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Shanghai University is a comprehensive university affiliated to Shanghai and a key construction of the national "211 Project". It is a university jointly built by the Ministry of Education and the Shanghai Municipal People's Government, the first batch of high-level local university construction pilot projects in Shanghai, and a national first-class discipline construction university.


In October 1922, the Kuomintang and Communist Party co-founded Shanghai University. The president was Yu You, and the dean was Qu Qiubai. This is a revolutionary school known as "Whampoa for Wu and Huangpu for Wen and Shangda". It was forcibly closed by the Kuomintang authorities in 1927.


In 1983, the Shanghai Municipal People's Government resumed Shanghai University (the former Shanghai Academy of Fine Arts) based on the branch campus of Fudan University, Shanghai International Studies University, East China Normal University, Shanghai University of Science and Technology, Light Industry Branch of Shanghai Machinery University, and Shanghai Academy of Fine Arts. the University).


In May 1994, the new Shanghai University consisted of Shanghai University of Technology (founded in 1960), Shanghai University of Science and Technology (founded in 1958), the former Shanghai University (founded in 1983), and Shanghai Technical College (founded in 1959). Years) merged and formed. The teachers and students of Shanghai University are determined to inherit and carry forward the glorious tradition of Shanghai University in the 1920s and make greater contributions to the construction of socialism with Chinese characteristics. Professor Qian Weichang, a famous scientist, educator, outstanding social activist, and senior academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, became the president of Shanghai University of Technology in 1983 and the president of Shanghai University from 1994 to 2010. His unique educational ideas and school management strategies were created. The new situation of the school's ideological liberation and academic prosperity has been promoted, and the new development of the school's various undertakings has been promoted.


Shanghai University has a complete range of disciplines, covering philosophy, economics, law, literature, history, science, engineering, management, art, and other disciplines. Now there are 30 colleges, 1 undergraduate (under preparation) and 1 school management department; there are 91 undergraduate majors, 43 first-level discipline master degree authorization points, 1 second-level discipline master degree authorization point (the first-level discipline Not covered), 22 types of master's professional degree categories; 24 first-level discipline doctoral degree authorization points, 2 second-level discipline doctorate authorization points (not covered by first-level disciplines), 6 interdisciplinary doctoral programs, 19 post-doctoral research flows station. It has 4 national key disciplines, 4 Shanghai Type III peak disciplines, and leads the construction of 1 Shanghai Type IV peak discipline, 10 Shanghai Type I plateau disciplines, 6 Shanghai Type II plateau disciplines, and 9 disciplines have entered ESI Ranked in the top 1% of the world. It has 1 provincial and ministerial state key laboratory jointly established by the Ministry of Science and Technology and Shanghai, 1 provincial and ministerial state key laboratory incubation base jointly established by the Ministry of Science and Technology and Shanghai, and 1 international joint laboratory of the Ministry of Education. 4 "University Disciplinary Innovation and Intelligence Introduction Program" ("111 Plan") innovation and intelligence introduction bases, 3 Key Laboratories of the Ministry of Education, 2 Engineering Research Centers of the Ministry of Education, 1 Key Research Base of Sports and Social Science of the State Sports General Administration, 1 national and regional research center approved by the Ministry of Education, 1 inheritance base of Chinese excellent traditional culture of the Ministry of Education, 2 Shanghai collaborative innovation centers, 7 Shanghai key laboratories, 6 Shanghai engineering technology research centers, 5 Shanghai professional technical service platforms, 1 Shanghai “Belt and Road” international joint laboratory, 3 Shanghai Municipal People's Government Development Research Center Decision Consulting Research Bases, 3 Shanghai Social Science Innovation Research Bases, 2 Shanghai City University E-Research Institute, 3 Shanghai University Think Tanks, 1 Ministry of Civil Affairs Policy Theory Research Base, 1 Shanghai University Humanities and Art Innovation Studio, 2 Shanghai Universities Humanities and Social Science Research Base, 1 National Cultural Heritage Administration and Shanghai The people's government jointly builds research bases, 1 Shanghai Xi Jinping Research Base of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics in the New Era, 3 Shanghai University Key Laboratories, and 1 Shanghai University Engineering Research Center.


Shanghai University is an important talent training base in Shanghai. The school is one of the 17 universities with national pilot colleges, one of the first universities to implement the "Excellent Engineer Education and Training Program" by the Ministry of Education, and the "Excellent Journalism Talent Education and Training Program" implemented by the Central Propaganda Department and the Ministry of Education. one. Qian Weichang College was selected as one of the first batches of "Three All-round Education" comprehensive reform pilot institutions (departments) of the Ministry of Education. The school has established a distinctive talent training model centered on the credit system, elective system, and short semester system. Shanghai University graduates have been favored by employers for their "broad knowledge, high comprehensive quality, strong innovation ability, and strong development potential". In 2009, the school was rated as one of the first batches of 50 "national graduate employment experience colleges" by the Ministry of Education. ”One of the first batch of 50 “National Innovation and Entrepreneurship Typical Experience Universities” by the Ministry of Education in 2016. The initial employment rate of graduates in 2019 reached 99.21%. In the past five years, the employment rate has been among the highest in similar universities in Shanghai. The school currently has 16,581 postgraduates, 19,989 full-time undergraduates, 55 preparatory students, and 17,305 adult education students.


