Georgia Tech Shanghai Initiative
Georgia Tech offers an undergraduate summer program and a dual master's degree program with Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), located in Shanghai, China. Founded in 1896, SJTU is a leading engineering university comprised of several campuses, with 2,800+ faculty and nearly 38,000 full-time students.
Since May 2006, selected Georgia Tech graduate courses have been taught at SJTU by Georgia Tech faculty during the summer and fall semesters of each year. Students of SJTU can pursue dual master’s degrees from both institutions–a non-thesis master’s degree from the School of ECE at Georgia Tech and a thesis master’s degree from the School of Electronic, Information, and Electrical Engineering at SJTU. Georgia Tech Shanghai also accepts a limited number of students from outside of China who will only pursue the Georgia Tech master’s degree in Shanghai. Assistance is available for Georgia Tech students wishing to pursue co-op or internship opportunities with multinational companies in China, following a semester of study at Georgia Tech Shanghai.
Initiated in May 2005, the Georgia Tech Shanghai Summer Program is a summer study abroad program for undergraduate students from all over the United States. Georgia Tech faculty members teach regular Georgia Tech courses in engineering, humanities (including Chinese language), and social sciences. Students also enroll in complimentary non-credit courses offered by SJTU in Chinese cooking, Chinese painting, Chinese calligraphy, martial arts, and Tai Chi. During their summer in Shanghai, faculty and students live at the Faculty Club on the SJTU downtown campus and participate in organized group activities.
For Georgia Tech undergraduate students interested in spending a spring or fall semester at SJTU, a bilateral undergraduate exchange program is also in place.For more information about Georgia Tech Shanghai, contact G. Tong Zhou, director of Georgia Tech Shanghai or visit the Georgia Tech Shanghai web site.
Last revised on March 7, 2012.