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Fudan University

Fudan University


Fudan University was established in 1905 as the first institution of higher education to be founded by a Chinese person, renowned modern educator Ma Xiangbo. Over the past hundred years, Fudan became one of the first participants in the 211 and 985 Projects (Chinese university rating systems), and it has developed into a comprehensive research university, with Departments of Philosophy, Economics, Law, Education, Literature, History, Science, Engineering, Medicine, and Management.

Fudan is home to 14,100 undergraduates and associate degree candidates, 14,800 graduates including 3000 foreign degree candidates, 2,700 staff and 3,100 full-time teaching faculty members. University hosts 39 members of Chinese Academy of Science and members of Chinese Academy of Engineering, 99 Chair Professors of Chang Jiang Scholars Program, and 30 National Key Basic Research Program of China. There are 28 schools and independent departments with 70 bachelor degree programs, 35 doctoral degree programs of Level I academic disciplines, 154 doctoral degree programs, 224 master degree programs, and 29 post-doctoral programs. There are 11 Level I national key academic disciplines and 19 Level II national key academic disciplines. Fudan hosts around 300 research institutes including 5 national key labs, 38 ministerial or provincial key labs and engineering centers, 5 “Project 985” Science and Technology Innovation Platforms and 7 “Project 985” Arts and Social Sciences Innovation Bases.

The university has made outstanding contributions to the country by developing talent, innovating in science and technology, carrying forward civilization, and serving society. Students and teachers of Fudan always keep in mind the school motto “Rich in knowledge and tenacious of purposes, inquiring with earnestness and reflecting with self-practice,” maintain the school spirit of “civilized, healthy, united, rousing,” practice the school traditions of being “hard working, rigorous, result-oriented, and innovative,” and develop the Fudan spirit of “patriotic service, academic independence, a diversity of approaches, and pursuit of excellence.” They make great contributions to the liberation and development of the people, the construction and development of the nation, and the civilization and progress of society.

Thematic priority of the university in the BRICS Network University:

BRICS Studies

The educational programmes, which the university offers to the partner NU universities in the framework of the thematic priorities of BRICS NU.

The Center has been providing post-doctoral opportunities for promising young researchers. PhD holders under the age of 40 are welcome to join as full-time post-doctoral research fellows. Recruitment is open to all nationalities. And allowance of 100,000 RMB is provided per year for living expenses and research. Low-rent housing on campus is also provided. If interested, please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, dissertation abstract and more than one representative paper, as well as other materials related to the applicant’s academic contributions to the mailbox of the Center (



Contact: HAN Wenwen

Position: Researcher Assistant of Center for BRICS studies