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Southeast University China

Southeast University (SEU) is one of the national key universities administered directly under the Central Government and the Ministry of Education of China. It is also one of the universities of Project 211 and Program 985 that is financed by the Central Government to build as a world-class university.



Southeast University is one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in China. Its origin can be traced back to 1902, when it was founded as Sanjiang Normal College. Then, it evolved as: Nanjing Higher Normal School, National Southeast University, National Fourth Sun Yat-sen University, Jiangsu University and National Central University.


Southeast University has been constantly exploringmethods in school management and talent nurturing. It encourages the philosophy of Liangjiang Normal School’s “experience hardness, achieve success”, the spirit of Nanjing Higher Normal School’s “nation, democracy, science”, the school motto of National Southeast University’s “striving for perfection”, the academic atmosphere of National Central University’s “sincerity with aspiration”, and the school ethos of Nanjing Institute of Technology’s “rigor, truthfulness, unity and diligence”. 


Recently, the team leading by Prof. Zhao Yuanjin from State Key Laboratory of Bioelectronics in School of Biological Sciences & Medical Engineering, SEU  made important progress in organ-on-a-chip research. The research results were published in the international top journal Science Robotics under the title of “Bioinspired living structural color hydrogels” on March 29, 2018. This is the first article published in this journal which was written by Chinese scholars independently.

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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511 -10
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Library services

The university library covers an area of 66.9 thousand square meters, with a possession of 4249.9 thousand of all kinds of books and materials.

Student Life

Campus life

Southeast University has campuses such as Sipailou,Jiulonghu and Dingjiaqiao, covering a total area of 392 hectares.

Student Reviews

Try and fail but dont fail to try
Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

Thank you!!The university system is good eventhough there is a problem of some teachers language barrier.The try their best to provide practical and theory

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

published a paper indexed by EI

Memorable experience at Southeast University.
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Southeast University has been a great school to study at.The Education is of good quality and the environment is very welcoming and friendly towards international students. My experience here has been beyond my expectations offering a variety of learning materials. The school has high ratings in China, is very reputable and highly respected throughout the country....