Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University


Welcome to XJTLU

We live in a complex and rapidly changing world that features a fast spread of knowledge and increasing globalisation. China is experiencing transitions in a range of social and economic aspects: from elite to mass education, from a planned economy to market-driven, from bureaucratic and mechanistic organizations to knowledge networks, from the spread of knowledge to the implementation of new university functions, and from theoretic to pragmatic education.

In the face of these developments, it is a matter of urgency for universities to reform and adjust their functions, visions, education philosophy, management systems, organization structures and university cultures.

It is inevitable that higher education should place emphasis on the integration of knowledge, the improvement of students’ attainment and abilities, and the creation of conditions appropriate for them to develop fully as individuals.

Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University was fortunate to have been founded at a time of innovation and challenges. The University is committed to the improvement of higher education and the exploration of new models for higher education. The University aims to become a “research-led international university in China and a Chinese university internationally recognized for its unique features” through capitalising on the advantages of its unique model and global education resources.

We shall effectively integrate scientific research with student education, and devote ourselves to research on the improvement of human living standards. Our central education tasks focus on the improvement of students’ attainment, abilities and competitiveness.

After a few years of study and training at the University, we are confident our students will be equipped with: a global vision, the ability to compete internationally, proactive attitudes and the determination to succeed. Students will become international leading professionals in technology and management who have an excellent command of English, who are capable of working creatively, independently and in a team, and who are in the forefront of academic progress as well as professional expertise and ethics.

Professor Youmin Xi
Executive President, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University