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Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Shanghai, China

Shanghai Jiao Tong University is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in China. Since its establishment in 1896, the fundamental mission of the university has been to nurture first-class talent, accomplish top scholarship and drive the nation’s development.

SJTU has 31 schools/departments, 47 research platforms, and 13 hospitals affiliated to its medical school. The University offers 67 undergraduate programs covering disciplines of economics, law, literature, science, engineering, agriculture, medicine, management and arts, 42 first-level disciplines authorized to confer doctorate degrees and 57 first-level disciplines authorized to confer master degrees. By December 2018, there are 16,129 undergraduates and 30,217 postgraduates, more than 7000 international students on campus including 2,982 in degree programs. There are over 3,100 full-time faculty members, including 44 academicians of two academies (the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering).

Internationalization has always played an important role in the development of SJTU. Currently SJTU has more than 150 institutional cooperation agreements with well-known universities around the world and has 60 double-degree programs in place. More than 45% of its undergraduate students have a study-abroad experience over the four years of studies at SJTU. SJTU aspires to build a world-class university with featured attributes of being “comprehensive, research-intensive and international”, to fulfill its core mission of serving the societal development and mankind through knowledge advancement, educating future generations of leaders and providing driving forces of innovation for economic growth and public good.

Website: en.sjtu.edu.cn
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Course Offerings for the semester from January to August 2021

APPLICATION CLOSED

Students must submit an application online before:
February 8, 2021 12:00nn Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)

Home universities must submit the list of endorsed students to VSE Central Office before:
February 9, 2021 12:00nn Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)



Additional Application Requirements

Applicants to VSE courses offered at Shanghai Jiao Tong University are required to fulfill the following English language proficiency requirements set by Shanghai Jiao Tong University:

IELTS: 6.0 or above
TOEFL iBT: 90 or above
For attending English Taught Courses (subject to change)

You should make sure that you have met the above requirements before applying.

Shanghai Jiao Tong University will contact you for additional personal information after your application has been sent to SJTU by the VSE Central Office,

For enquiries, please consult the VSE Coordinator at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.


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Number of Credits2
Offering DepartmentSchool of Humanities
Course TeacherProf. Zhaoyang Zhang
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassMar 1, 2021
Last Day of ClassJun 30, 2021
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingSynchronous
Meeting TimeThu 1600-1740

Course recordings are available for VSE students.
Time ZoneUTC+8
Restrictions-
Course DescriptionCourse Introduction Video

This course investigates cultural exchanges between China and the world during the past two thousand years. It will cover various topics, including the Silk Road trades, Maritime Silkroad, the receptions of Buddhism, Christianity and Islam by China, the spread of Chinese inventions to the Old World, Admiral Zheng He’s voyages from China to Africa during the 15th century, and etc.

This Course is to improve cross-cultural understandings. It will demonstrate that even though pre-modern China was geographically isolated from the rest of Eurasia by mountains, deserts and oceans, Chinese civilization managed to engage in important cultural exchanges with other major civilizations via land and ocean routes, and that had significant impacts both to the development of China and the world.

This class has been awarded the honor of Model Course in Teaching International College Students by Shanghai Educational Committee for five years.
Course OutlineEnglish
Number of Credits4
Offering DepartmentSchool of Humanities
Course TeacherAsso. Prof. Jun Wang
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassFeb 22, 2021
Last Day of ClassJun 11, 2021
Course ComponentLecture

Tue 1800-1940 & Fri 1600-1740

Course recordings are available for VSE students.
Tutorial
Mode of TeachingAsynchronousSynchronous
Meeting TimeN/ATue 1800-1940 & Fri 1600-1740
Time ZoneUTC+8
RestrictionsFor non-Chinese native speakers only, no pre-requisites are needed.
Course Description Course Introduction Video

This course is to build a preliminary foundation in spoken Chinese for the students within limited time and enable them to communicate in the target language for some basic functions. 250 most frequently used Chinese characters will also be taught. Meanwhile passing HSK 2 is an optional target. This course is also helpful to those who want to study Chinese language in depth in the future. No prerequisite is required.

By completing this course, students will have a vocabulary size of 500 words and reach the proficiency level of HSK 2, and be able to communicate with Chinese people fluently in most topics.

