Tongji University (TJU) was founded in 1907 by a German physician and is among the oldest and most prestigious universities in China.
It is now a comprehensive university with more than 40,000 students and degree programs in engineering, science, medicine, management, arts, law, and economics, with strength in architecture, civil engineering and oceanography.
The university has developed close links with industry, which provides its students with opportunities of obtaining first-hand information through interaction with the society.
The name Tongji suggests cooperating by riding the same boat. The university continues to maintain strong links with other universities worldwide, with particularly strong Sino-German ties.
Tongji University is also famous for its broad research program, the scope and quality of its libraries and laboratories, and the versatility of its faculty members and students.
Tongji University was host of the 2nd International Holcim Forum held in 2007.