Shanghai Jiao Tong University (Chinese: ; abbreviated Jiao Da () or SJTU), also referred to as Shanghai Jiaotong University (no space) or simply Jiaotong University, is a public research university located in Shanghai, China. It is renowned as one of the oldest and most prestigious and selective universities in China. It is a member of the C9 League and Yangtze Delta Universities Alliance in China.
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Fudan University, East China Normal University and Tongji University are jointly known as the "Top 4 Universities" in Shanghai. 
In 1906, the college was placed under the Ministry of Posts and Telegraphs, and its name was changed to Shanghai Industrial College of the Ministry of Posts and Telegraphs.
When the Republic of China was founded, the college was run by the Ministry of Communications and its name was once again changed, this time to Government Institute of Technology of the Communications Ministry.
In 1918, the republic government founded the School of Management and it became one of the oldest academic institutes.
In 1920, the institute merged with two other colleges and changed replica christian louboutin its name to Nan Yang College of Chiao Tung.
In the 1930s, it was wellrenowned as the "Eastern MIT" due to its reputation of nurturing top engineers and scientists.
In 1938, the Ministry of Education took over the university and renamed as National Chiao cheap nfl jerseys Tung University (Chinese: ) (the separate institution of National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan, is still known by this name). In 1943, the graduate school was founded.
By the time that the Japanese surrendered in 1945 neither the Communist Party of China (CPC) nor the Kuomintang KMT trusted each other or were actively cooperating. After Americansponsored attempts to negotiate a coalition government failed in 1946, the Chinese Civil War resumed. The CPC defeated the Nationalists in 1949, forcing Chiang's government to retreat to Taiwan. During the evacuation, a part of faculty and alumni was taken to Taiwan by Chiang Kaishek, founding National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan in 1958.
After the Chinese Civil War, the People's Republic of China was founded in 1949. Chiao Tung lost its "National" appellation and became Chiao Tung University to reflect the fact that all universities under the new socialist state would be public.
In the 1950s, the pinyin romanization system was developed in Mainland China and Chiao Tung University changed its English name to Jiao Tong University.
From 1952, the Communist government adopted a policy of creating Sovietstyle specialized schools, reshuffling nearly all universities and college to model on Sovietstyle higher education. Under this policy, some faculties of the university were incorporated into other universities. At the same time, engineering faculties from outside were absorbed to become a specialized engineering university. An earthquaking rearrangement came in 1956 for the school when the central government ordered the university to send a significant amount of its faculties to Xi'an to help build up a top engineering school in western China Xi'an Jiaotong University in western Chinese province Shaanxi. Afterwards, the university was officially renamed Shanghai Jiao Tong University, SJTU. 
Shanghai Second Medical University was merged into Shanghai Jiao Tong University on July 18, 2005, under the name Medical School of Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
Since the reform and opening up policy in China, SJTU has grown substantially. It is composed of five campuses, including Xuhui, Minhang, Luwan, Qibao, and Fahua (), taking up an area of about 3,225,833 m2. 
Academics, enrollment, and staffIts total enrollment of students amounts to 42,881, of which 1,598 are international students. candidates.
The university has more than 1,900 professors and associate professors, including 15 academicians of the Chinese Academy of , 20 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, 92 cheap nfl jerseys accredited professors and chair professors of the "Cheung Kong Scholars Program".
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings placed Shanghai Jiao Tong University to be among 276300th university in the world in their 201213 rankings, while the QS World University Rankings placed the University at 125th worldwide in 2012. Further, ARWU (2012) considered it to be among 151st200th in the world and 1st4th in mainland China.
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Since 2003, Shanghai Jiao Tong University has produced the Academic Ranking of World Universities which analyzes the top universities in the world on quality of faculty (40%), research output (40%), quality of education (10%) and performance vs. size (10%). Its ranking is exclusively of research universities, mainly in the empirical sciences.