Shanghai Second Polytechnic University

Why Study at Shanghai Second Polytechnic University, China

Shanghai Second Polytechnic University  is a municipal general institutes of higher education, featured by engineering as its main discipline, with coordinated development of multi-disciplines including Economics, Management, Literature, Arts and Sciences. The university has adhered to act career-orientated higher education as school-running orientation and cultivated applied talents with high technology and high skill, who master vocational skills, advocate professional credit and manifest occupational characteristics. Featured with undergraduate education as the main discipline, the university has made proper layout for education of Professional postgraduate, develops high-level and international higher vocational education and construct multi-level modern vocational education system. 

1. History

Shanghai Second Polytechnic University was originally founded in April 29, 1960 and named as Shanghai Amateur University of Technology.  In 1965, the university changed its name as Shanghai's part-time Amateur University of Technology.  In 1972, municipal committee approved the resumption of the name “Shanghai Amateur University of Technology”.  In July 25, 1984, the Municipal People's government decided renamed the university as Shanghai Second Polytechnic University. In November 20, 2001, approved by the people's government, a new "Shanghai Second Polytechnic University" was established by combining with Shanghai East Shanghai Career Technical College. 

2. Discipline and Programs

Shanghai Second Polytechnic University has 10 second-level teaching units, such as College of Engineering, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Economics and Management and others. There are 6 disciplines including engineering, economics, management, literature, science and arts, and 20 categories of programs, 39 undergraduate programs, and 1 professional master degree awarded field (environmental engineering). At now, there are more than 12000 full-time students, including about 150 graduate students, more than 7000 further education students. And more than 80 international students enrolled at Shanghai Second Polytechnic University. 

3. Academic Facilities and Scientific Research

Shanghai Second Polytechnic University vigorously implements strategy of “strengthening university by talents” and constructs a teaching team with high quality, strong skills, energy and proper structure. Shanghai Second Polytechnic University has more than 1000 faculty members, more than 640 full-time teaching staff with 350 professors and associate professors. Shanghai Second Polytechnic University has more than 43 Standard laboratories and experimental and training centers cover an area of more than 40,000 square meters. The total number of paper and digital books reach more than one million copies at Shanghai Second Polytechnic University.

4. Great Achievement

Shanghai Second Polytechnic University won more than 20 items in national natural science foundation. Shanghai science and Technology Progress Award and Shanghai philosophy and Social Sciences Award are rewarded for Shanghai Second Polytechnic University. The university has 3 items of national patent, 7 items of project in Provincial (Ministry) level and more than 300 core papers (works) at or above the provincial level. In the past five years, students at Shanghai Second Polytechnic University have participated in more than 200 competitions at or above the provincial, ministerial level, winning over 2100 awards, including 334 national awards. 

5. Communication and International Cooperation

Shanghai Second Polytechnic University vigorously implements international strategy. In recent years, the university has established broad cooperative relationship with many famous foreign enterprises, research institutes and institutions of higher learning and has long-term and stable communication and cooperation with more than 40 universities and companies in over twenty countries and regions, such as, America, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Australia, Japan, Korea, Hongkong and Taiwan.  And more than 80 international students enrolled at Shanghai Second Polytechnic University now. 


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