Fudan University was established in 1905 by the renowned modern educator Ma Xiangbo. As one of the first participants in the 211 and 985 Projects, Fudan has developed into a comprehensive and research-oriented university, with Departments of Philosophy, Economics, Law, Education, Literature, History, Science, Engineering, Medicine, and Management. In 2020, it ranked 40th in QS World University Rankings.


There are 35 schools and independent departments with 79 bachelor’s degree programs, 43 master’s and 37 doctoral degree programs of Level I academic disciplines, 32 master’s and 4 doctoral professional degree programs, and 35 post-doctoral programs. Fudan hosts around 300 research institutes including 5 national key labs, 5 national investigation centers and bases, 47 ministerial or provincial key labs and engineering centers, and 10 Key Bases of Arts and Social Sciences of the Ministry of Education.


Over the past hundred years, the school has made outstanding contributions to the country by developing talent, innovating in science and technology, carrying forward civilization, and serving society. Students and teachers of Fudan always keep in mind the school motto Rich in knowledge and tenacious of purposes, inquiring with earnestness and reflecting with self-practice, maintain the school spirit of civilized, healthy, united, rousing, practice the school traditions of being hard working, rigorous, result-oriented, and innovative, and develop the Fudan spirit of patriotic service, academic independence, a diversity of approaches, and pursuit of excellence. They make great contributions to the liberation and development of the people, the construction and development of the nation, and the civilization and progress of society.