UM-SJTU Joint Institute

The University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute develops global leaders through student exchanges, research collaboration and new innovative educational programs. The Joint Institute, which was established in 2006, received the 2014 Andrew Heiskell Award for Innovation in International Education. The UM-SJTU JI offers specialized degree programs in China in an English-language format. Selected UM-SJTU JI students may apply for transfer admission to Michigan Engineering, following the same admissions guidelines and degree requirements as other international and domestic transfer students.

pamela byrnes portraitJoint Institute U.S. Office

Located in the Wu Manufacturing Research Center in the Dow Building on North campus, the U.S. office provides an American presence for the institute and facilitates its interaction with the University of Michigan community, its students, staff, faculty and administration.

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Pam Byrnes, previously the Executive Director of the JI in Shanghai, now directs the U.S. office, helping JI students connect with programs and services in the U-M community and facilitating interactions of U-M students, faculty and staff with the JI.

Transfer Opportunities

Levi Thompson, Richard E Balzhiser Collegiate Professor of Chemical Engineering, and, Zixuan Wang, ChE PhD Student, discuss work being done in the Thompson Research Group in the Energy Institute on North Campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI on April 4, 2017.

Approximately 100 students each year from the JI transfer to Michigan to receive an additional degree from U-M.

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International Programs in Engineering (IPE)

SJTU students post against a city backdrop

Approximately 50 U-M students a year spend a summer in Shanghai earning transferrable credits through IPE.

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Sequential Undergraduate-Graduate Studies (SUGS)

Tao Wei, ChE PhD Student, synthesizes proteins

A number of JI students participate in this combined bachelor's-master's degree program.

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