After nearly two months of secret and feverish preparation, JI Students’ Union proudly presented the 2012 New Students Welcome Party themed “Joint Institute, Join Us Dude” at Jingjing Hall on November 12. SJTU VIPs included Jian Zhu, Secretary General of the Student...
The first lesson for the 2012 incoming JI students was given by Dean Ni at 8:30 on Monday morning, September 10, 2012. The auditorium at Dongzhong Yuan was packed with eager students anticipating the exhortation from Dean Ni who would dedicate 1.5 hours from his busy...
Dean Ni pointed out the unsatisfactory outcomes of traditional Chinese higher education and showed how JI provides the solutions through innovative education models and top-notch faculty, resulting in students with confidence, creativity, leadership, communication skills, teamwork spirit, and problem solving capabilities
JI faculty members, Assistant Professors Huan Qi, Wenjie Wan, Jigang Wu, and Associate Professor Qiang Zhang, have been awarded research funding by the 2012 Shanghai Pujiang Talent Program, which was co-founded by the Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality (STCSM) and Shanghai Human Resource Bureau to attract overseas talents to teach, do research, or start enterprises in Shanghai.
Among this year’s graduates, 81% are going abroad for graduate studies, half of which have been admitted to University of Michigan, and the majority of the rest were admitted to top US universities such as MIT, Stanford, Columbia, UCLA, Georgia Tech. Those who choose to work have mostly been employed by large domestic and international companies.
In the first homecoming for JI alumni, Dean Jun Ni, Scott Yang, Academic Affairs Manager, Professors Mian Li, Lipo Wang, Jason Daida, and Qiang Zhang met with 50 JI alumni that have graduated since 2006.
JI’s Capstone Design is a senior project that is completely different from the traditional thesis-based senior project prevalent in the engineering schools in China. In JI, under the supervision of a team of instructors, a group of four or five senior students from Mechanical Engineering (ME) and Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) work together on one project. Students are required to write a group report as well as individual reports in English and finally present in the English oral defense.
JI’s Class 2008 held a teacher-appreciation banquet and red-carpet show at Liuyuan Restaurant. Robert Parker, Executive Dean, Shensheng Zhang, former Executive Dean, Peisen Huang, Associate Dean for Education, Scott Yang, Academic Affairs Manager, and several faculty and staff graced the occasion with their attendance
The Graduation show of class 2008 was opened by a video titled “The Coolest Moments in Our College Days” which replayed some extraordinary and funny events in chronological order and invoked waves of laughter. The theme of the night was “Family Forever”.
Associate Dean Peisen Huang welcomed MOE specialist group. He gave an introduction of the JI, including the history, characteristics, and management. He described the high-caliber faculty, innovative curriculum, successful dual-degree program, and the graduates’ excellent placement record. He summarized JI’s accomplishments in six years, the challenges, and future developments.The attending specialists were impressed by JI’s achievements and asked a lot of questions.
Some snapshots of the 2012 Vg100 Summer Symposium, which was held on July 21-22. JI freshmen presented 39 inventions as part of their Vg100 assignments.
On the morning of June 1, UM-SJTU Strategic Partnership Agreement (2012-2022) Signing Ceremony was held in Lecture Hall, Chen Ruiqiu Building on Minhang Campus. Present at the ceremony were Philip J. Hanlon, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs of...