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Member: Shanghai University of Engineering Science

In April 2019, the Shanghai University of Engineering Science became a member institution of the Eurasia-Pacific Uninet. We would like to take this chance to introduce the university to the readers.


333 Long Teng Road, Shanghai, 201620 China

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The following information has been taken from the institution's website.

Shanghai University of Engineering Science (SUES) is a widely recognized university specializing in applied technologies and engineering sciences, focusing on interdisciplinary integration of economics and management, and art design, etc. and promoting a well-coordinated development of undergraduate, graduate and higher vocational education.SUES now boasts 16 master’s degree programs and 85 majors for undergraduates and junior college students, and is home to about 20,000 undergraduates and junior college students, and about 1,200 postgraduates.

SUES boasts both the profound academic profile and the fine tradition of school-running buttressed by industries and enterprises. The main campus of SUES is located in the Songjiang University Town, covering an area of 1200 mu(80 hectares). The university, currently, consists of full-time 22 schools and teaching sections, possessing several state-of-the-art teaching and training bases and an array of school-level scientific research institutes including the Rail Transportation Operation Security Detection and Evaluation Service Center, etc.

During the “Twelfth Five-Year Plan”(2007-2012), SUES has identified the priority of constructing the subject cluster of “Modern Traffic & Transportation Engineering”, and now SUES has vigorously boosted the construction of the two featured subject clusters: “Modern Art Design” and “Modern Management Engineering & Public Policy Decision Support System”, and has endeavored to develop the disciplines and specialties centering on the three pillar engineering subject clusters, namely “ecological chemical engineering and advanced materials”, “advanced manufacturing and control engineering” and “fundamental subjects”.

Co-op education is the distinctive feature of SUES over many years of development and refinement, and the “Three-Cooperative Mode” of “Cooperative Education, Cooperative School-Running and Cooperative Innovation” between SUES and industries has been fostered on the basis of the co-op educational mode of “trimester and work-study alternation” with Chinese characteristics. This unique school-running and talent-cultivating mode has been favorably recognized by the society and capturing the attention of the higher competent authorities. In 2006, SUES was approved as the first national “Demonstration Base of Chinese Co-op Education” by the Chinese Association for Co-op Education.

Internationalized education is part and parcel of SUES’s talent cultivation. Over the years, SUES has conducted a wide range of international exchanges and cooperation with overseas universities and enterprises so as to emulate the successful modes of the foreign higher education, absorb their advanced philosophies and graft their quality educational resources. In 2002, SUES co-founded the Sino-French IFA Institute of Fashion Designer with the IFA; in 2003, SUES co-founded the Sino-Korean School of Multimedia Design with the Dongseo University, Korea; in 2013, SUES co-founded the Sino-US Engineering School with the Lawrence Technological University, USA. At present, SUES has six Sino-foreign joint programs involving various fields and disciplines such as engineering, art, fashion and multimedia design, etc.

SUES has carried out extensive exchanges and cooperation with over 50 universities and co-op counterparts successively in more than 20 countries. Every year almost 500 students are sent to participate in mutual credit recognition or international co-op programs in10-odd countries such as the US, the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Sweden, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Korea and Singapore. Up to now, SUES provides about 50study-abroad and exchange programs for students, falling under the categories of mutual credit recognition programs, degree programs and international co-op programs, etc. and spanning multiple levels from undergraduate to postgraduate education.

SUES is one of the 200 universities and colleges approved by the Ministry of Education of P.R. China to enroll foreign students and has welcomed oversea students, exchange students and advanced students from over 30 countries such as the US, Canada, the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Russia, Mongolia, Ukraine, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Korea and Vietnam, etc. to pursue degrees or learn Chinese at SUES. In 2013, there are 696 foreign students enrolled at SUES.

SUES is dedicated to creating a cozy environment for living and studying, a good platform for practice and growth, and a dream-pursuing arena for every student. SUES is becoming the cradle of outstanding engineers, eminent designers and management elites embodying such spirits as “Diligence, Truth, Innovation and Dedication”.

International cooperation

Shanghai University of Engineering Science (SUES) is actively involved in international exchanges and cooperation, and has set up partnerships with many prestigious universities, enterprises and international organizations throughout the world.

An increasing number of International scholars joins SUES every year and participate in a series of international projects due to the university’s profound academic profile and fine tradition of industry-supported school-running.

