Starting from 1927, School of Architecture at Southeast University is the first architectural school in higher education of China, and hasbeen one of the leading bases for scientific research in architecture and for architectural education in China. From very beginning, it has been opening to all advanced and diverse academic thoughts and educational ideas worldwide. And through nine decades of exploration and development, it has established its own orientation characterized by laying equal importance on art and technology, and pursuing essentiality and perfection, and its culture of rigorousness,eruditeness,honesty and creativity.
The School holds three main disciplines including architecture,urban planning and landscape architecture, offering bachelor, master and doctor degree programs. In addition, it also offers specialized training on heritage preservation and master-degree program on fine arts. The School faculty with first class national or international education background and talented students work closely as a strong learning and research community in a vibrant atmosphere, aiming at exploring the essence of human settlements.
The School insists on interactions and communications of architecture, urban planning and landscape architecture for the common goal of pursuing poetic habitation for human beings. Whiling taking the core value of built environment as a basis, we also open to a wide range of knowledge including sociology, economy, science, and culture etc., and promote critical reflections on existing experience and knowledge and innovative exploration in related fields.
The School is fully committed to the idea of Open Education. It has over the years held cooperative relationship on teaching and academic research with more than thirty architectural schools in Europe, North America and Asia. Each year, there are over twenty prestigious guest professors visiting the School and giving lectures, and more than one hundred international students studying at the School. More than fifty corporations offer internship opportunities to our students and have joint programs with the School.
Respect to human being and the nature is the core concern of built environment. Under the current condition of globalization and social, economic and cultural reform in China, the development of architecture, urban planning and landscape architecture faces challenges and chances. As the Southeast University Motto says 'never stop till the perfection', the School has been injecting new academic contents into 'Dongnan School' and aims at establishing a successful case in architectural education featured by integration of Chinese characteristics with international ideas.
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