Campus Life
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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JI 2021 summer design expo displays future solutions

JI 2021 summer design expo displays future solutions

A mobile phone app to find your car in a large parking lot? A robot to deal with aliens on the Mars? Seeing the food in the fridge without opening the door? The University of Michigan- Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute (UM-SJTU JI,JI hereafter) students...

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JI holds 2021 graduate commencement ceremony

JI holds 2021 graduate commencement ceremony

The 2021 University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute (UM-SJTU JI, JI hereafter) Graduate Commencement Ceremony was held at CIMC Auditorium of Long Bin Building on March 26. The ceremony was attended by invited keynote speaker Fellow of...

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JI hosts new year party for students staying put on campus

JI hosts new year party for students staying put on campus

On February 11, the eve of the Lunar New Year of the Ox, the University of Michigan – Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute (UM-SJTU JI, JI hereafter) hosted 2021 New Year Party for students who stayed put on campus for the Spring Festival. JI leaders...

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JI student wins Best Paper Award at IEEE conference

JI student wins Best Paper Award at IEEE conference

The University of Michigan – Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute (UM-SJTU JI, JI hereafter) PhD student Huan Zhang has won the Best Paper Award at the 2020 IEEE 9th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference (IPEMC 2020-ECCE Asia) . IEEE...

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