Shanghai University: Statistics

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#577 of 14,131 In the World
#97 of 5,830 In Asia
#43 of 960 In China
#5 of 35 In Shanghai
#84 of 1,027 For Animation
Top50% For 175 other topics
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Acceptance rate

* Shanghai University is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because the university has programs where applicants only need to meet admission requirements to enroll and don't necessarily compete with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions RequirementsNational College Entrance Examination (Gaokao)
Academic CalendarSeptember to July
Full time employee3,077
Student:staff ratio12:1

Research profile

Shanghai University is a world-class research university with 61,933 scientific papers published and 736,631 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Quantum and Particle physics, Biology, Computer Science, Materials Science, Environmental Science, Organic Chemistry, and Liberal Arts & Social Sciences.


Shanghai University majors

by publication & citation count

46,894 / 580,683
44,145 / 570,814
37,971 / 547,232
Quantum and Particle physics
34,354 / 454,329
29,399 / 450,172
Computer Science
29,398 / 244,219
Materials Science
29,172 / 436,814
Environmental Science
24,336 / 277,306
Organic Chemistry
23,307 / 381,830
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
18,353 / 153,118
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
16,203 / 129,481
Electrical Engineering
14,583 / 146,342
14,047 / 142,716
Optical Engineering
13,882 / 156,228
13,450 / 242,334
Metallurgical Engineering
13,213 / 199,929
12,616 / 171,682
11,778 / 143,013
Geography and Cartography
11,615 / 110,443
11,285 / 89,981
10,904 / 79,447
10,594 / 229,632
Chemical Engineering
10,292 / 228,895
10,089 / 142,620
9,870 / 88,027
9,596 / 74,138
8,819 / 93,276
Mechanical Engineering
8,755 / 73,441
Physical chemistry
8,194 / 158,328
7,901 / 96,976
Political Science
7,708 / 58,649
7,577 / 57,982
Machine Learning
7,355 / 71,502
Computer Vision
7,256 / 48,979
7,022 / 60,420
Computer Networking
6,975 / 55,137
6,485 / 48,386
5,719 / 42,807
5,696 / 43,735
5,389 / 67,960

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 55 55
1991 69 73
1992 61 74
1993 74 123
1994 85 133
1995 73 150
1996 134 180
1997 181 225
1998 193 276
1999 257 322
2000 364 304
2001 319 361
2002 414 423
2003 597 627
2004 1036 851
2005 1343 1589
2006 1722 2349
2007 2107 4018
2008 2368 5669
2009 2544 7915
2010 2881 9651
2011 3003 12759
2012 2527 15620
2013 2554 19770
2014 2647 23651
2015 2588 28024
2016 2848 33051
2017 3151 40746
2018 3522 50612
2019 4118 67334
2020 4485 87762
2021 5703 124218
2022 5735 138797
Academic rankings


International studetns 21,000-89,000 per annum (CNY)

Shanghai University has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by Shanghai University.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes Yes
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine TBD TBD TBD
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes TBD
Bachelor - Xueshi Xuewei Architecture and Planning, Arts and Humanities, Business Administration, Economics, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Information Sciences, Law, Management, Mathematics and Computer Science, Natural Sciences, Performing Arts, Social Sciences
Master - Shuoshi Xuewei Accountancy, Applied Linguistics, Architecture, Archiving, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Chinese, Commercial Law, Demography and Population, Design, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Electronics and Automation, English, English Studies, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, Film, Finance, Food Science, Foreigners Education, Information Sciences, International Business, Japanese, Law, Library Science, Linguistics, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Measurement and Precision Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Microwaves, Music, Nuclear Engineering, Philosophical Schools, Philosophy, Physics, Radio and Television Broadcasting, Regional Studies, Social Work, Sociology, Software Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering, Theatre, Transport Management
PhD - Boshi Acting, Anthropology, Applied Chemistry, Applied Mathematics, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Chinese, Communication Arts, Comparative Literature, Computer Graphics, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Demography and Population, Design, Development Studies, Education, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Automation, Engineering Management, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, Film, Finance, Fine Arts, Folklore, History, Industrial and Production Economics, International Business, Journalism, Literature, Management, Materials Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Operations Research, Optics, Philology, Physics, Radiophysics, Social Policy, Social Work, Sociology, Statistics, Structural Architecture, Technology

Notable alumni

  1. Yang Shangkun

    Yang Shangkun
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1907-1998 (aged 91)

    Yang Shangkun was a Chinese Communist military and political leader, president of the People's Republic of China from 1988 to 1993, and one of the Eight Elders that dominated the party after the death of Mao Zedong.

