Shanghai University – SHU
The Shanghai University is a comprehensive university that covers a full spectrum of academic topics, including philosophy, economics, laws, literature, history, natural sciences, engineering, management, and fine arts. It hosts 30 academic departments, offering 91 baccalaureate programs, 174 master’s programs, 97 doctorate programs, and 19 post-doctoral programs.
Shanghai University has 72 research institutes and an advanced high tech development park approved by the State Science Commission. The Shanghai University has 3178 full-time faculties, in which there are 741 full professors and 983 associate professors. 72% of the faculty holds a doctoral degree. The university also hosts 16 members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering. The president Liu Changsheng himself is a CAE member specializing in material science. There are another 90 professors who hold endowed or distinguished titles on other levels.
Under the strategy of active involvement in China’s economic expansion with technology and science research, the university has gained significant domestic and international influence in applied science research and fundamental science research. In recent years, the university ranks advanced in terms of scientific research funds, achievement awards and the number of academic theses. In the 2021 Academic Ranking of World Universities, the SHU ranked 294th worldwide and 35th in China. And in the 2021QS World University Rankings, the SHU ranked 387th and 16th, respectively. The university was also ranked 51-60 globally and 1st in China in the global young university rankings, according to the 2020 QS Top 50 Under 50.
School of Life Science
The School of Life Science of Shanghai University originated from the Department of Biology of Shanghai University of Science and Technology founded in 1958 by famous scientists such as Wang Yinglai, Shen Zhaowen, Cao Tianqin, Zou Chenglu, Niu Jingyi, and Chen Xiangsheng. The school has trained a generation of famous life science experts such as academician Yang Xiongli and Professor Guo Lihe. After several generations and ten years of endeavor, the College has gradually become a training base for first-class life science and medical talents.
The school has one Shanghai Key Laboratory: Key Laboratory of Energy Crop Breeding and Application, seven research centers (institutes) of Shanghai University and one innovation studio, and is preparing to establish a biomedical engineering research center (an innovation platform for stem cells combined with Chinese medicine). The school has four undergraduate majors of bioengineering, food science and engineering, biopharmaceuticals and biomedical engineering, and has two master’s degree authorization points of first-level disciplines of biology and biomedical engineering, two master’s degree authorization points of food science and biochemical engineering in two disciplines, and a master’s degree authorization point of biology and medicine.