Located in the historic and cultural city of Suzhou and founded in 1900, Soochow University is a Key National “Project 211” university, and is one of the first institutions selected for “Plan 2011” in China. It is listed into “Double First-Class” Initiative jointly built by the Ministry of Education and Jiangsu Provincial People’s Government. It is also a provincial key comprehensive university sponsored by the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence and Jiangsu Provincial People’s Government. In 2019, it was ranked 48th globally and 10th domestically in the Nature Index, and the 15th domestically in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking. Currently, eleven of its disciplines -- Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science, Clinical Medicine, Engineering, Pharmacy and Toxicology, Biology and Biological Chemistry, Neurology and Behavioral Science, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Immunology, Mathematics -- are ranked in the top 1% of the Thomson Reuters Essential Science Indicators (ESI) ranking. Chemistry and Materials Science are ranked in the top 1‰.