On April 27th, 2000, a new Fudan University emerged after the merger with Shanghai Medical University. In this decade, Fudan University became a comprehensive research-oriented university renowned both at home and abroad for its arts, sciences and medicine. In 2005, Fudan celebrated the 100 anniversary of the founding of the university and reaffirmed its goal of constructing a socialist comprehensive university with world-class academic capabilities. Fudan implemented a new model of continuous general education throughout the entire undergraduate studies and a talent cultivation system that accentuates innovation ability and inquiry skills. To fit such rapid growth, Fudan expanded to four campuses: Handan, Fenglin, Jiangwan and Zhangjiang.
Under the direction of the Party and the state and based on Xi Jinping’s Thoughts on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics in the New Era, the university has been carrying forward the decisions of the 19th National People’s Congress and National Education Conference and stepped up its ideological and political education. Fudan has been adhering to reform and opening-up, boosting development with innovation, tapping the full potential of higher education, speeding up our Double First-Class initiative and building a top university with Chinese characteristics. The university will fulfill its promise to the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation by providing quality educational services, modernizing the education systems and boosting the nation’s education sphere.