ShanghaiTech University China
Tackling China’s Challenges through Science and Technology
ShanghaiTech is a young resource-rich university with a modern residential campus in the heart of Shanghai Pudong’s Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park. With an academic focus on STEM research, ShanghaiTech is committed to serving China’s national challenges in economic and social development with the focus on science and technology, and nurturing the next generation of innovative scientists, inventors and entrepreneurs.
With the backing and support of Shanghai Municipal Government and Chinese Academy of Sciences, ShanghaiTech’s six schools and five research institutes are committed to tackling the challenges that China and the world are facing in the fields of energy, materials, biology, environment, human health, information technology and mathematics.
Addressing pressing challenges
ShanghaiTech is dedicated to be a research university of academic excellence and a dynamic people centered hub where innovative research, education, and community service meet 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. It is also near several large science facilities, including the Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility, the National Facility of Protein Science in Shanghai, the National Drug Screening Platform and the Shanghai Center for Microsatellites. Over 700,000 square meters in area, its campus was designed to be faculty and student oriented and to facilitate interaction and integration.
Focusing on science and technology, ShanghaiTech University comprises six 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 Biochemical Engineering(BME), the School of Entrepreneurship and Management (SEM), and the School of Creativity and Art (SCA) — and five research institutes — the Shanghai Institute for Advanced Immunochemical Studies (SIAIS), the iHuman Institute, the Institute of Mathematical Sciences, the Institute of Humanities, Institute of Carbon Neutrality — and one Research Hospital (also called as Shanghai Clinical Research and Trial Center) and one center for Transformative Science.
Investing in people
The university is forming a top-tier faculty of 1,000 professors, including 500 tenured or tenure-track faculty (recruited globally) and 500 distinguished professors-in-residence from CAS or other prestigious universities or institutes. ShanghaiTech’s innovative university-wide tenure-track system attracts talented faculty with a wealth of experience from around the world, nearly 20% are foreign nationals and more than 90% of the faculty earned their PhD abroad, including four Nobel laureates, ten National Academy of Sciences (USA) members, seven fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Science s, two Royal Society (UK) fellows, thirty-seven CAS members and five Chinese Academy of Engineering members.
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 PhD candidates).
ShanghaiTech aims to nurture future leading scientists, inventors and entrepreneurs. At ShanghaiTech, residential colleges work closely with schools to foster students’ moral integrity, academic capabilities and innovative spirit. Students are encouraged to investigate the challenges China faces, to explore cutting-edge research areas and high-tech industries, and to implement their innovative and entrepreneurial ideas.
Advancing research through collaboration
By encouraging an interdisciplinary approach and the integration of university and national research facilities, the university aims to form a complete innovation value chain, which will drive industrial development through the advancement of science.
ShanghaiTech is actively engaged in the globalization of education. It has extensive collaborations with 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 development and student training.
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Date range: 1 May 2021 - 30 April 2022
Subject/journal group: All
The table to the right includes counts of all research outputs for ShanghaiTech University published between 1 May 2021 - 30 April 2022 which are tracked by the Nature Index.
Hover over the donut graph to view the Share for each subject. Below, the same research outputs are grouped by subject. Click on the subject to drill-down into a list of articles organized by journal, and then by title.
Note: Articles may be assigned to more than one subject area.
Outputs by subject (Share)
|Earth & Environmental Sciences||2||0.31|
Share output for the past 5 years
Highlight of the month
The neurons responsible for delayed gratification
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The neurons that enable mice to opt for a better, delayed reward over an immediate one have been identified for the first time.
Life often rewards those who resist instant gratification and hold out for something better further down the track. This ability to choose a future benefit over an instant one has been extensively studied in psychological and brain-monitoring experiments on humans and in rodent studies. But the neural basis for delayed gratification was unknown until now.
Now, a team led by researchers from ShanghaiTech University in China has discovered that neurons that release the neurotransmitter dopamine in the ventral tegmental area of the midbrain become increasingly active while mice waited for a water reward.
By activating or silencing these neurons, the team was able to lengthen or shorten the time the mice waited for a reward.
- Science Advances 7, eabg6611 (2022). doi: 10.1126/sciadv.abg6611
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Date range: 1 May 2021 - 30 April 2022
International vs. domestic collaboration by Share
- 76.76% Domestic
- 23.24% International
Hover over the graph to view the percentage of collaboration.
Top 10 domestic collaborators with ShanghaiTech University by Share (190 total)
ShanghaiTech University and Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
ShanghaiTech University41.69Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)66.66
ShanghaiTech University and University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS)
ShanghaiTech University33.14University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS)23.24
ShanghaiTech University and Fudan University
ShanghaiTech University5.60Fudan University11.69
ShanghaiTech University and Nanjing University (NJU)
ShanghaiTech University6.08Nanjing University (NJU)7.38
ShanghaiTech University and University of Science and Technology of China (USTC)
ShanghaiTech University7.65University of Science and Technology of China (USTC)5.69
ShanghaiTech University and Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU)
ShanghaiTech University6.30Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU)6.40
ShanghaiTech University and Tsinghua University
ShanghaiTech University5.99Tsinghua University4.47
ShanghaiTech University and Zhejiang University (ZJU)
ShanghaiTech University5.84Zhejiang University (ZJU)4.07
ShanghaiTech University and Nankai University (NKU)
ShanghaiTech University3.20Nankai University (NKU)2.51
ShanghaiTech University and East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST)
ShanghaiTech University3.71East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST)1.13
Top 10 international collaborators with ShanghaiTech University by Share (527 total)
ShanghaiTech University and University of Oxford
ShanghaiTech University5.13University of Oxford0.72
ShanghaiTech University and Max Planck Society
ShanghaiTech University3.55Max Planck Society0.73
ShanghaiTech University and University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley)
ShanghaiTech University1.34University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley)1.90
ShanghaiTech University and University of Toronto (U of T)
ShanghaiTech University1.09University of Toronto (U of T)1.84
ShanghaiTech University and Scripps Research
ShanghaiTech University2.07Scripps Research0.59
ShanghaiTech University and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)
ShanghaiTech University1.22Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)1.24
ShanghaiTech University and Stanford University
ShanghaiTech University1.44Stanford University0.83
ShanghaiTech University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
ShanghaiTech University0.90Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)1.14
ShanghaiTech University and The University of Queensland (UQ)
ShanghaiTech University1.51The University of Queensland (UQ)0.27
ShanghaiTech University and Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
ShanghaiTech University0.53Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)0.95
Affiliated joint institutions and consortia
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