Tongji University has had a long-established friendship with Italy dating back to the exchanges and collaboration between professors of the two countries in the 1980s. The cooperation has entered into a new phase of high-speed healthy development in the 21st century with the signing of the Joint Communiqué on Educational Cooperation by the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China and the Ministry of Education, University and Research of Italy, and the inauguration of the Sino-Italian Campus of Tongji University (TJSIC), with the support and personal attendance of the then Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi. TJSIC carries out the first pioneering cooperative project in higher education between Chinese and Italian governments. At present, cooperative programs between Tongji University and Italian universities have expanded from the initial undergraduate double-degree projects in engineering majors to more than 20 master's and doctoral joint training cooperation projects, involving more than 10 disciplines such as Mechanics, ICT, Civil Engineering, Architecture, Design, Software Engineering, Law, Economics and Management, etc.
Tongji University currently cooperates with 21 Italian higher education institutes in a comprehensive educational cooperation network, including 4 strategic partners--Polytechnic University of Milan, Polytechnic University of Turin, University of Bologna and University of Florence; along with University of Trento, University of Pavia, University IUAV of Venice, University of Rome La Sapienza, University of Pisa, University of Rome Tor Vergata and other 20 prestigious Italian universities.
Tongji-Italian Cooperation Partners Map
Part of Universities in Cooperation