Learning and Practice to Perfection
The Chinese character “笃” stands for diligence and loyalty, and “学” means study and learning. Therefore, “笃学” is to learn diligently and embrace moral virtues. “尚行”encourages people to put ideas into practice. Confucius advocated that people be circumspect in speech but decisive in action. Shao Yong, a renowned scholar in the Northern Song Dynasty, once stated that if practice is valued, diligence will prevail. What “笃学尚行” promotes is the effective combination of theory and practice. “止于至善” originates from the ancient Chinese literary classic The Great Learning, of which the very first sentence is “what the great learning teaches, is to illustrate virtue; to renovate the people; and to rest in perfection”. It asserts that continual advance towards the highest excellence is possible.
From “diligent learning” to “practice” and finally to “perfection” is progressive. “Diligent leaning” is the foundation; “practice” is the key and the method, and “to rest in perfection” is the final goal and one’s supreme state. “笃学尚行，止于至善” expresses the pursuit of truth, learning and life.
To serve the people through developing our distinctive strengths in light industry
To be a pillar of the industry through innovating our educating system
Our Development Policies
To pursue greater scientific and technological achievements
To provide better education and training
To render full-scale social and industrial service
To enhance school management mechanisms
To pass on and develop the Jiangnan culture
Our Strategic Objective
To build a research-oriented university with distinctive features
Jiangnan University, situated in Wuxi by beautiful Taihu Lake, is a national key “211 Project” university and is selected into “First-Class Discipline Project”, falling under the Ministry of Education.
Jiangnan University’s roots stretch back to 1902 when its predecessor, San Jiang Normal School, began its first term. In 1958, Jiangnan University began its independent existence as Wuxi Institute of Light Industry, which later merged with two other colleges in 2001, and was renamed as Jiangnan University by the Ministry of Education. The university, with the area of 208 hectares, consists of 18 schools and is the home to 3,199 staff and faculty members, 20,122 full-time undergraduates, 8,169 postgraduates and 1,276 international students.
Known as “the pearl of China ’s higher education in light industry”, Jiangnan University has launched a new journey toward the strategic objective of “building itself into a research-driven university with distinctive characteristics”, abiding by the motto of “learning and practice to perfection”.
In the fourth round of National Discipline Assessment by the Ministry of Education, our Food Science and Technology and Light Industry Technology and Engineering was assessed at an ‘A+’ level and Design at an ‘A-’ level. According to ESI 2017, Jiangnan University ranks No.54 in China and our 5 disciplines (agricultural science, engineering, chemistry, biology and biochemistry, and material science) fall within the top 1% globally and agricultural science is in 0.5‰. Jiangnan University is placed 53 nationwide and is in the 777th position globally by the US News rankings.
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