Soochow University is Located in Suzhou, an ancient city popularly called “the Paradise on Earth”, Soochow University is a key comprehensive provincial university in Jiangsu Province and also one of China’s top 100 universities under the“ Project 211 ” directed by the Ministry of Education. It was named after the city name Suzhou (spelt Soochow in the past) when founded in 1900, but according to the Pinyin spelling system it is now often written as Suzhou University (Suzhou Daxue or Suda in short).
At present, Soochow University runs twenty post-doctoral research stations, six Ph.D. programs of primary disciplines, eighty-five Ph.D. programs（including self-designed majors）, one professional doctoral program of primary disciplines, 209 master’s degree programs（including self-designed majors）, ten professional master’s degree programs as well as 108 undergraduate programs.
In the 29th Beijing Olympic Games, the students of Soochow University won two gold medals and one bronze medal. While emphasizing the importance of studying basic theories, the university pays due attention to local business market and strengthens development and application research. So far, it has made remarkable achievements in scientific research, winning over 430 awards at national level or provincial and ministerial levels, including National Awards for Natural Sciences, National Awards for Progress in Science and Technology, National Invention Awards, etc..
Soochow University consists of five campuses with a total area of more than 3,118 mu and a floor area of around 1.56 million square meters. The university library has a collection of about 4 million volumes and subscribes to about 2,800 domestic and foreign journals and magazines. It also has advanced equipment in the Center of Analysis and Measurement and the Center of Information Networks. The university has a publishing house which publishes academic journals such as Foreign Silk and Soochow University Journal in four discipline-oriented series.