The course has the full support of a MOOC (https://www.coursera.org/specializations/learn-mandarin), and can be delivered in the “flipped classroom” mode, which is efficient for both face-to-face and distant learning. The MOOC has been certified as a “national high-quality undergraduate course” by the Ministry of Education of China.
Course OutlineEnglish
Number of Credits3
Offering DepartmentSchool of Environmental Science and Engineering
Course TeacherAssociate Prof. Yan Lin
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassFeb 25, 2021
Last Day of ClassJun 10, 2021
Course ComponentLecture/Discussion
Mode of TeachingSynchronous
Meeting TimeThu 1330-1515

Course recordings available for VSE students.
Time ZoneUTC+8
Restrictions-
Course Description Course Introduction Video

This course provides a comprehensive presentation of theories, principles of ecological engineering and the advanced biological, chemical, and physical conditions that determine the design of Ecosystems. Emphasis will be on 1) ecosystem restoration and 2) natural treatment systems and living technologies for groundwater, stormwater, and wastewater.
Course OutlineEnglish
Number of Credits3
Offering DepartmentSchool of Mathematical Sciences
Course TeacherProf. Tudor Stefan Ratiu
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassFeb 22, 2021
Last Day of ClassJun 11, 2021
Course ComponentLecture

It will present the fundamental results on Lie groups, with the goal to give the students the necessary advanced background.
Mode of TeachingSynchronous
Meeting TimeTBA
Time ZoneUTC+8
RestrictionsFor undergraduate and graduate students
Course Description Course Introduction Video

The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to Lie groups and Lie algebras. This course is divided into two parts taught every Spring semester. The first part presents the basic structure theory of complex semi-simple Lie algebras up to and including the classification by Dynkin diagrams. The second part presents the basic theory of Lie groups starting with elementary properties and going through the standard results up to and including Lie’s Third Theorem.

For the first part, a good knowledge of advanced linear algebra is needed. For the second part, familiarity with manifolds is advised but not necessary since it will be reviewed. The two parts are independent of each other. The basic reference books are Humphries “Introduction to Lie algebras and their representations’’, Duistermaat and Kolk “Lie Groups’’, Knapp “Lie groups, beyond an introduction’’, plus other secondary sources that could serve for additional reading, depending on the tine interests of the students. Depending on the background and interest of the students, the material of the course can emphasize certain topics.

Lie theory is basic to most areas of mathematics, physics, and engineering. The goal is to familiarize the students with this theory so that they can use Lie theory in their own course work and research. In this class, Professor could answer students’ questions in 6 languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian.
Course OutlineEnglish
Number of Credits3
Offering DepartmentSchool of Materials Science & Engineering
Course TeacherProf. Qiang Guo; Prof. K. M. Reddy; Prof. Jing Liu
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassFeb 22, 2021
Last Day of ClassJun 11, 2021
Course ComponentLectureTutorial
Mode of TeachingAsynchronousSynchronous
Meeting TimeCourse recordings are available for VSE students. (There are 68 mini lectures, each for about 15 minutes, in this lecture series)2 hours of tutorial and Q&A session per week, details TBA
Time ZoneUTC+8
RestrictionsFor materials science & metallurgy students. Prerequisites include calculus and thermodynamics.
Course Description Course Introduction Video

Materials are the physical foundations for the development of science and technology. The human civilizations are historically designated by the evolution of materials, such as the Stone Age, the Bronze Age and the Iron Age. Nowadays, materials science and technology support most of the industrial sectors, including aerospace, telecommunications, transportation, architecture, infrastructure and so on. Fundamentals of Materials Science is a core module for undergraduates majored in materials science and engineering.

An integrated approach of combining metallic, ceramic and polymeric materials will be adopted in this course, for the attendants to attain a deep understanding on the correlation of composition, microstructure, processing and properties in materials science. The pre-recorded mini-lecture series will be complemented by synchronous tutorials and Q & A sessions.
Course OutlineEnglish
Number of Credits1
Offering DepartmentDepartment of Physical Education
Course TeacherZhongbin Li
Language of Instruction Chinese with English subtitles
First Day of ClassMar 4, 2021
Last Day of ClassMay 20, 2021
Course ComponentLectureTutorial
Mode of TeachingAsynchronousSynchronous
Meeting TimeCourse recordings available for VSE students on ThursdaysWeChat Group will be set up for Q&A
Time ZoneUTC+8
Restrictions-
Course Description Course Introduction Video

Taijiquan has recently been included in the world intangible heritage list. It is an ancient Chinese martial art that continues to be widely practiced in China today. Taijiquan is a system for self-defense, physical and mental well-being; it enables the body to increase its natural healing energy and achieve optimum state of harmony and balance.

This course serves as an introduction to the essentials of Taijiquan for beginners. Focusing on Simplified Taijiquan, it has taken out the difficult points in each and every technique required for the practice of Taijiquan in 12 pre-recorded videos to provide sufficient elaboration and demonstration of the exercise. Students need to submit weekly videos of practice as homework. Comments and improvement suggestions will be given to each student as per homework. At the end of the study, each student needs to submit a video of the entire set of the Simplified Taijiquan of his/her practice.
Course OutlineEnglish



Course enrollment is subject to final approval from your home university and the course offering university. Please contact the APRU VSE Coordinator of your home university for credit transfer information.
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