|Motto in English||Self-Strengthening with Persistence|
|Established||1922, rebuilt 1994|
|Chancellor||Luo Hongjie (罗宏杰)|
|Location||Shanghai, People's Republic of China|
|Campus||urban area, 555 acres (2.2 km²)|
Shanghai University (simplified Chinese: 上海大学; traditional Chinese: 上海大學; pinyin: Shànghǎi Dàxué) is a public, comprehensive university located in Shanghai, China. The university has the longest serving President; Chien Wei-zang since 1982 until he died in 2010. He was a well known scientist in China. Chien is a senior academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the only university president who served for life in People's Republic of China. The present chancellor of Shanghai University is Luo Hongjie (罗宏杰).
Shanghai University is one of the nation's leading research universities. The university is amongst the list of Project 211 for top national universities. It is also the biggest institution of higher learning run by Shanghai Municipality.
Shanghai University has 28 schools and 2 independent departments, with 71 undergraduate programs, 221 master programs, 17 engineering master programs, 117 Ph.D. programs, 17 post-doctoral programs and 2 MBA programs. The post-doctor stations covering Sociology, Language & Literature, Mathematics, Dynamics, Mechanical Engineering, Materials, Metallurgy, Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Communication & Information Engineering, Control Theory. There are four key disciplines nationally standardized, 11 key disciplines provincially or ministerially standardized. According to QS World University Rankings 2011, Shanghai University ranked 451-500 worldwide among universities and subsequently ranked 401-450 worldwide in 2012.
- 1 History
- 2 Organization
- 3 Library
- 4 Academics
- 5 Admission
- 6 Campus
- 7 References
- 8 External links
Shanghai University (1922 to 1927)
Shanghai University was founded on Qingyun Road, Zhabei District, Shanghai in 1922 and was the outcome of the cooperation between the Kuomintang (Nationalist Party) and the Communist Party. Youren Yu (于右任), a notable member of Kuomintang, was the first president of the university. At the time under the revolutionary government led by Sun Yat-sen, Shanghai University was the top school in liberal arts, while Whampoa Military Academy was the elite academy for military training. However, Shanghai University became dominated by left wing factions sympathetic to the Communist Party of China. As a result, Shanghai University was closed in 1927 during the anti-Communist purges of Chiang Kai-shek (at the start of the Chinese Civil War). The old campus was destroyed during World War II.
Refoundation and merger
In 1983, the People's Republic of China government re-established Shanghai University by combining a number of existing tertiary and vocational institutions in Shanghai. The university inherited the traditional focus of liberal arts, fine arts, business and law. Like many modern metropolitan universities, at the time of its re-foundation the university lacked a traditional central campus, but used a number of teaching sites spread throughout Shanghai contributed by various tertiary and vocational institutions which had been merged to form the new university.
In 1994, a new Shanghai University was created by consolidating Shanghai University of Technology (上海工业大学), Shanghai University of Science & Technology (上海科技大学), the existing Shanghai University （上海大学） and Shanghai Science & Technology College (上海科技高等专科学校).
Shanghai University of Technology was once Shanghai Institute of Technology (上海工学院), founded in 1960 with a strong background of engineering, technology and industries. The institute was renamed Shanghai University of Technology in 1979. The university was located at Yanchang Road, Zhabei District, Shanghai. Professor Weichang Chien (钱伟长) was the president of the university since 1982 and eventually led to the consolidated Shanghai University in 1994.
Shanghai University of Science & Technology was formed by the East China Branch of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 1958 with a close relationship to the academic and science institutes. The University was located at Chengzhong Road, Jiading District, Shanghai.
Shanghai Science & Technology College was once Shanghai No. 2 Science & Technology School established in 1959, and the school became a college in 1981.
New Shanghai University
The new Baoshan Campus, located at Shangda Road, Baoshan District, Shanghai, was constructed as the main campus of the consolidated Shanghai University. The other two campuses are the Yanchang Campus located in Zhabei District, and the Jiading Campus located in Jiading District.
