Fudan University was established in 1905 as Fudan Public School. It was the first institution of higher education to be founded by a Chinese person, renowned modern educator Ma Xiangbo. After the nationwide restructuring of institutions of higher education in 1952, Fudan University became a comprehensive university of arts and sciences; in 1959 it became one of the first National Key Universities. Fudan University was merged with Shanghai Medical University in 2000, forming a new, stronger Fudan University with a broader set of disciplines: medicine, sciences, and arts. Fudan has developed into a comprehensive research university, with Departments of Philosophy, Economics, Law, Education, Literature, History, Science, Engineering, Medicine, and Management.
Fudan University is one of China’s top universities, ranking 3 in the country and 43 in QS World University Ranking.
Three senior academics, namely Prof Regenia Gagnier, Prof Emma Cayley and Dr Ting Guo, from the University of Exeter participated in an international seminar themed “Cross-cultural Translations and Reflections” at Fudan University in Shanghai on November 5-6.
Students and academics from across the globe took part in the College of Humanities ‘Shakespearean Adaptation’ colloquium, hosted by the Department of English and led by experts in the field.
Professor Nick Kaye, Dean for the College of Humanities and Professor in Performance Studies, and Prof. Chen Yingzhang, Assistant President of Fudan University, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in China as part of ongoing developments between the two institutions.