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Shanghai University of International Business and Economics (formerly Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade) was established in 1960, is the former Ministry of Foreign Trade (economic) cooperation universities directly under the Ministry, in 1982, became a bachelor's degree-granting unit, began training in 1984, graduate students, 1986 master's degree to become The unit was placed under the management of the Shanghai Municipal People's Government in 1994. In 2006, it passed the evaluation of the undergraduate teaching level of the Ministry of Education with an "excellent" level. In 2009, it was selected as one of the world's first and only WTO chair colleges in China. In 2013, it was renamed a university. In 2019, it obtained the qualification of the WTO Asia-Pacific Training Center and became the only regional training partner established in mainland China among the WTO's seven global training partners. In the ranking of universities of finance and economics in 2020, the school ranks 10th in the national finance and economics universities.


The school adheres to the school motto of "integrity, tolerance, erudition, and pragmatism", and adheres to the school-running philosophy of "student-oriented and academic-oriented". There are three campuses in Songjiang, Gubei, and Qibao, covering an area of 1,003 acres, a building area of 323,600 square meters, and a paper collection of 1.53 million books.




The school has more than 1,100 faculty members, including more than 800 full-time teachers, and nearly 70 high-level talents at the national, provincial, and ministerial levels; more than 100 teachers with senior professional titles and more than 300 teachers with deputy senior professional titles; nearly 20 doctoral supervisors, masters There are more than 400 student tutors, and doctoral degree teachers account for more than 60% of the total number of full-time teachers; there are nearly 13,000 students, including more than 9,000 full-time undergraduates, nearly 3,000 postgraduates, and more than 500 international students.


The school has the School of International Economics and Trade, the School of International Business and Foreign Languages, the School of Financial Management, the School of Law, the School of Business Administration, the School of Accounting, the School of Exhibition and Tourism, the School of Statistics and Information, the School of Trade Negotiations, the School of International Cultural Exchange, the School of Continuing Education, and the School of Marx Schools (departments) such as the School of Socialism and the Department of Physical Education. The school and the People's Government of Songjiang District in Shanghai jointly organized a nine-year compulsory education school-Songjiang Experimental School affiliated with the Shanghai University of International Business and Economics.


The school has 6 disciplines including economics, management, literature, law, science, and engineering, and 7 first-level disciplines including applied economics, business administration, law, foreign languages and literature, theoretical economics, statistics, and Marxist theory. Master's degree, 36 second-level discipline master's degree programs, and 9 professional master's degree-awarding programs. Shanghai has a first-class graduate education leading a project, Shanghai professional degree graduate practice base 7.


The school has 33 undergraduate majors, 5 national first-class undergraduate major construction sites, 19 national undergraduate teaching quality, and teaching reform projects (including 1 national teaching team, 1 national experimental teaching demonstration center, 1 national virtual simulation experiment teaching center), leading undergraduate universities in Shanghai to lead the construction project, a Shanghai Institute ideological and political focus of the reform pilot university courses, two in Shanghai is a college application-oriented professional pilot.


The school insists on cultivating people by virtue, implements the reform of excellent talent training model, strengthens the dual-wheel drive of professional education and general education, and promotes the training of foreign-related outstanding legal talents experimental class, excellent journalism talent training experimental class, economic innovation experimental class and trade statistics innovation experiment Class construction, strengthen the education function of innovation and entrepreneurship education, focus on cultivating "four links" talents with a common language, common rules, common tools, and common management characteristics, and continue to expand new areas of compound top-notch talent training. The school was is known as the "cradle of China's foreign trade personnel," Since the school has trained more than 80,000 graduates, our business, academia, and politics transport a large number of elite talent and business backbone. In 2019, students won 302 national and international awards and 90 municipal awards. The school was selected as one of the top 50 universities with typical experience in innovation and entrepreneurship in the country and was approved as a demonstration base for employment and entrepreneurship for college graduates in Shanghai. It was approved as a model branch for national party-building work. The second batch of high-quality projects of ideological and political work in colleges and universities of the Ministry of Education. The talent training of the school has the characteristics of "three highs and one strong", that is, high admission scores, high employment quality, high employment salary, and strong foreign language application ability. In the 2019 China University Student Source Quality Rankings, the school ranks 75th in the country. In 2020, Chinese college graduates' pay index rankings, the school ranked 20 national universities, colleges and universities in Shanghai belong to the first one.


