Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), a member of China’s elite “C9” group of universities, is one of U of T’s top higher education partners in China for joint publications. U of T is SJTU’s #1 collaborator in Canada and one of the top 5 collaborators in North America.
At U of T, the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, the Faculty of Medicine, the Rotman School of Management, and the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering are deeply engaged in a number of research and education collaborations with corresponding faculties at SJTU. Both institutions are leaders in translational science with a demonstrable interest in data-driven approaches to fields ranging from cities to medicine.
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- One of the signature joint initiatives is the cooperation between U of T’s Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS) and SJTU’s School of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Currently, top students from SJTU can pursue a Master’s degree at U of T. Looking forward, faculty from both institutions intend to develop a Joint Research Centre on Green Aviation in aerodynamics, propulsion, materials and control. This Joint Research Centre aims to pair researchers from both institutions and to establish joint labs or shared access to labs.
- Rotman School of Management has an agreement for Executive Programs with SJTU’s Overseas Education College for faculty members to annually teach part of an Executive MBA-like program that the college runs. This joint initiative has been going for more than a decade.
- The University Health Network (UHN) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with SJTU’s School of Medicine (SJTUSM) to launch a Joint Centre for Translational Research. SJTUSM has a network of 12 hospitals that translate research discoveries to patient impact. The new centre will combine the efforts of research teams at both institutions to accelerate the rate of discovery in several health areas of critical importance for China and Ontario, including diabetes, cancer and drug development.
- SJTU and U of T are student exchange partners. The Centre for International Experience offers exchange opportunities to U of T students for the summer, fall and winter term with SJTU.
- SJTU offers an international Capstone Design Program with U of T’s Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering. It is a fourth-year course requirement at the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering program where students apply disciplinary knowledge and skills to conduct an engineering design for an industry-based project.