The Graduate School of Education (GSE)，Shanghai Jiao Tong University was established in 2007. GSE aspires to the highest standards of scholarly and professional practice, emphasizes quantitative research and international comparison, and focuses on applied research, policy studies and consultation.
GSE builds on the tradition of excellence of the former Institute of Higher Education, which was established in 1985. The"Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)", which was first published in 2003 and updated annually, has gained international reputation. Consultation reports on strategies for building world-class universities and science policies, which are provided to Chinese governments on a regular basis, have attracted national attention.
GSE focuses on higher education and specifically on research universities in the context of national and international development. It has three research groups, namely the Center for World-Class Universities, the Center for the Study of Graduate Education, and the Center for Science and Technology Policy. The centers will have world-class research teams, leading international partners, and a highly internationalized student body.
GSE will uphold the best academic values-a commitment to academic freedom and original inquiry, service to the academic community in China and beyond, and provide the best possible education to graduate students in higher education and science policy.