Jiangnan University is a university located in Wuxi, Jiangsu, China. It is a key national university of the “Project 211” and is directly administrated by the Chinese Ministry of Education.The distinguished disciplines are food science and technology, fermentation engineering and industrial design.
It takes you only 15 minutes by foot to enjoy the picturesque sceneries of Lihu lake and Changguangxi Wetland Park. As well, Wuxi is a tourism city with quite a few tourist attractions and places of historical interests worth our visiting.
The root of Jiangnan University stretches back to San Jiang Normal School which was founded in Nanjing in 1902 which later renamed National Central University and Nanjing University. The private Jiangnan University, another source of JU, was founded in Wuxi in 1948 by Rong Desheng (the father of Rong Yiren), the largest national capitalist in the Republic of China era. Later during restructuring of higher education happened after the establishment of the People’s Republic of China, the engineering related departments of Nanjing University merged related departments of private Jiangnan University and several other universities and formed Nanjing Institute of Technology (later renamed Southeast University) in 1952, and in 1958, the related department of Nanjing Institute of Technology moved to Wuxi and established Wuxi College of Light Industry which was named university in 1995. In 2001, Jiangnan University was formed by the combination of Wuxi University of Light Industry, Jiangnan College and Wuxi Education College.
The newly completed university campus covers 208 hectares with floor space of 1.05 million square meters. It is located by Lake Tai, a national scenic resort in the south of Wuxi. It was designed and built to demonstrate the concept of an “Eco-campus”.
Colleges and Academic Departments
Jiangnan University consists of 17 schools and offers 48 undergraduate programs with 10 disciplines including engineering, science, literature, economics, management, law, medicine, agriculture, education and arts. Jiangnan University has 4 Post-doctoral Research Stations in the fields of Light Industry Technology and Engineering, Food Science and Technology, Control Science and Engineering, and Textile Engineering. It is entitled to confer master's degrees in 24 programs, and doctoral degrees in 5 programs.