Officially opened in 2013, ShanghaiTech University was jointly established by the Shanghai Municipal Government and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). It is dedicated as a research university of academic excellence. It is a dynamic hub where innovative research, education, and community service combine to provide a multi-disciplinary approach to learning, and to solving global challenges.
Located in Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park, ShanghaiTech is close to various industries and venture companies, and accessible for large science facilities, including the Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility, the National Center for Protein Science-Shanghai, the National Drug Screening Platform and the Shanghai Center for Microsatellites.
ShanghaiTech University comprises five schools — the School of Physical Science and Technology (SPST), the School of Information Science and Technology (SIST), the School of Life Science and Technology (SLST), the School of Entrepreneurship and Management (SEM), the School of Creative Arts (SCA) — and three research institutes — the Shanghai Institute for Advanced Immunochemical Studies (SIAIS), the iHuman Institute, and the Institute of Mathematical Sciences.
Investing in people
The university is gathering a top-tier faculty of 1,000 professors, including 500 distinguished professors-in-residence from CAS or other prestigious universities or institutes, four Nobel laureates, 34 CAS members, three Chinese Academy of Engineering members, 11 National Academy of Sciences (USA) members and three Royal Society (UK) fellows.
ShanghaiTech offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. It will eventually have 2,000 undergraduate students and 4,000 graduate students (including 3,000 doctoral students). The first cohort of 296 graduate students was admitted in September 2013, followed by first cohort of 207 undergraduate students from nine provinces in China in 2014. Currently there are 1433 undergraduate students and 1788 graduate students on campus.
ShanghaiTech aims to nurture future leading scientists, inventors and entrepreneurs. It fosters students’ moral integrity, academic capabilities and innovative spirit. Students are encouraged to investigate the challenges China faces, explore cutting-edge research areas and high-tech industries, and implement their innovative and entrepreneurial ideas.
Advancing research through collaboration
ShanghaiTech is actively engaged in the globalization of education. It has extensive collaborations with the University of California, Berkeley, the University of Chicago, MIT, Yale University, Harvard University, and the University of Padova. To break down barriers between research and industry, ShanghaiTech collaborates closely with domestic and international high-tech companies in joint research and student training.