Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) is an international joint university based in Suzhou, Jiangsu, China. Founded in 2006 and resulting from a partnership between the University of Liverpool and Xi'an Jiaotong University, it is the first Sino-British joint venture between research led universities. The University primarily focuses on science, technology, engineering, architecture and business with a secondary focus in English, recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education as a "non-profit" educational institution. Students are rewarded with a University of Liverpool degree as well as a degree from XJTLU. Most of the lessons are taught in English.