  2. Chen Yi

    Chen Yi
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1901-1972 (aged 71)

    Chen Yi was a Chinese communist military commander and politician. He served as Mayor of Shanghai from 1949 to 1958 and as Foreign Minister of China from 1958 to 1972.

  3. François Jullien

    François Jullien
    Born in
    France Flag France
    1951-.. (age 72)
    philosopheruniversity teachersinologisthellenist

    François Jullien is a French philosopher, Hellenist, and sinologist.

  4. Marie-Josée Ta Lou

    Marie-Josée Ta Lou
    Born in
    Ivory Coast Flag Ivory Coast
    1988-.. (age 35)

    Gonezie Marie Josée Dominique Ta Lou is an Ivorian sprinter competing in the 100 metres and 200 m. She finished fourth in the 100 metres and 200 metres finals at the 2016 Olympic Games, missing out on a medal in the 100m by seven-thousandths of a second (0.007). She then won silver medals in the 100 metres and 200 metres at the 2017 World Championships, the latter in the national record time of 22.08 secs. Her 100 metres best is 10.72 secs (2022), thus making her the African record holder.

  5. Rao Shushi

    Rao Shushi
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1903-1975 (aged 72)

    Rao Shushi like his confederate Gao Gang, was a senior leader of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), who once enjoyed great power and fame that then quickly evaporated, leaving behind many mysteries about his rise and fall.

  6. Hyun Jin-geon

    Hyun Jin-geon
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    1900-1943 (aged 43)

    Hyeon Jingeon was a Korean author.

  7. Feng Baiju

    Feng Baiju
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1903-1973 (aged 70)

    Feng Baiju was the chief leader of the Hainan Independent Column (Qiongya zongdui) of Chinese Communist fighters on the island of Hainan. Feng led the column in resistance to both the Nationalist Kuomintang, and the Japanese. The Japanese occupation of Hainan lasted from 1939 through 1945. The Communist takeover of Hainan did not occur until the spring of 1950 when mainland Communist forces joined with Feng's local column of fighters. Feng maintained control of political leadership on Hainan for a short time after the Communist takeover, but soon he was removed in favor of leaders who were more palatable to mainland Chinese leaders. He suffered greatly during the "anti-localism" campaigns of the 1950s, and again in struggle sessions during the Cultural Revolution, and died in 1973. Today he is celebrated as one of Hainan's local heroes.

  8. Wilfried Koffi Hua

    Wilfried Koffi Hua
    Born in
    Ivory Coast Flag Ivory Coast
    1987-.. (age 36)
    athletics competitor

    Hua Wilfried Serge Koffi is an Ivorian athlete specializing in sprinting events. He won the bronze medal at the 2013 and the gold at the 2015 Summer Universiade in addition to multiple medals on the continental level.

Shanghai University faculties and divisions

Centre : MBA Business Administration
College : Automobile Automotive Engineering
College : International Exchange Bioengineering, Chinese, Design, Finance, International Business, International Economics, Tourism, Transport Management
College : Science Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics
Department/Division : Civil Engineering Civil Engineering
Department/Division : Library, Information and Archives Archiving, Information Management, Library Science
Institute : Language and Commerce Business and Commerce, Modern Languages
School : Communications and Information Engineering Biomedical Engineering, Communication Studies, Electronic Engineering, Information Technology
School : Computer Engineering and Science Computer Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science, Software Engineering
School : Digital Arts Design, Film, Industrial Design, Radio and Television Broadcasting
School : Economics Economics
School : Environmental and Chemical Engineering Architecture, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, Structural Architecture
School : Film and Television Arts and Technology Cinema and Television, Journalism
School : Fine Arts Fine Arts
School : Foreign Languages English, Japanese, Modern Languages
School : International Business and Administration Administration, Business Administration, Economics, International Business, Management
School : International Exchange International Relations and Diplomacy
School : Law Law
School : Liberal Arts Anthropology, Archiving, Arts and Humanities, Chinese, Folklore, History, Literature, Sociology
School : Life Sciences Biological and Life Sciences
School : Management Management
School : Materials Science and Engineering Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Materials Engineering, Molecular Biology
School : Mechatronic Engineering and Automation Electronic Engineering, Electronics and Automation, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Mechanical Engineering
School : Physical Education Physical Education
School : SHU-UTS SILC Business Business Administration, Information Management, International Business
School : Social Sciences Social Sciences
School : Sociology and Political Sciences Political Sciences, Sociology
School : Technology Technology

General information

Alternative names SHU
Founded 1994
Accreditation Ministry of Education
Motto The movement of heaven is full of power. Thus the superior man makes himself strong and untiring. Be concerned about the affairs of state before others and enjoy comfort after others
Colors light blue

Location and contacts

Address 99 Shangda Road, Baoshan District
Shanghai, 200444
City population 24,871,000

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