Campus Life
JI students complete study away program in Singapore

JI students complete study away program in Singapore

Nineteen international students from the University of Michigan – Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute (UM-SJTU JI, JI hereafter) have completed their one-semester Study Away program in Singapore. The program jointly operated by JI and the SJTU Asia Pacific Graduate Institute (SJTU-APGI) in collaboration with Singapore-based Nanyang Technological University (NTU) was started on August 4 and ended on December 18.

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Pakistanis’ JI life forges strong sense of belonging

Pakistanis’ JI life forges strong sense of belonging

Editor’s Note: Zeeshan Qaiser from Pakistan received a master’s degree and a doctoral degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan – Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute (UM-SJTU JI,JI hereafter) at SJTU in 2016 and 2020, respectively. After graduation, he pursued post-doctoral research at JI under his doctoral advisor Shane Johnson.

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JI holds ice-breaking luncheon for international students

JI holds ice-breaking luncheon for international students

The University of Michigan – Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute (UM-SJTU JI, JI hereafter) hosted an ice-breaking luncheon on November 14 for international students who are back on campus thanks to the lifting of entry restrictions under the pandemic...

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South Korean girl leads “fabulous” campus life as JI student

South Korean girl leads “fabulous” campus life as JI student

Editor’s Note: Seungyeon Yang is a South Korean student at University of Michigan – Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute (UM-SJTU JI, JI hereafter), majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering. She is president of the JI International Student Association and takes charge of the financial work at the IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society (IEEE-TEMS) Student Branch of the JI Center for Entrepreneurship. Seungyeon Yang considers herself an outgoing person; she likes to try new things, and is very interested in management and entrepreneurship.

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Peruvian girl shares her dreamy JI experience in Shanghai

Peruvian girl shares her dreamy JI experience in Shanghai

Editor’s Note: Daniela Mata from Peru is an undergraduate student majoring in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan - Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute (UM-SJTU JI, JI hereafter) at the Minhang campus of SJTU in Shanghai. She was admitted to...

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Minecraft video presents vivid image of JI building

Minecraft video presents vivid image of JI building

What is Long Bin Building like in the world of Minecraft, a best-selling 3D sandbox video game of all time? Nuocheng Ji, a sophomore student of the University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute (UM-SJTU JI, JI hereafter) provides the answer by...

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My Campus Story | A tale of two homes: from hub of Africa to hub of Asia

My Campus Story | A tale of two homes: from hub of Africa to hub of Asia

Editor’s Note: To Helina Fikru Yilma, a senior student of the University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute (UM-SJTU JI, JI hereafter), the city of Shanghai is a second home in her heart.  The Ethiopian girl from the capital city of Addis Ababa was only able to stay on the campus of JI in Shanghai for 18 months because of the global COVID-19 pandemic.  However, the unique culture, the welcoming people, and the profound lessons she learnt during her stay on campus enthralled her.    “I am still on the journey to finding myself, but I know some part of me will always remain Chinese,” she said. In the below story written by Helina, she shares her unforgettable campus life experience as a JI student in Shanghai.

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JI hosts Thanksgiving luncheon for international students

JI hosts Thanksgiving luncheon for international students

International students of the University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute (UM-SJTU JI, JI hereafter) on the Shanghai campus celebrated their Thanksgiving Day with free luncheon, games and gifts.  The luncheon event was held in the Faculty...

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