Towering trees have their
roots and the rivers flowing around the mountains have their
sources. The predecessor of Xian Jiao Tong University is Nanyang
Public University that was founded in Shanghai in 1896; in 1905, it
was transferred to the commercial department and was renamed High
Industrial School; in 1906, it was under the command of postal
transmission department. It was renamed Shanghai High Industrial
School of Postal Transmission Department.
In 1955, the State
Council decided to move Jiao Tong University to Xian. In May of
1956, it began to move. In September of 1957, Jiao Tong University
has two parts, one was in Xian. The other was in Shanghai. Later,
most departments, specialties, books, equipment and instruments and
teachers, students and staffs moved to Xian; on July 31, 1959, No,
212 Guoerluzi document of State Council approved and agreed
education department's decision that the Xian part and Shanghai part
of Jiao Tong university become independent and set up two
universities, Xian Jiao Tong University and Shanghai
The president of former Jiao Tong University
acted as the president of Xian Jiao Tong University. In the same
year, Xian Jiao Tong University was listed as the key university in
China. Later, it became one of a few universities built according to
the "Seventh Five- Year Plan" and "Eighth Five- Year Plan" of China.
It was also one of the universities that entered the construction of
"211 project" of China. In September, it was determined to be one of
a few universities that had the target to build world famous high
level University. In April of 2000, approved by the State Council,
Xian Medical University, Shannxi Institute of Finance and Economics
and Xian Jiao Tong University were merged and formed the new Xian
Jiao Tong University.
Today, Xian Jiao Tong University passed
the key construction of national "Seventh Five-Year Plan" "Eighth
Five-Year Plan","211 Project" and "985 Project". It has developed
into a university that has the feature of science and Engineering
and covers 9 subjects such as science, engineering medicine,
economics, management, art and law. It has become an important base
that is the integration of talents training, scientific research and
social services and propels the social development.
forward to the future, the west region development provides historic
opportunity for the great development of Xian Jiao Tong University.
Xian Jiao Tong University will keep on the school-running tradition
and school-running feature of high starting point, thick foundation,
strict requirement and stressing practice, carry forward the school
style of loving China and our university, pursuing truths, being
diligent and steady and hard work and plain living, choose the
training students as the center, teachers as the subject, administer
by law, standardize management and build itself into world famous
and high level university.