Shanghai University of International Business and Economics
|Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade (上海对外贸易学院)|
|Motto||« 诚信 宽容 博学 务实 »|
Motto in English
|Learned tolerance, integrity and pragmatism|
|Location||Songjiang District, Shanghai, China|
Shanghai University of International Business and Economics (SUIBE; Chinese: 上海对外经贸大学; pinyin: Shànghǎi Duìwài Jīngmào Dàxué), formerly known as Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade, is a public university in Shanghai, China. Founded in 1960, SUIBE is an institution of higher learning formerly subordinate to the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation. Since 1994 it is under the administration of the Shanghai Municipal Government.
Dedicated to serving social and economic needs through scientific research, the SUIBE faculty members have undertaken hundreds of research projects funded at the state and ministerial level. The SUIBE made positive contributions to China’s resumption of its contracting party status to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and China’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) by establishing the GATT Shanghai Research Centre, the WTO Shanghai Research Centre, the WTO Trade Policy Review Centre and the WTO Dispute Settlement Mechanism Research Centre.
SUIBE is among the first institutions across the world selected for hosting a WTO Chair. With a view to adding to Shanghai’s and China’s strengths in international trade and economy, SUIBE is actively engaged in high-level researches in fields related to international trade on the platforms provided by such research institutes as the Shanghai Research Centre for Strategies on International Trade and the Shanghai Research Institute for Development Strategies, which is designated as a Key Research Base for Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences conducted by Institutions of Higher Learning in Shanghai and Shanghai Innovation Research Base for Social Sciences. Spearheading high-level studies in international trade, some SUIBE professors are recognized as chief experts at the Shanghai Innovation Research Base for Social Sciences and the Studio of the Shanghai Research Institute for Development Strategies.
The SUIBE has been an active player in international exchanges and cooperation in education and established extensive partnerships with its overseas counterparts from more than eighty countries. SUIBE offers twelve joint programs in cooperation with institutions of higher education in Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Germany. Two Confucius Institutes have been established in Croatia and Slovenia respectively. SUIBE is one of the host universities for international students supported by the Chinese Government Scholarship and Shanghai Municipal Government Scholarship.
Taking talent development, scientific studies, social services, and cultural continuity and innovation as its missions, SUIBE is making every effort to build itself into an internationalized cutting-edge university with a diversity of disciplines while building on its traditional strengths in international business and economics so as to make contributions to the development of Shanghai, China and the world at large.
In 2013, the Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade (上海对外贸易学院) changed its name and became the Shanghai University of International Business and Economics (上海对外经贸大学).
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