Jiangnan University’s faculty currently consists of 1,895 members, about two thirds of whom have a PhD degree and 37.7% of whom have extensive international experience. Jiangnan University boasts 2 academician of the China Academy of Engineering and the faculty members are affiliated with a wide range of prestigious programs, including the “1000 Global Experts Program” (16), the “10000 Global Experts Program” (8), and the “Cheung Kong Scholars Program” (14). In addition, the university also has 14 recipients of awards by the National Outstanding Youth Foundation and National Excellent Youth Foundation, 1 chief scientist of the “973 Project” and 7 candidates who were selected for the “New Century Talents Project”. Jiangnan University has set up 38 national- and provincial-level innovation teams. All of these lay a solid foundation for scientific innovation and the training of quality personnel.