The College of Architecture and Urban Planning (CAUP) of Tongji University boasts a long and rich history that can be traced back to the former Department of Architecture. During the university and college system restructuring in 1952, the Department of Architecture was formed by consolidating the following: the Department of Civil Engineering at Tongji University, the Department of Architecture at St. John’s University and the Department of Architecture at Hangchow University and drew a part of its faculty from the Department of Civil Engineering at Fudan University, the Department of Civil Engineering at Shanghai Jiao Tong University and state-run Hangzhou National College of Art. In 1986, it was renamed the College of Architecture and Urban Planning. CAUP offers a broad range of academic programs with complete teaching and research framework.
The College of Architecture and Urban Planning (CAUP) is currently offering five undergraduate programs in architecture, urban and rural planning, landscape architecture, Conservation of Historic Architecture and urban design, three first-level doctoral programs in architecture, urban and rural planning, and landscape architecture, and six academic and professional master's degree programs.
The college values basic research, practice, innovation, diversity and openness, aiming to train students to be well-rounded in terms of knowledge, ability and personality. It has four programs listed among national first-class undergraduate programs, including architecture, urban and rural planning, landscape architecture, and Conservation of Historic Architecture.
By the end of 2021, CAUP had 221 teachers, 43 full-time managers, and 65 full-time researchers and post-doctors. It is home to a total of 3,217 students, including 1,138 full-time undergraduate students, 1,047 graduate students, 517 doctoral students, and 515 part-time students. Among these groups, 260 are international students. CAUP is one of the most international colleges of its kind in China that have the largest number of students.
Bearing the mission of the “four services” in mind, CAUP takes educating all students into talents as its top priority, building a sustainable living environment as its responsibility, and developing into a world-class college in the fields of architecture, urban planning, and landscape as its goal. It will carry forward its proud traditions, strengthen domestic and international cooperation, constantly pursue innovation, and strive to develop world-class disciplines, with the aim of becoming an education and academic center with a significant global influence.