Students are also encouraged to participate in degree programs, semester abroad programs and summer programs in many countries such as the US, the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Sweden, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Korea and Singapore.

Chinese-foreign Cooperative Education Programs play a significant role in SUES’s strategic development. Three Chinese-foreign Cooperative Education Programs are successively established over the years, namely Sino-French IFA, Institute of Fashion Designer with the International Fashion Academy (IFA), Paris, Sino-Korean School of Multimedia Design with Dongseo University, Korea and Sino-US Engineering School with the Lawrence Technological University, USA.

SUES has exchanges and cooperation with more than 50 universities around the world. Each year SUES hosts over 90 professors and experts from partner universities and enterprises to work on campus in teaching and researching. Meanwhile it sends around 500 students abroad every year to take part in cooperative programs. In 2014, SUES accepted more than 900 foreign students.

SUES is devoted to seizing every opportunity to cultivate talented students with global vision so as to become a modern and international institution of higher education in the future.

SUES Coop-education

Focusing on the development of students’s comprehensive capacity and the improvement of students’ core competitiveness, cooperative education (CO-OP) is a kind of talent nurturing mode which optimizes the advantages of different educational platforms such as schools, enterprises and research institutions, and thus integrates classroom-based learning with work-based learning.

Cooperative education began in the early 1900s when Dr. Herman Schneider, an egineering professor at the University of Cincinati, first suggested establishing a program combining academic studies with concrete experience. After over 100 years development, this educational mode has been implemented in more than 3,000 colleges and universities in many countries around the world, i.e. the United States, Canada, Germany, Britain, China, etc.

In 1985, Shanghai University of Engineering Science (SUES), in partnership with University of Waterloo, spearheaded the CO-OP pilot in our country by adopting a “three terms a year, study/work sequence” mode--that is to say, during the academic year, undergraduates are requested to work as “professionals” in specified positions in certain enterprises for three work terms with each term lasting six to eight months.

In 2014, after thirty years of rapid development, the scale of CO-OP students in SUES has reached 8,500 people, accounting for 62% of the total number of students with coverage of more than 75% of all specialties. Over 50% of these CO-OP students are from outside of Shanghai. The total number of cooperative units has reached 3,500, 660 of which are CO-OP base units and over 40 of which are located outside of Shanghai. In 2014, the CO-OP employers in partnership with SUES are distributed across the nation, i.e. all over the thirty provinces, autonomous regions and Hong Kong, Taiwan and other regions, 30% of which are employers outside of Shanghai.

More than 70% job positions are obtained through the school recommendation. SUES holds recruitment fairs in May every year to attract about 300 employers who provide a total of over 4,300 positions. Every year SUES is also active in organizing more than 600 students to participate in the study of school-enterprise cooperative projects for the purpose of improving students' ability of innovation and practice. SUES has also vigorously promoted international CO-OP programs and sent more than 600 students to dozens of countries such as the UK, the USA, Japan, Korea, Italy and so forth to receive CO-OP for the expansion of the international field of vision.

SUES attaches great importance to the quality of CO-OP and has formed a coordinator team of over 600 teachers to manage the work-term affairs and career-related services for students. In addition, SUES insists on the implementation of quality assurance measurements i.e. “college-department quaternary visit mechanism”, “educational quality inspection mechanism”, “general survey mechanism of business-report credibility” and so on.

CO-OP plays an active role in upgrading students’ core competitiveness. Every year, about 40% CO-OP students are employed in the cooperative units of SUES. The favorability rate of CO-OP among students and parents is always maintained at above 98% and the satisfaction degree among various employers above 97%. SUES also integrates CO-OP with graduate employment, ideological education and so forth, forming two practical educating brands, i.e. “pre-employment program” and “knowledge and practice class”.

Our talent cultivating mode of CO-OP is all along fully affirmed by all sectors of the community. In 2006, SUES was the first university in the country given the title of “National Cooperative Education Demonstration Base”. In 2011, SUES became one of the first batches of sixty two “Excellent Engineers Training Plan (EETP)” pilot universities due to its school-running characteristics of CO-OP. At present, SUES is actively carrying out the education reform of complete credit system. On this background, the CO-OP program is gradually shifting from the present model of “three terms a year” to a more flexible model of “three terms /five periods a year, study/work integration ” and is expected to have all students of any major benefited from CO-OP.


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