Dean's Message

The glorious history of the School of Electronics, Information and Electrical Engineering (SEIEE) could be traced back to more than one hundred years ago when Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) first established its discipline of Electric Machines. During the century-long growth, generations of SEIEEers have followed our motto - “remember the root and dream high, share weal and woe, and strive for success with integrity”, and cultivated more than one hundred thousand diverse talents including outstanding statesmen, scientists, educators and industrialists such as Jiang Zemin, Wang An, Yang Jiachi, and Zhang Zhongjun. With over 600 faculty and staff members and more than 7000 full time students, SEIEE is now the largest school in SJTU, and one of the largest among all Chinese universities of similar kinds. Built upon an interdisciplinary platform, SEIEE has considerable expertise and international recognition in 7 first-tier disciplines, including Electrical Engineering, Electronic Science and Technology, Information and Communication Engineering, Control Science and Engineering, Computer Science and Technology, Software Engineering, and Instrument Science and Technology. More than 30 of our outstanding faculty have been awarded as academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering, Cheung Kong Scholars, winners of the National Science Foundation Distinguished Young Scholars of China, or members the "Thousand-Elite Recruitment Plan”. The school features 6 State Key Research Labs and 8 provincial and ministerial-level Key Research Labs, providing a rich environment and top facilities for scientific research. High caliber students enrolled in SEIEE enjoy outstanding educational experience that will prepare them for a challenging and rewarding career - the yearly employment rate of undergraduates and postgraduates comes at almost 100%. The School has, over the past few years, won 8 national science and technology awards, offering unique opportunities to entrepreneurs and venture capitals in hi-tech undertaking. SEIEE is now undergoing a comprehensive reform with the prime objectives to optimize our faculty resources (e.g., through the establishment of dedicated research institutes) to fulfill the state strategic demands; to enhance interdisciplinary collaborations and facilitate world class research; and to promote the internationalization of the school and upgrade the salary and benefits system. By conducting solid fundamental research, achieving the State strategic mandates, and providing the best educational and social services, we are determine to build an institute that is among the very best of global universities. Specifically, we will strive hard to reach our near-term goal of becoming a world first-class school by the year of 2016 when SJTU celebrates its 120th anniversary! Perhaps you have not been directly involved in the past development of SEIEE. However, our exciting present and future are open to you! We sincerely invite the elite talents from home and abroad, in Electronics, Information and Electrical Engineering or other related fields to join us! We greatly appreciate advice and participation from alumni and friends from all over the world! And, we openly encourage students from all over the country to apply for the SEIEE. Let’s join hands to realize the SEIEE dream, to make greater contributions to SJTU en route towards a world-class university, and to make our mark in the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation! Mao Junfa Professor, Dean of SEIEE IEEE Fellow