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Expanding horizons: a JI Journey with Krin Muangsiri

Expanding horizons: a JI Journey with Krin Muangsiri

Krin Muangsiri, known as “Ken” to his classmates, is a sophomore student from Thailand at the University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute (UM-SJTU JI, JI hereafter). The following story about Krin unfolds, revealing his unwavering dedication to the study of mechanical engineering and his diverse endeavors outside the classroom. Through his lens, we witness the fusion of academic excellence with cultural exploration, showcasing the transformative power of international education.

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JI ranks among outstanding examples of Sino-foreign cooperative education for 2024

JI ranks among outstanding examples of Sino-foreign cooperative education for 2024

The University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute (UM-SJTU JI, JI hereafter) has been selected as one of the outstanding examples of Sino-foreign cooperative education institutions for 2024. This accolade was announced at the third chair unit meeting of the Sino-Foreign Cooperative Education Joint Conference, a national platform sponsored by the Ministry of Education, held in Shanghai recently.

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JI students stand out at 2024 MCM/ICM competition

JI students stand out at 2024 MCM/ICM competition

Teams led or joined by the University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute (UM-SJTU JI, JI hereafter) undergraduate students delivered outstanding performance in the 2024 Mathematical Contest in Modeling/ Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling (MCM/ICM), claiming awards including two Outstanding Winners, three Finalist Winners, 11 Meritorious Winners, five Honorable Mentions, and 12 Successful Participants for SJTU.

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SJTU hosts 26th partnership board meeting amid visit of UM delegation

SJTU hosts 26th partnership board meeting amid visit of UM delegation

On May 21, the University of Michigan (UM) – Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) Partnership Board held its 26th meeting during the UM delegation’s visit to the SJTU campus with a series of bilateral exchange activities. The meeting, attended by board members from both universities, was presided over by SJTU President Kuiling Ding.

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Suzhou Creek citywalk brings essence of Shanghai to JI faculty and students

Suzhou Creek citywalk brings essence of Shanghai to JI faculty and students

More than 60 students and teachers from JI and the Shanghai High School International Division (SHSID) were guided on a walk along Suzhou Creek in Jing’an District of Shanghai on May 10. The walk is part of a “class beyond classroom” campaign under the 2024 “Urban Classroom” initiative aiming at guiding foreigners in the city to explore the very essence of Shanghai.

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Cultivating resilience: a JI journey with Stephen Yeap Weller

Cultivating resilience: a JI journey with Stephen Yeap Weller

Stephen Yeap Weller, a 23-year-old Malaysian, embodies a spirit of tenacity and dedication that has guided him through various chapters of his life. Currently pursuing his studies in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute (UM-SJTU JI, JI hereafter), Stephen shares his unique journey from competitive swimming to spiritual exploration and his quest for knowledge in technology.

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