Words from the Dean

Dear friends, alumni, colleagues, and students,

The civil engineering discipline of Tongji University was first established in 1914. The College has been long dedicated to the cultivation of elite engineers, and contributes significantly to the developments of our country and society.

With the motto of 'rigorous, realistic, unity and innovation' and building on the basic education concept of “knowledge, capability, and personality”, the College is devoted to foster outstanding students with solid professional knowledge, humanistic spirit, innovation ability, international vision, and leadership consciousness. With in-depth reform of engineering education, we adhere to the education and training of outstanding engineers facing the future, and keep exploring better ways of general, engineering, and humanities education in order to adapt sustainable developments of society and engineering practice.

After over one hundred years of development, the College of Civil Engineering now possesses solid foundation of research, outstanding faculty members, efficient operation mechanism, and advanced education concept, and has made remarkable achievements in various aspects of work. Our achievements not only depend on the hard work of the predecessors, the leadership of the College, and the joint efforts of the teachers and students, but also lie on the strong support and help from our alumni and people from industry. Here, on behalf of the staff and students, I would like to give the most sincere thanks to all the friends who have paid attention, care and support to the construction and development of our College!

We believe that under the joint efforts of teachers, students, and all other people who always care and support us, the College of Civil Engineering will surely embrace a better future. We warmly welcome students to apply for our programs, and welcome outstanding scholars to join us. We look forward to more extensive and in-depth communications with all other communities regarding student fostering, scientific research, and technology application.

Although the road is endless and faraway, I still want to pursue the truth in the world.