Shanghai University of International Business and Economics

Shanghai University of International Business and Economics

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Introduction to Shanghai University of International Business and Economics

Shanghai University of International Business and Economics (上海对外经贸大学, website) is a higher education institution established to meet the needs of the rapid development of the foreign trade undertaking of the People’s Republic of China. It is one of the four universities under the former Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation (formerly the Ministry of Commerce). The school was founded in 1960, with the purpose of cultivating senior professionals in foreign economics and trade. It was formed by the merger of the former Department of Foreign Trade and Foreign Languages of Shanghai Foreign Studies University, Shanghai Customs School, and Shanghai Cadre School. Shanghai Foreign Studies University resumed school twice in 1964 and 1978. In 1994, in accordance with the requirements of the reform of the national higher education macro-management system, the school was placed under the management of the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government. In 2013, the school was renamed Shanghai University of International Business and Economics.

The university currently has three campuses in Songjiang, Gubei and Qibao, covering an area of more than 1,000 acres and a building area of 286,000 square meters.

Shanghai University of International Business and Economics currently has more than 1,000 faculty members, including more than 800 full-time teachers, nearly 70 national, provincial and ministerial-level talents; more than 100 teachers with senior professional titles, and more than 300 teachers with associate senior professional titles; PhD supervisors More than 20 people, more than 400 master tutors, doctoral degree teachers account for more than 60% of the total number of full-time teachers; more than 13,000 students, including more than 9,000 full-time undergraduates, nearly 3,000 graduate students, more than 1,500 foreign students.

The university includes the School of International Economics and Trade, the School of International Business Foreign Languages, the School of Financial Management, the School of Law, the School of Business Administration, the School of Accounting, the School of Exhibitions and Tourism, the School of Statistics and Information, the School of Trade Negotiation, the School of International Cultural Exchange, the School of Continuing Education, Marx 13 second-level colleges (departments), including the School of Doctrine and the Ministry of Physical Education. The school and the Songjiang District People’s Government of Shanghai jointly organized a nine-year consistent compulsory education school—the Songjiang Experimental School affiliated to the Shanghai University of International Business and Economics.

The university has 33 undergraduate majors, 19 national undergraduate teaching quality and teaching reform projects, including 2 national-level talent training model innovation experimental zones, 5 national-level specialty programs, 1 national-level comprehensive reform pilot project, 1 national experimental teaching demonstration center, 1 national teaching team, 1 national virtual simulation experimental teaching center, 1 national university students’ off-site practical education base, 2 national quality courses, 2 national quality resources sharing Courses and three national bilingual teaching demonstration courses. The school implements the talent training program, and has 2 Shanghai-level talent training bases, 3 global general commercial talents full English experimental classes, and 1 economics innovation experimental class. One of the school’s projects was selected as the first-class undergraduate construction leading plan project of Shanghai universities, and two majors were selected as the applied undergraduate pilot majors of Shanghai universities. In 2006, the school was outstanding in the evaluation of the undergraduate teaching work level of the Ministry of Education.

In 1986, Shanghai University of International Business and Economics became a master’s degree awarding unit. It currently has 6 university disciplines in economics, management, literature, law, science, and engineering, and applied economics, business management, law, and foreign languages. Literature, theoretical economics, statistics, and Marxist theory, including 7 first-level disciplines, 35 second-level disciplines, and 9 professional master’s degree awarding points. The school has 13 professional graduate practice bases in Shanghai and 4 first-class graduate education programs in Shanghai.

Shanghai University of International Business and Economics develops with the basic theoretical knowledge and practical ability to engage in international economic and trade under the conditions of economic globalization, the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship, an international perspective, a sense of social responsibility, and professional accomplishment. “High-quality specialized personnel” is the goal of talent training. Since its establishment, it has cultivated nearly 80,000 graduates, and has sent a large number of elite talents and business backbones to China’s foreign economic and trade enterprises, multinational companies and foreign-related units. Students have performed well in various international and domestic competitions such as the U.S. College Student Mathematical Modeling Contest, the National University Biological Flow Design Competition, and the National University Student Network Business Innovation Application Competition. In 2018, they won national, provincial and ministerial awards in various discipline competitions. 257 items.

The university has formed an open applied research system and features for the international, national and Shanghai levels. The school has 2 Shanghai “Highland” disciplines, 2 Shanghai key disciplines, 5 Shanghai Education Commission key disciplines, 9 provincial and ministerial key research bases, Shanghai International Trade Center Strategic Research Institute and International Economic Governance and China Reform and Opening Joint Research Center 2 think tanks of Shanghai universities. In 2009, the school became the world’s first batch of selected World Trade Organization (WTO) headquarters and China’s only WTO chair school. Focusing on the major strategic needs of the country and Shanghai, the school has established the International Economics and Trade Research Institute, the Advanced Institute of International Trade, the World Trade Organization Chair (China) Research Institute, the Institute of Artificial Intelligence and Change Management, the Free Trade Port Strategic Research Institute, and the “Belt “One Road” National Research Institute of Economic and Trade Relations and Cooperation and the International Development Cooperation Institute. In the past 5 years, the school has undertaken 5 major national projects, 104 national scientific research projects, and 252 provincial and ministerial projects, and has won 13 provincial and ministerial scientific research awards. In 2018, the school’s decision-making consulting research results ranked 6th in Shanghai universities.

Shanghai University of International Business and Economics aims to serve the needs of the country and Shanghai’s economic and social development. It always shares the same frequency with the country’s opening up, especially the development of foreign economic and trade undertakings. The school has made outstanding contributions to the formulation and implementation of major national strategies such as the drafting of the Hong Kong Basic Law, restoration of the status of a party to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, accession to the World Trade Organization, and the construction of the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone. In 2012, the Ministry of Commerce sent a letter to the Ministry of Education, stating: “The school has provided important consulting services and technical support in China to resume negotiations on the status of parties to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, China ’s accession to the WTO, and the study of the multilateral trading system after joining the WTO. “In the new situation of China’s opening up and in-depth development, the school has undertaken important tasks such as architecture design and third-party evaluation in the construction of the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone, and hosted the first Hongqiao International Trade Forum seminar at the” Expo Expo “. The conference and other channels deeply integrate and serve the first “Expo.”

Shanghai University of International Business and Economics has actively carried out international exchanges and cooperation. It has concluded cooperation and exchange agreements with more than 100 countries and overseas partners, and established Sino-foreign cooperative education, joint training and exchange student projects. There are more than 1,500 international students in the school. The school has established credit mutual recognition and student exchange cooperation with more than 80 universities in the world, and sent students to Oxford, Cambridge, Duke, and University of Virginia to carry out study tours. In 2018, the school sent 356 overseas exchange students. The school is the receiving institution for Chinese government scholarship students and Shanghai government scholarship students. The school has set up 3 Confucius Institutes and 4 Confucius Classrooms in Central and Eastern European countries. The Confucius Institute, which was jointly established with the University of Ljubljana, has been awarded the title of “Global Advanced Confucius Institute”.


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