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Introduction to Shanghai Institute of Technology

Shanghai Institute of Technology (上海应用技术大学, website) is the construction unit of 100 application-based demonstration undergraduate universities nationwide, the first batch of demonstration universities in Shanghai to deepen innovation and entrepreneurship education reform, and is a member of the Alliance of Applied Technology Universities. It is an application-oriented innovative university with major characteristics, multidisciplinary coordinated development of economics and management, and distinctive characteristics.

The school started in 1954, and was formed by the merger of the National Demonstrative Higher Engineering College-Shanghai Light Industry College, Shanghai Metallurgy College, Shanghai Chemical Industry College, and Shanghai Spice Research Institute, formerly owned by the Ministry of Light Industry. In 2007, she passed the evaluation of the undergraduate teaching level of the Ministry of Education and obtained the qualifications for enrollment of foreign students with excellent grades. In 2008, she became a master’s degree authorized unit and began her graduate education. Approved by the Ministry of Education and renamed “Shanghai University of Applied Sciences”, the school has achieved leapfrog development; starting in 2017, doctoral awarding units were established. The school has won the title of “Civilized Unit” in Shanghai for nine consecutive times. The school ranked first in the “applied technology type” in the classification evaluation of Shanghai universities for 2 consecutive years.

Shanghai Institute of Technology has two campuses, Fengxian Campus and Xuhui Campus, covering an area of 1,428 acres. There are 19 secondary colleges (departments), 51 undergraduate majors, 7 first-level academic master’s degree and 5 professional degree categories. There are 1633 faculty members, including 1156 full-time teachers. There are 18,164 full-time students, including 541 vocational students, 15791 undergraduates, and 1715 graduate students. It has teaching and scientific research equipment with a total value of 596 million yuan; the library has 17.11 million volumes of paper books and 889,300 volumes of electronic books.

The Shanghai Institute of Technology has 1 national specialty, 1 national comprehensive reform pilot project, 1 national experimental teaching demonstration center, 6 outstanding engineer program pilot specialties, and 11 applied undergraduate pilot specialties in Shanghai. There are 2 applied undergraduate majors out of the catalog. Established a national engineering education practice center with Shanghai Pharmaceutical Group and other enterprises. It has a national experimental teaching demonstration center of “Urban Light Chemical Industry Experimental Teaching”, chemical experimental teaching, perfume flavor experimental teaching, and rail transit operation and safety Experimental Teaching Demonstration Center. In the past three sessions, as the first-completed unit, it won 27 teaching achievement awards at or above the municipal level. In 2014, it won one second prize of national teaching achievement awards. Obtained one Shanghai-level virtual simulation experiment teaching project in 2019.

The Shanghai Institute of Technology has 7 first-level academic master’s degree programs and 5 professional degree categories, of which the chemical engineering degree field is listed as a pilot program of the Ministry of Education’s “Excellence Program”. There are 3 national platforms, 10 provincial and ministerial platforms, and 6 key disciplines in Shanghai, of which 3 disciplines have been selected into Shanghai’s IV peak disciplines and II plateau disciplines.

Shanghai Institute of Technology currently has 1,633 faculty members, of which 1156 are full-time teachers; 543 are teachers with senior professional and technical positions, accounting for 46.97% of the total number of full-time teachers; “There are 365 teachers, accounting for 31.57% of the total number of full-time teachers; 621 teachers with doctorate degrees, accounting for 53.72% of the total number of full-time teachers.

In the past five years, the university has won more than 120 national-level projects including the National Key Research and Development Plan, the National Natural Science Foundation of China, and the National Social Science Fund, and more than 180 provincial and ministerial-level projects, and 47 provincial and ministerial-level scientific and technological achievement awards, including national science and technology. 1 second prize for progress. In 2015, the Chinese Academy of Management Science first released the “Top 100 Patent and Technology Transfer Rankings of Chinese Universities” ranking middle school ranked 54th in the country, and ranked 6th among Shanghai universities (including universities directly under the Ministry of Education). In 2016, it was approved as one of the key special items of the “National Key R & D Plan”. Shanghai and enterprises jointly funded the “Union Plan” project which has been approved for eight consecutive years, ranking first in the city’s universities.

Shanghai Institute of Technology has maintained close cooperative relations with more than 30 cities in Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Shandong, Shanxi, Yunnan, Guizhou, Xinjiang and other provinces, established multiple industry-university-research workstations or technology transfer centers, and established 4 entities Research Institute: Establish “Oriental Beauty Valley Research Institute” with the People’s Government of Fengxian District, Shanghai to support the pillar industries of cosmetics; cooperate with Shanghai Academy of Sciences to establish “Shanghai Advanced Application Technology Research Center” for new energy materials, Internet of Things, intelligent transportation, etc. Establish a platform for the transformation of research results; jointly establish the “Jinhua Flower and Seedling Industry Research Institute” with the People’s Government of Jinhua City, Zhejiang Province to serve beautiful rural construction; and jointly establish the “Liling Flower and Plant Industry Research Institute” with the People’s Government of Liling County, Henan Province to support the flower and seedling pillar industry .

The university has established exchanges and cooperation with 116 universities and research institutions in more than 20 countries (regions) including Europe, America, Asia, Oceania, Africa, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. There are 1 Sino-foreign cooperative education institutions–Telford Business School and 4 undergraduate Sino-foreign cooperative education programs, including marketing, mechanical design and manufacturing and automation, electrical engineering and automation in cooperation with Canadian, American and New Zealand universities 2. Major in Applied Chemistry. In the past three years, more than 294 teachers have been sent to overseas universities and research institutions for scientific research cooperation and academic exchanges, and 175 overseas teachers have come to the school to participate in teaching and scientific research. The school has been recruiting foreign students since 2007.


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