Schools and Colleges
XJTU-HKUST Joint School of Sustainable Development (JSSD)

Through extensive collaboration and consultation between Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU) and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), the two Institutions have jointly agreed to establish a long-term strategic partnership with the aim of meeting the requirements for cooperative development and accomplishing the mission of “national revival through science and education”. To this end, a Framework Agreement for Strategic Cooperation between the two Institutions was formally signed on 28th August 2012. According to this Agreement, a School of Sustainable Development jointly administered by Xi’an Jiaotong University and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, with the full English name of “XJTU-HKUST Joint School of Sustainable Development (JSSD)” will be established. This is an innovative cooperative education model that surpasses the traditional notion of discipline boundaries to usher in an all-new mode of regional economic collaborative innovation. It marks a ground-breaking step by the two Institutions in the exploratory area of educating Hong Kong and Mainland tertiary graduates and collaboratively conducting scientific research.

A larger platform for development of students and teachers in both universities, JSSD will adopt an education model featuring exploratory institutional mechanisms to directly introduce HKUST’s quality resources such as teaching materials, syllabus systems, instruction methods, etc. and use English as the medium of instruction for all classroom lectures. This represents a wider collaboration between the two universities in such endeavors as educating talents, knowledge innovation, and industry technology upgrade in conjunction with the country’s strategic requirements whilst focusing on the practical local circumstances and market demands in the North-Western Region of China, especially in Shaanxi Province, closely following future international trends in sustainable development to build up new institutional mechanisms for collaborative innovation between Hong Kong and the Mainland in the spheres of government administration, industry management, education, science and research.

In the aspect of talent cultivation, the school will offer cross-disciplinary programs for undergraduate and postgraduate students on the theme of sustainable development. The school will administer a pilot scheme of Dual Degree education programs for Undergraduate and Postgraduate students and will also offer university-wide PhD programs under a double-tutorial system. The school will establish arrangements for two-way transfers of course credits in order to explore a new education model for specialty dual degrees. To further cultivate international vision of students of both universities, the school will launch the “Overseas-Hong Kong-Xi’an” summer programs, enhancing academic exchanges and internships opportunities.

In the future, JSSD will endeavor to become an internationally-renowned tertiary institution offering inter-disciplinary education programs for undergraduate and postgraduate students, and to build up a globally-leading R&D academic team for research and scientific innovation in the field of sustainable development to undertake scientific studies, focusing on energy resources, chemical engineering, material science, environmental science, infrastructure reconstruction, population demographics, socioeconomic development and so on, thus becoming a source of the key technologies for raising industry productivity as well as public policy recommendations on sustainable development.

Contact Information

XJTU Campus

Address

Office of XJTU-HKUST Joint School of Sustainable Development (JSSD)

Room 1615, Administration Building EXi’an Jiaotong University

No. 28, Xianning West Road,

Beilin District, Xi'an, Shaanxi, 710049P.R. China

Phone

(86) (29) 82666335

Fax

(86) (29) 82666338

Email

jssd@mail.xjtu.edu.cn

HKUSTCampus

Address

Office of XJTU-HKUST Joint School of Sustainable Development (JSSD)

Room 4611, 4/F., lifts 31-32,

Academic BuildingThe Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Clear Water Bay, KowloonHong Kong SAR, P.R. China

 

Phone

(852) 23585753

Fax

(852) 23580987

Email

jssdhkust@ust.hk

 

Frequent Contact Points

Telephone

Email

School Administration

XJTU Ms. LI Jingjing

HKUST Ms. TANG Eliza

 

 

(86) (29) 82666336

(852) 23585753

 

 

lijingjing@mail.xjtu.edu.cn

 

eliza@ust.hk

General Office Support

XJTU Ms. GUO Rui

 

 

(86) (29) 82666335

 

guorui915@mail.xjtu.edu.cn

Undergraduate Studies Administration

XJTU Ms. XU Chao

HKUST Ms. SO Kapo

 

 

(86) (29) 82666337

(852) 34692426

 

 

chaoxu@mail.xjtu.edu.cn

 

kaposo@ust.hk

Graduate courses &Research projects Administration

XJTU Ms. YUAN

Eliza

HKUST Ms.

HUANG Jenny

 

(86) (29) 82666337

(852) 23588327

 

 

qyuan_859@mail.xjtu.edu.cn

 

jennyhuang@ust.hk

Scientific Research Projects & External Affairs

XJTU Mr.

MA Yuzhuo

 

(86) (29) 82666335

 

mayuzhuo@mail.xjtu.edu.cn

Information Systems & Technical Support

XJTU Ms.

ZHANG Xuan

 

(86) (29) 82666338

 

xuanzhang@mail.xjtu.edu.cn


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