Fudan University

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The Fudan University ( in simplified Chinese characters :复旦大学; Pinyin: Fudan Daxue ) is a university in Shanghai, China. It is spread over four locations in the city. Fudan is one of the leading universities in the People's Republic of China and takes in some subject areas and globally leading positions in. Your institutional predecessor was founded in 1905, shortly before the end of the Qing Dynasty.


Fudan University was founded as Fudan Public School in 1905. The two characters Fudan (复旦) were taken ( "尚书 大 传 • 虞夏 传" ) by the Jesuit Father Xiangbo Ma (马 相 伯) of the Confucian classics. In 1917, Fudan Public School to Private University Fudan ' (私立 复旦大学) with attached middle school. Right at the beginning of the Sino -Japanese War in 1937, the University moved to the internal Chinese city of Chongqing, where it was converted into a public university National Fudan University (国立 复旦大学) 1941. After the end of World War II, Fudan University, returned to Shanghai.

Schools and study

Bachelor's degree programs are offered for 70 subjects, master's degree programs exist for 229 specializations, in addition, the University has the right to confer doctoral degrees in 29 disciplines with 154 specializations. Philosophy, economics, Chinese language and literature, journalism, mathematics, physics and chemistry are recognized as top compartments of the university. In 2000 this was joined by the Shanghai Medical University founded in 1927 as Shanghai Medical College. The University has an incubator for technology-oriented start-ups.

In Germany, Fudan University cooperates amongst others with the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main.

Major graduates

  • Tong Dizhou (童 第 周)
  • Su Buqing (苏步青) ( 1902-2003 ), Chinese mathematician
  • Fancheng Xu (徐 梵 澄)
  • Fujia Yang (杨福 家Yang Fujia )
  • Tan Jiazhen (谈 家 桢) ( 1909-2008 ), Chinese geneticists
  • Xie Xide (谢希德)
  • Lu Hefu (卢 鹤 绂)
  • Gu Chaohao (谷超豪)
  • Zhou Weihui (周卫慧) ( 1973), Chinese writer