Introduction to XJTLU – Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

Xi’an Jiaotong – Liverpool University (XJTLU) is a new international university jointly founded by Xi’an Jiaotong University China and the University of Liverpool UK as a joint venture. As an independent Sino-Foreign cooperative university, it captures the essence of both prestigious parent universities and is the first and only one of its kind approved by the Ministry of Education in China. The University offers undergraduate degree programmes in the fields of science, engineering and management, and awards both its own Chinese degree and a degree from the University of Liverpool.

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XJTLU is committed to creating an internationalized educational environment, in which, education quality is being stringently monitored and students are encouraged to self-manage their life in the University while receiving support and guidance from the University’s quaternity tutorial system. In XJTLU, students are treated as “young adults” which calls for them to be independent, self-motivated and cooperative and they are expected to grow up as world citizens with international perspectives and competitiveness.


Located in Suzhou – a city which has been known as “paradise on the earth” since ancient times, XJTLU grows up in a beautiful environment where there is a harmonious coexistence of the city’s rich cultural traditions and its rapid economic development. Suzhou is one of the most developed cities in China with an average annual growth of 15% and it keeps ranking among the top 5 cities in China in terms of GDP. Suzhou Industrial Park, in particular, where a large cluster of World Top 500 companies, transnationals and R&D centres, has provided favorable social, economic as well as geographic conditions for the sustainable growth of XJTLU.


XJTLU students have access to a wide range of Library resources, from books and journals to electronic databases and articles. The XJTLU Library plays a key role as a Research Support and Learning Centre for the university. The Library develops its collection by focusing on subject development and research requirements. The Library currently holds over 500,000 books, which is added to and updated throughout the year in response to requests from academic departments.

The Library provides 22,000 square metres of space, housing 300 PCs and 2,500 seats for studying, discussion, experimental computer use and studio work.


Current facilities

XJTLU’s campus has expanded rapidly over the past few years, with excellentsupport and resource facilities all housed on the north campus.

The north campus development provides state-ofthe-art teaching, laboratory, research and support facilities. The north campus will accommodate 10,000 students by 2015. This includes the brand new Central Building, housing the XJTLU Library.

In addition to world-class fully-equipped science and engineering laboratories, International Business School Suzhou, and design studios, the campus also has conference facilities, tennis and basketball courts, a sports field and track, and a variety of catering facilities.

Future expansion

Looking ahead, construction of the south campus development isalready underway, with Phase I set for completion in 2015/16.

Upon completion of this exciting development, XJTLU will have the capacity for 14,000 students.

The new facilities will include teaching and research space for Humanities and Social Sciences, Industrial Design, and Interdisciplinary Sciences. The campus will also include more world-class labs, studios and study space, as well as catering facilities and a central park area.

Living in University

When you come to XJTLU, you will have the opportunity to try a whole range of different sports and activities as well as developing any existing skills you already have.

Student clubs and societies

Student clubs and societies play an important part of student life. XJTLU has many organisations with themes such as art, sports, music, entrepreneurship, dance to name but a few. Some of the more established groups include a Model United Nations and the Student Union.

Another society, Intercom, provides a platform for all international students to arrange activities and events, and share ideas and experiences with the wider student body.

Sports Facilities

Running tracks, Tennis courts, Basketball courts, Football fields, Indoor golf practice, 50m swimming pool ,Sports hall, Fitness and weights, Rock climbing wall, Dance studio


3 canteens, 3 coffee shops, Bar, Restaurants


The accommodation facilities are located within the Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District, where the University is situated. All accommodation within this area is private and managed by the Suzhou Industrial Park Education Development & Investment Limited Company (SIPEDI), and also provides to students studying at other institutions.

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