Our partnership with XJTLU

Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJLTU) is an international university formed in partnership between the University of Liverpool and Xi’an Jiaotong University in China.

The development of XJTLU has been underpinned by a partnership between the University of Liverpool and Xi'an Jiaotong University.

We are one of the UK's leading research-intensive universities and are associated with nine Nobel Laureates, including the first awarded in the UK in 1902.

As part of its commitment to 'invest, collaborate, grow', we have sought to forge innovative international partnerships and enhance its global presence.

Xi'an Jiaotong University is a first-tier research-intensive university. In 2000, the Chinese government selected it as one of nine universities which would be supported to become world-class institutions as part of its 'Project 211'. Collaboration between us and XJTU started as far back as 1980.

Our story

  • In September 2004, we agreed to establish a new autonomous institution, the Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University with Xi'an Jiaotong University
  • XJTLU was officially approved by the Ministry of Education and established on 22nd May 2006
  • After an initial intake of just 164 students, the university has grown rapidly to over 15,000 students on campus
  • XJTLU is the largets international collaborative university in China.

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