Fudan University (复旦大學) is one of the leading higher institutes in China.
Fudan was initially known as Fudan Public School in 1905. In 1917, Fudan became a private school. It also had one middle school and one preparatory school. When the Second Sino-Japanese War started in 1937, Fudan moved to the inland city of Chongqing, now part of Chongqing Municipality. In 1941 Fudan became a national university again and five years later it moved back to Shanghai.
Today Fudan University is composed of 17 schools offering a complete range of majors and disciplines: humanities, law, journalism, economics, management, information science and engineering, software, life science, nursing, basic medical sciences, public health, pharmaceutical technology, technology and engineering, international relations and public affairs, continuing education, network education and international cultural exchange. Within the ten schools there are 43 departments, 67 undergraduate programs, 148 master's programs, 103 doctoral programs, and 22 locations for post-doctoral study, with an total enrolment of more than 34,000 students. In addition, Fudan University is recognized as having 45 national key (outstanding) disciplines, 5 national key laboratories, 57 institutes and 80 research centers. Eight of the undergraduate programs have been designated as the national centers for basic scientific research and teacher training.
See also: List of universities in Mainland China