Schools/Colleges and Departments
- School of Communication and Information Engineering
- Department of Communication Engineering
- Department of Electronic and Information Engineering
- Shanghai Institute of Fiber Optics and Modern Communications
- Shanghai Institute of Electronic Physics
- Institute of Biomedical Engineering
- College of Sciences
- Department of Mathematics
- Department of Physics
- Department of Chemistry
- Department of Mechanics
- Shanghai Institute of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics
- Shanghai Institute of Applied Mathematics and Computation
- Shanghai Center of Nonlinear Science
- School of Mechanical and Electronic Engineering and Automation
- Department of Automation
- Department of Mechanical Automation
- Department of Precision Mechanical Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering and Automation
- Measurement Techniques and Instrumentation
- Industrial Engineering
- Industrial Design
- Packaging Engineering
- Electrical Engineering and Automation
- School of Computer Engineering and Science
- Department of Computer Application Technology
- Department of Computer Software and Theory
- Department of Computer Architecture and Organization
- High Performance Computing and Application Laboratory
- Fault Tolerant Technology and Application Laboratory
- Intelligent Information Processing Laboratory
- Multi-media and Network Laboratory
- Center for Advanced Computing and Applications Laboratory
- School of Material Science and Engineering
- Department of Materials and Engineering
- Department of Electronic Information Materials
- Department of Polymer Materials
- School of Life Sciences
- Department of Biochemical Engineering
- Department of Food Science and Engineering
- Department of Life Science and Technology
- School of Environment and Architectural Engineering
- Department of Chemical Engineering and Technology
- Department of Environmental Science and Engineering
- Law School
- Law Department
- Economics and Law Department
- Criminal Justice Department
- International Law and Trade Department
- Fundamentals Department
- Graduate Department
- College of Liberal Arts
- Chinese Literature Department
- History Department
- Sociology Department
- Archives Department
- College of Fine Arts
- Traditional Chinese Painting Department
- Oil Painting Department
- Printmaking Department
- Sculpture Department
- Art History Department
- Art Design Department
- Architecture Department
- College of International Business and Management
- Economics Department
- Finance Department
- Business Administration Department
- Management Science & Engineering Department
- Accounting Department
- Information Management Department
- Public Management Department
- Forecasting & Consulting Institute
- Contemporary Business Institute
- College of Foreign Languages
- English Language Department
- Applied English Department
- Japanese Language Department
- Other Foreign Languages Department
- College of International Exchange
- Chinese Language for Foreign Students
- School of Film and Television Technology
- Department of Journalism communication
- Department of Film and Television Technology
- Department of Film and Television Arts
- Department of Advertising
- School of Social Science
- Philosophy Department
- Economics Department
- Theory of Law Department
- Mao, Deng and Ideology Department
- Research Center of Science, Technology and Philosophy
- Research Center of History of Shanghai Immigrants
- Sino European School of Technology
- Sydney Institute of Language and Commerce
- College of Digital Art
- Physical Education College
- Ba-shi Automobile College
- School of Real Estate
- Advanced Poly Technic College
- School of Adult Education
Directly affiliated departments
Shanghai University Library is composed of three libraries. The main library is on the Baoshan campus, Wenhui library is located on Yanchang campus, and Lianhe library resides on Jiading campus. The University library, with a total floor space of 55,000 square meters, has 25 reading rooms and 3,000 seats. The main library occupies approximately 38,000 square meters.
The libraries contain more than 3 million volumes, more than 4,600 periodicals, and many electronic resources including Elsevier, Ebsco, Kluwer, and Academic Press. The library materials are comprehensive and cover diversified areas. In cooperation with Shanghai Writer’s Association, the main library has a collection room for Shanghai writer’s works.
- Ancient Books Reading Room: Collecting "Imperial Collection of Four" ("Si Ku Quan Shu") and the Qing dynasty thread-bound ancient books.
- Hong Kong & Taiwan Book Collections: Containing 15,000 books, magazines, and newspapers published in Hong Kong and Taiwan.
- Shanghai Writer’s Works Display Room: Collecting 1,500 celebrity authors' books.
