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Fudan University was established in 1905 as Fudan Public School. It was the first institution of higher education to be founded by a Chinese person. The school’s name was chosen from the “Biography of Yuxia” in the Classic of History, where the two characters fù (“return”) and dàn (“dawn”).

After the nationwide restructuring of institutions of higher education in 1952, Fudan University became a comprehensive university of arts and sciences; in 1959 it became one of the first National Key Universities along with Shanghai First Medical College.

Over the past hundred years, The Fudan University has made outstanding contributions to the china by developing great talent, innovating in science and technology, serving society and carrying forward civilization. University motto is “Rich in knowledge and tenacious of purposes, inquiring with earnestness and reflecting with self-practice”

Fudan University strength


28 schools and departments
14,100 undergraduates and associate degree candidates
14,800 graduates including 3000 foreign degree candidates
2,700 staff
3,100 faculty members
99 Professors
70 bachelor degree programs
154 doctoral degree programs
224 master degree programs
29 post-doctoral programs 


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