I visited SJTU (Shanghai Jiao Tong University) today for the Inspiration Forum. I often ignore it, but whenever I am back, I found the deep attachment between me and the 110-year old university. I know many visitors to Shanghai like to have a campus tour of the top local university. So let me be your guide.
There are many campuses in SJTU. Xuhui 徐汇 Campus and Minhang 闵行 Campus are the two more important.
Xuhui Campus was the historical site of the university. It was built almost 100 years ago. Here is the location:
1954, Huashan Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China 200030
Take Metro No. 1 to Xujiahui Station and use Exit No. 13. Go straightly ahead along the Huashan road for about 800 meters. You will find the main entrance on your left hand.
There are security guards at the gate. So try to walk naturally, easily, and be calm – so they won’t stop you. :-D
The difference in university in China and U.S. are, there are always gates and security. Don’t worry about that. It is for the safety of students.
Min Hang 闵行 Campus
Min Hang Campus is much larger than the Xuhui one. The construction started 20 years ago, and is still going on. It is already at least 4 times bigger than 5 years ago.
It is far from downtown however. It may cost 60+ RMB for taxi from Xuhui Campus. Here is the transportation guideline:
1. Take Metro Line #1 and
2. Transit to Metro Line #5 at Xinzhuang 莘庄 (the terminal station of Line #1).
3. Get out of the train at Dong Chuan Road Station 东川路站 of Metro Line #5.
4. The campus is less than 2000 meters away from the station. Ask for direction or take a taxi there (10 RMB or less).
It is not easy to tour the whole campus by walk nowadays. We took taxi inside the campus today. They have free shuttles, and you will notice enough bicycles on the Minhang Campus.
800 Dong Chuan Road, Minhang District, Shanghai, China
Here is the current map:
Enjoy the Tour
I regret I cannot personally be your tour to the great campus. But I would highly recommend you to include a tour in your schedule in Shanghai. I spent 2 years on Min Hang Campus and two years on Xuhui Campus. The memory is sweet, although the real life didn’t seem so sweet to me when I had to experience it.
Let me know your comments of your tour.
P.S. I adopted the suggestion from many users – added Chinese characters to place and location names. If you don’t have a Chinese system installed, you may see two or three small blocks, questions marks, or garbage codes there. Don’t worry. I didn’t put any secret into those marks.