Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) has today, Monday 5 September, launched a new campus in Taicang, China.
The award-winning campus will be the new home of XJTLU Entrepreneur College (Taicang), which admitted its first cohort of students in 2019.
Located in the Taicang High-Tech Development Zone on the edge of Shanghai, the new state-of-the-art campus plans to support 10,000 students and 1,200 staff members.
XJTLU Entrepreneur College consists of seven schools, each offering its own innovative programmes.
Each school will be hosted in its own specialist U-shaped building, connected by a kilometre-long circular hub, which links the schools in a collaborative campus concept.
HPP Architects won a prestigious design award for designing the campus which aims to symbolise collaboration, innovation and entrepreneurship.
Backed by the local government in Taicang, the College also features industry partners for each school, providing students with placement and project opportunities for applying their learning directly to the world of work.
Established in 2006 through a partnership between Xi’an Jiaotong University and the University of Liverpool, XJTLU has grown rapidly to become the largest international joint venture university in China, with the new Taicang campus being the latest development.
XJTLU boasts more than 25,000 students from around the world with more than 2,000 staff from approximately 50 countries and regions.
Pro Vice-Chancellor for Education at the University of Liverpool, Professor Gavin Brown said: “The opening of the new Taicang campus is the latest expansion of XJTLU and our long-standing partnership with Xi’an Jiaotong University.
“The opening of the new campus is an exciting milestone and a unique opportunity to foster interdisciplinarity, innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as collaboration with industry partners.”
Professor Youmin Xi, Executive President of XJTLU, added: “This opening marks the College becoming a more significant part of the Taicang community and the industry-community-university ecosystem.”