Welcome to the Department of English at Tongji University
After nearly 30 years of development, the Department has shaped a comprehensive educational system complete with BA, MA, PhD and MTI programs. Our disciplinary range is designed to demonstrate our distinctive academic expertise and solid academic strength, encompassing linguistics, English literature and culture, translation studies, and international and regional studies.
The Department has achieved rapid and distinctive development through a series of reforms. There has been steady progress in our teaching and research competence. With a genuine commitment to teaching and research, the faculty members have won multiple honors or awards and are widely represented in the publication of monographs, textbooks and translations. They have undertaken an increasing number of high-level research projects and many of them have been selected for academic support plans such as “the Ministry of Education’s Program for New Century Excellent Talents” and “the Shanghai Pujiang Talents”. In addition, they also hold key positions in leading academic institutions at home and abroad. The Department ranks among the top at a national level for the number of prizes awarded to the students in high-level subject-related contests at home and abroad, and for their test scores in TEM 4 and TEM 8. The graduates work in a wide range of fields including foreign affairs, finance, law, education, culture, international communications, and mass media. They are employed in prestigious enterprises and public institutions, both local and international.
The Department has strived to extend the boundaries of its teaching modules and talent cultivation concepts, with the aim of becoming a world-class academic institution. The Department believes in the combination of general education and professional training, both to lay a solid professional foundation for the students and to develop their critical thinking and international vision. The ultimate objective is to prepare high-caliber innovative achievers with an expertise in English language and culture as well as an insight into global and local contexts.
While nurturing both a global and national approach, the Department has established partnerships with a number of world-class universities, and charts its course of pursuing the development of highly qualified students and remarkable scientific research in line with China’s national strategic demands, with the aim of always improving and progressing.