Founded in 1907, Tongji University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the metropolis of Shanghai (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants). Officially accredited/recognized by the Shanghai Municipal Education Commission, Tongji University is a very large (enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational higher education institution. Tongji University offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 109 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. Tongji University also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.