A key comprehensive provincial university with a long and celebrated history, listed in the national “211 Project”, Soochow University (SU) was founded in 1900. Since its foundation, the university has witnessed the painstaking efforts of the outstanding people that have contributed to Soochow University’s current success. Additionally, thanks to the care and support from the Party and State leaders, Soochow University can now offer more opportunities accessible to the public, seen especially after 1990. For a better future, Suzhou College of Sericulture, Suzhou Institute of Silk Textile Technology, and Suzhou Medical College successfully merged with SU, bringing new life to our university. Consisting of 12 disciplines, SU has grown into a comprehensive local university known both at home and abroad. SU has educated about 300,000 experts in different specialties for the country. Students and alumni draw new inspiration and strength from Jiang Zemin’s words from the centenary celebration of Soochow University’s founding, “To strive to build Soochow University into a base for nurturing innovative talents of high-caliber.”
Looking back, we are aware that every step Soochow University has taken forward is closely related to the care and support provided by school leaders, friends and partners, and numerous alumni both at home and abroad. On behalf of all the faculty and students, I take this opportunity to extend my sincerest gratitude to those who helped make Soochow University a success, and pledge for your continued support. The day will come when our dreams come true, our talents appreciated, and our ambitions fulfilled. Faced with the increasing competition in the 21st Century, the century-old SU, with unprecedented valor and vision, will continue moving forward and overcome any obstacles toward our goal to build Soochow University into a nationally first-class and internationally renowned university.