Sichuan University

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Sichuan University (simplified Chinese: 四川大学; traditional Chinese: 四川大學; pinyin: Sìchuān Dàxué, often shortened to 川大) is located in the city of Chengdu, Sichuan province, the People's Republic of China. It is one of the national universities directly under the Ministry of Education (MOE). It is also one of the State 211 Project and 985 Project universities enjoying privileged funding in the Ninth Five-Year Plan period.

The president of the university is Professor Xie Heping (谢和平), an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering. The school motto is 海纳百川 有容乃大 (the ocean accepts all rivers; thereby it is great).


Sichuan University has three campuses. The older Wangjiang campus (望江) is in central Chendu, adjacent to the Jinjiang River and its tributary the Jiang'an River. The nearby Huaxi (华西) Campus is the site of the medical school. The Jiang'an (江安) Campus was built in 2003 in Shuangliu County about 12.5 km away from the older campuses; it covers an area of about 4.7 km² and has total floorage of more than 2.7 million m².

Notable people associated with Sichuan University

  • Zhu De 朱德
  • Yang Shangkun 杨尚昆
  • Guo Moruo 郭沫若
  • Ba Jin 巴金
  • Feng Youlan 冯友兰
  • Wu Yuzhang 吴玉章
  • Tong Dizhou 童第周
  • Zhu Guangqian 朱光潜
  • Ke Zhao 柯召
  • Pu Baoming 蒲保明
  • Zheng Jie 郑洁
  • Yan Zi 晏紫
  • Zhang Shan 张山
  • Zhu Ling 朱玲
  • Zhang Liangying 张靓颖

International rankings

  • The 2008 Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University ranked Sichuan University in the 402-503 bracket worldwide, which included Auburn University, Boston College, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Pusan National University, and others.[1]