Established in 1896, Shanghai Jiao Tong University is one of the most long-standing institutions of higher education in China. In 2007, its whole campus was moved to Zizhu, covering an area of 5,000 mu.
The university campuses provide sufficient support in terms of talents, intelligence, teachers, research and development, etc. for the industrial development of the Hi-tech Park. Taking Shanghai Jiao Tong University and East China Normal University as the core, it has introduced a number of scientific research institutions and branches of prestigious domestic and international universities.
Zizhu International Education Park aims to introduce world-class universities to host high-level undergraduate and postgraduate education and to carry out high-level international academic exchanges and scientific research cooperation. Zizhu International Education Park is set to be a benchmark of in-depth integration of higher education and industry with global influence.
Zizhu has formed the industrial structure supported by Information software, digital audio-visual, life sciences, intelligent manufacturing, aviation electronics, and new energy & new materials, to attract the regional headquarters, research and development institutions, and high-end manufacturing of well-known domestic and foreign companies to settle in, thus to become a gathering place of global high-end research, development and technology.
Covering an area of 450,000 square meters, China (Shanghai) Network Audio-Visual Industry Base, as a ministerial-municipal cooperation project between State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of The People's Republic of China and Shanghai Municipal Government, attracts a number of reputable companies in the fields of online audio-visual industry, e.g. film and animation, online gaming, information technology, E-commerce, etc. to settle in.
There are various supporting services and facilities such as residential property, education and training, medical service, health and elderly care, recreation and tourism, commercial institutions etc. in Zizhu, which shall promote the integration between industry and community, and build “a city perfect for your whole life”.
Zizhu Purple Bay, with the floor area of 1.3 million square meters (including underground area), was built around the lake and along the river, including diversified residential properties such as high-rise apartment, luxury multi-story apartment, lakeside high-rise apartment, townhouse or villa, five-star hotel, faculty apartment, senior apartment etc., and with the planning and construction of private school and community hospital, it shall become a diversified large-scale international ecological community integrating humanity, ecology and technology resources.
There are the Second Affiliated Middle School, and Affiliated Junior High School of East China Normal University, Affiliated Zizhu Primary School, and Zizhu Kindergarten of East China Normal University, and Private Affiliated Zizhu Bilingual School of East China Normal School in Zizhu Elementary Education Park.
Covering a building area of near 400,000 sqm, the Orchid Lake will be comprised of Xingyue Walk, Culture and Arts Corridor, Rowing Club, Hotel, Energy Park, Art Terrain Park, Nature Experience Center, Botanic Garden and Sculpture Park.