Southeast University

Southeast University is a prestigious public university under the direct administration of the Ministry of Education of China.

This prestigious university's roots run deep, tracing back to 1902 with the establishment of Sanjiang Normal College. This marked the humble beginnings of what would become a leading academic institution.  In 1921, it underwent a significant transformation, evolving into National Southeast University, and securing its position as the second national university in China. Just a few years later, in 1928, it was renamed National Central University, solidifying its status as the nation's flagship university at the time. The university's journey continued to unfold, experiencing a period of flux throughout the 20th century. It underwent several name changes, including National Fourth Sun Yat-sen University, Jiangsu University, and National Nanjing University. In 1988, it finally assumed its current moniker, Southeast University, a name rich with history and reflecting its enduring legacy.

The university thrives on its vibrant campus life spread across three expansive campuses, encompassing a total area of 392 hectares. Imagine the possibilities for exploration and connection within this vast space! The motto "Strive for Perfection" resonates throughout the academic halls, encouraging students to not only excel in their studies but also to continuously develop themselves and show compassion towards others. This pursuit of excellence is evident in the university's strong programs, particularly in engineering disciplines like materials science, electrical engineering, and telecommunications. Looking forward, the university demonstrates a clear vision for the future. With its commitment to academic rigor and fostering well-rounded individuals, it aspires to not only maintain its position as a leader in Chinese education but also to solidify its presence on the global stage.

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University Name Southeast University
Name in Local Language 东南大学
Acronym SEU
Year Established 1902
Motto Rich in Knowledge and Tenacious of Purpose; Inquiring with Earnestness and Reflecting with Self-practice


The university is located in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province. Find the address of the university below.

Address 2 Sipailou, Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China


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Phone +86 (25) 8379 3022
Fax +86 (25) 83792737
Website Southeast University Website
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Bachelor's Degrees Master's Degrees Doctorate Degrees Diplomas
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International Students Allowed Yes
Student Body Men and Women

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