President: Professor Jin Li
Senior International Leader: Professor Lu Lian, Director, Foreign Affairs Office
Initially known as “Fudan Public School”, Fudan University was founded in the year 1905. The word ‘Fudan’, means ‘heavenly light shines day after day’, and indicates inexhaustible self-reliance and industriousness.
Fudan University consists of 32 schools and departments, with 74 bachelor degree programs, 224 master degree programs, 35 doctoral degree programs of Level I academic disciplines, 154 doctoral degree programs, and 29 post-doctoral programs. Fudan also hosts 16 sixteen hospitals and over 300 research institutes.
Currently, Fudan is home to over 2800 faculty and proud to host 46 academicians of Chinese Academy of Science and Engineering, 99 Chair Professors of Chang Jiang Scholars Program, and 30 National Key Basic Research Program of China (also named “973 Program”). Fudan has an enrollment of 14,100 undergraduates and 14,800 graduates, including over 3,000 international degree students from 120 countries and regions.
Fudan was ranked 40th in 2018 in the QS World University Rankings and selected as one of the Double First-Class universities in China.