Fudan University was established in 1905, initially named Fudan Public School. The name "Fudan" originated from a famous statement, meaning unremitting effort.
Fudan University comprises 17 full-time schools (including 66 specialties) and 4 departments. They have 68 specialties for Bachelor's Degree Candidates, 209 specialties for Master's Degree Candidates and 157 specialties for Doctoral Degree Candidates.
Now, Fudan University has nearly 44,300 students, including full-time students, students in Continuing Education or Network Education, as well as overseas students.