Relying on the exceptional strength in engineering and medicine at SJTU, the BME Graduate Program of SJTU has focused on interdisciplinary training and innovative research in biology, medicine and engineering. The educational goal of the Program is to improve students' ability to apply knowledge of physics, material science, chemistry, information technology and engineering to solve biomedical problems, to build a solid foundation in basic theories and practical capabilities, and to improve students' capacity of creative thinking and communications as well as students' leadership qualities. The BME Graduate Program includes the following areas: biomedical engineering, biomedical sciences, and materials science and engineering. Detailed research directions are as follows: 1) Biomedical Imaging and Image Processing; 2) Medical Ultrasound Electronics; 3) Biomedical Intelligent Instrumentation; 4) Bio-Heat and Mass Transfer; 5) Cell biology; 6) Nano-biology; 7) Molecular Imaging, Molecular Diagnostics and Immune Detection using Nano Biomaterials; 8) Neuroscience & Neurongineering; 9) Molecular Imaging; 10) Rehabilitation Engineering; 11) Computer Assisted Surgery; 12) Biomedical Signal Processing; and 13) Brain Functional Imaging. In order to build a comprehensive system for training creative talents, the School of Biomedical Engineering has initiated a number of reforms. In order to enrich the academic atmosphere in the school, there are several academic activities solely for the graduate students, such as 'Graduate Student Research Day'. In addition to regular stipends for all graduate students, the School of BME has also established various scholarships that are awarded on competitive basis, such as 'Biomedical Engineering Alumni Scholarship', 'Scholarships for Outstanding First-Year Doctoral Students', 'Merck (Chemistry) Outstanding Graduate Student Scholarship', and 'Leica Scholarship'.