Shanghai University: Statistics



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#544 of 14,131 In the World
#92 of 5,830 In Asia
#43 of 960 In China
#5 of 35 In Shanghai
#101 of 1,024 For Animation
Top50% For 178 other topics
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Highest Degree
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 71,755 scientific papers published and 909,117 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Quantum and Particle physics, Biology, Materials Science, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Organic Chemistry, and Liberal Arts & Social Sciences.


Shanghai University majors

by publication & citation count

54,888 / 735,479
51,835 / 722,983
44,656 / 689,082
Quantum and Particle physics
41,140 / 600,476
34,929 / 575,904
Materials Science
34,575 / 553,180
Computer Science
34,208 / 310,996
Environmental Science
29,426 / 369,006
Organic Chemistry
27,937 / 493,657
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
21,598 / 199,715
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
18,815 / 167,279
Electrical Engineering
17,383 / 200,879
Optical Engineering
16,823 / 217,672
16,651 / 190,342
Metallurgical Engineering
16,269 / 271,244
16,039 / 315,455
14,697 / 210,079
14,219 / 191,425
Geography and Cartography
14,070 / 147,887
13,328 / 122,130
12,788 / 296,057
12,749 / 106,616
Chemical Engineering
12,695 / 300,167
11,980 / 182,285
11,966 / 126,201
11,117 / 95,050
10,643 / 124,840
Mechanical Engineering
10,527 / 100,702
Physical chemistry
10,448 / 227,001
9,593 / 131,109
Political Science
9,266 / 79,910
9,114 / 79,382
Machine Learning
8,999 / 102,634
Computer Vision
8,422 / 64,435
8,237 / 81,030
Computer Networking
8,159 / 73,073
7,631 / 65,438
6,994 / 61,778
6,883 / 62,365
6,612 / 93,926

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 75 61
1992 71 82
1993 92 127
1994 87 140
1995 73 179
1996 121 189
1997 170 249
1998 194 296
1999 266 347
2000 376 307
2001 339 395
2002 569 578
2003 704 689
2004 1134 939
2005 1449 1713
2006 1916 2637
2007 2319 4291
2008 2562 6253
2009 2797 8690
2010 3143 10680
2011 3209 14191
2012 2707 17338
2013 2812 21906
2014 2805 26465
2015 2757 30872
2016 3009 36694
2017 3262 43664
2018 3812 56423
2019 4342 73403
2020 4779 94460
2021 5546 119511
2022 6467 148070
2023 6695 166421
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. Marie-Josée Ta Lou

    Marie-Josée Ta Lou
    Born in
    Ivory Coast Flag Ivory Coast
    1988-.. (age 36)

    Gonezie Marie Josée Dominique Ta Lou-Smith 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 seconds. Her 100 metres best is 10.72 seconds (2022), thus making her the African record holder.

  4. 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.

  5. François Jullien

    François Jullien
    Born in
    France Flag France
    1951-.. (age 73)
    hellenistsinologistuniversity teacherphilosopher

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

  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 was interrogated several times during the "anti-localism" campaigns of the 1950s, and again during the Cultural Revolution, when he faced political difficulties due to having previously written confessions during imprisonments by the Kuomintang. Ultimately, he was rehabilitated shortly before his death 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 37)
    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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