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2 Southeast University Road,
Jiangning District, Nanjing, Jiangsu Province
Office: 025-52091255

About School of Transportation

The School of Transportation at Southeast University plays a significant role in the field of roadway transportation in China. The origin of the school can be traced back to the Department of Transportation and the Highway and Bridge Engineering Program in the Department of Civil Engineering at the National Southeast University in 1920s.


The School has succeeded in establishing a cluster of programs with comprehensive research focuses, distinctive characteristics and outstanding strengths in the field of roadway transportation. The school consists of eight departments, eight institutes, three research centers, and two industrial organizations. As the core discipline, the Transportation Engineering program is a national key primary discipline which has significant domestic and international influences. The program ranks first in the most recent national discipline ranking conducted by the Ministry of Education of China in 2012.


The School has formed a high-level academic team, which includes an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, National Renowned Teachers, and National Distinguished Experts. The faculty team is nationally recognized in terms of scholar achievements and the influence on transportation industry in China. Currently the School of Transportation has 178 faculty members, including 52 professors, 81 associate professors and 45 assistant professors. We also boast one Innovation Research Team awarded by the Ministry of Education of China and two National Teaching Innovation Teams. 


The School has been consistently leading the country in the areas of urban transportation planning, transportation system optimization, and pavement structures and materials. So far we have received twelve National Scientific and Technological Progress Awards and National Technological Invention Awards. The total number of national awards ranks first among the transportation programs in China.


The School has cultivated numerous graduates with solid foundation of knowledge, comprehensive qualities, strong sense of responsibilities, practical skills and innovation spirits. A great many of them have become leading figures in technology innovation and administrative leadership in transportation industry in China. At present, the school has 1,393 undergraduates and 875 graduate students in a total of seven undergraduate programs, thirteen master’s degree programs, and nine doctoral programs.