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Our Motto

Learning and Practice to Perfection

Our Mission

Demonstrate our distinguished features in light industry to serve the people.

Innovate our cultivating pattern to form backbone of the industry.

General Information

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 faulty 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.

Address: 1800 Lihu Avenue, Wuxi, Jiangsu, 214122, China

Website: www.jiangnan.edu.cn