The College of Science of Donghua University was established in 1999 on the basis of the Department of Basic Teaching of the former Textile University of China. In 1977/1979, we began to recruit undergraduate students majoring in mathematics/physics. In 1981, it became one of the first units in the country to receive the right to grant master's degrees. The College consists of the Department of Mathematics, the Department of Applied Physics, and the Department of Optoelectronic Science and Engineering. There are three teaching platforms: “Mathematics Teaching and Research Center”, “Physics Teaching and Experimental Center” and “Mechanics Teaching and Research Center”. The college has three first-level discipline master's degree programs in mathematics, physics and optical engineering, one second-level discipline master's degree in solid mechanics, one professional master degree in applied statistics, one doctoral degree in new energy materials and device, and three joint construction doctoral programs with other colleges in science and engineering, materials science and engineering, environmental science and engineering. The college is led by Academician Junhao Chu of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. There are 108 full-time faculty members, including 27 professors (19 doctoral supervisors included) and 51 associate professors. The proportion of the faculty member with doctoral degree is over 76%. The proportion of the faculty member with more than one year of overseas academic experience is over 54%.

College of Science

└Department of Mathematics
└Mathematics Teaching and Research Center
└Department of Applied Physics, Optoelectronic Science and Engineering
└Physics Teaching and Experimental Center
└Mechanics Teaching and Research Center
└College Office
└Student Affairs Office
└Magnetic Confinement Fusion Research Center of Ministry Education (Member Unit)
└The Institute of Nonlinear Sciences of Donghua University
└American Nordsen March—College of Science Donghua University Joint Laboratory
└Wuxi MNT—College of Science Donghua University Joint Laboratory

Department of Mathematics

Faculty: The Department of Mathematics now has 55 full-time faculty members, including 10 professors (7 doctoral supervisors included), 28 associate professors, 17 lecturers, about 60% of them have overseas academic experience. The famous Chinese Mathematician Daqian Li Academician is a distinguished professor of the department.
Specialty: The department has undergraduate majors in mathematics and applied mathematics (financial engineering) and has a master's degree of mathematics in a first-level discipline.
 The department has undergraduate majors in Statistics (financial statistics and risk management) , has a professional master degree of applied statistics, and a joint construction master degree of first-level discipline mathematics with the department of mathematics.
Subject: The basic mathematical direction is characterized by studying the global well-posedness of the nonlinear evolution equation, the attractor and the piecewise smooth dynamic system. The applied mathematical direction is characterized by the study of cross-diffusion models with biological backgrounds and epidemic disease models. In recent years, we have undertaken more than 20 projects including the National Natural Science Foundation, the Shanghai Municipal Science and Technology Commission, and provincial and ministerial level projects; published more than 70 papers in the first and second districts in internationally important academic journals, and 13 papers in ESI Highly Cited Papers; published 5 academic monographs in Springer, and won the second prize of the Shanghai Natural Science Award. One professor was selected as a highly cited scientist in the world.
Students Cultivation: The aim is to develop high-level professionals who can use mathematics to solve practical problems. The department provides students with a wealth of courses. Through the joint school with overseas famous institutes, students can get the oppotunities of studying abroad. The graduates are well trained and engaged with praise in finance, engineering, management, universities and research institutes, industrial and commercial enterprises, financial investment industry, government economic management departments and university research institutes.

Department of Applied Physics, Optoelectronic Science and Engineering 

Faculty: The Department of Applied Physics now has 44 full-time faculty members, including 15 professors (11 doctoral supervisors included), 18 associate professors, 11 lecturers, over 80% of them have overseas academic experience.
Specialty: The department has an undergraduate major in Applied Physics (national specialty), a master degree program of Physics in a first-level discipline, an interdisciplinary doctoral program of 'New Energy Materials and Devices Physics', and a doctoral program of 'Materials Science and Engineering' co-operated with College of Materials.
Subject: In recent years, more than 30 projects have been undertaken, including National-973-Project, ITER project supported by the Ministry of Science and Technology, National Natural Science Foundation of China, and more than 100 papers indexed by SCI have been published.
Students Cultivation: Through the joint school with overseas famous institutes, students can get the oppotunities of studying abroad. The graduates are well trained and engaged with praise in scientific and technological development, management, engineering technology, scientific research and teaching in the fields of microelectronics, new energy, materials, optoelectronic technology, universities and scientific research institutes, etc. 

Employment status

Mathematics and Applied Mathematics: Bank, Finance, Software, Communication, Education, Domestic study, Investment Company, Consulting Company, Domestic study, and Study Abroad,
Applied Physics: Photoelectron, Microelectronics, New Energy, Domestic study, and Study Abroad
Optoelectronic Information Science and Engineering: Optoelectronics, Microelectronics, Domestic study, and Study Abroad

The Institute for Nonlinear Science

The Institute for Nonlinear Sciences of Donghua University was established on October 16th, 2012. It aims to do creational interdisciplinary research, to promote academic exchanges and cooperations with international universities and institutes, to enhance academic level of nonlinear science theories world-widely, to educate high-level talents and develop leading academic groups. On the other hand, the institute sets up, on which researchers from all the different subjects within the university can carry out research and exchange in basic and applied sciences, enhance all subjects to intersect and interpenetrate with each other so that new scientific fields may emerge. In the meantime, the platform can also formulate a link with other universities and institutes in the scientific research. The Institute for Nonlinear Sciences is a relatively independent secondary institution of Donghua University, the director of which has overall responsibility under the leadership of the president and honorary director. The institute subordinates an expert advisory committee, a public research platform, as well as all kinds of offices. Honorary director of the Institute: Professor Daqian Li (Professor of Fudan University, Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences); Director: Professor Yuming Qin; Secretary: Lecturer Ke Wang.

