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Shanghai University, established in 1922, is a public, research-driven university at the heart of the city of Shanghai. The current Shanghai University is a result of a 1994 merge between four different universities in Shanghai: Shanghai University of Technology, Shanghai University of Science & Technology, Shanghai Institute of Science & Technology and the former Shanghai University. The four universities were all leaders in their fields of expertise and the current Shanghai University, coincidentally, enjoys a reputation of having an excellent curriculum across different fields of studies, as well as having decades of experience in multiple disciplines. There are currently around 40 000 students and 4000 international students studying at the university.
Shanghai University emphasizes far-sighted objectives when cultivating its talented pool of students and aims at equipping its graduates with a global, comprehensive perspective and a creative awareness. Shanghai University’s interdisciplinary and international approach to research has led to many significant discoveries and creative works in science and technology, business, governance, public policy and the arts.
In line with Shanghai’s status as a modern, international metropolis, Shanghai University is also known for its robust international cooperation and development. The university has prestigious partner universities all around the world and highly values its faculty and student exchange programs. So far students and faculty from over 100 countries around the world have come to teach and study at Shanghai University. The internationalization agenda is also showcased across the university campuses that aim at constructing green and safe learning environments where the needs of a globalized student body are met and embraced.
Shanghai University has more than 160 international partner institutions, for example: University of Leeds in England; Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands; University Kassel in Germany; Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden; University of Tartu in Estonia; Rennes School of Business in France; Milan University of Science and Technology in Italy; Moscow Sate University in Russia; Seoul National University in South Korea; The University of Tokyo in Japan; University of Technology in Sydney, Australia; University of Montreal in Canada; and the Rice University, California State University and University of Minnesota in the United States.
Shanghai University’s library carries around 4 million print volumes and in addition to minds, the university also strives for feeding both the spirits and the bodies of its students. School spirit roars at the Shanghai University’s home sporting events and the numerous indoor and outdoor facilities satisfy most athletes’ appetites. There are, for example, 22 tennis courts, two beach volley courts and several gyms and pools the students are free to use.
Shanghai University has its own Symphony Orchestra of College Students, as well as Chamber Wind Orchestra, Percussion Orchestra, Chorus, Traditional Instruments Orchestra, Dancing League, Piano Society and the Society for the Study of Calligraphy and Seal Cutting. There is also a grand theatre on campus, which can seat more than 1500 people. The theatre regularly hosts international professional symphony concerts, large-scale operas, musicals and drama performances.
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