XJTLU marks seventh birthday


Established in 2006, the student population of XJTLU will rise to 8,000 for 2013/14

Almost a third of Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) graduates achieved first class honours in 2013, as the rapid growth of the institution saw student numbers swell to 8,000 in its seventh anniversary year.

Situated in the World Heritage city of Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China, the University of Liverpool’s joint venture university has gone from strength to strength since opening its doors in 2006.

Unprecedented opportunity

Contributing to the success is the unprecedented opportunity to gain two undergraduate degrees upon graduation; from XJTLU and University of Liverpool. It also awards University of Liverpool postgraduate degrees.

In the same week as the seventh anniversary festivities, 900 students were celebrating the award of dual degrees in XJTLU’s fourth graduation ceremony.

Of those, 70% will go on to study at postgraduate level , while those who chose direct employment have secured positions with some of the best known transnational corporations and business, including IBM, 3M, L’Oreal and Accenture.

”You are taking away with you from XJTLU a world class degree from a world class university”
First class honours were secured by 29% of graduates.

University of Liverpool Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Howard Newby told graduating students: “You are taking away with you from XJTLU a world class degree from a world class university. The success of the university and its students has surpassed our expectations. Your degree will literally be a passport for your success.”

To maintain the continuing growth, a number of new initiatives have been announced. These include the launch of the International Business School Suzhou (IBSS) and the creation of the XJTLU Graduate School, as well as the establishment of the Institute of Leadership and Education Advanced Development (ILEAD), jointly launched by XLTLU and the National Academy of Educational Administration (NAEA).

Global strategy

Students from across the world are taught a broad range of scientific, business and technological subjects – solely in English – by XLTLU’s international faculty. The institution aims to develop its cosmopolitan image and academic potential by pursuing a global recruitment strategy for both staff and students.

XJTLU Executive President, Professor Youmin Xi, said: “XJTLU has nurtured our students, transforming them into global citizens with an international vision, ready and able to compete on the world’s stage.”

Students studying at XJTLU have the option to transfer to Liverpool for the final two years of their degree.


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