Soochow University is a key university of “Project 211”, one of the first-batch universities of the “2011 Plan”, a member of “the Double First-Class” Initiative and a provincial key comprehensive university of Jiangsu Province jointly sponsored by the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense and Jiangsu Provincial People’s Government.. Currently, twelve disciplinary fields are offered at Soochow University, namely, philosophy, economics, the science of law, education, literature, history, science, engineering, agronomy, medical science, management, and art. Soochow University offers 131 undergraduate majors, 51 stations of first-tier disciplines awarding master’s degrees, 24 stations awarding professional master’s degrees, 28 stations of first-tier disciplines awarding doctoral degrees, 1 station awarding professional doctoral degrees, 29 postdoctoral mobile stations, 1 state first-level discipline, 4 national key disciplines, 20 preponderant disciplines among institutions of higher learning and 15 key disciplines of “the 13th Five-Year Plan” in Jiangsu Province.
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