The school, was previously known as Nanjing Engineering Institute Wuxi Branch, the establishment of which was in early 1988 with joint sponsorship from Wuxi government and Huajing Group. It renamed Southeast University Wuxi Campus later in the same year.
Being one of the key university campuses authorized by the Ministry of Education, which was then recognized as the State Education Commission, the Campus was originally built in reaction to the higher learning reform. It is an institution integrating education, research and commercialization to develop talent pools for Wuxi’s purpose to be the Silicon Valley of China.
The signing ceremony of co-founding Nanjing Engineering Institute Wuxi Branch is held on April 2, 1988 in Beijing.
Southeast University launched its Integrated Circuit School in December 2003. And one year later, SEU Wuxi Campus got its IC School, which was a partial program of SEU IC School to cultivate IC talented students for the country. SEU Wuxi IC School was said to be the only national IC talents training based set up over Jiangsu Province at that time. The postgraduate enrollment campaign of it was actually started once it got opened.
In 2006, Wuxi government promised to spare SEU an area of 133.3 thousand sqm in an agreement on cooperatively running the Campus. Since then, the University moved to a location in Xinwu District.
A piece of news by Xinhua Daily was published to announce the relocation of the Campus to Wuxi Xinwu District.
The Campus got its brand new start from September 2007 when the inauguration ceremony of the relocated site was completed, the engineering master degree program was initiated and research platforms introduced in succession.
The Campus declared to undertake the renewed mission during its 20th anniversary in October 2008 to be a major service provider of high-level students, academic studies and industrialization for a thriving society and economy.
The sensor technology center and the SEU national science park Wuxi branch came into establishment in 2009.
Premier Wen Jiabao of the State Council visited Wuxi Pilot Base of National ASIC Center on August 7, 2009.
Wu Bangguo (second from right), chairman of the Standing Committee of National People's Congress, member of the Standing Committee of Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, Liang Baohua, secretary of CPC Jiangsu Provincial Committee, inspected the Campus on January 20, 2010.
In 2015, the National Demonstration Microelectronics School and the Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) Technology Research Institute came into establishment.
In 2016, SEU and Jiangsu Xinchao Technology Group Co Ltd reached an agreement on collaboratively setting up a research institute of electronic packaging technology. In May of the same year, the Integrated Circuits School of SEU was renamed the School of Microelectronics.
The SEU and Wuxi Municipal Government partnership was rejuvenated with the launch of the 13th Five-Year Plan.
Today, SEU Wuxi Campus will incessantly kindle the passion to invigorate education and research. The University is dedicated to scaling new heights in the course of “first-class university and first-class disciplines” by incorporating talent cultivation, scientific research and technology transferring and drawing on the strengths of its preponderant disciplines.