Magnetic Confinement Fusion Research Center of Ministry Education (Donghua University)

For promoting the magnetic confinement controlled fusion research, the Ministry of Education established the Magnetic Confinement Fusion Research Center on the day of March 28, 2008. Donghua University with Tsinghua University, Peking University, University of Science and Technology of China and others total ten universities became the members of the center, jointly together to boost the research and student training in fields relative to controlled fusion research with the aim to realize the peaceful utilizing of the nuclear energy for solving the coming energy crisis for whole human being. Since the establishment of the magnetic confinement fusion research center, we has undertaken more than ten projects of the National Basic Research Program, the National Natural Science Foundation, the National Key R&D Program of China and others, where the total budget has been more than 20 million yuan. The main researching topics of center are the physics and experiments in the tokamak plasma, the instabilities in plasma and its control, the advanced plasma diagnostic technology and the tokamak boundary physics. Our research center has established the excellent cooperative relationship with several distinguished domestic and international research institutes and universities, including the Institute of Plasma, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Tsinghua University, Institute of Plasma, Helmholtz Association in Germany, ITER Center in France and the General Atomics in United States of America. The director of the Magnetic confinement Fusion ResearchCenter is Prof.Fangchuan Zhong, and the deputy director is Prof. Jianjun Shi.

Undergraduate Training

Learning atmosphere construction:
The college implements an undergraduate tutor system. Each undergraduate is equipped with a professional tutor. If you have doubts about your academic development, you can directly get the care and help from the tutor. The professional basic courses are all taught by professors and associate professors with good teaching results to ensure the quality of teaching. All professional courses implement a class name system to supervise students to learn. Organize students to participate in mathematical modeling competitions, math competitions, physics competitions, programming competitions, etc., therefore explore the potential of students' innovation.
Top innovation talent training:
The top 10% of the students in the GPA can apply for entry into the excellent student training, and the professor will develop a personalized training plan to obtain the opportunity to be sent to graduate students. Students with good grades can apply for the innovative experimental program of college students, enter the research team, and conduct research work with graduate students under the guidance of professors. All students with innovative ideas can apply for an entrepreneurial training program and independently carry out innovation and entrepreneurship experiments.
Top students: Excellent student training, innovative business plan, subject competition (mathematics, physics, mathematical modeling, etc.), graduate students are free from test, and scholarships for overseas scholarship are recommended.
All students: Basic theory, professional skills, comprehensive quality, international exchange, postgraduate guidance, employment guidance.

Student international exchange

The college has established the cooperation with some high-level universities abroad for the students. After two years of study at Donghua University, the student can apply for a corresponding professional exchange study at a foreign partner university. After graduation, the student can obtain two bachelor's degrees from Donghua University and a foreign partner university.

Graduates Training

The graduates of this major are well trained and engaged with praise in scientific research, teaching, technology development and management in scientific research, engineering, management, finance, economic and trade departments and colleges.
Research Direction: algebra, graph theory and combination, differential equation and dynamic systems, partial differential equations and infinite dynamic system, ordinary differential equation and application, partial differential equations and applications, biomathematics, random analysis and mathematical finance, stochastic differential equations, stochastic control theory and application, mathematical statistics, numerical solutions of differential equations, etc. 

Applied Statistics
The aim is to develop solid statistical theory basis, and master data collection, processing, analysis and mining of knowledge and skills, good economic accomplishment, good computer skills, students in the industrial and commercial enterprises, financial investment, the government's economic management departments and scientific research institutes of colleges and universities engaged in statistical consulting, data analysis, decision support and information management

The graduates of this major are well trained and engaged with praise in high-tech fields such as optoelectronics, microelectronics, materials, new energy, environmental protection. They are engaged in scientific and technological development and management, engineering technology, scientific research, teaching and so on.
Research Direction: microelectronics, optoelectronic materials and device, plasmas physics, magnetic confinement fusion, quantum information, etc.

Optical Engineering
The graduates of this major are well trained and engaged with praise in high-tech fields such as optoelectronic information, microelectronics, computers, materials, new energy, engage in technology development and management, engineering technology, scientific research, teaching, etc.
Research Direction: optoelectronicsmaterials and devices, fiber sensing and monitoring,   photoelectric detection and image processing, micro-nano photonic devices and technologies, etc.

Solid Mechanics
The graduates of this major are suitable for applying positions of engineering and technical departments, universities, and institutes in the fields of mechanics, machinery, civil engineering, materials, transportation, energy source, aeronautics and space, marine ship, national defense and military industry. They mainly work at engineering design, product development, technical management, and research & teaching.
Research Direction: Computational solid mechanics, micro-nanoscale mechanics, textile fiber mechanics


Obey Reason, Study Cautiously, Practice Earnestly, Seek Truth
College of Science is looking for talents at all levels at home and abroad. The demanding subjects and research directions in needs (not limited to) are:
1. Mathematics: Basic Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Computational Mathematics, Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics.
2. Physics: Plasma Physics, Theoretical Physics, Computational Physics, and Photophysics.
3. Optical Engineering: Optoelectronic Materials and Devices, Photoelectric Detection and Sensing Technology, etc.
This recruitment has long-term effectiveness. Candidates please send emails (with a personal resume containing catalogue of research results) to:
College Website:
Contact Address: No. 2 College Building, No. 2999 North Renmin Road, Songjiang District, Shanghai, China, 201620
Tel: 021-67792331