(click to download)
Officially approved to open on September 30th 2013 by China’s Ministry of Education, ShanghaiTech University is a small-scale research university of academic excellence jointly established by Shanghai Municipal Government and Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).
ShanghaiTech is committed to serving the national development strategy. ShanghaiTech seeks innovative solutions to address the challenges that China is facing in the field of energy, material, environment, human health, thus to improve productivity driven by innovation, and contribute to the restructuring and development of China.
Governance and Administration
ShanghaiTech is jointly established by Shanghai Municipal Government and Chinese Academy of Sciences. Shanghai Municipal Government provides land and financial support, offers resources for faculty recruitment, teaching and research activities, and responsible for the operation of the university. Chinese Academy of Sciences provides part of faculty members and open access to its research facilities, library and information resources.
Conveniently located in Shanghai Pudong Science and Technology Park of CAS in Zhangjiang InnoPark, ShanghaiTech is in the vicinity of several national research institutes and large scientific facilities, such as CAS Shanghai Advanced Research Institute, National Center for Protein Science •Shanghai, New Drug Research Platform of Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Shanghai Engineering Center for Microsatellites, Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility, and close to industries and venture funds within the Zhangjiang InnoPark.
The campus covers approximately 0.6 square kilometer. The total floor area of the approved projects is over 700,000 square meters. Based on the concept of “faculty and student oriented” and “interaction and integration”, the design of the campus won the 2012 American Institute of Architects, California Council (AIACC) Awards for Urban Design. The construction is expected to finish in the second half of 2015.
ShanghaiTech focuses on science and engineering. The university consists of four schools and two research institutes: School of Physical Science and Technology (SPST), School of Information Science and Technology (SIST), School of Life Science and Technology (SLST), School of Entrepreneurship and Management (SEM), Shanghai Institute for Advanced Immunochemical Studies (SIAIS) and iHuman Institute.
ShanghaiTech is building up a strong faculty of 1000 professors including 500 tenure-track/tenured professors from global recruitment and 500 adjunct professors from CAS institutes and other prestigious universities home and abroad. Among the current faculty (363 by March 2015) are 3 Nobel laureates, 3 National Academy of Sciences (USA) members, 1 Royal Society (UK) fellow, 23 CAS members and 3 Chinese Academy of Engineering members.
ShanghaiTech offers Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree, Doctoral degree and Professional Master Degree. The undergraduate students will reach 2,000 and graduate students will reach 4,000 (including 3,000 Ph.D. candidates). The first cohort of 296 graduate students was admitted in September 2013, followed by 425 graduate students in 2014. The first cohort of 207 undergraduate students from 9 provinces of China were enrolled in 2014.
The university adopts the collegiate system and provides mentorship for both undergraduate and graduate students. ShanghaiTech emphasizes on the integration of education, research and innovation. Graduates of ShanghaiTech will be outstanding talents engaged in scientific discovery, hi-tech innovation and startups, as well as future leaders in science, inventors of new technologies and entrepreneurs. The university will also develop online education and continuing education.
Research is centered on frontiers of physical science and technology, life science and technology and information science and technology, conducted by both individual professors and research teams. By encouraging interdisciplinary approach and the integration of university and national research facilities, the university aims to form a complete innovation value chain which is to drive the industrial development by advancement of science, and is committed to finding innovative resolutions to address the challenges during the transformation of China.
ShanghaiTech is actively engaged in the globalization of education and has extensive collaboration with UC Berkeley, University of Chicago, MIT etc. in the field of training of faculty, course sharing, joint degrees, student exchange, academic exchange and joint research. The university is also working to partner with other top Chinese universities. To break the barrier between research and industry, the university collaborates intensively with domestic and international hi-tech companies in joint research and development and training of students.