Xi'an Jiaotong University is a key university directly under the Ministry of Education, one of the earliest institutions of higher learning in China. Its predecessor was Nanyang Public University founded in Shanghai in 1896. The school is among the first batch of key construction units in the Seventh Five-Year Plan and the Eighth Five-Year Plan, and among the first batch of schools that have been listed into the national "211" and "985" construction projects, with the goal to build a world-renowned high-level university identified by China. In 2017, in the list of "double-first-class" construction published by China, it was selected among the Class- A Construction Colleges and Universities of first-class universities, with eight disciplines selected as first-class construction disciplines. The school insists on facing the world's scientific and technological frontier, the main battlefield of the economy and the major needs of the country, constantly enhancing the ability of scientific and technological innovation and enhancing the competitiveness of science and technology. Since 2000, it has presided over 21 projects of the "973 Plan" and won 4830 items of the National Natural Science Foundation, with the number and funds of basic research projects ranking among the top universities in the country; has won 61 National Science and technology awards as the first completion unit, of which, 7 presided over won awards in 2017 and ranked second among the national universities. Relying on the advantages of disciplines and personnel training, innovating the mode of cooperation between industry, University and research, establishing R&D centers with the government and large and medium-sized enterprises, focusing on solving key technical problems in the industry, and giving full play to the supporting role of science and technology in regional economic and social development. since 2000, the school has undertaken 23 major national social science projects, won 21 humanities and social science awards from the Ministry of Education, and built 10 high-end think- tanks with the National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Commerce etc., with a large number of research results adopted and applied.