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Southeast University-Monash University Joint Graduate School (Suzhou)


Monash is honoured to be the first Australian university to receive a licence to operate in China, one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing economies.

Our international collaboration at Suzhou with the Southeast University (SEU) – one of China’s key national universities – will produce postgraduates and researchers with ideas to change people’s lives in the region and the world for the better.

The Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP) – is one of the largest innovation precincts in China and recognised as one of the world’s most dynamic places for turning clever research into valuable industrial processes and products. It’s a hub of 21st century brainpower for more than 100 Fortune 500 companies and 15 international universities and research institutes. And all just half an hour by high speed train from Shanghai.

The SEU-Monash tie-up consists of the Joint Graduate School and Joint Research Institute. Students will graduate with both a SEU and Monash degree.

The Joint Graduate School for Graduate Education plans to offer master’s by coursework programs in:

  • Information Technology
  • Business
  • Science
  • Engineering
  • Health
  • Humanities
  • Design

The Joint Research Institute plans to offers PhD programs in:

  • Biological Engineering
  • Clean Energy
  • Drug Discovery
  • Economics
  • Food Engineering
  • Industrial Design
  • Information Technology
  • Nanotechnology
  • Public Health
  • Stem Cells
  • Transportation
  • Water

The Graduate School will accept 350 master’s students and 150 PhD candidates each year, building to a capacity of more than 1400 by 2017.