The school has Shanghai "peak plateau" two disciplines, Shanghai key disciplines, Shanghai Municipal Education Commission five key disciplines, provincial and ministerial level key research base 10, three universities in Shanghai think tank, as well as with the Customs Department has There are 3 other new-type university think tanks with Chinese characteristics, including the "Global Trade Analysis and Monitoring Center". The school focuses on the major strategic needs of the country and Shanghai and has established special research institutions such as the World Trade Organization Chair (China) Research Institute, the Artificial Intelligence and Change Management Research Institute, and the International Development Cooperation Research Institute. In the past 5 years, the school has undertaken 121 national-level projects, 11 major key projects such as the National Social Science Fund, the National Self-Research Fund, and the Ministry of Education, and 286 provincial and ministerial-level projects. Published nearly 2,000 academic papers in authoritative journals at home and abroad and other core journals, and won 17 provincial and ministerial awards (including 2 humanities and social science awards from the Ministry of Education). The school's decision-making consulting research level ranks among the top universities in Shanghai, and the two think tanks have respectively ranked among the top 100 university think tanks and the Chinese member unit of the "Belt and Road" International Cooperation Think Tank Committee. In the 2020 academic assessment of Shanghai Science and Technology, the school's academic rankings have risen significantly, among which business administration ranks in the top 15%, applied economics ranks in the top 16%, and law is ranked in the top 22%.


The study of a new type of university think tank with Chinese characteristics built by the school as a powerful country in service trade is unique. The school adheres to a global perspective and serves the development of China. It has drafted the Basic Law of Hong Kong, "returned" and "accessed the WTO" negotiations, negotiated under the WTO framework, trade policy review and dispute resolution and other traditional fields, as well as in the free trade zone construction framework design and third parties Evaluation, APEC negotiations, China-Australia-China-Korea FTA negotiations, foreign aid, global value chains, and other emerging fields have made outstanding contributions to the construction of a service trade power.


The school's global cooperation network that serves the country's overall diplomacy and major strategies is constantly expanding. It has concluded cooperation and exchange agreements with more than 100 countries, international organizations, and overseas partners to jointly develop talent training, scientific research, and social services. Serving the "Belt and Road" initiative, 3 Confucius Institutes and 1 independent Confucius Classroom have been established in countries along the "Belt and Road". The Confucius Institute established in cooperation with the University of Ljubljana has won the title of "Global Advanced Confucius Institute". Awarded as the China WTO Affairs Center of Excellence, and as the only WTO regional training partner in Mainland China, it provides an important platform for serving China's participation in international economic and trade governance and enhancing international discourse power. The school is the host institution for Chinese government scholarship students and Shanghai government scholarship students.


2020 is the 60th anniversary of the school’s founding. The school was born as a powerful country in trade, prospered by opening up, prospered by comprehensive reforms, and renewed by opening up in the new era. Standing on the top of the new era, the school adheres to the guidance of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics in the New Era, adheres to the direction of socialist school, fully implements the party’s educational policy, the spirit of the National and Shanghai Education Conference, and closely focuses on the power of trade and Shanghai society. The construction of a modern international metropolis will effectively promote Shanghai to fully implement the three major tasks assigned by the Party Central Committee, continuously strengthen the "four major functions", and comprehensively build the "five centers", and its comprehensive strength ranks in the forefront of similar institutions in China. A high-level, international, and distinctive applied research university that is internationally renowned in the field.


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