A view of Shanghai University's campus. [Photo/Official website of Shanghai University]
Founded on Oct 23, 1922, Shanghai University (SHU) was the first college led by the Communist Party of China in the country and has been an important part of China's revolution and education since its establishment.
The university is now listed under China's Project 211, which aims to raise education standards in about 100 colleges and universities during the 21st century, as well as the country's Double First-Class Initiative, which is intended to promote the development of first-class universities and first-class disciplines.
Shanghai University now offers 12 academic disciplines, with 10 of them being listed in the top 1 percent of the Essential Science Indicators (ESI), which is an international database for emerging science trends. They include Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, Environmental Ecology, Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, Biology and Biochemistry, Sociology, and Clinical Medicine.
There are 2,603 international students from 149 countries and regions studying at the university. The Ministry of Education has also classified Shanghai University as a demonstration base for international student education.
It has 3,419 full-time teachers, including 774 professors and 1,061 associate professors, and 2,562 faculty members hold doctoral degrees.
The university's campuses, which include Baoshan Campus, Yanchang Campus, and Jaiding Campus, span over 2 million square meters, and its library has a collection of around 4.11 million books.
The university has signed interschool cooperation agreements with 242 educational institutions in 53 countries and regions and has established four Sino-foreign schools and five Confucius Institutes with overseas partners.
Shanghai University commemorates the 100th anniversary of the founding of the school on Oct 23, 2022. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
Students study at the Shanghai University library. [Photo/Official website of Shanghai University]
The Shanghai International Students Service Center at Shanghai University. [Photo/Official website of Shanghai University]
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