Dean's Statement


Prof. SHEN Zhongwei





Southwest Jiaotong University is one of the earliest ones which provide professional architectural studies in China. Its architectural education history can be traced back to 1929, and in 1946 the Department of Architecture was officially set up. 
Our School of Architecture was founded in 2002. It owns a complete cultivation system covering the bachelor, master, and doctor degrees with 3 undergraduate majors, 1 doctoral program and 6 master programs.
Among 300 colleges and universities at home which develop architecture, urban and rural planning and landscape architecture, our school ranks at 16th, and lists among the top 3 in West China. 
Our school cultivates and introduces a large quantities of high-level teaching staff, including experts home and abroad who have lots of outstanding academic publications.


Architecture blends of engineering, humanities, science, sociology, and art. Young people go to SWJTU with the aim of becoming architects. With the the help of our teachers, I hope that you could practice architecture successfully, by asking yourself questions, and then finding your own answers here.