With years of development, Fudan has become a comprehensive research university with ten disciplines including philosophy, economics, law, education, literature, history, science, engineering, medical science and management. Fudan takes pride in its balanced strengths in arts, science and medical science. In recently years, the University promotes interdisciplinary development and emerging science development to facilitate discipline development into world-class level.

There are 24 Level I discipline bachelor programs, 153 Level I discipline doctor programs and 219 Level I discipline master programs. There are 11 Level I national key disciplines, 19 Level II national key disciplines, and 3 national (nurturing) key disciplines, 20 Shanghai municipal key disciplines, 9 Shanghai municipal key medical disciplines. In the 3rd round national discipline evaluation, Fudan submitted 37 Level I disciplines and 12 of them rank top 3 in China, 17 of them rank top 5 in China. Currently there are 15 discplines rank 1% by ESI globally, which ranks 2nd in China. Among all, there are 3 disciplines rank top 100 in the world, namely, Chemistry No. 48th, Material Science No. 51st, and Mathematics No. 81st. Clinical medical science ranks ESI 0.1% globally and has the potential of becoming a world class discipline.

Fudan University Development and Planning Office is responsible for discipline development planning, screening and evaluating the development programs of the key disciplines.

National Key Discipline

According to the announcement by Ministry of Education on 20th August 2007, Fudan University has 11 Level I national key disciplines, 19 Level II national key disciplines, and 3 national key (cultivating) disciplines.

  • List of National Key Disciplines (by Ministry of Education on 20th August 2007)
    No. Level I
    National Key Disciplines
    No. Level II
    National Key Disciplines
    1 Philosophy 1 Industrial Economics
    2 Finance
    2 Economic Theory 3 Political Theory
    4 International Relations
    3 Chinese Language and Literature 5 Historical Geography
    6 Modern Chinese History
    4 Journalism and Communication 7 Computer Software and Theory
    8 Internal Medicine Cardiovascular Diseases
    5 Mathematics Nephropathy
    Communicable Diseases
    6 Physics 9 Pediatrics
    10 Neurology
    7 Chemistry 11 Medical Imaging and Nuclear Medicine
    12 Surgery
    8 Biology 13 Ophthalmology
    14 Otolaryngology
    9 Electronic engineering 15 Oncology
    16 Obstetrics and Gynecology
    10 Basic Medicine 17 Epidemiology and health statistics
    18 Pharmacy
    11 Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine 19 Social Medicine and Health Services Management
Shanghai Key Discipline

According to the announcement by Shanghai Municipal Education Committee on 8th August 2007, Fudan University has 20 Shanghai Key Disciplines.

Shanghai Key Medical Discipline

According to the announcement by Shanghai Municipal Commission of Health on 20th December 2004, Fudan University has 9 Shanghai Key Medical Disciplines.