Soochow University, China

World University Rankings 2024
Impact Rankings 2023
Young University Rankings 2017
No 1 Shizi Street, Gusu District, Suzhou City, Jiangsu Province, China

Soochow University : A place where dreams start

Soochow University was founded in 1900. It is one of the oldest modern institutions of high learning in China. Through the persistent endeavor and exploration of several generations during the past century, Soochow University has now grown into a high level university in China with complete coverage of disciplines, remarkably large enrollment, solid foundation, outstanding educational achievements and fairly high reputation both at home and abroad. It is now a top comprehensive university of Jiangsu Province as well as a member university of the national “211 Project” and “2011 Plan” in China.

Soochow University has always been concentrating on providing high quality education. We devote every effort to help our students enrich their knowledge, train their professional skill, maximize their talents and realize their ideals and dreams. At the same time, Soochow University is also deeply committed to academic and scientific research. Our creative, interdisciplinary and international approach to research has led to many fundamental discoveries and technological breakthroughs.

Located in the historical and cultural city of Suzhou and close to the metropolitan city of Shanghai, Soochow University is also known for its vigorous international collaboration and exchanges. With academic links and cooperation with more than 200 universities around the world, the university is dedicated to attracting the best-and the brightest, nurturing them to become a full grown man.

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Soochow University at a Glance

  • Founded in the year of 1900
  • The first university in China that established Law School
  • The first university in China that published university journal
  • The first university in China that provided postgraduate education and offered master degree


A key comprehensive provincial university in Jiangsu Province

  • One of China’s top 100 universities under the “Project 211” directed by the Ministry of Education
  • One of the first batch of universities of the National “2011 Plan”
  • Rankings among Chinese Universities in 2021 (Times Higher Education): 29
  • Number of Colleges and Schools: 30
  • Number of Faculty and Staff: 5254
  • Number of Full-time professor and associate professors:  3464

Number of Students:

Undergraduate students:  27,824

Postgraduate students:14,533

Doctoral students:  4,678

International students:  2,097

University Area: 4 campuses, 755.48 acres

Tian Ci Zhuang Campus (Main Campus)

Dushu Lake Campus

Yangcheng lake Campus

Future Campus

  • Library collection: over 5 million volumes and Over 82 subscription databases.
  • University Motto: “Onto a full grown man”
  • University Vision: “First-class in China and well known around the world”

    (Statistics by July, 2021)


Soochow University is a national key institute listed in the Project 211, a first-class member in the 2011 Program and a top comprehensive university in Jiangsu Province. Under the same school name, the predecessor of Soochow University was founded in the year 1900 as the first Chinese university that had a modern disciplinary system, a law major (Anglo-American Laws) and an academic journal, and also as the first university that offered postgraduate education for master degrees.


As a comprehensive research-oriented institute, the university spans 12 academic disciplines ranging from philosophy, economics, law, education, literature, history, to science, engineering, agriculture, medicine, management and art, which are offered in 30 colleges, schools, and departments to about 50,000 full-time students. More than 5,700 faculty members are working in 132 undergraduate programs, 254 graduate programs, 196 disciplines authorized to offer doctorate degrees and 30 postdoctoral research stations.


For now, 15 of the disciplines have been ranked in top 1% worldwide in Essential Science Indicators (ESI) Rankings, namely Chemistry, Physics, Material Science, Clinical Medicine, Engineering, Pharmacology & Toxicology, Biology & Biochemistry, Neuroscience & Behavioral science, Molecular Biology & Genetics, Immunology, Mathematics, Computer science, Agricultural science, Environmental science & Ecology and general social sciences, among which Chemistry and Material science are ranked in the top 1‰ of ESI.


Adhering to the strategy of Building a Top University in China by Promoting its Reputation in the World, Soochow has established partnerships with over 200 universities and institutes in more than 30 countries and regions. Through the collaborations with the University of Victoria in Canada and University of Manchester in Britain, Soochow has developed 4 international programs for its undergraduate education, which enroll over 2000 overseas students from about 80 countries and regions each year.

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Soochow University is currently hiring global talents. We look forward to receiving your application.

Soochow University Global Recruiting Program

For more information, please contact below:

  • Contacts: Yin Kui, Wu Jie, Yan tingkai
  • Contact number: + 86-512-67503248
  • Contact e-mail:

Global, year-round recruitment Postdoctoral Recruitment Announcement of Soochow University

For more information, please contact below:

  • Contact person: Ms. Zhu Wen, Ms. Wang Huan
  • Contact number: + 86-512-67503953
  • E-mail:

Explore rankings data for Soochow University, China

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Key statistics

  • 52 : 48
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 3%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 15.8
    No. of students per staff
  • 30%
    Proportion of ISR Publication
  • 47,295
    Number of FTE Students
Based on data collected for the (1) 2024 World University Rankings

Subjects taught at Soochow University, China

  • Computer science

    • Computer Science
  • Physical sciences

    • Physics & Astronomy
    • Chemistry
    • Mathematics & Statistics
  • Arts & humanities

    • Architecture
    • History, Philosophy & Theology
    • Art, Performing Arts & Design
    • Languages, Literature & Linguistics
  • Life sciences

    • Sport Science
    • Biological Sciences
    • Agriculture & Forestry
  • Law

    • Law
  • Engineering & technology

    • General Engineering
    • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • Social sciences

    • Politics & International Studies (incl Development Studies)
    • Sociology
    • Communication & Media Studies
  • Business & economics

    • Business & Management
    • Economics & Econometrics
    • Accounting & Finance
  • Psychology

    • Psychology
  • Education

    • Education
  • Clinical, pre-clinical & health

    • Medicine & Dentistry
    • Other Health