Southwest Jiaotong University

SWJTU was founded to train China’s own railway engineers. Since our early days, we have been cultivating talents for the rejuvenation of Chinese nation and persevering in self-improvement with the motto “Diligence, Ambition, Tenacity and Loyalty”.

Master's Programmes

Engineering & Technology (40)
Journalism & Media (2)

About

History

Founded in 1896 as the “Imperial Chinese Railway College”, Southwest Jiaotong University (SWJTU) is one of the earliest institutions of higher engineering education in China. It has become known as “the cradle of railway engineers in China”.

Education

As an outstanding educational community, Southwest Jiaotong University strives to become a center of academic excellence with international impact, characterized by top-tier research, independent and innovative thinking, and the highest-quality teaching. 

SWJTU promotes interdisciplinary scientific innovation and combine basic research with the application of extensive knowledge in rail transit and experience handling a wide range of engineering challenges. 

SWJTU offer students global education in a various forms, including summer schools, exchange programs, joint school and educational programs, study abroad programs sponsored by CSC.

Research

SJU conducts research of the highest standard across all disciplines, contributing to better understand the changing world and to solve global problems of our time.

SJU promotes interdisciplinary scientific innovation and combine basic research with the application of extensive knowledge in rail transit and experience handling a wide range of engineering challenges.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2021. Universities with a score above 4.0 (out of 5) in any of the 8 award categories, receive Badges of Excellence. Congratulations!

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2021
501 100
2020
601
2019
601
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2022
1001
2021
1001
2020
1001
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2022
-
2021
733 19
2020
752
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Student Life

Campus life

SWJTU is situated in Chengdu, Sichuan’s capital, and is known as the home of the beloved Panda Bear.

Student Reviews

I am really excuted and honoured.
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Southwest jiaotong university is a great university that helped me grasp the knowledge about the electrical engineering and automation department.

When I led my team to win the first prize in the moot court competition, I felt very excited and happy. This is proof of my academic and leadership skills.
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Although I have achieved relatively good results in my undergraduate studies. But I feel that I am always in a closed environment. I have to study in accordance with the prescribed courses. The law major of my university does not have much freedom of choice. I am eager to experience a free academic environment, and I will not be unable to publish papers due to sensitive...

Turning the tides!
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I had a tremendous time studying at SWJTU. When I first got there, I had serious issues with language. Some courses were in Chinese! The staff and classmates were very helpful. I grew into a better student and found the library very rich in material. Due to the online browsing restrictions, I couldn't access Google or most websites for research. My supervisor assisted by...

Chengdu, Sichuan, China

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