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The University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (USST) is a comprehensive and research-oriented university which offers the study in a broad range of academic disciplines, including engineering, science, economics, management, literature, law, and arts. It is also a key university directly under the administration of the Shanghai Municipal Government. In July, 2016, USST became a university with characteristics of national defense which was jointly supported by State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense and Shanghai Municipal Government. In 2018, USST was acknowledged as a pilot unit of “High-Level Local University” in Shanghai.

At present, there are more than 24,000 students in USST, including 17,000 undergraduates and 7500 post-graduates. The university has set up 15 schools, 2 teaching departments, 56 undergraduate disciplines, 8 first-level disciplines authorized to offer doctoral degree, 4 post-doctoral research stations, 27 first-level disciplines authorized to offer master degree and 11 masters professional degrees. With regard to discipline development, the engineering discipline now steadily ranks among the top 1% of ESI. USST has 1 Shanghai Peak Discipline (Ш Class), 4 Shanghai Plateau Disciplines (Class), and 1 discipline  participating in the development of Shanghai Peak Discipline (IV Class).

The number of full-time teachers of USST is 1670, among which 680 have senior professional title, over 170 are doctoral supervisors. The university boasts 8 academicians of Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering (including double hired), 2 foreign academicians of Chinese Academy of Engineering; 15 specialists who enjoy the State Council Special Allowance; 82 various talents with titles as Yangtze River Scholar Special-Term Professor of the Ministry of Education, leading personnel of Ten-Thousand-Talent Plan, national candidate of the 100-1000-10000-Talent Project,Shanghai University Teacher Distinguished Post Project(Orient Scholar).

In order to coordinate to major national and local development strategies such as Made in China 2025 Strategy and Shanghais Construction of Global Science Innovation Center, USST has always focused on the long-term development of the manufacturing industry, supported the peak/plateau discipline construction and positively served the innovation-driven strategy of the state. In 2018, in line with the construction of Shanghai high-level universities, USST will continue the enforcement of her strategy of strengthening the university through talents and cordially invite distinguished talents both home and abroad to apply for various talent plans through the USST platform and join USST for a common development.

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