-class laboratory and teaching facilities. We aim to have 10,000 students on campus by 2015/16.
We are now recruiting highly-qualified and motivated academic staff for the start of the academic year 2014/15. We already have a diverse and talented team of over four hundred and fifty academic staff, with forty-five nationalities. We aim to recruit eighty more staff in a variety of disciplines.
Working at XJTLU is challenging and rewarding in equal measure. Our students are highly talented. We expect high standards from them and from our staff alike.
I believe that XJTLU is at the forefront in the internationalization of higher education. If you have the motivation and ability to contribute to this goal, I invite you to submit an application for consideration.
Professor David Sadler, Vice President (Academic Affairs)
Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
111 Ren’ai Road, Suzhou, Suzhou Industrial Park,
Jiangsu, 215123, China
+86 512 8816 1015