Shanghai University actively implements the strategy of strengthening the school with talents, and has initially formed a faculty team with clearer levels, more reasonable structures, a certain degree of internationalization, and adapting to the needs of the school's development, and has formed several distinctive and talented faculty in most disciplines. An influential and potential subject team. There are 3173 full-time teachers, including 760 professors, 1107 associate professors, and 2306 teachers with doctoral degrees. There are 6 full-time academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 6 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, 10 dual-employed academicians, 1 foreign academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 16 overseas academicians; 32 people enjoying the "Special Allowance from the State Council"; 8 people selected for the "Ten Thousand Talents Program"; 13 "Changjiang Scholars" distinguished professors and 4 chair professors from the Ministry of Education; 5 from the Yangtze River Scholars Youth Program; 10 national candidates for the "Hundred, Thousand, Thousand, Thousand Talents Project"; 21 National Natural Science Foundation of China Outstanding Youth Science Fund winners; There are 17 winners of the Outstanding Youth Science Fund of the Natural Science Foundation; 23 leading talents in Shanghai.


Shanghai University's scientific research ability and level are among the advanced universities in the country. The number of academic papers included in the three major international searches (SCI, EI, CPCI-S) is located in the 49th, 43rd, and 28th of the national universities respectively. Since the establishment of the school, as the first complete unit/first completer, it has won 1 National Natural Science Second Prize, 2 National Technical Invention Second Prizes, and 4 National Science and Technology Progress Second Prizes, and won the Ministry of Education Science Research in Higher Education Institutions 54 outstanding achievement awards, 19 first prizes of Shanghai Science and Technology Award, Shanghai Excellent Achievement Award for Research and Propaganda of the Theoretical System of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics, and Shanghai Philosophy and Social Science Outstanding Achievement Award totaling 178, of which the first prize There are a total of 38 items, and 16 items have won the Shanghai Decision-making Consultation Research Achievement Award, including 1 first-class award. A total of 36 national major projects have been awarded. In 2019, 166 projects were awarded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China; 45 projects were awarded by the National Social Science Fund, including 8 major projects. There are 14 humanities and social science research projects of the Ministry of Education, and 39 Shanghai philosophy and social science planning projects.


Shanghai University actively promotes open cooperation, has carried out extensive international and domestic exchanges and cooperation, and the Sino-foreign cooperation in running schools has developed steadily. At present, the school has signed inter-school cooperation agreements with 210 universities or institutions in 51 countries and regions. 4,532 foreign students are studying in the school, including 1,872 students with academic qualifications. The school was rated as a model base unit for studying in China by the Ministry of Education. The school has 4 Sino-foreign cooperatively-run schools and has established 5 Confucius Institutes in cooperation with universities in North America, Europe, Asia, and other regions. The school has carried out comprehensive cooperation including scientific research, personnel training, and team-building with units such as the Yangtze River Delta Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and the Baoshan District People's Government.


The campus of Shanghai University covers an area of nearly 2 million square meters, with a school building area of 1.4 million square meters, forming a "one body and two wings" campus pattern with the school headquarters as the "one body" and the Yanchang campus and the Jiading campus as the "two wings". The library has a building area of 79,100 square meters and a collection of more than 4.038 million books; 1491 kinds of paper newspapers and periodicals are ordered; 80 kinds of electronic literature databases are ordered, including 64,000 kinds of electronic journals and 7.488 million kinds of electronic books. Based on the construction of a smart campus, the school completed the interconnection of four campuses with ring-shaped optical cables, promoted the construction of the campus Internet of Things and the integration of the four centers, accelerated the implementation of data governance, data sharing, and one network of Shanghai University, and gradually promoted the application of AI + artificial intelligence in education. Scenario construction, step-by-step implementation of a shared subject intelligent computing service platform, provides a relatively complete first-class information service system for education and teaching, scientific research, efficient management, and teacher-student services. The school sports facilities are advanced and fully functional. The school has also built several advanced teaching experiment centers and multimedia classrooms.


Shanghai University has always attached importance to party building and spiritual civilization. Since 1994, Shanghai University has been appraised as Shanghai Civilized Unit 11 times, 2009 it was appraised as “National Advanced Unit of Spiritual Civilization Construction”, and in 2011 and 2015 it was appraised as “National Civilized Unit” twice. In November 2017, he was awarded the title of the first "National Civilized Campus". In April 2019, he was awarded the title of the first "Shanghai Civilized Campus". In November 2018, the "Chinese Ancient Poetry Reciting and Creation Base" of Shanghai University was selected as one of the first batches of Chinese excellent traditional culture inheritance bases by the Ministry of Education. In October 2019, Suyuan (Shanghai University Museum) was approved as a Shanghai Patriotic Education Base. Also, the school was awarded the title of "National Educational Discipline Inspection and Supervision Advanced Collective" in 2007 and was awarded the "Shanghai World Expo Advanced Collective" by the CPC Central Committee and the State Council in 2010. In 2011, it was named the "Shanghai Clean Government Cultural Demonstration Site".


Today, Shanghai University ranks among the top universities in the country, both in terms of the level of schooling and the overall conditions for running a school. The school motto of "Continuous Self-improvement", "Worry and worry about the world first, and joy and happiness after the world" and the school spirit of "Practical and innovative" are constantly being promoted among teachers and students.


Looking forward to the future, Shanghai University will continue to carry forward its fine traditions, seize opportunities, be determined to reform, deeply study and practice Qian Weichang's educational thoughts, aim at the national strategy and the major needs of Shanghai's economic and social development, and continue to optimize wealth based on the goal of building a high-level university. Shanghai University's characteristic school-running model continuously improves the quality of education and the level of social services, establishes a talent training system, knowledge and technological innovation system that meets the status and development needs of Shanghai's modern international metropolis, and strives to create a talent training and scientific research, An efficient platform that serves the society, promotes the happy growth of teachers and students, focuses on first-class undergraduate education, and through continuous improvement of the whole-person training model, cultivates a global vision, civic awareness, humanistic feelings, innovative spirit, practical ability for the society, and can respond Talents who will be challenged in the future will realize the core values of the university following world-class standards. Shanghai University will strive to become a world-class comprehensive research university with distinctive characteristics.


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