Milestones

2005/06

The President of the University of Michigan, Mary Sue Coleman, visited Shanghai Jiao Tong University. The two universities signed the Agreement on Establishing the UM-SJTU Joint Institute.

2006/4

UM-SJTU Joint Institute was officially founded with the plaque unveiled.

2006/9

With the enrollment of the first 196 undergraduates, University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute embarked on its international talents cultivation.

2010/3

JI was awarded the sixth National Teaching Achievement Award for Higher Education by Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China.

2010/5

The first Dual Degree undergraduates graduated from University of Michigan.

2010/8

The first UM-SJTU Joint Institute undergraduates graduated from SJTU.

2011

JI was recognized by Chinese government as National Model of Higher Education Reform

2012/4

JI was awarded the first model institute of Sino-foreign cooperative education by Shanghai Municipal Education Commission in Shanghai.

2012/6

Shanghai Jiao Tong University and University of Michigan signed a ten-year agreement on continuing the development of UM-SJTU Joint Institute.

2014/3

UM-SJTU Joint Institute became the first Chinese educational institute winning Andrew Heiskell Award for Innovation in International Education presented by the Institute of International Education.

2016/8

Mechanical Engineering program and Electrical and Computer Engineering program of UM-SJTU Joint Institute were accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology(ABET).

2018/5

The UM-SJTU Joint Institute held the opening ceremony of Long Bin Building. Shanghai Jiao Tong University and University of Michigan signed the second ten-year agreements.

2019/8

The tenth batch of undergraduates graduated from UM-SJTU Joint Institute.