- Fine Arts Reading Room: Containing nearly 10,000 books to support the faculty and students from the College of Fine Arts, Shanghai University.
- Ancient Writing & Modern History Writing Reading Room: Collecting 9,000 ancient books published in recent years, 25,000 periodicals, as well as modern Chinese newspaper photocopy.
The Shanghai University academic spectrum is rich in the arts, laws, social science, mechanics, mathematics, physics, chemistry, life science, computer science, material science, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering and electronic engineering.
Shanghai University has 72 research institutes and an advanced high tech development park approved by the State Science Commission. Under the strategy of active involvement in China's economic expansion with technology and science research, the university has gained significant domestic and international influence in applied science research and fundamental science research. In recent years, the university ranks advanced in terms of scientific research funds, achievement awards and the number of academic theses.
Shanghai University is closely linked with the local community. The School of Life Science is co-founded with the local research institute of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and The School of Film and Television Technology are supported by film, television and broadcasting industries. The university also has joint graduate programs in literature, economics, and law with the Shanghai branch of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
Shanghai University is an active member of the international academic community. The university has established cooperative relationships with many universities abroad, with many notable scholars visiting as professors and honorary professors. Currently the university enrolls more than 2000 foreign students annually. Meanwhile, the university has sent many faculty abroad for training, research and academic exchange. In addition to Shanghai University's more traditional Global/Local MBA program, the university also offers an International Executive Development Program / Executive MBA in conjunction with Rutgers Business School based in Shanghai.
- Weichang Chien (钱伟长)
- Huang Hongjia (黄宏嘉), academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)，honorary president of Shanghai University
- Xu Kuangdi (徐匡迪), chair and academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), former Mayor of Shanghai
- Zhou Bangxing (周邦新), academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE)
- Liu Gaolian (刘高联), academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
- Sun Jinliang (孙晋良), academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE)
- Zhou Guozhi (周国治), academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
- Li Sanli (李三立), academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE)
- Fu Jiamo (傅家谟), academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
- Liu Yuanzhang (刘源张), academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), academician of the International Academy for Quality
- Liu Yuanfang (刘元方), academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
- Xie Jin (谢晋), a famous film director, member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS,美国电影艺术与科学学院)
- Liu Renhuai (刘人怀), academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), president of Jinan University (暨南大学, in Guangdong, China), professor of Shanghai University of Technology from 1986 to 1991.
- Deng Weizhi, a Standing Committee Member of the 9th CPPCC National Committee, a professor at the Department of Sociology, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)
- Yang Xiongli (杨雄里), academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)，graduated from Department of Biology of Shanghai University of Science & Technologyin 1963
- Lin Guoqiang (林国强), academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)，graduated from Department of Chemistry of Shanghai University of Science & Technology in 1964
- Xie Yu (谢宇), academician of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS), academician of the Academia Sinica (Taiwan)，graduated from Shanghai University of Technology in 1982
- Gan Yong (干勇), academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE)，master's degree of Shanghai University of Technology in 1982
- Wang Shenghong (王生洪), president of Fudan University,graduated from Shanghai University of Science & Technology in 1965
- Zhou Muyao (周慕尧), former Vice Mayor of Shanghai, graduated from Shanghai University of Science & Technology in 1965
- Bai Funong, mathematician at Harvard University. Graduated from School of Science in 1986.
- Ji-Li Jiang, author of Red Scarf Girl
- Chen Yifei (陈逸飞), famous film director, artist, graduated from Shanghai Fine Arts College in 1965
- Scott Shaw, American writer and artist, received his Ph.D. from Shanghai University in Asian Studies
- Xin Zhou(周忻), Chairman & CEO of E-House China (NYSE: EJ), graduated from Shanghai University of Technology in 1990
- Ren-Hong Wang, IEEE fellow,the founder of MagneForce Software Systems Inc., Buffalo, New York, graduated from Shanghai University of Technology in 1982
- Jie Wu (吴杰), IEEE fellow, Chair and Laura H. Carnell Professor, Department of Computer and Information Sciences, Temple University, graduated from Shanghai University of Science & Technology in 1982
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