Southwest Jiaotong University Hope College ( hereinafter abbreviated as “Hope College”) is a full-time undergraduate college of engineering approved by Ministry of Education and found by Southwest Jiaotong University, the first batch of “Double-First Class” initiative, in accordance with the requirements of high standards. We have six teaching units in total such as School of Railway Transportation, School of Civil Engineering, School of Business, Department of Foreign Language, Department of Foundamental Courses, the Ideological and Political Theory Teaching Department, etc., and we offer 39 specialties for students from 13 provinces and municipalities in China. Currently, our full-time students number more than 15,000.
Our guiding principles are the “Four Mottos”, namely, cultivating the virtue and aspiration, pursuing pragmatic innovation, promoting the revitalization of nation, and striving to be stronger. In addition, we are passionate in our belief that we harness the humanity-centric strategy for talents nurturing. We remain committed to building a talent-intensive college upon high-quality and uniqueness. Our aim is to persistently nurture the inter-disciplinary applied personnel with high quality, multiple career options and strong capability. In doing so, we further advocate double-professionally-titled faculties and constant improvement of our teaching proficiency.
Our commitment for developing is to be “a national top-tier independent college of applied technology that builds upon the demand of markets by standing on the western China with a nationwide vision”. In doing so and to realize the modern integrated experimental training center covering the disciplines of rail transit, civil engineering and business, we will unremittingly optimize our teaching plans, course system and teaching contexts, consolidating our practical teaching section. With rail transit as the core discipline, civil engineering as the supporting and business disciplines as extension, our developing philosophy has given the priority to multi-discipline development. As an independent institute built on the glorious legacy of Southwest Jiaotong University and employing her education resources, we adhere to make innovative joint endeavor for disciplinary development with her national and provincial featured disciplines, national and provincial experimental teaching demonstration centers, together with off-campus bases for training and interning. We stay focused on the path of unique development, and strengthen the cooperation with Chengdu Metro, JD.com. Inc., and Hope Group, enhancing students’ professional skills and innovation ability, therefore, the solid cultivation on applied personnel is central to our purpose. In the meantime, we have made proactive cooperation on international education. Up till now, Vistula University, Poland, and us are working in partnership to provide our students with the convenient approach of overseas studying. We will maintain our long-standing commitment to foster high-quality professional and technical personnel with international competitiveness.
Proactively, we work closely with industries in all round. We have built partnerships with several enterprises like Chengdu Metro Co., LTD., Chengdu Modern Tram Co., LTD., and Bridge Engineering Bureau of China Railway Construction Group, etc., achieving the direct connection between graduates and enterprises through multiple talent nurturing plans. Since 2013 we have ranked top among the same type of institutes, scoring 96 percentage and above of the first employment rates for the last five years, which makes us reputed among students, parents and society.
Since 2015, Hope College has proactively carried out the new education policy of applied talent training in accordance with the requirements of the national education reform and based on the advocation of “Transformation and Reform, Innovation and Development”. Therefore, as one of the first three overall transforming undergraduate institutes in Sichuan province, we have stepped into the ranks of the national education reform.
Going forward, we will harness the benefits from the educational "Transformation and Reform" and facilitate applied talent training. Amidst national strategies such as “Made in China 2025”, “Internet Plus”, “Mass Entrepreneurship and Innovation”, etc. and with the joint efforts of our stuff and students, we believe that we will only be able to reach our potential in teaching and research and, therefore, have genuine vitality and greater prospect, if we operate in accordance with these principles.